The Words of Worship feature is a weekly devotional inspired by the anthem our choir will sing on the following Sunday.

February 24: Declare His Glory

February 24: Declare His Glory

There is a pronounced correlation between praising God and witnessing: nearly 30% of the praise verses are in the context of declaring, proclaiming, and telling others. In other words, there is an strong evangelistic component to praise. We are not…

Unto the Lamb

Unto the Lamb

Sitting before me on my desk are two of my all time favorite anthems: “Unto the Lamb” and “The Mind of Christ.” It is impossible for me to sing either one without worshiping. They each exalt the Lord in intense…

February 10: All Praise Rising

February 10: All Praise Rising

How does the way an atheist enjoys the beauty of a sunset, the joy of a baby’s laughter, or the pleasure of an embrace differ from that of a Believer? Well, that’s sort of a trick question, because the reality…

February 3: You Have Kept All Your Promises

February 3: You Have Kept All Your Promises

“Promises, promises.” Have you ever heard that said (or said it yourself) with disdain toward someone whose words really meant nothing? They might even have been full of good intentions, but there was very little in the way of follow-through….

January 27: "Without Warning" Worship

January 27: “Without Warning” Worship

Haven’t we all been there? Life is bobbing along fairly smoothly, maybe things aren’t terrific, but they seem pretty manageable, when suddenly—WHAM!—we get blind-sided without warning, and life is anything but under control. In Matthew 8, the disciples found themselves…