Who is supposed to sing in worship?
by Tom Tillman on July 13, 2016 in great commission
Each week, Texas Baptists all over the state come together in communities to proclaim, lift high and exalt the name of Jesus in many different ways. New church starts, mission projects and new discipleship programs are causing Baptists to think anew about the way we do many things. There is also much opportunity for our spiritual development. So let’s look at some of the areas in music and worship that we can each develop in order to encourage our churches toward greater corporate worship of Him, whom we serve.
We need to be reminded that we are all commanded to sing! Over 250 times in Scripture we are admonished to sing...
Hope for America
by Tom Tillman on July 1, 2016 in faith
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage . . . Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in You.” -Psalm 33:12, 20-22 (ESV)
Noah Webster defines HOPE as the following:
- A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that is obtainable, and
- Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises.