Recently, I was encouraged by the power God has entrusted to His people through the gift of intercession.  This came during a two hour intercession set that we do weekly at IHOP Atlanta on Tuesdays 4-6PM. We were praying for God to release understanding of the gospel to people as the kingdom of God is …

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You shall not take the name of The Lord your God in vain, for The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. -Exodus 20:7 I’ve always assumed the command to not take the name of God in vain meant to not say the words, “God” or “Jesus” or any other …

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Why Do I Sing?

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People sing for many different reasons. Some sing due to a desire for fame. Some sing because they are told they must. Some sing because they have no other options. It may seem rudimentary, but as I thought about all the reasons people sing, the question arose in my heart. Why do I sing? In …

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If you lead worship in a team setting, here are six helpful tips that will set your team as well as yourself up for success in the eyes of the Lord… which is what ultimately matters. Preparation – Take time to know your musical material (music and instrument), team members and the type of setting …

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Recently, I’ve been feeling a little blue and lost in this current season. Kyle and I are expecting our first child in June and while we are head over heels excited, pregnancy has been hard for me. I had this idea that pregnancy would be the happiest time in my life, all rainbows and butterflies. …

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By “Us”, I mean all of us who name the name of Christ; us, the Bride, the Church. Consumer Christianity is KILLING US. You understand consumerism. America is made up of consumers. Companies make stuff and we consume it. That’s the cycle of economics which is based upon the law of supply and demand. Demand …

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I’m not sure if that title got your attention. But I’m assuming it was either the bluntness of the word “lame” or the alliteration of “Confessions” & “Christian”. But righteousness isn’t usually a crowd pleaser. For most of my Christian existence, righteousness had been forever fixated in the chasms of mind as just another one …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 2

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In the previous blog in this series, we looked at Jesus’ own claims to be God.  In this installment, we will look at those in the New Testament who proclaim Jesus to be God. After the Crucifixion, Thomas, upon seeing the resurrected Jesus, calls Him God: Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; …

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There are three main things worship leaders, singers, and musicians battle: comparison, fear, and pride. It can be such a war at times to enter into worship with a heart unhindered by any of these cancerous issues. Personally, I have battled all three in different seasons. I remember days where I would be leading worship …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 1

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While most Christians would heartily admit that Jesus is God, many have never taken the time to study out this idea in the Word of God.  This lack of biblical knowledge on the subject can present a real challenge when such a believer is then faced with someone proclaiming that Jesus is not God.  If …

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Just like many other moms, I’m pretty convinced that I have the sweetest, cutest kid on the planet. I love him a ton. I do all the goofy things that I laughed at other parents doing before I became a mom: take an absurd amount of pictures during every normal life event? Check. Make goofy …

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The “Grumpy God”

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The “Grumpy God”…nothing could be further from the truth; yet, most of us have subtly bought into lies that God is a little cantankerous at best. However, the Scriptures are clear that our Father in heaven is overflowing with gladness and delight. Paul identifies Him as the “eternally happy God” (Romans 9:5, 1 Tim 1:11).  He …

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“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”– Matthew 16:24-25 ESV It’s so easy in our culture to be concerned primarily …

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