You Crown the Year with Goodness

As we approach the end of 2011, I am reminded of Psalm 65:11 (NKJV):  You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. It has been an eventful year for me, but looking back, I am amazed at the goodness of God in my life, both in the valleys and mountaintops. This year, […]

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Love and Hate

Have you heard the phrase “love the sinner but hate the sin” being bandied around in church? I’ve finally (after all these years as a Christian) heard an explanation of this phrase which finally makes some sense during a Joseph Prince message. Think about someone with cancer. You love someone to the same degree you […]

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A Heart for Revival

I am writing this post from Singapore, where I am currently on holidays. Singapore holds a special place in my heart. It was the place where I experienced two spiritual milestones that shaped in me a heart for revival. I went on my first short term mission trip to Singapore in 1996. You might say: […]

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Introduction to the Apostolic

Recently, I came across a phrase which gave definition to the sort of worship which I feel God has anointed me for: “apostolic worship”. In a later post, I intend to unpack that term a bit more fully, but for now, I want to shed some light on the word “apostolic” because I think that […]

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Christmas is for Worship

Merry Christmas to all the worship revolutionaries out there as today we celebrate the birth of the first worship revolutionary! Through Jesus’ coming, the worship of Jehovah was changed forever in at least two ways: first the place of our worship; and second, the participants of worship. John 1:14 says this: The Word became flesh […]

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Holy Worship Team, Batman

In a previous post, I talked about how an apprehension and understanding of the grace of God will transform the way we approach Him in worship. In this context, I want to pose the question: who is qualified to serve on the worship team? In the olden days, we used to impose a high requirement […]

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Numbers Count

In my last post, I talked about Elevation Church’s Code. In this post, I delve deeper into the thought “it’s all about the numbers”. How important are “the numbers” in terms of the health of a church? Often numerical growth is juxtaposed against spiritual depth as if they are diametrical opposites. In 2008, those who […]

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The Code

I have come across many vision and mission statements, but nothing like Elevation Church’s Code. Check this out: The philosophical approach of Elevation Church is fresh and confronting. I love the clause that says “We Need Your Seat”. It speaks of the fact that the church is singularly pursuing a mission and that those who […]

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Encountering Grace

In order to truly worship, I believe that we need to apprehend the grace of God. Now, most of us in Christian circles have some idea of “grace”. It is by faith, through grace, that we are saved. In fact, grace is probably one of the key distinctives of the Protestant movement. Yet, I believe […]

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