The people of God are living “in this hope”—the time between the advents of Christ when our joy is mingled with the countless “groanings” associated with a fallen world.
Our Father loves to hear our voices. Nothing is too small to bring to him.
The world is groaning, we are groaning, but God is protecting us, forging our faith on the anvil of affliction because of his love for us and because of a passion for his own glory.
To perceive God’s eternal power and divine nature and not respond with worship is to sinfully proclaim that God is unworthy — and nothing could be further from the truth.
The greatest joy of a worship leader is when people see more of Christ, when people’s burdens are lifted by Christ, when their hope and joy in Christ begins to rise.
The hymns of the church ought to be built on, shaped by, and saturated with the Word of God.
Glory to the newborn King!
Come thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
This is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and Angels sing.
An instrumental Christmas worship video
Since German is my first language, and since I grew up hearing this hymn from my parents first in German, I wanted to attempt a fresh version that might clarify a few obscure spots in the English text.
As worship leaders, what we believe about God must always determine how we lead our churches.