Leading Worship

Sunday, April 02, 2017: How Are We Supposed to Relate to God When We Gather?

Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings. And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the pieces of fat on the altar, and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and (Read More)

March 29, 2017 // 2 Comments

Sunday, October 30, 2016: New Song Sunday – “Behold Our God”

Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; (Read More)

October 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

Sunday, October 16, 2016: Are You Listening for The Voice of Jesus on Sundays?

…he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” (Hebrews 2:11-12) What Are You Listening for? What are you listening for when you show up for church? What are you paying attention to? What kinds of things are you hoping to hear? You most likely have a gut response to such questions—one that’s been forged by underlying assumptions about the purpose of the local church and its gatherings. Perhaps you’re listening primarily to the genre and quality of the musical (Read More)

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sunday, September 25, 2016: Why We Conclude Our Gatherings With A Benediction

“And [Jesus] led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.” (Luke 24:50) One Practice We’ve Probably Said Too Little About A few years back we began the practice of concluding LifePoint’s worship gatherings with the pronunciation of a biblical prayer of blessing upon the congregation. Such a prayer is widely known as a benediction. We believe this practice holds profound significance for the Body of Christ, as has been attested to repeatedly both in the Scriptures and throughout the history of the church. However, recently (Read More)

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sunday, November 15, 2015: Why The Worship Leader Can’t Usher You Into The Presence Of God

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5) Giving Credit Where It’s Due As a worship leader, I’ve often been credited with having ushered the church into the presence of God. Well-intentioned people have approached me after worship services to say, “Thanks for leading us to the throne today!” While I’m sure such comments are intended to express sincere gratitude, and not to overemphasize my role as a worship leader to the point of messianic significance, I can’t help but inwardly cringe when (Read More)

November 12, 2015 // 0 Comments