Preacher on the Run…

Faith, Family, Ministry, and Everything in between



Feature Friday (4/15/16)

Driving in my car. Getting my shower. Around the house. Randomly in my office at work. And occasionally in public. What do all of these have in common? It is where I and most likely you can be found singing from time to time. However, there is at least one place where I and others have noticed singing to be on the decline and dare I say, discouraged.

The discouragement may not be intentional. And my guess is the opposite is true, those leading in this setting hope more will join them in singing. But the reality is singing is on the decline at…church services! The time (typically Sunday morning) where the people of God (the church) meet for the purpose of praising God, there seems to be a decline in vocal singing.

This article takes a stab and gives 6 Reasons the Church is Not Singing. While I do not agree with every little detail in the article, I believe the overall points are valid. The fourth point was particularly challenging, especially as a father trying to lead his family in worship of the One True God! I hope you find it encouraging, edifying, and challenging as well.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (2/12/16)

fw101-quote01Last week I shared a link for a 5 day email course on family worship. Whether you signed up for that course or not I want to share something with you. I want to give you a resource to take and use in your family. I have come to believe that often times what keeps us from doing the things we want to do is not necessarily lack of motivation, but lack of know how. How do I lead my family in worship? What should I do? When should we do it? All of these question can hinder us from doing the very things we should and even desire to do. So if you did not sign up for the 5 day course do so here. If you did sign up, you know family worship is just simply reading the Bible, praying, and singing…together! If you just want a quick starter guide to get you on your way to worshiping as a family, here it is!

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (2/5/16)

School, work, sports, meals, church activities, and all the errands of everyday life make anytime together as a family a struggle at best, and seemingly impossible at worst. So even the thought of having time everyday as a family in worship can seem insurmountable. But there is hope. You can do it. You and your family can worship together each day. And maybe you are a family who does worship together daily, but could use encouragement. Sign up here for a free, 5-day email course designed to teach you how to lead your family in worship every day.

I just did and I am praying you will join me in the course! And as always worship with a local body of the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Feature Friday (11/20/15)

worship1Everyone does it. The Hindu man living in the Middle East. The Orthodox college student situated in Russia. The Christian mom who stays at home. Even the devout atheist philosopher. Everyone does it. What is it? Worship! Every person alive worships. They worship something, someone, or some idea. But they worship. However, a more controversial topic is not so much the what of worship but the how. Even in Christian circles how one worships may look entirely different from another’s worship. While I do agree there will be and should be allowed some cultural differences in how worship takes place, does that really mean how we worship is unimportant or a secondary issue? Is All Worship Equally Acceptable to God? is an article that begins to answer that question. While I do not agree with everything in the article and do think there is much more to the conversation than stated, I believe his underlying point is spot on! God not only cares what we worship (namely Him), He also cares how we worship.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (11/6/15)

worship1I love my church. I love the interaction that goes on. I love the joking that goes on. I love the teaching. I love the people. And yes, I love the music. But no it is not because the music is my favorite style or genre. I love our music because of the direction it points us in as a church body.  I enjoy it because of the passion it brings out in many of us. Even if this passion does not look the same in each of us. As this author puts it, “I remember thinking how sick I was of this hypocritical, hyper-spiritual church where nobody but me was passionate. Then everything changed.” I love the music at my church because it elicits worship. I pray this article challenges and encourages you as it did me!

And as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day worshiping the Lord.

Feature Friday (9/4/15)

37428-children-worshipThis Sunday something changes at our church. It is a slight change, but an ever so important one. What is it? Children will join their parents for part of our worship service. While it is a minute change, I (and our church leadership) believe it to be an important and edifying one. This article gives some reasons as to why this change is not only important but encouraging to a church’s overall congregation. I especially like reason #4 & #5 because they happen to be two of the driving reasons in our logic for making this change.

As always, I love hearing from my readers so comment away and be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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