Shekinah Glory

The “glory” of the Old Testament carries with it the idea of “weightiness,” which is almost literally seen during the dedication of Solomon’s temple when “the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God” (2 Chron 5:13-14). The thing about this weighty…

Temple #3: The Permanent Temple

Eventually God’s presence moved into a permanent structure that King Solomon had built. After this new glorious temple was built, a worship service was held in which the ark of the covenant was brought into the new Holy of Holies. Songs were played by a giant band and sacrifices were made beyond number as the…

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit has been around since the very beginning of the Bible along with the rest of the Trinity. He is not introduced into the Bible when he is poured out at Pentecost. To think that He didn’t really have a role in the world until that point is to be grossly ignorant of…

The Sabbath Presence

Today we focus on the fact that God rested after having made the world. And as we look closely into the culture of the Bible writers, we see the reasons as to why He rested and the importance of Sabbath and the presence of God. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to…

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…