Beaten Plates and The Lord’s Fire

When I mention Korah everyone forgets the fire and the plates. You obviously know Korah—guy who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron. They had had enough with this whole Promised Land business, enough of the walking, enough with God’s special priesthood. Korah and some family, with no less than 250 famous men, led the charge rejecting the Apostle and the High Priest of their confession.

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Jesus Christ Our Lord Series

This is the home page for the Jesus Christ Our Lord Series.

  1. He is God Incarnate
  2. He is Sovereign King
  3. He is Our Mediator
  4. He Has A Name
  5. He Is Before All Things

Riches in Christ Series

The Main Page for the Riches in Christ series of meditation

  1. That You May Know
  2. The Lord’s Blessing on You
  3. Entering Immanuel’s Land
  4. Be Nearer, Still Nearer
  5. Even In Our Weakness
  6. Rely On Him (Doug McHone Guest Blogger)
  7. A Virgin Conceives
  8. God In The Flesh
  9. Gold Asphalt
  10. A God of Big Promises
  11. Trust And Obey
  12. Turn Your Eye Upon Jesus

Knowing the Will of God

God’s intention, His heart’s desire is:
…easy to find (John 7:17)
…for my joy to be made full by abiding in Him (John 15:4-12)
…salvation of people…salvation of me (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
…my sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4)
…for me to do right, all the time, to shut the mouths around me. (1 Peter 2)
…for me to submit (1 Peter 2)
…for me to suffer (Philippians 1:29, chapter 2)
…our churches overflowing with the Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), a holy temple

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The Beat of Just One Drum: Music in Church

In Politics, certain subjects took on a political endangering quality. Social Security has been labeled the Third Rail of American Politics specifically because it’s so charged and touching it meant death for a person’s political career. In the same way certain subjects do the same for professional careers, conversations and churches. For churches in particular, the third rail is Music: time for me to waltz on it.

You go into any Church during their service, listen to the music and note your first reaction. I don’t mean the piety of your reaction, like the part that you say “Praise God!” I mean the part of your reaction where you decide that the specific sound you’re hearing is a Good Expression of True Worship.  That reaction will clue you in on what you’re approach to music in church is.

Is there a right approach to music or is it just a matter of taste? Does Music have a place in Christian worship or is it more a distraction that what it’s worth?