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27 October 2015

Part 2 - read Part 1 here. 'Our serving doesn't automatically bring glory to God. We can serve with bad attitudes, with impatient hearts, out of expediency, or to impress others. But true worshipers are first of all receivers who know that their serving originates not in themselves, but in God's good gifts. Considering how God enables us to serve transforms our service in...

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20 October 2015

Part 1 - read Part 2 here. 'Our serving doesn't automatically bring glory to God. We can serve with bad attitudes, with impatient hearts, out of expediency, or to impress others. But true worshipers are first of all receivers who know that their serving originates not in themselves, but in God's good gifts. Considering how God enables us to serve transforms our service in...

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1 September 2015

'only he who loves can sing.' - Augustine It is love not teeth-gritting, boot-strapping, forced effort that leads to servant leadership. True love changes you, it changes your thought process, your intentions, and your actions. That love is supernatural and only comes from knowing God (1 Jn 4:8). Hearts that love respond in action. Hearts that love God respond in song a...

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28 October 2014

'Sloppiness drains the "vertical" dimension out of gathered worship immediately. Mediocre music and language can only provide a "horizontal" reference. Our hearts may be warmed by the sincerity of the singer or speaker, but excellence has a "vertical" reference, lifting the heart toward the transcendent.' - Tim Keller There is no debate: heart, character and a desire to s...

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