Worship in Spirit & Truth

Denise Frank

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. ~Isaiah 29:13 Growing up in black churches, I never understood why folks were shouting and running…

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The Compelling Image

Carmen Dillon

If you were to draw a picture of worship, what would you draw? What does worship look like? When I google an image on worship, I find silhouettes of men and women whose faces tilt toward a sunset and lift their hands to heaven. But is worship lifting our hands and repeatedly lifting God’s name…

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Behold, the Lamb

Beth Bingaman Worship

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! ~John 1:29 {ESV} Growing up, I attended church, heard the Bible read and learned the stories that were taught in Sunday School. I went to Vacation Bible School, was in the choirs and Christmas pageants. In all of that I never learned or…

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The Nativity’s Reminder

Cole Smith Nativity

December! The Christmas season, one of the times we collectively reflect and lift our hearts in worship, can often be sapped of its joy by busyness, stress, and “all the things”. Though many of us long for simpler holidays, the reality of community and family commitments can still leave us feeling stretched. On those days,…

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