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The Least Attended Church Gathering

Last night, we had a sweet time of singing God's praises and praying together as a church--prior to eating a meal. We do this once a month at New Covenant. This gathering serves as a monthly prayer meeting. The other times of prayer in the life of our church occur in our morning worship service and during our weekly/bi-weekly small groups. Most of the time, our monthly pra...

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Holy Preaching Voice

I've noticed a disturbing trend in more serious-minded, biblical churches--namely, the trend of preaching and praying...how do I say this...in a weird "holy preaching voice" under the guise of being reverent. The supposed logic runs thus: Because God is holy, and His word is to be preached by holy men with reverence, we should read and preach His word in a reverent voice...

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The Spirit of Singing

Having just returned from T4G, and having had time to reflect on the events of the week, I would have to agree with those who say that the best part of T4G is the singing. Being gathered together with 10,000 brothers and sisters in Christ to sing the praises of the Redeemer was simply...powerful! I suppose it's fair to say that part of the experience is driven by the feeli...

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Saying and Doing Hard Things in Ministry

It was John Lydgate (followed by Abraham Lincoln and Bob Marley) who said something that all ministers must understand and take to heart: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time." Ministers are called to say and do hard things that will most certainly ...

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