Category: Devotions

Then Came the Light — Narration Sneak Peek

Then Came the Light — Narration Sneak Peek

Then Came the Light is a new Christmas musical by Derric Johnson and Richard Kingsmore that blends captivating elements of storytelling and music. The following is an excerpt from the narration in Then Came the Light written by Derric Johnson. To check out samples of the complete narration and music, visit our website here: http://bit.ly/29x0xG7 Joey was […]

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A Closer Look at Why We Worship

A Closer Look at Why We Worship

Worship is a response to who God is and what He is doing in the lives of His people. This response can manifest itself in many forms. Singing praise is only one aspect of worship. Prayer, serving others, generosity with our possessions, and teaching the Bible are all examples of worship. But music is unique […]

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Story Behind the Song: “The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me”

Story Behind the Song: “The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me”

Songwriter David Moffitt shares the story behind co-writing the song “The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me” from Travis Cottrell’s brand-new worship collection All That Is Within Me. Be sure and check out the album on iTunes, Spotify, and on our site as a choral collection. The blood of Jesus speaks for me. These words jumped into my […]

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Looking for Christmas in All the Right Places

Looking for Christmas in All the Right Places

“I’m dreaming of a [insert adjective of your choice] Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know…” I have long felt that the reason this beloved holiday song by Irving Berlin continues to top popularity polls is because it expresses a sentiment concerning Christmas that is almost universal: the act of reminiscing. For most of […]

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Singing With Understanding

Singing With Understanding

As a choir member, every Sunday I have the opportunity to lead people into worship. It is something that I consider a privilege and an honor. Sometimes, though, when I am up in the choir loft on a Sunday morning, or even singing in rehearsal, I find myself focusing on everything except what I’m singing about. […]

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Annointments

Annointments

By Celeste Clydesdale My husband David and I got home last night from a children’s music conference where we were able to share what God has been teaching us. We taught about the seven different Hebrew words for praise in the Old Testament, specifically in the Psalms. I’m not going to go into this in […]

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How Will You Be Remembered?

How Will You Be Remembered?

From time to time, my dad brings up the subject of his funeral. He is in his upper 70s and in pretty good health, but he wants to make sure everything is planned beforehand. Strangely enough, the conversation really doesn’t upset me. I consider it a privilege to help him plan for that service. As […]

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Our True Identity

Our True Identity

One of the important lessons Jesus has revealed to me is that during worship, He never wants us to focus on ourselves or how broken we are. During this time, we have to be careful of inward focus. It’s our human nature to “search our hearts” during the service. However, if we don’t have the knowledge […]

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Giving Your Best

Giving Your Best

By Russell Mauldin “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” —2 Timothy 2:15 In his last epistle, the Apostle Paul encourages Timothy to be strong in his service to Christ. The aged Apostle sits […]

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The Silence of the Heart

The Silence of the Heart

In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. — Mother […]

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