Reprinted from Week 7 of Pure Praise. Every time we come together to worship our Lord on Sundays (as well as at other times), there are four goals our worship gatherings should meet. While we have quite a bit of freedom in how we go about accomplishing each goal, the goals themselves are not optional and not subject to change. They remain
Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives this way. They walk around with an I-hope-so approach to the Christian life—they hope they’re in God’s will, or hope they’re doing what is best and right. Many eventually become discouraged and quit even trying. This article shows us the best target for us to aim for each day.
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Psalm 34:3). In this one simple verse, David has given us three distinct purposes of worship ministry. These purposes apply whether we’re in a church of 100, 1000, or 10,000. The purposes do not change. We may have different ways of reaching
Knowing when it’s time to leave a church ministry position usually starts with one of two things. In this episode, Dwayne Moore looks a way God often gets our attention at times–through circumstances around us. He says, “Perhaps your recent circumstances are God’s way of saying it’s time for you to leave, to step out on faith, and see where He will take you next.”
In this episode Dwayne Moore looks closely at inner restlessness. As leaders in the church, we’ve probably all experienced some restlessness at times. Knowing when it’s time to leave usually comes down to one of two things: 1. Restlessness inside us or 2. Circumstances around us. God has uses both of these as signs to help get our attention when He’s preparing me for a change in ministry assignment.
If we are to know how he wants us to praise him — whether we’re alone in our quiet times or with other believers — then we must learn to listen to him speak to us. There are exactly four ways that God speaks to His people today. First and foremost, He speaks through His
Four of my friends who are worship leaders and pastors have fallen out of the ministry over the past few months. Three out of the four had affairs and one was accused (falsely he said) of inappropriate behavior with a child in his church. These were (are) talented and capable men whom God was using in his
I just finished my quiet time. Been reading in Proverbs 15 where it says “The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” Wow, forget trying to climb some ladder of success today. I just need to humble myself before holy God. He’ll do the honoring how and when he