Mbruce

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Date registered: 1, March 8, 2012

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  1. How Did We Get Here?…June 18th — 1, June 15, 2017
  2. How Can I Know There Is a God? … June 4th — 1, June 1, 2017
  3. FOCUS! — 1, May 25, 2017
  4. What’s in YOUR Heart? — 1, May 11, 2017
  5. Salvation Belongs Our God — 1, April 28, 2017

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Jun 15

How Did We Get Here?…June 18th

driving

Driving down the street with your mind on that meeting; your spouse’s doctor appointment and the ‘conversation’ you had with the kids earlier, did you notice the stop sign? Of course I did, I stopped didn’t I…didn’t I? After leaving the house you drove those familiar streets to your next stop, but have you ever …

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Jun 01

How Can I Know There Is a God? … June 4th

following Christ

There is a question that has been asked for generations, from young and old, ‘How do you know? You say this is the way it goes, but how do you know?’ Some will tell you that the answer to the question is this…but how do they know? Even the jury needs to know for sure …

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May 25

FOCUS!

fix your eyes

Do you have trouble focusing? By definition, focus is more than just seeing something clearly. It can also mean, getting your mind wrapped around what needs to be done. And if we’re honest, that can sometimes be a difficult task. Sometimes I wonder why it is so hard for me to focus. But the truth …

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May 11

What’s in YOUR Heart?

Happy-Grumpy

This article, in part, is borrowed from an anonymous source. Proverbs 4:23 “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Now compare this to the words of our Lord and Savior in Luke chapter 6, verse 45;  “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart …

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Apr 28

Salvation Belongs Our God

revelation 7

One of my favorite things about psalms, hymns and spiritual songs is finding scripture woven within the songs we sing. The 23rd Psalm, “The Lord’s My Shepherd,” Lamentations 3, “The Steadfast Love of the Lord” as well Psalm 121, “Unto the Hills” are songs we sing that quote almost verbatim the text. Recently I have …

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Apr 13

A Song Leader’s Guide…Pt. 3

Cover picture

Since February we have been following a series of three lessons that focus on the responsibilities of the song leader, otherwise known as the Song Leader’s Guide. This last of three articles will be centered around the Three “P’s” of song leading; Proactive, Practice and Plan. Though this article may over lap with the first …

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Mar 30

How to Deepen/Strengthen Your Faith

Gods Word

Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not as spiritual as you’d like to be? Perhaps you’ve just felt like your walk with Christ wasn’t as good as it once was. Some may have even found themselves going through a time when they just didn’t care. As a Christian when you know that you …

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Mar 16

A Song Leaders Guide…Pt. 2

Humble leadership

As we continue to look at The Song Leader’s Guide, you’ll remember previously we talked about “Being Prepared.” Though we can never underestimate the importance of working with the preacher and coordinating the song service, the second point is of equal value. In today’s article we’ll look at the next recommendation for song leaders. We …

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Mar 02

The Prayer of the Children

chorale

In January, the Freed-Hardeman Chorale toured North Texas during their Winter Tour. I was blessed to hear them sing most every night of the 12 day tour, and one of my favorite songs they sang was written by Kurt Bestor. In 2005, he shared the background for the song and how it was born from …

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Feb 16

A Song Leader’s Guide…Pt. 1

prepared

Over the years some of my brothers and sisters in Christ have asked me, “How do you do it? How do you know what notes to sing, when you’re directing the songs, how do you know how to move your arms, how can you sing in front of so many people?” First of all, I’m …

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