Biblical Perspectives

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Forgiveness

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness is on my mind these last couple of weeks.  I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father in

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
A Song of Sorrow

By John Martin There are times when life is just plain hard. There are moments when the words of Job seem far too real; “We’re all adrift in the same boat: too few days, too many troubles.” (Job 14:1 – The Message) I find myself in one of those seasons of life when I too

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts, Resources
Created for His Praise

When God finished creating Adam and Eve on the sixth day He said it was “very good.” Think about that. They had just been created. They had not had the chance to do anything, yet He was pleased with them. He enjoyed their company as He walked in the cool of the day with them.

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Passion, Dedication and Focus

By Donald Kutala PDF! Is this Portable Document Format? Nope! this is completely something else! It is Passion, Dedication and Focus. Paul compares the Church to one body that consists of many parts in 1 Corinthians 12:20. A profound way of how we as believers should serve God and one another in unity with less

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The True Essence of Worship

By Dwayne Moore Deuteronomy 6:4-5 says,“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” I believe these two verses are central in helping us grasp acceptable worship to God. We must love him completely,

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
What Matters Most

By John Martin In my role with NLW International, I am blessed to meet some very talented and gifted people. Even within our own team God has blessed us with a wide range of talents and personalities! But regardless of how gifted any of us may be, we must never forget what matters most. The

Biblical Perspectives, Church
Don’t Forget About Hur

By John Martin Whether you are a pastor, a worship leader, or a member of the praise team then you know what it is to be front and center. You understand the rush of adrenalin when you walk out onto the stage. You know what it is like to receive the praise and accolades of

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Forgiveness

By Suzanne Provagna Forgiveness has been on my mind these last couple of weeks. I can’t begin to understand the depth of God’s love for us and the pain that He went through to watch His only Son take on our sins so that we could live a beautiful life in eternity with our Father

Biblical Perspectives, Worship
When I fall at Your Feet

By Suzanne Provagna When I fall at Your feet, I find Your favor, I fix my eyes on You.  The most important thing I can do today is worship Jesus. In college when I was preparing for a piano recital, I would practice each difficult measure or phrase until I could play it just as

Biblical Perspectives, pure praise worship study
Thankful in Every Circumstance

This article is an excerpt from Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study on Worship by Dwayne Moore. Hebrews 13:15 encourages us to “continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name” (NKJV). Praise is primarily acknowledging God for who he is. Thanksgiving, on the

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Praise Impacts Our World

The praise song the People of Judah sang in 2 Chronicles is an excellent example of the kind of worship song that both honors and pleases the Lord. Not only was it scripturally accurate (what God said), it was a redemptive song that epitomized the very heart of God (who God is). “His mercy endures

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Barren Places

By Dawn Kelley “In the barren places of my life, I can be assured that God is there as He is when life is fruitful.” – Elisabeth Elliot Here in the Southern states of the USA, we are beginning to see evidence of Spring arriving and I, for one, could not be more thrilled. The

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Our Ultimate Goal as Worship Leaders

What can we accomplish every single time we stand in front of others to lead praise and worship? To begin to “unearth” what we so desperately need to discover, we need look to 2 Chronicles 20. In verse 29, the Children of Judah had just returned from winning their “battle-less battle.” According to that verse,

Biblical Perspectives, Prayer
Pleasing God First Requires Listening

If we are to know how he wants us to praise him – whether we’re alone in our quiet times or with other believers – then we must learn to listen to him speak to us. There are four ways that God speaks to His people today. First and foremost, He speaks through His Word,

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Praise is Universal

Praise is universal. If we could fly over the “plains of praise,” we would see many landmarks that would give us a clearer picture of just how universal and far-reaching praise to God really is. For example, we would see that God’s people have always praised him. In our day many churches and believers are