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    Praise and Worship

    3 ways to improve verbal worship transitions

    May 10, 2019

    In the last month I have heard 2 worship leaders declare they had nothing to say except to sing their songs. Here’s a couple of ideas to help you get something to say.

    1.Start by daily feeding yourself the Word of God

    Reading the Bible and journaling is a good way to record what God is trying to speak to us. I guarantee there is plenty He is saying that we aren’t hearing. The Word of God is powerful. Sharing a particular insight is like serving  a little piece of it with our congregations. The revelation you receive personally could be shared. Sometimes you may only share with your worship team. But it will bring focus to your worship.

    2.Ask God to show you what emphasis is needed this week.

    Which of those things that He taught us this past week should I share this morning? There will be something fresh each week. It’s not our persuasive words— but revelations God has given us that the Spirit taught us that carry power. Sometimes we sense the need to have tender worship. Other weeks, the need to proclaim victory.

    1 Cor. 2:4-5 (ASV)  And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

    3.Find the purpose for every service

    What is the theme? What is the direction? God will weave it into a beautiful fabric every service. We may even use the same songs but they can have freshness when you dig deeper into the meaning and “preach” a bit when needed before or between the songs. I like to write in the margins between song breaks and plan  the scriptures or the revelations that will help the praise be fresh and minister power. What does God want to do in this service? The praise service is not an end in itself or a concert. It is a piece of preaching and proclaiming the Word together that precedes the hearing of God’s Word. It prepares our hearts with God to hear from Him.


    • Are you taking time during the week to write down what God is saying to you?
    • Are you referring to these when you plan your service?
    • Are you asking God what He wants to do with the service?
    • Just like you plan the songs you use—are you planning the things to say before, during and after the music?
  • Praise and Worship

    How songs are truth containers

    There are containers for everything from shoes to candy. But words are containers of truth or lies. Lies come in all shapes and sizes. Frequently we don’t recognize the lies. Lack of self-esteem is…

    January 2, 2019
  • Praise and Worship

    A fresh look at Psalm 100:1

    You may have read Psalm 100:1 many times. But let’s examine the meaning behind the phrases from the Hebrew definitions and hopefully receive something fresh. A Psalm of praise is a poem set to…

    November 7, 2018
  • Music Theory

    In What Key are You Playing?

    How do you know in what key a song is written? A guitar playing worship leader loves certain keys because of the chords that are used in that key. But what does the key…

    September 28, 2018