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Worship

Stuff on worship

Look at yourself. Look AT yourself.  Dashing about from place to place doing everything!  You live by the mantra, “if you want something done properly . . . ” and everyone else is “only a volunteer”.  Yes, you are exhausted.  Yes, you don’t remember which group you are preparing a session for – but you......
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Every time you meet, make sure you do these three things : #1. Pray. I don’t mean you pray before the session (which you should) or at the end of the session (which you should) or during the week in preparation for the session (which you should), I mean with the children. Model prayer, show......
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For the last couple of years, I’ve used the following for all-age worship at Christmas and in assemblies at primary schools . . . based on three words which stand out to me from that very first Christmas Wasted, Waiting and Wonder. Feel free to use! #1.  Wasted.  Herod had the opportunity to worship (Ok,......
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When Moses came down the mountain from his meeting with a God carrying the two stone tablets of the covenant law – his face shone beams of light, his face was SO radiant that he had to wear a veil. The face of one who had met face to face with God, was too much......
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A while ago, my car was a total nightmare for about 8 weeks. For some bizarre reason half the dash board lights have stubbornly remained ON after I have turned the engine off, locked the car and walked away – illuminating the inside of the car with a pulsing glow. This is a BIG problem!......
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So, sometimes I have nothing to say. That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t blog about it! I am sat in the garden, it is a peaceful, still (but for the wind whispering through the trees) ‘moment’ – I am vaguely aware of children in the background somewhere – talking to each other out in the street.......
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This book is due out in a couple of weeks, I hope to review it before its release date . . . thankfully, got in wherever I go with my Kindle App. Initial impression – this line caught my attention, and – although Eddie is talking about the beginning of Christendom, it IS how the......
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The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus (Philippians 1 verse 9) appears throughout scripture equipping and empowering people for service.  There are three things I have noticed in particular about the Holy Spirit that speak to me about leadership and what it should look like.  However, these three things kind of buck what is the......
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Worship – it is what we are made for.  Saint Augustine says, from “The Confessions”; “And so we men, who are a due part of your creation, long to praise you – we also carry our mortality about with us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that you thwart the......
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Well, not a very descriptive title for this post!  Thinking a lot about what it “is”, this thing called “Church” . . . there are a few references in scripture (not many actually), but the word in Greek literally means “community of the called out ones”. Community – this is challenging!  community for me is......
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