Sing With Your Children! – Train Up The Child – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Isaiah 61 says that Jesus came to give us a song of praise in place of sorrow. He has put a new song in my mouth– Psalm 40:3 Psalm 118:15 says glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous. God puts a song in our heart and we need to sing it!! He desires our songs of praise to Him, but He also designed music for our good – to promote our wellness, to help us manage…

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the Year of Play – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

I have long known what my ‘one word’ for this year would be. Last year was a year of silence as far as this blog was concerned, although my word for it was ‘dawn’ – in reality it was more of a sense of ‘through the dark to the dawn’….but that is slightly more than one word! 2019 was a tricky year for me in many ways, but there were treasures in the darkness. I am not going to expound…

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There’s singing, and there’s singing – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata Paul was going about doing his business preaching the Gospel and ministering, and a demon-possessed slave girl kept following them and shouting that they were from God showing the way to salvation. Irked at having a demonic forerunner, Paul finally exorcised the demon from her. However, her owners seeing that their hope of gain was gone, had Paul and his companion Silas arrested and beaten. Paul and Silas were thrown into the inner prison. Acts’ author Luke…

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Why you should bring all your teens (and their unreached friends) to Winter Jam this year – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Starting this Friday I’m going to be on tour with Winter Jam and I can’t wait! This year’s lineup is shockingly good: Crowder, Hillsong Young & Free, Passion Band, Red, Andy Mineo, Building 429, New Song and so many others. I think this is the strongest top to bottom lineup Winter Jam has had in years!

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My Top 5 Favorite Happy Praise Songs: Download or Play Online – End Times Christian Article

The Bible says the joy of the Lord is our strength, so we’re spiritually stronger when we’re full of joy, and there’s nothing like happy praise songs to help us get filled up. Listed below are my top 5 favorites. If you can can’t get any joy after listening to these, you might need to check your pulse. These songs were all recorded at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. Their musicians play live praise and worship…

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New Uses for the Hymn Board – Christian Article

New Uses for the Hymn Board After yesterday’s discussion on Twitter prompted by Traci Rhoades, I thought you’d like to see what my wife did when she inherited a hymn board at the church where she now serves. For Advent it got more complicated! The second line in this board is replaced each week… …with the lines shown on the right in this picture. And the candle flames on the left……end up on the hymn board on the other side of…

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A Song for Every Psalm, Released Weekly for 150 Weeks – Christian Article

On January 1, Christian folk band Poor Bishop Hooper will release a song based on Psalm 1. In November 2022, they will release a song based on Psalm 150. Every week in between, they will release new songs that work through the Psalter. That’s 150 songs, released one per week, for three years. The ambitious EveryPsalm project is just the latest creative Bible-set-to-music project from the Kansas City–based band (composed of husband-and-wife duo Jesse and Leah Roberts), whose 2014 album Foreign Made landed at number 21…

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A Christian Musician You Should Know – Christian Article

Tenielle Neda is a Reformed Christian song-writer from western Australia. With over 25,000+ monthly Spotify listeners, she’s mustered up a bit of a following, all without having released an official album. After listening to her songs you can see the draw. In a day where so much music sounds the same, Tenielle’s style and voice brings a refreshing contribution to the Christian genre. Photo Credit: Fuzz Digital Her new EP, Mercy, is officially out. There are six tracks on the…

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My Top 50 Favorite Worship Songs: Download or Play Online – End Times Christian Article

During my prayer time in the early morning on September 26, I believe God put it on my heart to share my favorite worship music with the Z3 family. I had questions about how to do it, but the answers came to me quickly. However, I then got started with my day and didn’t do anything with it. The next day during my prayer time, the same impression came to me very loud and clear, so I moved it up…

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Enjoy Fall With Your Family – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Daniel 2:21And He changes the times and the seasons; Celebrate each season, emphasizing God’s hand in it all.  Autumn is such a fun time to enjoy God’s beautiful world with your children. Go to a pumpkin farm. Go for a hike in the woods. Decorate the house with pumpkins, colorful leaves, etc. Enjoy sitting around a fire outside on these cooler nights and just relaxing as a family. Go outside and play in the leaves (then work together as a…

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Eiffel 65: Prophets of Solipsism – Christian Article

