Biblical Perspectives

Biblical Perspectives
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

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
Gotta Have Accountability!

I am thankful for my accountability partners, John, Scott, Ken and my wife, Sonia. Because I am often alone in my studio/study with my computer, I have to be extra careful about what I browse on the internet. That is why each week my accountability partners receive a report from BSafeOnline.net that shows them exactly what websites

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Fall in Love with God, not Worship

I’m working on a new devotional book for worship leaders. Here’s an excerpt. I’d love to hear what you think! Thanks! When we see God as we should we will worship him as we ought. Martin Lloyd-Jones wrote, “Unless we understand what the Bible tells us about God, our worship can never be real.” Our

Biblical Perspectives
Hidden Dislike for New Praise Songs

Recently I received a very telling email from a worship leader in Ohio about worship styles in their church. What she described could be written of many churches in America. For so many, the “war” on worship styles has long been over and battlelines drawn years ago. However, there is still an underlying current of discontent and

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Ready to Listen, Ready to Praise

The pinnacle of listening, the ultimate goal of our spiritual ears is this: We should be ready and able to hear our Lord speak to us anytime and anywhere he wishes. When we deliberately and regularly place ourselves in a listening posture, God can download into us his truths, insights and directives as often as

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Pleasing Praise 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 exactly four ways that God speaks to His people today. First and foremost, He speaks through His

Biblical Perspectives
Fallen Troops

Four of my friends who are worship leaders and pastors have fallen out of the ministry over the past few months. Three out of the four had affairs and one was accused (falsely he said) of inappropriate behavior with a child in his church. These were (are) talented and capable men whom God was using in his

Biblical Perspectives
Humility before honor

I just finished my quiet time. Been reading in Proverbs 15 where it says “The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” Wow, forget trying to climb some ladder of success today. I just need to humble myself before holy God. He’ll do the honoring how and when he