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Last Days

I know that the cuurent state of the world is nothing to be happy about but come on Christians, Jesus said this would happen..

How exiting is it to see so many natural disaters going on in the world.

I wonder if We will see the Lords return in our own days...

ARE YOU READY???

Added by Tim Harmer on May 20, 2008 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Calling all Writers - Get Published!

We would like to start to build a resource area where you can find articles related to worship. We will then tie in discussions specifically related to these articles.



If you would like to write a short (or not so short!) article that can be used on 'Worship The Rock' then please go ahead!



Topics that you might like to write about could include:





- Leading Worship: Practicalities



- Heart vs Ability



- Worship in the Old…
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Added by Worship The Rock on May 20, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Beware......

There is a church on my way to work that has a sign in front that they put different little sayings on. Right now it says, "Beware the bareness of a busy life." So true, but I think I would take a step further. "Beware the barrenness of a busy life." We live in a hectic world. If we aren't doing 3 things at once we must be lazy. But we need to set aside time (and I am preaching to myself as much as anyone else) to spend time alone with God. No distractions of any kind. No TV, no video games, no… Continue

Added by Danny Groff on May 6, 2008 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Why a perfect, first-born male sacrifice-requirement?

Perhaps it never made it onto your radar screen before... this unusual sacrifice-requirement God demanded of his followers for the atonement of sin: a perfect, first-born male. Why did the sacrifice have to be perfect (without blemish or defect)? What was the significance of the first-born male? Why not the second or third? Why not a female?



The request would make little sense to anyone outside of the faith. After all, a sacrifice is a sacrifice, isn't it? Does one sacrifice mean… Continue

Added by Greg Doyle on May 6, 2008 at 12:51pm — No Comments

A Poetic Note of Gratitude

Note: A friend from my weekly Bible study sent me a very encouraging e-mail this week. It reminded me that although I may not always receive acknowledgement for my efforts to encourage others in their walk of faith, God is watching. He sees and knows I am trying my best. So, on occasion, he sends me a postcard from Heaven through another person, just to say "I AM with you."



This poem was a response to God's postcard from Heaven this week.





Just… Continue

Added by Greg Doyle on May 1, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

What Is Worship?

Worship is the investment of the invisible currency of faith, through daily deposits of devotion, compounded with long-term interest in pleasing God, which pays the highest future yield in dividends through Heaven’s eternal reward.

The Gadfly
(copyright 2008, Gregory Allen Doyle)

Added by Greg Doyle on May 1, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

If this should be my last day on this earth...

Driving into work a while back I was listening to a Steven Curtis Chapman song called - My Last Day on Earth. The chorus has the following lines:



If this should be my last day on this earth How then shall I live?



It really got me thinking and challenged me. If I honestly knew that today was going to be my last day on earth what would I do differently? How would I live? What would I say to people? What wouldn't I say to people?



I'm convinced that I would do… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 29, 2008 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

Want to use our songs in your worship service, or on a cd project?

We have free chord charts and mp3s for all of our worship songs at our main site:



www.RecentRainfall.com



Our songs are listed with CCLI, but you can used them in your worship service even if you don't have a CCLI license. If you record use of our songs on during your CCLI reporting period, that helps us out.



We also supply songs for artists and worship cd projects. Our songs have have been featured by March for Jesus/Jesus Day and Worship Leader Magazine's Song… Continue

Added by John Green / Recent Rainfall on April 28, 2008 at 12:22am — No Comments

Mandarin Chinese translation of "Show Your Glory Lord" available.

For those of you who have congregations who sing Mandarin Chinese language songs, we have a Mandarin Chinese translation of our song "Show Your Glory Lord" which can be downloaded as a PDF file here:



http://recentrainfall.com/page_songs.html#translations





You will probably need to install a free Pdf update in order to display the Chinese fonts.



The translation was done by Lim Lean Nah of… Continue

Added by John Green / Recent Rainfall on April 28, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

What is Sabbath, really?

