I am blessed to be ministering as the worship pastor of Evangelical Baptist Church, Laconia, NH. I am also blessed to be married to Susan, my wonderful wife of nine years. And I am blessed to be father to our two kids, Malia (6) and Eleck (2). But most of all I am blessed with Christ and the power of His Gospel at work in my life. Apart from him I honestly would not have a whole lot going on for me. If left to my own devices I would be a wreck. But He has chosen to show me far more grace and mercy then I deserve… To me this is the greatest of the cosmic mysteries… “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) It is also the reason why I am a pastor and a why I am a worship leader.
Well , actually , yes, I do have the gift of encouragement. But, I do want to make it clear that when I encourage ( and yes, that is often) It comes from authenticity and the desire to speak truth that empowers the servant of God. And my encouragement always comes from what I feel God has laid on my heart. ;-)
Sooo that first chapter... eeks...that was a good one! And convicting may I add... Strait out and bold...get rid of your pride and know your theology. I agree. I plan to continue to search and stive for that. Feel free to share what your learning. I'd love to hear about it!
LOL wow, that's great that you are reading Worship Matters. I just read chapter 18 yesterday, which ends with 2 cor. 3:18 ..hmmmm reminded me of a song I know *wink* ..... "God intends to transform us into his Image as we behold His Glory....The Joy is ours, the Glory is His." ~ Bob Kauflin
I have a feeling that you will see some things you are already doing as well!