Some encouraging words from Jonathan Leeman, 9Marks Editorial Director, on the importance of corporate singing:
“At my church’s Sunday gathering, the preacher and everyone leading the service sits on the stage facing the congregation.
In the past, I’ve been tempted to wonder if they’re really worshipping, or just looking around. Doesn’t someone who is really worshipping close his eyes, put up his hands, and wear an expression of rapture?
At least that’s what I wondered until it was me sitting on stage, looking at the congregation. When the singing begins, I’m beholding God’s people praise God. And it’s unbelievable! …
Read the full article here.
Happy Friday Shady Oaks,
I’ve got a lot on my mind right now, and I have to type it out!
CLASS OF 2017…Congratulations! You did it. You made it through all the homework, tests, projects, papers, and stress. Most likely you have positioned yourself to move on to bigger and better things. Continue reading
I haven’t blogged in several weeks. The reasons I haven’t blogged in several weeks is because I have been spending my time in prayer and God’s Word for the future for our church. If you’re a pastor, you know that a vision for the future is always knocking at your door. It’s always right in front of you, crying out to you, HERE I AM…COME AND FIND ME…And when you do…SHARE ME WITH OTHERS! Yep! That’s Vision! Continue reading
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Can you believe it? This weekend is Time Change Sunday… the one no one likes! This Saturday before you go to bed, move your clocks forward 1 hour so you can be ON TIME to church for Sunday, March 12. Please remind your friends, Life Groups, worship team, and leadership teams to turn their clocks forward 1 hour on Saturday night. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks I’ve been leading a study in Church Membership at my church. It’s been a great study! It’s one that I hope to lead again, and again. We’ve used a book entitled, “Church Membership.” From this class, here are a few reasons why church membership matters. Continue reading
The next few Sundays at Shady Oaks Baptist Church are going to be exciting. This has been an exciting season for our church, and I’m so excited to see what God is going to do each Sunday. Each and every Sunday during our morning worship service, I am seeing our church members truly encounter our Great God in worship! Our church is singing out praises to God like never before! I am so excited to be at Shady Oaks Baptist every Sunday. Here’s just a few things we can all be looking forward to. Continue reading
At Shady Oaks Baptist Church, worshipping God is vitally important in the life of our church. Continue reading