September 2009 Blog Posts (36)

True Worship Starts In The Heart Of Every Believer!

WHAT IS WORSHIP? Does God occupies the “throne” of your heart so that you can worship HIM with ALL of who you are (spirit, soul and body)?



I will start saying that it is really hard to explain in simple words what worship is, since it starts in our hearts and only God knows our inner motivation. It is not about music or having a lovely voice. How is God seeing our worship? Are we a “living sacrifice” to HIM?





Is 29:13;NLT

“And so the Lord says,“These people say… Continue

Added by Sonia Trujillo on September 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Worship Arts Pastor Insurance

We have been in our church for just over a year. We are working hard with an older congregation to help them see the benefits of modern worship for this generation. God sent a young man our way to lead worship. He is fantastic.

I know that his being at our church is a tremendous asset. We really want to keep him. We are providing Individual health insurance for him. Do you guys find that providing insurance… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on September 30, 2009 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

Matt Redman: We Shall Not Be Shaken (songbook and interviews)



Matt Redman released his new CD We Shall Not Be Shaken just about two weeks ago and its yet to be ejected from my car's CD player. Its a great album! If you have yet to take a listen then delay no longer! Get a copy! It Rocks!



Anyway, I am writing to make the WTR community aware that in promotion of Matt's new album he has made the chord charts for each track available online at http://mattredman.com/chordcharts.php. Furthermore, Matt… Continue

Added by Daniel Lyle on September 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Tying Our Shoes For Worship

Ask any serious fan of basketball in America who the greatest coach of all is, and you will more than likely hear the name John Wooden. He is the first person ever inducted into the basketball Hall Of Fame both as a player and as a coach. As a coach he led the UCLA Bruins to victory in 10 NCAA National Championships in a twelve-year span. This record remains unmatched by any other basketball coach. The Bruins won 664 games in 27 seasons under Wooden’s leadership.



But each year as the… Continue

Added by Scott Wesley Brown on September 30, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

new demo_the world needs to know

hey at all...

would love to hear your feedback on this. "the world needs to know"

youngest piece of worship.

be blessed. enjoy the song.

greets from germany

daniel-john





The world needs to know



Verse I

led by desire, I lay my life down to your feet lord

led by desire, I open my heart, I want you to move me

led by desire, I fall on my knees bofore your throne of glory

led by desire, I lift up my… Continue

Added by Daniel John Riedl on September 29, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

Walking Worthily As an Amputee

"... Let's not pretend this is easier than it really is. If you want to live a morally pure life, here's what you have to do: You have to blind your right eye the moment you catch it in a lustful leer. You have to choose to live one-eyed or else be dumped on a moral trash pile. And you have to chop off your right hand the moment you notice it raised threateningly. Better a bloody stump than your entire being discarded for good in the dump." (…

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Added by Kim Black on September 28, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Incubator Hosts Songwriters Weekend

So many have asked about the weekend held over Labor Day at the Incubator campus just outside Eugene, Oregon. I thought I would post a link so you could see and take a listen to the seven artists in action. The link has rough cuts without edits, and an MP3 of the final cut. We're into 'hatching' good stuff and these artists stepped it up and birthed a song in a couple of days! Check 'em out: Paul Baker,… Continue

Added by Incubator Creative Group on September 25, 2009 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Power of the Heart

"... He then called the crowd together and said, 'Listen, and take this to heart. It's not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up ... Don't you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It's from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That's what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain…

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Added by Kim Black on September 24, 2009 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

The difference between God and Satan

Here is something I observed at our church's missionary/pastors retreat this week:



God: LOVES people. Satan: HATES people.



At the retreat I met a lady who lives in the Ukraine, is a single mom, stands at the door of abortion clinics as numerous young women are lined up to go in. This lady shares the love of Christ with them and pleads with them not to go thru with the procedure. SO many abortions happen there, that the doctors sometimes don't have time to change… Continue

Added by Diane Luna on September 24, 2009 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

Stage Fright~

Quite an interesting topic this issue of stage freight…



I don’t know any worship leader who doesn’t have it or at least struggled with it at some point and yet, there really doesn’t seem to be a concrete 12 step program for over coming it. This topic was brought up at our worship training session and our pastor opened the floor to suggestions; I don’t think any one of us had a good concrete answer. I thought I would jot down some of my thoughts on the topic and hopefully some of you… Continue

Added by Rebecca on September 23, 2009 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Church: Country Club or Drop-in Center

Lately, something has been bothering me, and I thought I'd get it off my chest, and put it down on paper. I've been doing some soul searching about the local church. Obviously the newest fade is the "emerging" church, but I am not a fan of that movement. I'd much rather side with Philip Yancey and his book Soul Survivor, how as scared as he was growing up in a church that was not ideal, he knows that God loves his bride.



