Tag Archives: worship

Obeying God; July 26, 2021


Jeremiah 42:20 “You made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the Lord your God and said, ‘Pray to the Lord our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.’” It’s dangerous to ask … Continue reading

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Idolatry; July 15, 2021


Isaiah 44:17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it and worships. He prays to it and says, “Save me; you are my god.” Just recently Bill Whittle and Alfonzo Rachel had an episode … Continue reading

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Religion as Usual; July 8, 2021


Isaiah 1:13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations– I cannot bear your evil assemblies. This first chapter of Isaiah has a glorious offer of forgiveness and redemption in verse 18 that … Continue reading

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Response to Circumstances; May 3, 2021


1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Recently I have been reminded many times that the people in the Bible for the most … Continue reading

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Worship; November 7, 2020


Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. This is a justly famous verse, and the how of … Continue reading

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Music; October 8, 2020


Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar. It’s interesting to identify the Scriptural sources of songs we’ve known from childhood. This obviously forms the basis of We Shall See … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 6, 2020


Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” Verses 1-3 of this chapter actually sound very good, and verse three has been set to music in Japanese in a worship chorus that … Continue reading

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Glory to God; September 11, 2019


Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. This is an anonymous Psalm, but that certainly doesn’t mean it isn’t anointed. This initial statement/prayer expresses … Continue reading

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God’s Holiness; August 31, 2019


Psalm 99:5 Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Three times in this Psalm, here and in verses 3 and 9, the Psalmist says that God is holy, as a reason to praise and … Continue reading

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Jerusalem; August 7, 2019


Psalm 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure for ever. The first part of this Psalm has been pleasantly set to … Continue reading

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