worship

Biblical Perspectives, Book Reviews, Guest Posts
Communion Shows Us What Worship Really Means

OK, I admit I am mentally challenged and stretched every time I listen to or read anything by Ravi Zacharias. I am half-way through his book, Jesus Among Other Gods, and yet again, I find myself reading and re-reading certain paragraphs and sections in order to try to grasp the full meaning of his words.

drama, Worship Planning
Powerful Visual Skit for Worship Service

John Martin, our VP of Development at Next Level Worship, discovered this incredible dramatic sketch online yesterday. What a powerful way to illustrate the change Christ makes in people’s lives! This is a compelling tool for presenting the Gospel–and a great way to easily involve several people in your church! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDDc5RB6FQ ShareFollow

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts
Asking, Seeking and Knocking

If you are like me, you have known Matthew 7:7-8 for a long time — and claimed it countless times! Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receives, and he that seeks will find, and to him

Leaders' Notes, seminars & conferences
Next Level Worship Invited to Lead in AL State Conference

Our good friend, Keith Hibbs, has invited us to help lead a worship leader state-wide conference in May. Part of Alabama Southern Baptists’ Leader Connect emphasis, this conference at Shocco Springs Conference Center near Talledega, AL is for all the associational music directors across the state. I will be leading worship conferences in Botswana, Africa during this time. Thus, John Martin,

Biblical Perspectives, Leaders' Notes
“Worship Leader” Is Still a Good Title

Of late, the term worship leader has come upon hard times. ‘Seems that titles like “lead worshiper” or “worship facilitator” or even “song leader” are more in vogue. I appreciate the careful thought and articulation of my colleagues who want to better define what we do each week when we stand in front of other believers

Random Thoughts
C.S. Lewis’ Prophetic Words Speak to Our Economic Woes

The following is a quote from C. S. Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity (HarperCollins, 1952). It needs no preface or explanation… There is one bit of advice given to us by the ancient heathen Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic

Biblical Perspectives, Book Reviews, Devotional Thoughts
Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

I am reading C. H. Spurgeon’s book, The Practice of Praise (Whitaker House, 1995). This is a power-packed little read! Here are some amazing (and convicting!) quotes that I highlighted from the first half of the book. (Second half coming soon!) ~ Dwayne “They shall abundantly utter the memory of God’s great goodness.” (Psalm 147:5) The word,

Devotional Thoughts, Random Thoughts
Teenagers Stand In Cold To Worship at Easter

Below is an excerpt from a newspaper article that just came out this morning. It is an encouraging and powerful story of how love for the risen Christ is still more important to some young people (and older people!) than their own personal comforts. Go here to read the entire article. BANGOR, Maine – The early arrival

drama, Resources, Worship Planning
4 New Dramatic Sketches to Enhance Your Services!

My pastor, Randy Norris, has been preaching a series he has entitled, “Why-fi.” I wrote a 3-minute dramatic sketch to support each of the messages. Because of the broad ideas they are presenting, these humorous but thought-provoking skits can be used to enhance any number of sermon topics and services. These are simple to do

Pure Praise Resources, Worship Study Help
Primary Hebrew Words for Praise

This is another extra resource for those going through the Pure Praise worship study. Please utilize this list of Hebrew definitions for words used for praise in the Old Testament. There are several Hebrew words that are translated as “praise” in most English versions. We strongly encourage you to go deeper in studying these amazing word-pictures. NOTE: We’ve