The Magnificat of the Old Testament

“My heart,” sang Hannah, “rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in Your deliverance” (1 Samuel 2:1). I like how The Message translation puts it—just listen this joy! “I’m bursting with God-news! I’m walking on air. I’m laughing at my rivals. I’m dancing my salvation.” … More The Magnificat of the Old Testament

Leading Effective Rehearsals

Few would disagree that the quality of a worship team’s rehearsal directly impacts the Sunday ministry itself—and over the years, I’ve been part of some refreshing, powerful rehearsals and some pointless, ineffective rehearsals, as I’m sure you have. What’s the difference? What makes a good rehearsal good? For this piece, I’m specifically writing to worship … More Leading Effective Rehearsals

The Son of Man

In John 12, we find that as Jesus was teaching the crowds, they asked Him, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up?’ Who is the ‘Son of Man’ ” (verse 34)? Today, this is not a difficult … More The Son of Man

The Power of Praise

Friends, lift your voice and begin to praise God. Call out who He is to you, and in so doing, you will remind your soul of glorious, ancient truths. You’ll find that fresh faith is inevitable when you are infused with strength, prophesying victory over yourself, and entering into the situation with a heavenly mindset. … More The Power of Praise