A hymn by Augustus Toplady.
A song by Hillsong Worship.
I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving 2016. It seems as though this year has flown by, or time is getting shorter — I don’t really know which is the case. Regardless, despite all that’s happened this year thus far, I can honestly say I’m more aware of what I need to be thankful for than ever.
Words from a hymn by William B. Collyer.
Words from a hymn by Samuel Gandy.
A commentary upon Psalm 119:129-136.
The concept of worship in the modern church has been greatly diluted and weakened from its original intent. When I say “worship,” you no doubt immediately thought of a “worship band” or “Praise & Worship” music or a “worship leader.” And, certainly, these are vital aspects of the worship service in a church but much of the formulaic ideas behind such offices or genres center around the idea of the worshiper doing the action.
You know, when we say that “God is sovereign,” that simple phrase has huge ramifications. Not only is He sovereign over the universe and the whole creation, but He’s also sovereign and intimately aware of all the little things that spring up in our lives.
A commentary upon Psalm 119:65-72.
I pray to catch a vision of my former self, to realize the putrefaction from which I am miraculously ransomed. Then that amazing, restorative, and transforming grace can do its work. Then, and only then, the power of Christ will constrain, compel, and control me and all my facets (2 Cor. 5:14). Then that the ramifications of the cross will capture my attention.