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Sam Hamstra Jr.

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Why Gather Weekly? Because I Told You To!

God’s mandate corrects any and all self-centered approaches to worship. It reminds us that we don’t worship the Lord to have our needs met or to feel better about ourselves or to get something out of it, though each of those objectives may be reached during times of praise. Instead, we worship in obedience to God’s Word, regardless of how we feel.

Checklist of a Remarkable Worship Leader

The surprising characteristics of a worship leader as described by a growing church.

The Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting

How does approaching our Sunday morning service as a prayer meeting impact our preparation for and planning of the service?

Winging Our Prayers

We prepare our songs every week, but our prayers are often not given the same treatment. Here are some thoughts on impromptu prayers.