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Posts from February 2013

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Blessed Be Your Name”

 Welcome to this edition of Wednesday Is for Worship where my goal is to point you to great songs of the faith so that you might greatly worship the Lord today.  Today our song is “Blessed Be Your Name.” Written in 2002 by Matt and Beth Redman and published through Thankyou Music, “Blessed Be Your Name” has been one of the most…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

It’s Wednesday and time to remember that God gave you tongue for many reasons, but one of those reasons surely is to return praise to Him! Today’s song takes us back to 1739 when the great hymn-writer Charles Wesley penned these words.  Although we typically sing only about a fourth of what Wesley wrote, I’ve provided the entire lyric below.  Carl G.…

Why Are Evangelists Not Being Used?

On Tuesday I posted on reevaluating the role of the evangelist.  In that post I basically argued through my personal testimony that to ignore the role of the evangelist is to ignore the Scripture.  Today I’ll explore why churches aren’t using evangelists as much these days and will try to put forth a way of going forward so that we can be…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “Happy Day”

It’s Wednesday, and for followers of Jesus Christ, it’s a happy day!  Today’s song rejoices in the happiness that Jesus brings by washing our sins away and changing our life around. Ben Cantelon and Tim Hughes wrote “Happy Day” in 2006 and published it through Thankyou Music.  It’s an upbeat celebration of the joy of salvation.  Sing along with Tim below.  You…

Revisiting the Role of the Evangelist

One of the great pleasures of being a human is the ability to change your mind.  That’s a tremendous blessing, especially when a wrong needs to be righted. I have striven to be a man of the Word.  I want to live my life and do church as closely to the revelation that God has given us in the Bible.  However, the…

The Vines of Mischaracterization

Today at SBCtoday.com, which is maintained by Truett-McConnell College (the new “Traditionalist” intellectual Zion in the SBC), Dr Jerry Vines gives a written interview in an effort to promote his upcoming John 3:16 Conference, part deux.  As everybody knows who has been following the soteriological debate in the SBC over the last decade, Dr Vines is no fan of the doctrines of…

Wednesday Is for Worship: “O Church, Arise”

It’s Wednesday, and it’s time to arise!  Today’s Wednesday Is for Worship song will call you to do just that as we sing along with “O Church, Arise.” Written and published through Thankyou Music in 2005 by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, who have shown themselves to be today’s premiere modern hymn-writers, this song is a battle hymn for the church.  We…

10 Ways to Keep Your Gospel-Urgency Stoked

During the first decade of my childhood, my family had a big old wood-burning stove in our house to keep us warm in the winter.  There was one thing that we always had to keep in mind:  keep the fire stoked so that the fire would stay hot.  I remember distinctly watching my dad, or doing it myself as I got older,…