Psalm 84 is one of the best-known and best-loved of all the psalms. It begins “How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!”, and expresses the deep desires of our heart to be in the place of worship, in “the courts of the Lord”. As a bird lover, it also… Continue Reading Ten Titles of God in Psalm 84
I did promise to post updates from time to time on the progress with publishing Worship Leading Essentials. Not a huge amount has been happening for a while, but it seems now there is a publisher who might be interested! Obviously, that’s quite exciting, but there is a more daunting… Continue Reading Latest Book News
Seems an appropriate day to think a little about what we believe! What we believe about God will have a profound effect on how we worship, and it will have a significant effect on how we lead others in worship. Our worship is a declaration of the worth or value… Continue Reading What We Believe About God – and Why It Matters
Ezekiel 37:24-28 This wonderful passage contains five references to the unchanging, never-ending, everlasting faithfulness of God. God’s people are promised a forever land for them and their descendants (v25), with a David king who rules forever – presumably the Messiah (v25). God offers an everlasting covenant of peace (v26), with… Continue Reading The Father’s Fivefold Faithfulness
Noticing that I had nothing in the diary for this week or next, I decided to do something I’ve wanted to do for many years. I signed up for a 2-week free trial with a well-known genealogy site, and started to create my family tree. When I first got married… Continue Reading Have There Been 1000 Generations?
Dr AW Tozer was born in 1897 and brought up in rural Pennsylvania. He became a Christian at 18, and later served as pastor of the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago. A regular conference speaker of his time, his writings have been published in many books and pamphlets. He is… Continue Reading Tozer’s Quozers 1
How big is the love of God? How far does it reach? Would it surprise you if I suggest 46 billion light-years? Probably not if you’re a physicist, astronomer or science enthusiast, and familiar with the words of Psalm 36: Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your… Continue Reading 46 Billion Light-Year Love
I have been a fan of Doctor Who from time to time (:-)), both as a child and later with my own children. But it seems to me a sort of running joke to call Doctor Who a Timelord. Despite having a machine that can travel anywhere in space and… Continue Reading Timelord or Timeless?
I would encourage every worship leader to let worship leading on stage be one percent of the worship that happens with you during the week. Don’t let that be everything or close to everything. Have a life of worship far beyond and outside that one space. Pat Barrett Great quote… Continue Reading One Percent of Your Worship
I’m continually stirred by the variety in the Psalms. There is so much in them to draw us into the place of worship, and so much material to help us worship. In the last few days I’ve read 14 with its message that there is no one who does good,… Continue Reading The Face of God