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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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28 October 2014

'Sloppiness drains the "vertical" dimension out of gathered worship immediately. Mediocre music and language can only provide a "horizontal" reference. Our hearts may be warmed by the sincerity of the singer or speaker, but excellence has a "vertical" reference, lifting the heart toward the transcendent.' - Tim Keller There is no debate: heart, character and a desire to s...

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30 September 2014

'You don't lead [worship] for love and acceptance, you lead FROM a place of ALREADY being loved and accepted by God' - Kristian Stanfill Musician is not your primary identity.Leader is not your primary identity.Vocalist is not your primary identity.Using those God-given gifts should flow out of our true identity; which is loved, accepted child of God. It's so easy to be s...

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14 October 2014

'you will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.' - Charles SpurgeonI am keenly aware in my own heart and life the temptation to 'glory in myself' especially when it comes to special or unique events like the Praise and Worship nights we have done as a church. There can be a different spirit in the air among those serving and attendi...

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