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19 July 2016

'Oh God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.' AW Tozer There is something very special about our gathered time as God's people in His presence to pour out His praises (Psalm 22:3, Matthew 18:20). But as we know, worship is not just what happens on Sunday morning. Worship is who we are and how we live every moment of ever...

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5 July 2016

'Confidence without arrogance, humility without self-pity, power without swagger only the gospel steadies us.' Jared C. Wilson The gospel. The good news of who Jesus is, what He has done and who we are in light of that truth is the most important thing you will hear today and the day after that... and the day after that. The gospel is the most important thing for you to...

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1 March 2016

'Pride is the oldest and commonest of sins. Humility is the rarest and most beautiful of graces.' JC Ryle Humility is the hallmark of the servant leader. It is also what God requires of all believers (Micah 6:8). But it is a 'rare' and 'beautiful grace,' because as simple as it sounds, it is impossible to create in our own strength. Humility is the gift given to those w...

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6 October 2015

True worship is to love God so much that an offering is the only possible action, even though a world full of such actions can never suffice. - Harold Best One of the passages we read during the responsive reading at the Praise and Worship night was Acts 17:24-25: 'The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples m...

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15 September 2015

'People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it m...

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14 July 2015

'In the temple and presence and worship of God, everything is worthless that is not pervaded by a deep, true humility toward God and men.' Andrew Murray Servant leadership is not a light switch to flip on when you are playing in the band, and flip off when you are not. It is the continual choice of those who seek to serve as Christ Himself served (Phil 2). Because when w...

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26 May 2015

'If serving someone is beneath you, then leading is above you.' Kevin Monahan Below the surface, whether just below or buried deep down, we all long to be in a position where we are served, to be the leaders not the servants. Because what is true of leaders? Their role is prominent, influential, respected, noticed and admired by peers and beyond. Leaders are served Or ...

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9 June 2015

'The humblest and most unseen activity in the world can be the true worship of God.' William Barclay For those of us in a public position it can be easy to confuse our public act as real worship and service. All throughout Scripture we see how the Pharisees and Scribes love the attention that their role brings, while their hearts were far from God (Matt 23, Lk 20:46). Th...

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14 April 2015

"Let gratitude be awakened; let humility be deepened; let love be quickened." Charles Spurgeon Often we are quick to talk about what should be happening to and in those who we are leading in worship, but all three of these should be true of us when we are leading worship. Gratitude awakened The opposite of gratitude I've found is discontent. It's an intense vocal (out l...

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21 April 2015

"Most people plot and plan themselves into mediocrity, while now and again somebody forgets himself into greatness." E. Stanley Jones The world is busy making a name for themselves. But at the end of the day, all of their striving will return to the dust (Ecc 12:7). And there is only one name that is above every name, so even the most established, the most well-known, th...

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