Before I consider introducing a new song to my congregation, before I listen to the melody, I read the lyrics. I love seeing scripture presented in songs. When I find these songs, I then listen to the song, which often brings even greater joy as I hear the artful presentation of the scripture. I think it’s fitting, then, to pass along these songs to one another so we might work together to build up the body of Christ!
It seems fitting, with a title like ‘of Words and Worship’, that there should also be some emphasis on the words portion. And yes, this is a blog and devotional site, which meets the requirement of the ‘words’, but I think there is great encouragement, wisdom, and wealth of knowledge contained in Christian literature. I think to share books which we have gleaned from with one another can, again, serve to exhort and build up the body of Christ.
Missions is not a spectator sport. We’re all called to fill one of three roles: go, pray, or send, and if you’re not praying or sending then you’d better pack your bags! Considering the importance scripture places on missions, I think it would be a sorrowful lapse in judgement to exclude it from my site. Please check out the missionary page and pray for the missionaries featured there, as they fulfill the call of the Lord to share the gospel across this world.