I Will Pray for You

This is our Worship Focus at Nuevo Community Church for March 4, 2012.  Text for the morning:  John 17. “I will pray for you.” Those are powerful words.  But like all good things, sometimes they have a dark side.  These powerful words are sometimes simply discussion “enders”.   At the end of a difficult conversation, […]

Capital S: John 4:23-24

John 4:23-24 These are my more in depth notes from today’s sermon.  I summarized these points this morning, here is the more fleshed out and technical background… 23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to […]

Worship as Response of Creation to Creator

This weekend we held our first of 5 Worship Summits at NCC.  We have several outstanding worship teams and had a gathering of 25 of them and covered topics under the general categories of Worship Theology, Worship Technique, Worship Planning and Worship Dynamics.  I want to post some of my material on Worship Theology for […]

How Not to Worship…

“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” William Temple Here is an incredible contrast […]

Silent Night

Our Christmas Carols are extremely influential in framing our ideas and beliefs about Christmas.  Most of the time this is a good thing.  As I sing Christmas Carols I am impressed by the clear gospel message and the statements of substantial doctrinal ideas.  In the next few days leading up to Christmas I want to […]

Casual Sex with God

Some things need to be said in an extreme manner.  Many Christians are having casual sex with God. I got a late start on the reading of the Shack, really thought that it was an innocuous work of fiction.  But since I have read it, reviewed it, and talked to people about it,  more needs […]

Amazing Grace in the Coliseum in Rome

Here is a great rendition of Amazing Grace, tough to do an old classic impressively, but the environment helps, and they sing pretty good too. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2239568&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D2021830%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A808030%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] more about “Il Divo – Amazing Grace“, posted with vodpod

Free Christmas Music

Go to the Garritan Christmas Project for 19 free MP3 downloads. “A community of musicians from all over the world met on the Garritan community forum and agreed to submit their own recordings of holiday music, to be freely distributed. Each of these orchestral recordings were made not with large live orchestras in vast recording […]