Two recent “Free Songs of the Week” from weareworship.com are our featured songs in today’s blog. As always, I love to find new songs that are genuinely honouring our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s hard to know what to call this first song, but whatever you call it… Continue Reading Jesus You Alone Deserve All Praise
I have recently been reading two books of hymn stories, 101 Hymn Stories and 101 More Hymn Stories, both by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Osbeck (1924 – 2017), from Michigan USA, served as a minister of music in a number of churches in the Grand Rapids area, taught at Cornerstone University,… Continue Reading Inspiration from Hymn Stories
I’m sure there are thousands of books and web articles about how to get the most out of reading the book of Psalms. I don’t pretend to compete with any of them, but just want to share a few things that God has been showing me in and through the… Continue Reading Inspiration from the Psalms
The new Citizens song is the upbeat Only Jesus Christ. Written by Brian Eichelberger and Zach Bolen, Only Jesus Christ features effective and Biblical lyrics magnifying the Lord Jesus and drawing us into worship with a snappy beat that takes just a little effort to get the hang of! I… Continue Reading Citizens and CityAlight – Two Great New Songs
Firstly an apology for not posting in a while. This was partly due to family issues. My wife’s mother contracted Covid in November, and sadly passed away in mid-December. It’s been tough on all the family; she was kind and generous, the sort of Nana that everyone loves to visit.… Continue Reading New Year Thoughts
The very sad loss of my mother-in-law to Covid this week has brought me back to the comforting words of Jesus regarding the reality of our promised eternal life with Him. Pearl often came to our church when she was visiting us, and many of you reading this met or… Continue Reading Eternal Things
It is often said that the first 39 chapters of Isaiah are hard going. But if there is some truth in that, it is then even more wonderful to come to the latter part of the book, where Isaiah reveals some of the most incredible pictures of the coming kingdom… Continue Reading Isaiah’s Glorious Kingdom Vision
The Worship Leading Essentials book includes a very helpful list of links and brief info on dozens of important and useful websites for worship leaders, and an up-to-date version of this list is available here on the website. Covering publishers, church networks, artist sites, and songwriting resources of all kinds,… Continue Reading Link to the Links!
Not sure I’ve enjoyed a new Christmas song so much since I first heard that Wesley boy bashing out Hark the Herald on his portable pipe organ. Only joking, not that old really! Seriously happy to share this one, a Christmas song which gets in just enough of the gospel… Continue Reading The King Became Homeless – great new song!
It is by its worship that the Church lives, it is there that its heart beats … As the heart is for the body, so worship is for Church life a pump which sends into circulation and draws in again, it claims and it sanctifies. It is from the life… Continue Reading Worship and Mission – inextricably linked!