There are certain songs which make your spirit soar, especially the ones that have multiple “key ups” like Dennis Jernigan’s “Who Can Satisfy?” Hosanna is one of those songs. The beauty of the song is in its majesty and simplicity: a four-line chorus and the repeated cry “be lifted higher”. May this be our cry […]Read More Global Day of Worship Song: Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)
As we are getting closer to Global Day of Worship on 12.12.12, I thought I might start sharing some of the songs we are doing so that you can familiarise yourself with them in preparation. I believe that what we do in corporate worship is never confined to those on the platform. Rather, both the […]Read More Global Day of Worship Song: Rooftops
I’m glad to announce that after a lot of prayer and thought, we’ve finally crafted the songlist for Global Day of Worship Perth. I really appreciate Pastor Yoy’s and Derwin’s input into shaping all the songs that we had to choose from. Here it is: SONGS – PART 1 (LIVE STREAMING) Shout to the Lord […]Read More Songlist for Global Day of Worship Perth
We often prepare songlists for church services which go for 25 minutes. It gets quite easy and routine. You do four songs, two fast, two slow, maybe have a scripture reading somewhere, a bit of open worship after the first of the slow songs and finish up with some enthusiastic applause. But how do you […]Read More Your Presence is Heaven to Me
Someone gave me a bookmark once which had a little sample of mustard seeds laminated onto it. I was surprised how tiny the mustard seeds were. In Matthew 17:20, Jesus said “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will […]Read More How Do We Have Great Faith?
I shared the following thoughts with the band of which I am a part at Faith Community Church on 20 October 2012. We call ourselves “Fantastic Team 3”. Below I reproduce my sharing almost verbatim (with a few edits). Lisa (the worship leader of our band) has asked me to do a 10 minute sharing with […]Read More Worshipping Generations
One of the things I like about Christian theology and practice is that it is always evolving. Sure, certain absolutes remain constant, but lots of the periphery change and I believe the reason why the Christian faith has endured (and in fact flourished) over the centuries is because of its cultural adaptiveness. So, when I […]Read More Two Kinds of Worship?