Category Archives: praising God

36 ingredients to another Pentecost . . .

We need another Pentecost! (Acts 2) * A storm of the Spirit; * Holy fire; * Spirit-driven life; * Spirit-prompted words; * Uninhibited praise; * Contagious courage; * Public proclamation; * Depression & defeat destroyed; * Holy Spirit intoxication; * … Continue reading

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A Different Worship Leader Every Sunday

At The Salvation Army Berry Street we have a different worship leader every week.  Over the past 5 1/2 years we have had about 50 different people/groups lead worship for us.  Why? 1) It keeps one person from being exalted … Continue reading

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Church — In Sync or Spontaneous?

During praise and worship an image came to my mind. I saw a group of people, all neatly facing the front of the room, sitting at banquet tables with full plates in front of them. Then I saw a man … Continue reading

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Baptist Pastor Promotes Participatory Church

I “stumbled upon” a 1971 book by a Baptist pastor that describes a participatory style church service: “One winter morning I stopped for worship at a small East Tennessee rural church . . . The singing stopped and he (the … Continue reading

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Did Sermon-Free Church Begin At Pentecost?

Sermon-Free Church — Did It Begin At Pentecost?  Thoughts for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 On Pentecost Sunday (May 19) the church in the Western world celebrates the beginning of sermon-free church. The events are recorded in Acts, chapter 2 … Continue reading

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