The list page is my attempt to draw together as many great worship-related website links as possible into one unique and easy-to-use online resource. A version of this list can be found in the book Worship Leading Essentials, but for the latest online list, go to worshipleadingessentials.org/links. The list includes… Continue Reading New Links for the Mega List
The second book of Timothy is most likely the last of Paul’s letters that we have in the Bible, and perhaps the last that he wrote. He was in prison in Rome, and soon to be executed under Nero’s post-fire persecution of Christians. It is very personal, since Timothy was… Continue Reading Grace Before the Beginning of Time
As we get towards the end of November, it seems a good time to think about the songs we might want to use over the upcoming Christmas period. So I’ve tried to come up with an eclectic selection, with songs in five different categories. The categories are Classic, Concert, Carol,… Continue Reading Christmas Song Ideas
Like pretty well everyone else in the world, I knew Ben Hur was a film. It’s one of the best-known movies of all time, and anyone with an interest in cinema will know about the famous chariot race, and that it won a record 11 Academy Awards. Most will know… Continue Reading Ben Hur Was a Book First!
The question I’m asking here is which chapter of the Bible would you take with you if you were sent to prison for a few years? Many of our Bible heroes were arrested or imprisoned, from Joseph and Jeremiah in the Old Testament to Jesus, Peter, Paul, and many more… Continue Reading Is Romans 8 the Best Prison Chapter?
Those who have read any of my thoughts about the worship songs that we sing today will know that I love new songs! And that I also love old songs! As worship leaders we need to be looking to use high quality material, no matter whether it is old or… Continue Reading Throwback Thursday
It seems fair to say that Psalm 119 is a bit off-putting! You probably know that it is the longest psalm, and the longest chapter in the Bible. You may also know that it is very cleverly written, with each 8-verse section beginning with a different letter of the Hebrew… Continue Reading Love the Law, Love the Lord
If you know the gospel of John, and especially the first chapter, you will know that this description is how Jesus first refers to Nathanael. Nathanael is what we might call today a “blunt northerner”, plain-speaking and direct. Philip tells him enthusiastically that they have found the Messiah, Jesus of… Continue Reading In whom there is no deceit
It’s always a great pleasure to unreservedly recommend an amazing new song. Christ Is Risen by Phil Wickham, Mack Brock and Brian Johnson is catchy yet biblical, beautifully produced in this Phil Wickham recording, and most of all it exalts our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. CHORUS: Hallelujah, Christ is risen… Continue Reading All Throughout Eternity
You will know straight away who I mean! Zacchaeus is well known for climbing a tree to get a better view of Jesus. But I’ve done a bit of research, and I’m pretty sure he is the only person in the whole Bible who ever climbed a tree! Of course… Continue Reading The Only Person in the Bible to Climb a Tree