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October Hymn: "All the Way My Savior Leads Me"

As we repeat this song each week this month, let us dwell on the goodness of the Lord and His promise to be with us as we journey through joys and sorrows, defeat and triumph. Let us cling to the knowledge that “whatever befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.”...

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September Hymn: "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Even though we are a community of believers with hope in the Lord, we are often accosted with very real trials in life that threaten to shake our faith. These words from Lamentations assure us that no matter our circumstances in this temporary life, God never changes and His desire is always to supply more of Himself in our time of need. ...

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August Hymn: "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

This hymn continually reminds me that I am in great need of Christ, every minute of every day. He is good and willing to offer that grace to us freely....

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June Hymn: "Jesus Paid It All"

This hymn has stood the test of time in our churches, both traditional and contemporary, because of the eloquence with which it expounds the saving sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. The imagery of sin’s crimson stain that is washed away by the blood of Christ is a strong reminder of our own sin and the great provision of God through Jesus....

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May Hymn: "The Church's One Foundation"

As we sing this hymn, we remember that God gave the church a unique role in His kingdom. We mourn in our failures and persecution, but we rejoice in the cornerstone of our faith, Jesus Christ, who reigns over all....

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April Hymn: "Crown Him with Many Crowns"

This song reminds us of the Kingship of Christ. Each verse, while elaborating a separate facet of Christ’s lordship, also points specifically to the cross and the death of Christ as the vehicle of salvation for our souls. ...

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March Hymn: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

This grand piece of hymnody, penned by none other than the great reformer Martin Luther, has rightly found its way into the favor of many Protestant traditions....

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February Hymn: "Be Thou My Vision"

This hymn serves us as a reminder of the priority God should have in our lives. ...

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January Hymn: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"

The grateful words to this hymn bid us to remember the loving works God has ordained in our lives....

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New for 2014: Hymn of the Month

Over the past few months Brandon, Drew, and I have been envisioning the goals we’d like to set for 2014 in the growth of our Sunday morning worship service. One idea that we are excited to begin executing this month is the hymn of the month....

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Preparing for Worship (Part Two)

Whatever we do, if we are reflecting Jesus and bringing glory to His name, we are worshiping....

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Preparing for Worship: Heart, Mind, and Body

I don’t have all the answers to the questions that plague our current culture of worship in the Christian church, but I would love to share a bit of what God has revealed to me about worship through my experience as a music leader in the church....

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