August 2009 Blog Posts (62)

Living

Live and die, or live and learn. It's our choice.

Added by Laura Landers on August 12, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Everyone, Please hear this:

John Nyavor in Africa needs your prayers, he is ministering to those in various villages which are mostly Muslim. Some of the areas that John enters are very dangerous, but he is doing the will of God by preaching to those people.



Please pray seriously for God to protect Pastor John during these visits and for people to recognize their need to receive Jesus, as you know in some of those areas, people are very poor and hungry for the word of God.



I love you through Christ… Continue

Added by My friend Patches on August 12, 2009 at 3:25am — No Comments

It's about time...

For about 4 years I have wanted a web page/blog site that is dedicated to worship arts at the church where I lead worship - and finally I have found the time to do it!



My goal for the page is for us to share information and thoughts about worship in general and at our church. I would love to hear if you have ideas for new songs for worship and any other thoughts you have about worship in general.



I plan to share weekly information about upcoming services and events as well… Continue

Added by PC on August 11, 2009 at 3:32am — 1 Comment

God Inhabits the praise of His People

We pray and plead with God regarding requests for healing, financial help, a job, an answer, whatever our need we pray and seek God forgeting that God is found in our praise not in our constant requests, before ever great event in the Old Testament there was ALWAYS a time of Praise, no requests just praise. So the next time you are seeking God STOP and just began to PRAISE HIM cause He already knows the rest.

Added by Tammy Adams Sales on August 11, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Sunday I'd rather forget...

Maybe I should have been a bit more worried a bit earlier...like when I got the call Saturday evening from my right-hand guy Ted (who happens to be the dad of our drummer and our 2nd guitarist). "Say, did I remember to tell you that we're camping this weekend and won't be there tomorrow? I can't remember if I remembered to let you know..." (he hadn't...a very rare oversight on his part...)



OK...not the end of the world, and everyone needs a vacation from time to… Continue

Added by Dan Camp on August 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

"Unveiled!"

The entire creation is waiting anxiously, eagerly for... the return of the Lord? Romans 8:19 says that creation is waiting for the manifestation, revealing, UNVEILING of the sons of God. Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom. He embodied the life of His Father through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said "OF myself I can do nothing, I only do what I see the Father doing. The Father in Me does the works." Jesus lived His life on earth as a man, totally yielded to His Father. Totally dependent… Continue

Added by David Baroni on August 10, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

New Worship Leader / Worship Pastor Job Board

We've decided to make the job listings on Worship The Rock free to post for the foreseeable future.



As the job board is a new feature we're experimenting with different ideas and think this is a good way to go...at least for now.



So please do go ahead and post any worship pastor / worship leader job openings in your church or that you're aware. Also, please spread the word to your church office that it's free to post worship jobs on Worship The Rock!



Just go… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on August 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Autism Is Speaking

Please visit my page to review the song I have just added. It was written as a word of hope and encouragement for the families involved with Autism. Gracie Newsum does the vocals and she is my co-writer on this song. Being only 16 years of age Gracie was not sure if she should be the one reaching out to those struggling with this awful disease. And she wondered why I wanted a youngster to come up with the music for the song. My thinking was a young person could add much to the message and that… Continue

Added by George Wells on August 8, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

One more Chance

no more chance........
or ONE MORE CHANCE instead,
It Would be better
If you'll be dead..:(

Nothing is impossible with HIM.
ONE KEY to our Happiness:)
as well as way for our success


..........

Added by JOY_yhoj on August 8, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Kick Off Those Sunday Shoes



God’s truth is old and has been indelibly written across time—always relevant no matter the cultural context. As such I have been finding myself reaching for a worn and tattered 1965 printing of Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest. A few months ago I read the entry for January 3rd: Clouds and Darkness in which Chambers states:



“If we have never had the experience of taking our commonplace religious shoes off our commonplace… Continue

Added by Daniel Lyle on August 8, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

How Worship Got Me Through It...