I’ve got nothing to sayI’ve got nothing to say……We could drag it out but that’s for other bands to do. That’s how the Strokes parodied the state of pop music in their 2006 song “Ask Me Anything.”[1] It’s easy to agree with their assessment, which ages well with every passing Chainsmokers’ album. Pop musicians—at least the Top 40 hit producers—focus on lyrical trends which broaden their commercial appeal while eschewing the ability to make significant statements. There are exceptions, of…

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In My Place | Denny Burk – Christian Article

A few weeks ago, a small group of us gathered at our church for a midweek night of worship. During that meeting, we recorded a new song written by our worship pastor Matt Damico. It’s titled “In My Place,” and it is a really wonderful, fitting tribute on this Good Friday. Amazon | iTunes In My Place Verse 1God in heaven, high and holy,measure of all good and beauty,who can stand before the fire of holiness? Verse 2Sinners here so…

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Holy, Righteous, Ratchet Squad: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope – Christian Article

Kings Kaleidoscope presses even deeper into their signature blend of hymnody fused with hip hop, soul, and alternative rock on their latest record Zeal. A sonic explosion of chaotically ordered soundscapes, Zeal comes alive with splashes of color and joyous, childlike wonder. During a short break in their 25-city, nationwide tour across the United States, I caught up with lead singer Chad Gardner to talk about the band’s newest release. The following interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.…

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Joining Augustine’s War Against Narcissism – Christian Article

For the past few months Kanye West has been in social exile. Since bursting onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, Mr. West has been a fixture in the cultural zeitgeist. One of the biggest criticisms about him has been that Kanye is self-absorbed. He is all about himself and how great he is, and he makes sure you know it. Kanye is your classic narcissist. On “Last Call” from The College Dropout he rapped:…

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Praise And Supernatural Supply – Paul Enenche ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

Praise is a weapon, tool, and key for supernatural supply. Real worshippers and real praisers of God never end empty handed (Joel 1:12) HOW PRAISE BRINGS ABOUT SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY: 1. Praise fertilizes the earth for increase (Ps. 67:5-7) Praise makes your seed in the earth to yield bumper harvest When you give your offering, you plant a seed, when you pay tithes you are opening the heavens for rain to fall, and when you give your praise, you are watering…

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Nipsey Hussle: The Selfless Servant – Christian Article

Days prior to the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, thousands gathered and collectively mourned another prominent figure in the African American community. Hip hop artist and community activist Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was shot and killed, just as his influence was beginning to alter the landscape of the hip hop industry for the better. Like MLK, when Nipsey was murdered, it was not just the rapper who died, but also the opportunities that died with…

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On the Second Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Two Movie Soundtracks – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. This year, 2018, featured films that surpassed the bar of excellence in cinematography, theater, and animation…

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The Indie Synth Worship of South of Royal – Christian Article

I love hymns accompanied by booming pipe organs in cavernous cathedrals. I also love hymns accompanied by synthesizers and drum machines in warehouse-style evangelical megachurches. Both can be beautiful ways to worship our great God, and I think more churches should make room for both styles (and everything in between). South of Royal is a church-based worship band that demonstrates the “synthesizers and drum machines” style of hymnody. Called everything from synth pop rock to indie synth worship, the band…

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Unveiling The Enemies of Praise – Christian Article

We discover from scriptures that praise is one of the most powerful spiritual weapons that provoke the acts of God, yet, many are not aware of its potency. On the other hand, those who know are yet to experience the benefit embedded in it. We must understand that while there are several wonders in praise, there are also enemies of praise which stops the acts of God in our lives. This is because it is acceptable praise that works! Erroneously,…

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Is the Church Where Creativity Goes to Die? – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Thomas Terry: We began talking a lot about creativity and theology. And as we were talking about it, we began to see that there was some serious problems. I’ve been a creative since I was 12 years old. I first started doing music and writing lyrics as a 12-year-old. It was kind of an escape for me. I…

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The Church Today Viewed Through the Lens of Tomorrow

The Church Today Viewed Through the Lens of Tomorrow I have strongly come to believe that if Jesus Christ’s second coming does not otherwise interrupt the trajectory of Evangelicalism in North America, Australia/New Zealand and Western Europe, that something like the following will be written about us in the not-so-distant future: They allowed music to be an all-important feature of their gatherings to the point where it became a dominant factor in shaping their view of God and His ways and…

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