Life has a lot of distractions! Kind of like billboards and signs and other vehicles on the road, life has a lot going on. It can be hard to stay focused with so many distractions vying for attention. As worshipers, we can certainly become distracted ourselves, but as worship leaders, we must recognize this constant pull that our people face and try to help them stay focused in the midst of the distraction.
Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3, ESV)
It happens to everyone. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, or recently, it will. No one is exempt. What do you do when you mess up?
“Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” (Psalm 100:2, ESV)
When we meet together each week for congregational worship, I believe it is beneficial to bring something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
Some of the commands in Scripture seem almost too easy. Childish, really. The Psalmist begins Psalm 100 with such a command: “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!”
When it comes to leading a worship team and selecting songs that will be effective and edifying for the church, it is always a good idea to plan for the weakest link.
Worship songs can tend to be easy and rather repetitive, but that is good. There is a blessing in the boredom. The simplicity of the songs should allow worship musicians to focus on what matters most.
MAIN POINT: Many congregants are not singing along during the worship service simply because they don’t know the songs, there are too many songs being sung, and too many of the songs are not all that great.
MAIN POINT: In a typical band setting, every member has a specific role to play, and only that role.
I was able to add another state to my overall “#50by50” goal of running a full marathon in all 50 states by age 50. As of today, Iowa has officially been crossed off of the list.
Congratulations to those who completed the #5kMay2020 Challenge! Now it is time to claim your epic prize…
#5kMay2020 Blog (Day 31) This morning I woke up feeling like a champion. Of course the #5kMayhem was hard. That was the point. But it was also super fun…
Jeff opens the final podcast of #5kMay2020 with a song that was requested earlier in the month, “We Live (for the Glory of God”
Wow! What a day! Who’s idea was it to run at least a 5k every hour on the half-hour, anyway?!
Jeff opens with a song from If We appropriately titled, “Run, Run, Run” from the One album recorded at Taylor’s Playground Recording Studio in 2015. He reads John 20 – Acts 1…