Why we Worship


Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!

Why Scripture?


The angels tried to convey what their excitement this little baby born in the town of Bethlehem. "To you is born a Savior who is Christ the Lord!" God was up to something - restoring a broken relationship.

Recent Entries

God? Who Needs Him?
May 31, 2013
Self-sufficient humanism. Paul saw it coming – “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

Imago Dei
September 12, 2012
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Why Can't I Pray?
August 18, 2012
The bible gives us several reasons, but according to Jeremy Taylor, a deceitful heart is at the root of prayerlessness.

It's Not Rocket Science
July 23, 2012
To keep in step with the Spirit should be our daily quest. And if we are successful at that, all of life falls into place.

Theological Steak
April 10, 2012
These words by P. T. Forsythe on the magnificence of Christ's work are to theology what Ruth's Chris is to a good steak.

Describing the Indescribable
February 11, 2012
What we have in Christ will take all eternity to describe. But for one segment of one sermon, a great preacher made a mighty attempt.

Making Sense Of It All
January 30, 2012
Where are things headed? Is there rhyme and reason to the endless cycle of summer, fall, winter and spring? Is there a plan in place, or is randomness the explanation?

God and Sinners Reconciled

November 29, 2008

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. John 1:11-13

God is a seeker. He initiates relationship. He has done everything in his power to pave the way for us to have friendship with him, including sending his own Son in human flesh. Israel said "thanks, but no thanks." God is not easily deterred. He dosen't give up without a fight. Just ask Paul. Or ask Henry Vaughn (1621-1695), reflecting on how God reined him in…..

"Often enough have you attempted, I confess, to capture me without wounding me.  Your speechless voice has tried unceasingly to bring me to my senses.  Your divine breath has striven to win me over by its gentle motion, warning me in vain with sacred murmuring. I was deaf and dumb; a flint." 

"So you consent (how great is your care for your dear ones!) to reform me in another way: you change your method completely and now, provoked, you declare that love cannot succeed: you plan to conquer force by force." 

"You launch your attack and shatter that boulder, my stony heart.  What was stone becomes flesh.  Look at it, broken in pieces!  Look, its fragments are flashing at last to heaven and to you, and my cheeks are wet with tears wrung from flint."

"In the same way, ever provident for your people, you once commanded dry rocks to overflow and crags to gush with water.  How marvelous you hand is!  By dying I have gained new life: amidst the wreckage of my worldly fortunes, I am now richer than ever." (p. 137)

I say that the greatest tragedy in the world today is that God has made man in His image and made him to worship Him, made him to play the harp of worship before the face of God day and night, but he has failed God and dropped his harp. It lies voiceless at man's feet". A. W. Tozer

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