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The Work of the People

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  • There's something special about going to see a professional event.  Sometimes it's a sporting event, other times a Broadway musical.  We talk about it for months in advance, we dress for the occasion, and we often spend a lot of money for tickets.  We come with a sense of excitement and expectation.  In this article, Mike McAdory asks what it would like like if we approached worship with that same sense of expectation.

  • In our increasingly distracted and forgetful world, we need to remember.  In this practical and insightful article,James St. John -Worship Pastor at Freedom Church in Milledgeville, GA , shows how Pentecost can help us to recover what it means to worship a God who is actively involved in our lives.

  • For many, the celebration of the Lord's Supper is a quiet and somber moment.  As an Easter people, though, we affirm that it does not need to be this way.  In this insightful article, Jessica Coleman shares the practice of Faith Community Church of the Nazarene at the communion table during the Easter Season.

  • "Christ is Risen!"  The cries ring out on Easter Sunday morning.  But, does the church really know what they are proclaiming?  Rev. Jim Puckett takes a closer look what the resurrection really means in the life of a Christian.

  • In just a few weeks, Christian churches across the world will observe the season of Lent.  In this article for pastors, leaders and worship planners, Heather Daugherty takes a closer look at what the season of Lent is all about and how it can be used as a significant time of disciple for our congregations.

  • The season of Advent will soon be upon us!  In this article, Heather Daugherty takes a look at the Advent season and gives some suggestions on worship planning during this significant season in the Christian year.

  • For the people of Israel, worship was central to their lives.  Today, however, we often see that worship has become a day and not a lifestyle.  How do we, as worship leaders, help our people to return to worship as a lifestyle?  In this article, Pastor Jonathan Trees gives some ideas of how to do just that.

  • As pastors, we often pray for the transformation in the lives of those to which we minister.  However, we often forget that God also wants to work transformation in our lives as well. Matt Short shares about the importance of cultivating expectations in our own lives.

  • As the church gathers in worship each week, are we really worshiping God, or is the worship of ourselves?  Brannon Hanock, Worship Pastor at Xenia Church of the Nazarene, proposes that perhaps the traditions of the church keep us faithful in our worship of God.

  • It may seem easy to plan worship for the days of great celebration, Easter & Christmas, and all that surround them, but what do we do in the "Ordinary" times?.  In this article, Dr. Brian Thomas, pastor of Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, shares some insights about what it means to live in the ordinary.


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