Praise Must Be Expressed – by John Lanferman

This excerpt comes from the Confluence blog: Praise must be expressed. The expression of what you are enjoying is the consummation of it. There is a fulfillment and joy found in sharing your expression.ADMIRATION AND REFLECTIONPraise is admiration and reflection. Just wanting an experience is religious existentialism. Worship must be rooted in reality. God loves us and His Spirit pours out an experience that is a greater reality of what we know. Our worship is a consummation. It is being … [Read more...]

I sing because I am reformed

I found this quote on Ray Ortlund's blog.  It is a great meditation for a Sunday! “Nothing is more characteristic of Reformation theology and few parts of Reformation Church activity have been so neglected as the congregational singing.  It was far from being a pleasant element introduced rather inconsistently into a service otherwise ruled by a sombre view of life.  We have already seen that in 1537 one of the four foundations for the reform of the Church was congregational singing. . . . We hav … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo on the presence of God

As I mentioned yesterday, with the release of The Spirit-Filled Church, I thought I would now play catch up with some of Terry's values videos. Here are some extracts from the video which follows. If you are intrigued by all this, why not book into the 300 leaders conference where you can hear him preach on these subjects. "We are coming to meet God, and therefore we should anticipate we meet with God, anything less is merely being religious. I remember the pain in the early days when we first … [Read more...]

Interview with Dr. Jack Hayford – Part Two: Growing people not a church

In this second part of the interview, Dr. Hayford speaks about his concerns about modern worship, and we discuss his book Manifest Presence. We also talked about the difference between growing a church and growing people. We discuss discipleship and the Spirit-filled life. In it he explains his view of tongues, which is very similar to mine.By now you should hopefully be able to watch the sessions from the recent 300 Leaders conference where Dr. Hayford was the speaker and book into our … [Read more...]

Why is informality a value to treasure in church life? Interview with Terry Virgo

Today's video with Terry Virgo moves onto the fifth of seventeen values that have shaped his ministry for decades. These values are expressed as the kind of church he aims to plant: “A church where God’s presence is prized and where God is enthusiastically worshipped with genuine freedom for men and women to worship publicly in the Holy Spirit, to use spiritual gifts and to participate in ‘body ministry’ ” Here are some extracts from the video, followed by the video itself:"Church is people … [Read more...]

Faith and Feelings Part Six- It is Impossible to Elevate Emotions Too Highly!

The following post is comprised of Piper material I have posted before at PIPER FRIDAY – It is Impossible to Elevate Emotions Too Highly!. “Don’t I elevate the importance of emotions too highly?”While at Wheaton College, Piper read Situation Ethics by Joseph Fletcher, who argued that since love is commanded in the Bible, therefore love can’t be an emotion because you can’t command an emotion. But Piper felt there was something dead wrong with this premise since emotions are commanded everywhere … [Read more...]

Grace is not earned or deserved – a song by Kate Simmonds

One of the many highlights of the Brighton conference for me was that Kate Simmonds was once again with us leading worship, having traveled all the way from Sydney, Australia. She shared with us a song that displays the glorious gospel in a wonderfully fresh way. In these two videos she first speaks about the song, and then in the second one sings it. Congregations could do a lot worse than adopting this song. The music sheets and mp3s of this and two other new Kate Simmonds songs are available … [Read more...]

Don't trust the sweetest frame

I want to remind you today of an old hymn and to highlight just one line from one of the verses.  Have a think about what this line means to us today, and starting tomorrow I will begin a series in which I will first share some quotes from others, then write myself about why I feel this line is vital for us to rightly understand. My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.Chorus: On Christ, the soli … [Read more...]

Hear Phatfish and Lou Fellingham live across the UK!

Phatfish and Lou Fellingham will be performing songs from their sensational new albums 'In Jesus' and 'Step into the Light' at venues all over the UK this Autumn. These will be fantastic events where you can enjoy music and be encouraged by faith building lyrics that will draw you to God. Maybe even get a ticket for an unchurched friend? Don't miss out! More details and tickets at www.phatfish.netTOUR DATESFRI 17th SEP SOUTHAMPTON - TESTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCHFRI 24th SEP REIGATE - REIGATE … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – The songs we sung together to our missional God

Thanks to the amazing behind the scenes workers at Together On A Mission, I am able to share with you the songs that we worshipped God together with. If someone has the time to edit this list and tell us all which albumns you can find the songs on that would be fantastic. If not, you should be able to find most of these fairly easily. Some of the Nathan Fellingham songs are on the new album by his wife. Some of the Kate Simmonds ones are I think yet to be recorded, however. See the websites of … [Read more...]


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