Seek the Presence Your Own Way (Pt 6)

As we conclude this week’s series on worship music, I’d like to say that I get it—some people don’t like music. They don’t like to sing and they just can’t seem to wrap their minds around a presence-infused worship service. To such people I’d like two say two quick things: (1) I don’t think your…

Presence Music (Pt 1)

It has become popular over the years for pastors to remind their congregations that what we do with our lives is worship and not just the music we sing on Sundays. This, of course, is all good and true and needs to be said given how lacking the church is in discipleship. By all means,…

The Scene of the Resurrection

  There are a few interesting Biblical callbacks it seems John is giving us as he paints for us Jesus’ tomb—that is, the scene of the resurrection. As we look at these possible references, we retrace the presence of God throughout history and pinpoint it on Jesus. Furthermore, we come to see Jesus’ role in…

The Presence of God

Because we’re not used to going to temples to worship we often miss the significance of them throughout the Bible. For ancient people, temples were the places where their gods resided physically on the earth—and while Yahweh is omnipresent and everywhere, He still practiced this method by putting His concentrated presence in specific buildings. As…