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Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

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Asaph, the psalmist prophet

Asaph was a musician from the tribe of Levi who served under King David in the music ministry for the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 15). He was also a prophet. Although he only wrote 12 of the 150 psalms in the Bible's book of Psalms, those psalms had such an impact that Hezekiah used them decades… Continue reading Asaph, the psalmist prophet

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Rapprochement with the Lord brings refreshing restoration

I just love the fact that the Lord Jehovah is the God who seeks rapprochement /ra-'prōsh-mon/ with us mere mortals even though we don't deserve it. What's rapprochement? An establishment of reconciliation and harmonious relations between two or more parties who are at odds. The blessed party who experiences that with the Lord through Jesus… Continue reading Rapprochement with the Lord brings refreshing restoration

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Believers who praise God’s word are believers who prosper

Praising and glorifying God's word are such an important part of our relationship with the Lord and churchgoers who resist it in any way will find themselves in a downward spiritual trend, lacking spiritual growth or maturity. It's sad to see how prevalent it is for churches and individual believers to allow themselves to be… Continue reading Believers who praise God’s word are believers who prosper

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Thar’s good in them thar hymns: music’s importance to the church

When it comes to what type of music should be played in church, the opinions are probably as vast as the individuals who attend church. Some believers think only old hymns are good enough for church, others think the praise and worship music of today should be the dominant or only format in church, and still others think… Continue reading Thar’s good in them thar hymns: music’s importance to the church

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How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

The opening of 1 Samuel introduces us to a mighty woman of God named Hannah. Little did she know what an impact her seemingly insignificant life would play in blessing the whole nation of Israel. Early on in the book, we find that she was facing two huge problems--her sterility and persecution from her husband Elkanah's… Continue reading How persecution can lead to prophetic praise

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Sold out or sellouts?: why I sometimes question Christian music

Let me say first in this post that I think Christian music is fantastic compared to secular music and that I enjoy a broad spectrum of Christian music. I think overall it's more inspirational than the secular. However, I've learned I can't always depend on Christian artists for doctrine or philosophy of life because when… Continue reading Sold out or sellouts?: why I sometimes question Christian music

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Notes on the four beasts of Revelation

Revelation 4 introduces us to a small group of heavenly beasts that play an intricate part in heaven and the judgment of the Earth in the last days. They are rather curious in their form and how God includes them as an active part in carrying out his will is something to take note of.… Continue reading Notes on the four beasts of Revelation

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Doctor in terrible tractor accident praises God for miracle

This past weekend on Saturday, Dr. Robert Heavin was busy working on his Indiana farm trying to clear some debris away using his tractor. In the process of doing so, he lost control of the tractor as it picked up speed on its own going downhill. As he tried to jump off, his foot got… Continue reading Doctor in terrible tractor accident praises God for miracle

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A few praises for Yahweh’s many virtues

Lord God, I give you glory, honor, and praise for your works of righteousness that bring peace in the hearts of your worshippers.  You are the faithful God who erases my sins and gives me brand new mercies every morning.  I worship you because in my hour of distress, I called out to you and you heard… Continue reading A few praises for Yahweh’s many virtues