Monday, August 1, 2016

ReBlog: 10 Signs We've Created Worship in Our Own Image

You can find the original post here on Worship Evaluation

10 Signs We’ve Created Worship in Our Own Image

mirror1.   God hates the same styles of worship we hate.
2.   Inspiration begins and ends with one music genre.
3.  What we deserve and have earned are worship planning yardsticks.
4.   We can plan, control and explain everything that happens in worship.
5.   Our worship always requires someone else’s sacrifice.
6.   What we sing or how we sing it determines God’s presence.
7.   Worship is planned to perpetuate past feelings or promote future ones.
8.   Musicology instead of theology is our starting point.
9.   Preparation and presentation centers on the creative instead of the creator.
10. Worship starts and stops with our opening and closing songs.
“Arrogance is when the image of the Lord has been replaced by a mirror.” Jorge Luis Borges

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sermon July 10, 2016

The sermon for July 10, 2016 was by Pete Briscoe of Bent Leaf Church. You can find it by signing into Right Now Media: https://www.rightnow.org/Content/Series/579#12

If you don't have Right Now Media, send Pastor Stephanie an email at Stephanie.kurbis@gmail.com. She would gladly send you an invitation.

A Prayer for July 2016

Why? How? Now What?

God we cry out "ENOUGH," Help Us.

For families grieving over the senseless loss of loved ones.

For those who fear for their lives because of the color of their skin, their occupation, or their sexual identity.

For those who wonder if their loved one will return home tonight safe and unharmed, or even at all.

God we cry out to you.
     We are angry.
     We are hurting.

Show us how to be your peace in this time of injustice. Show us how to be your healing in a time of brokenness. Show us what now...

Monday, March 14, 2016