Church History: Jewish Backdrop

Before we start our long, meaningful journey into church history, there is a crucial point that needs to be made. The word “church” truly begins in the New Testament, but we must see that church history starts even further than that. Church history has a beautiful Jewish backdrop. We must realize that the apostles did not … Continue reading Church History: Jewish Backdrop

The Three R’s: Why Christians Sing

It is the first Monday of the month so we will be discussing worship through song today. The other day I read an article from a man whom I really respect, Bob Kauflin. He is the head guy of Sovereign Grace Music and the one who leads the music at Together for the Gospel. His … Continue reading The Three R’s: Why Christians Sing

Election Fuels True Worship

No one can truly deny the doctrine of election as biblical truth. No matter what title you claim within Soteriology, the doctrine of election cannot be denied and, at the same time, cannot be fully understood. But, what makes election so grand, though, is it's perfect ability to fuel true worship. True worship says, "Not … Continue reading Election Fuels True Worship

Lyrical Reflection: Something In The Water

During our discussions of organizing this blog, I committed to writing one post a week. So, I will now be posting on a weekly basis on Mondays. I appreciate Ashton’s work and leadership on organizing this blog. We really believe God will use this site to edify and feed His sheep. Since the Lord has … Continue reading Lyrical Reflection: Something In The Water

Thoughts on Communion

I am a Baptist. Therefore, I believe in only two, blessed ordinances established by the Lord Jesus Christ. These are believer's baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, chronologically. I will be dealing with Communion in this post as this is one of my most cherished beliefs. That is not at all to say that I … Continue reading Thoughts on Communion

Church History: Musical Controversies

While pursuing a Worship Ministries degree from NOBTS, I had the pleasure to take a class called, Congregational Song in Corporate Worship. This course was, ultimately, a history class on how the church has worshipped God, through song, since the time of the early church. I thoroughly enjoyed this class because it opened my eyes … Continue reading Church History: Musical Controversies

Lyrical Reflection: All I Have Is Christ

I first heard All I Have is Christ while YouTubing for new songs to learn. Little did I know God was about to reveal a personal anthem to our repertoire. At this time, I was not familiar with Sovereign Grace Music, and again, little did I know a slew of doctrinally sound lyrics were about … Continue reading Lyrical Reflection: All I Have Is Christ

To My Fellow Worship Leaders

IT IS TIME FOR US TO GROW UP! Before I attempt to justify the harsh phrase above, let me first confess that this is not a blog written by a musical worship genius. I will not pretend to know everything there is to know regarding the leading of a congregation in cooperate worship. I will … Continue reading To My Fellow Worship Leaders