Why We Sing

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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.

My Dreams For The Church

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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

Looking Ahead At Shady Oaks

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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