>A Still-Timely Question

>Keith Green died a bit over 28 years ago…not sure when he wrote the following, but surely still applies as a probing question for 2010:


“It seems to me that there are but few who really live with a passion for God, especially a passion just to be with Him. Today there is such a noise coming up before the throne of the Most High-the clamor of so-called praise, singing, and joyful shouting. But I wonder if the same people who love to sing and shout, loudly exclaiming the the praises of God, really have such an intense glory in their secret life with the Lord. When the meeting’s over and there’s no one there to listen except the only One who matters, do you still have that same passionate joy in your spirit, just to be alone with the Living God?”

Keith Green

>Incredible – Why Sing So Many Cross-Centered Songs????

>This is well-worth your time…if you’ve not read “The Cross-Centered Life” by C J Mahanney you have ripped yourself off…watch this as he answers the question, “Why Sing So Many Cross Centered Songs?”


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>Light the Fuel of Praise

>“We gather as the church to proclaim the truth. We gather to declare—to ourselves, to each other, and to God—what we know to be eternal reality. There is one God, who is sovereign over the universe and every detail of our lives. We have rebelled against him. He sent his Son to die in our place for our sins. And through Jesus Christ we have forgiveness and peace with God.
There are many things we can proclaim during and after a time of corporate worship. God’s glory is unending, and his perfections are infinite. But the fuel of our praise will always be the gospel of Christ who has redeemed us and brought us to God.”
– Bob Kauflin, “Worship Matters”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=jacksjots-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=158134824X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

>Why Church?

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“We gather as the church to proclaim the truth. We gather to declare—to ourselves, to each other, and to God—what we know to be eternal reality. There is one God, who is sovereign over the universe and every detail of our lives. We have rebelled against him. He sent his Son to die in our place for our sins. And through Jesus Christ we have forgiveness and peace with God.

There are many things we can proclaim during and after a time of corporate worship. God’s glory is unending, and his perfections are infinite. But the fuel of our praise will always be the gospel of Christ who has redeemed us and brought us to God.”

– Bob Kauflin

>The Boredom of Blending In

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In the movie, “What A Girl Wants,” teenage Daphne is trying to be someone she’s not. At one point, her boyfriend asks, “Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out?”

Blending in is not the forte of teens alone. Adults become part of the herd…even the “Christian” herd all too readily.

Live life for the Audience of One as a sacrificial service of worship to Him and Him alone…and don’t shackle yourself with the shabby clothing of “normality.”