Music, styles, building, clothes, trends, fads....they all change, but Jesus never does. We need him desperately.
With complete and total trust in Jesus we have nothing to fear. It is fear in our lives that keeps us from accomplishing or even trying to accomplish many things in our lives. With God completely in our hearts we should not have any fear because he will lead us into the right direction.
When you understand the essence of worship to be the genuine savoring of God, whether through fainting or feasting, thirsting or bursting, you can't treat it lightly any more. It becomes the very center-piece of life.
Human music and natural music (you know, waves and thunder) will be a winning combo in glorifying God.
In this Psalm, we see that our God has total sovereignty and control over the natural world,battles, and people. Check, check, and check. What a fantastic song to sing in the seasons of our spiritual lives!
It is simply amazing the our God is so infinite, yet so intimate as well. He is all-knowing, ever present, all holy, and all powerful, yet is not a God that is distant and unknowable. What a wonderful song and meditation! It is not a frightening concept, it is just too wonderful.
The Book of Psalms represents a rich tapestry of prayer and praise. Some psalms reflect a texture of deep despair, others glow with a deep peace in the Lord's strength, still others bubble with an exuberant exaltation of the Most High God. They cover the range of human emotion and experience. Let's look at Psalm 51 as we meditate on those times in our lives when we are grieving our sin and in need of forgiveness and repentance.
It has been said that "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." That is true and will preach. There is so much to be said for being prepared to intellectually share your faith and defend it, but it is useless if it is not done in love and real service. We need to be prepared to meet physical and spiritual needs.
Where does the local church fit into Great Commission Disciple Making? Listen as Pastor Brad explain the role of spiritual gifts, talents, and how god uses different individuals to accomplish this mission.