Sabbath is a time of rest which God created for man, & not, man being created for Sabbath (see Mark 2:27). During Sabbath, we are to rest from the hectics we've been through the past 6 days. We are to be refreshed in God's presence, rejoicing & thanking God for how He's brought us through the 6 days. That is the main purpose of Sabbath.



Some people says Sabbath is on Sunday, some say Saturday. What about those people working on Saturdays & Sundays? Those serving in… Continue

Added by Cheryl Lim on April 25, 2008 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

Modern Levites Conference 2007 reviews

MLC 2007 review 1

MLC 2007 review 2
My apologies, until now, part 3 hasn't been out. :(

Added by Cheryl Lim on April 25, 2008 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Amazed by the Amazing Grace

Leading worship is never an easy task. Thank God my church is small, so the pressure isn't that much. Yet, I faced pressure when I have to lead worship, especially when people don't understand why I introduce a new song.



Anyway, I'm not here to blame anybody but give glory to God. God affirmed that my choice is His choice when I was doing my Quiet Time. I was reading on John 1:1-14 & what struck me is God spoke as I was reading, especially at verse 12:



"But to as many… Continue

Added by Cheryl Lim on April 25, 2008 at 3:43pm — No Comments

A New Level of Worship Experience

Cheryl Lim shares her joy as a part-time student taking the Certificate of Creative Arts at TCA College. She is learning to be stretched by the Lord, yet at the same time reaping much from the courses.



When my church sent me to attend the Worship Leading course at TCA College, I was overjoyed as I have long wanted to improve my skills as a worship leader. However, I had to struggle through the course which included reading the course materials and completing the assignments.… Continue

Added by Cheryl Lim on April 25, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

God is the BEST God...ever!

Yes I know that there is only one true God so when I say "the best God" you might be thinking "but He is the ONLY God"! But isn't it amazing that we worship the best God in every way?! Sometimes I just stop and praise Him because He honestly couldn't be better in any way. Every characteristic of God is perfect - He is perfect in love, grace, mercy, deliverance etc. He couldn't be improved in any way.



I just think that's awesome! We all have so many things that we can work on in our… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 23, 2008 at 7:59am — No Comments

Welcome the newbies!

Worship The Rock is already a small community and is growing quite fast. I attempt to welcome each new member by leaving a short message on their message wall. Not only is this a good way for me to 'meet' new members and read their profile details but it also welcomes them to the community and hopefully makes them feel at home.



It would be fantastic if some of you could also welcome the newbies - it also gives you an opportunity to read their profile and you may even find out that… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 23, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

7 Steps...

Get yourself a drink and have a browse around Worship The Rock! Here are seven steps to get you started...



1) First of all invite your friends from all across the world who are worship leaders and musicians to join Worship The Rock

2) Then check out the forum discussions

3) Join some groups and create your own… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 13, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Worship The Rock?

Well first of all welcome to 'Worship The Rock .com' and to the first blog on here...



You might be wondering why this network for worship leaders and musicians across the world is called Worship The Rock. Well there's many scripture references to God being our rock. One of my favourites is:



The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! (2 Samuel 22:47)



Isn't it great that God is a rock - He is unchanging, the same yesterday today and… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 12, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Awakening Through Tragedy... 12/07

That Sunday morning I’ll admit that I had entertained the lull of laziness and was considering staying home from church. I had woken up in a haze of tiredness and apathy, and had let life run me down without renewing my mind as I ought. As I listened to the lies lulling me with rationalizations, I slunk into the office and plopped down at my computer for some mindless e-mail sorting. I sifted through a couple of messages and then drowsily opened a bulk e-mail from Pastor George expecting to… Continue

Added by Brannon Mooney on December 27, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Reality of Grace

There was a time, not so long ago...I went through one of the most trying times of my life. Physically, emotionally and spiritually. Things I encountered, I couldn't believe was a happening so close to me.



During this time, My Faith was shaken, or lets say tremendously attacked. I'm not talking about Faith, as in a Religion, I'm speaking of my personal beliefs and my relationship with JC, (Jesus Christ). The Faith that I learned from listening to a preacher at the age of 3 laying… Continue

Added by Lisa Cummins on November 16, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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