Archives For worship

I find it interesting to see which of my blog posts are the most popular during any given period of time and decided to share the information for July with you, my readers. A few of my more recent posts have been quite popular, but there’s one older post that has remained on the list month after month. Here it is, in declining order of popularity:

  1. Psalm 16:7-11
  2. Texas Bar Sues Church
  3. Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola
  4. Sabbatical
  5. MuseScore and ScoreRender
  6. Stop Dating the Church! by Joshua Harris

Please read and comment!

November 22 Worship Set

By Nate LaClaire —  November 20, 2009 — Leave a comment

This week at PBC we’ll be singing a few songs that were new to us this year (introduced over the past several months), plus a selection from the hymnal. Since they are still a bit new for some of us, here are some YouTube videos to help re-familiarize us with them.

Ancient of Days

Be Unto Your Name

Mighty to Save

I’m sure that no one needs a review of this last one, but I love hearing Andrae Crouch sing it.

Temptations

By Nate LaClaire —  August 13, 2008 — Leave a comment

O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the vict’ry to win.
– Elisha A. Hoffman, “I Must Tell Jesus,” verse 3

A few months ago, during a worship service, I was playing “I Must Tell Jesus” and singing it with the congregation. Now, I have sung and played this song many, many times before – many tens if not hundreds of times – but this time, those words from the third verse stood out. Sometimes it seems to me, especially with hymns, that the words are wonderful and spiritual, but lack reality. Like when we sing hymns about raising hands in celebration in a very conservative church with no one raising any hands. Or when we sing about giving up everything for the cause of Christ, knowing full well that few if any of us will ever make such a sacrifice. Not this time… those words fit me exactly at that moment. My eyes actually teared up as I was playing, which seldom happens. It was a moment from God, a reminder that only through Him can I ever hope to find victory over my temptations. I praise God that He brought those words to me when I needed them most and, most of all, that He will give me the strength to stand up against my selfish addictions. Praise the Lord!

If your browser were compatible, you would see a YouTube video.
Another one… This is a call to worship based on Casting Crowns – East to West. I love this song…

If your browser were compatible, you would see a YouTube video.
An awesome “slide” presentation that accompanies Who Am I by Casting Crowns. Is this the one that they use during their performances?

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. – C. S. Lewis

How true…