It was a week during the summer. My husband had gone off to Las Vegas to a convention for work and I left to go to the Arts conference at Willow Creek in Barrington IL. We had been trying to conceive our first child for over two years without much luck, mostly because I have PCOS, that is, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. So I was really excited to find out I had finally gotten pregnant!

I had a really great time to connect with God in worship that week at the conference. There were great… Continue

Added by Rebecca on August 7, 2009 at 7:11pm — 8 Comments

Word Like Fire Episode 21: We WIll Trust the Lord

Download/stream the podcast here- Episode 21: We Will Trust the Lord



A song about priorities, and how the Church lives differently in the midst of a fallen world.


We Will Trust the Lord


The world will trust in affluence

But we will trust the Lord

They cling to all that they possess

But we hold to the…
Continue

Added by Joel Hinck on August 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Leadership Summit 09

I'm at The Leadership Summit, yeah I know I'm a worship leader. I really enjoy listening and learning from great communicators and thinkers... Tim Keller is here, he is a pastor at a Presbyterian Church in New York. He is a great communicator... He said this:

"Religion = I obey God therefore I am accepted. The Gospel teaches I am accepted therefore I obey God."

Game changing... even for a Worship Leader.

Added by Tim Flowers on August 7, 2009 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

The Vanity of Worship



Its Sunday morning. Your guitar is plugged in and tuned up. Your mix is tweaked. Your bassist was ten minutes late but no big deal, he is always late. You're ready to go but for one persistent problem... Your heart is far from Him.



If you have been leading worship for any length of time you have probably encountered this scenario. At times, our hearts are less then into what is taking place during a worship service. The band can be… Continue

Added by Daniel Lyle on August 6, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Wow!

Wow, what a neat place. My worship pastor seemed to have run accross this site and became a fan on facebook. I was curious about the name...I mean ..worship the Rock? Woah.. not nature worship right? Well little did I know that I've found a blogging site for worshippers! Whoo hoo! I've got about two years worth of blogs regarding worship on my xanga site. ( and the most recent years about motherhood) But it is really neat that there is a place where there is a community of people that are… Continue

Added by Rebecca on August 5, 2009 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

Doughnuts, coffee, and the eternal God

Often I find myself showing up to church on Sunday mornings in greater anticipation of doughnuts and coffee then an encounter with the eternal God. What is it about a hot steamy cup of jo and a lump of flower, sugar, and yeast, that enraptures our senses? Paul warned the Philippians to “watch out for those who’s god is their appetite” and during His encounter with the Samaritans Jesus told His disciples “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” Food, unlike… Continue

Added by Daniel Lyle on August 5, 2009 at 5:54am — 3 Comments

anyone else use clicktracks for worship?

Just wanted to know if anyone else uses clicktracks (stereo tracks with a click in one channel and music augmentation in the other). I have been using them with our praise team for about a year and they are fantastic. Anybody else use them? Just wanted to know...

Added by John Hawkins on August 4, 2009 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Heart Of Worship Ministries Rick Theriault

My name is Rick Theriault . Heart of worship ministries is based in Canada. Please check out my website at www.riktariomusic.com

Added by Rick Theriault on August 4, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

A Song In The Night

Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD,

Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.

The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!

Psalm 134:1-3 (NKJV)




It is a strange time for adoration to stand in God's house by night, to worship in the depth of sorrow. It is indeed an arduous thing. Yes, and therein lies the blessing; it is the test of perfect faith.



In the Bible,… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on August 3, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

The Trinity... Not An Egg



I don’t know if its the modern need to classify and explain or the post-modern need to dissect and understand but either way it seems as though we loose a sense of wonder and awe when we try to explain that which is unexplainable about God. The Trinity is not an egg, clover, H20, or even space (sorry Jack). Its the Trinity, confounding and anything but simple. This is not to say we should give up on Theology. That would be foolish. The process… Continue

Added by Daniel Lyle on August 3, 2009 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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