Col 3:16, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Eph 5:19, "addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart," … Continue reading Teaching with Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
A quick four point blog this morning. This is a bullet outline that I am currently sitting on; while waiting for it to develop more completely in my mind. Your comments may just help it along . . . Four Styles of Worship: Ignorant Worship. Ignorant worship is worship that lacks informative direction. Worship that … Continue reading Worship
So many people - good people - church people - Christians - stop coming to Bible class. Many stop attending special activities of the congregation. Eventually, some even stop assembling for worship. Why? Where are they? (Where are you? if you fall into this category.) I am sure there are hundreds of reasons why. I … Continue reading Where Are They (You)?
In our part of the world, College and Youth Groups are singing beautiful songs (as they always have). Through the years, many of these songs eventually work their way into the worship assemblies of the entire congregation, some even making it into our hymnals. Today's blog title is one such song, that I am working … Continue reading Wonderful, Merciful Savior
From the back of the files comes this piece on attendance at worship assemblies. What My Absence Did It made some question the reality of religion. It made some think I was a pretender. It made many think that I regarded my spiritual welfare and that of others as a matter of small concern. It … Continue reading Missing in Action