Category Archive: Leading

Apr 13

A Song Leader’s Guide…Pt. 3

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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 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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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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Jan 16

Redeeming God’s Time…Jan. 18th

redeem God's time

Redemption is an interesting word. By definition it means the “deliverance or rescue” of something. But what is worthy of redeeming? We sing ‘redeemed how I love to proclaim it,’ ‘let the redeemed of the Lord say so,’ and ‘…for on the holy cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.’ We know, in Christ, …

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Aug 22

Parents and Children…Aug. 24th

The Shema

The responsibilities of parenthood can be, at times, overwhelming. When our children are babies we worry about their health, strive to keep them clean and always well fed. As they grow we focus on keeping them ‘well balanced’ in life. Opportunities for sports, the arts and growing and maturing. But still we worry about their …

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Jul 28

Heavenward ‘Applause’

audience-applause

For a moment, think about how we train our young people. Those in our children’s Bible classes and up through the teen years. So often we talk about teaching our young men to lead, but stop short of providing them with the opportunity. We provide summer trips, monthly activities and weekly Bible studies, we even …

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May 06

Praying for…

christian homes

In your prayer life, what do you most ask of God? For good health, for comfort and success, for world peace? Jesus said in Mark chapter 11, verse 24, “…all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them…” So in our prayers we ask as we have been directed, “Ask, …

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Apr 24

Who’s In Control?…April 27th

arm wrestling...control

What does it mean to be ‘in control?’ Do you have to have authority and power to maintain control over someone or something? Many will assume you have to be stronger, more talented, or meaner, or smarter to be in control. And though those traits might prove beneficial, is that all it takes? Perhaps it’s …

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Nov 28

Thanksgiving…224 years ago

washington praying

Unless you simply refuse to accept it, our country was founded by God-fearing men.  The first president of our United States understood the importance of honoring and fearing (respecting) our Heavenly Father.  As George Washington penned this proclamation, notice how many times our president gives reference to God, our protector and ‘Author of all that’s …

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Aug 26

A Light in the Darkness

walking in darkness

When the night is dark and the moon is black (a new moon), the absence of light makes it hard to get around.  Objects are only shadows and often hard to distinguish. The simplest of forms are distorted and the ability to make things out is complicated.  It’s a feeling of being blind without the …

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