However, onto my main point, as I've been observing things at… Continue

Added by Wayne Pau on September 23, 2009 at 3:54am — No Comments

The heart of a worship leader is: Psalm 90

So, as I mentioned in my previous post: Today is my day to be a Mary, and just sit at the feet of Jesus to learn and to meditate and pray. I am taking a large portion of my day today to listen to the main speakers from the National Worship Leader Conference. Just now I finished watching the speaker Scotty Smith. Prior to that I watched most of David Nasser’s talk except it got cut off somewhere near the end.



Anyhow, Scotty’s talk was for the heart of the worship leader. I know there… Continue

Added by Rebecca on September 22, 2009 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Take some time to BE THERE, Swing a bit and eat some fruit ;-)

So, in the recent weeks, I suppose it was about two weeks ago, our senior pastor gave a sermon that really reached into my heart. He was speaking about being more like Mary, because in this culture we are very much like Martha…doing doing doing. ( I am an extreme Martha who thrives on serving and doing)Well God allowed me to catch the latest Cold/flu virus that’s going around. Yes, God called me to be a Mary today. And funny coincidence (ok, definitely not a coincidence) My worship pastor put… Continue

Added by Rebecca on September 22, 2009 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Last night at the meeting.....God hit me over the head with an Electric guitarist :-)

We have just started doing a new thing at our church. Once a month worship discipleship meetings. Last night, the team members who were able to attend the National Worship Leaders Conference in KS this year each spoke about what they learned at the conference.



It’s so funny how God uses people to reach right into our soul. Our Electric guitarist was making facebook posts about how he had no idea what to say at the meeting. Of course I gave him a hard time and teased him a ton. So,… Continue

Added by Rebecca on September 19, 2009 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Nothing changes, yet it must

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say,"Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.



There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come

will not be remembered by those who follow.



Ecclesiastes 1:9-11



There is evidence all around us that there is nothing new under the sun…especially in our… Continue

Added by BILL OLSON on September 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

Staying in God's Will

There was times when I was waiting for God’s "go-ahead" in a certain matter and became somewhat impatient an tried to move things along, and was really messing things up...then one Sunday my pastor preached about dis-obeidience and how in God’s eyes it like witchcraft, I cringed as I realized what I was doing -In my ingnorance was actually trying to manipulate God’s plan to suit my time frame--- the Holy Spirit let me know that maintaining union with God is my most important responsibility . .… Continue

Added by Minister King David Cason III on September 17, 2009 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Imitate God

"Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

Don't allow love to turn into lust, setting off a downhill slide into sexual promiscuity,…

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Added by Kim Black on September 16, 2009 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

In ear monitoring in worship (tips and help with setup)

Ok folks... I am new to this site and thought I would share something!! This is a practical post, and has no bearing on the worship itself... but is a tool to aid us as we lead the people of God.



As we look around Television everyday be it MTV, or even shows on the God channel we see musicians on stage with funny devices that look similar to hearing aids in their ears. Better known as in ear monitors.



There are several versions of in ear systems there are generic ear buds… Continue

Added by Darrell Ross on September 15, 2009 at 3:40pm — 8 Comments

A Living Sacrifice - Part 3 (A Sacrifice Of Love)

Worship .... is not part of the Christian life; it is the Christian life (Gerald Vann)



I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)



Being a living sacrifice is more than a holy obligation; it is a HOLY PASSION. It's the lover who says, "I would do anything for you. I'd sacrifice my life, my dreams, my everything for your… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on September 14, 2009 at 2:39am — No Comments

A Living Sacrifice - Part 2 (The Life Of The Altar)

[Abram] built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him - Genesis 12:7



An ALTAR is a raised structure on which sacrifices to god are made. Did you know that in order to offer our lives as LIVING SACRIFICES we need to have altars? Every sacrifice must be put on the altar to be burned by fire, so the sweet smelling savour can come forth. “For our God is a consuming fire.” Heb. 12:29



The life of a Christian is the life of the altar. God… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on September 14, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

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