The New Song of the Christian

Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants. (Isaiah 42:10) One of the unique elements to the prophecy of Isaiah is the appearance of songs and the call for singing (Isaiah … Continue reading The New Song of the Christian

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Worship Songs for Kid’s Worship: Hallelujah for the Cross (4/15)

Hello First Baptist Church Dublin! It is our goal in Kid's Worship to teach children great truths about God and his Word. Christians are told to teach one another truths from God's Word by, "singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (Colossians 3:16). This weekend we will introducing another … Continue reading Worship Songs for Kid’s Worship: Hallelujah for the Cross (4/15)

Fathers, Parenting, and Remembering the Faithfulness of God

Isaiah 37-39 tells of the Lord's salvation for Judah, the southern kingdom in one of its darkest hours. Jerusalem, the capital city, is surrounded by Assyrian (Modern day Iraq) forces. Weakened by siege, famine, and lacking troops, the city of God seems destined to become another trophy of Assyrian might. But a defeat of Jerusalem … Continue reading Fathers, Parenting, and Remembering the Faithfulness of God

Book Review: Recapturing the Wonder

Mike Cosper is the founder of Harbor Media, a Christian podcast which guides Christians through navigating life in a post-Christian world. He previously was the executive pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. I was first introduced to Mike Cosper through his work Rhythms of Grace, an excellent resource for churches in how the Gospel … Continue reading Book Review: Recapturing the Wonder

Book Recommendation: “You Are What You Love”

"You are what you love. But you might not love what you think." James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is the author of many works including Desiring the Kingdom, Imagining the Kingdom, and Awaiting the … Continue reading Book Recommendation: “You Are What You Love”

Worship Songs for Kid’s Worship (To God be the Glory; In Tenderness)

Hey First Baptist Church Dublin! If you are a parent of a child in our children's ministry, I have a special request for you! We are wanting to be intentional about the songs we sing in Kid's Worship. We are wanting songs that: Communicate true things that God has revealed to us about Himself and … Continue reading Worship Songs for Kid’s Worship (To God be the Glory; In Tenderness)

Cat-A-What? Catechism meets Children’s Church

Last week in Kid's Worship I promised to give the kids a word which would impress their parents and I did not disappoint. Catechism. /ˈkadəˌkizəm/ The word "catechism" descends from the ancient Greek and Roman languages but gained a particular Christian meaning through church history to the present day. Catechism describes the ancient practice of … Continue reading Cat-A-What? Catechism meets Children’s Church