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Worship and the Song of the Church


4/18/2011 by Admin Admin

Congregational worship is of critical importance for the gathered church because it is the most widely observed corporate spiritual discipline.  More people attend congregational worship in most churches than attend nearly every other function of the church.  A second reason why congregational worship is of critical importance is that it ...

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The Joy of Church Membership


4/17/2011 by Admin Admin

A few years ago, a friend of mine was contemplating joining the church I was serving at the time, but he was confused about why he and his family should take the formal step of church membership.  After all, they were already involved in the life of the church.  They were serving.  They were giving.  Wasn't church membership ...

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On Glorifying God


7/7/2009 by Admin Admin
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Here are some valuable comments Joel Beeke makes concerning "glorifying God and enjoying Him forever." These paragraphs are from page 147 of his book Living for God's Glory (Reformation Trust, 2008).

"Glory to God alone is the heartbeat of the Reformation.  The giving of glory to God, of course, is not intended to give Him
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Love and Worship


2/11/2009 by Admin Admin
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Jesus is the Good Shepherd who loves His sheep and lays down His life for them (John 10:14-15).
 
As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’m reminded of God’s love for us as well as our love for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. My prayer is that we will be granted grace to extend the agape love of God to our
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In What Way Is Worship A 'Conversation'?


1/20/2009 by Admin Admin
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I have often used the term "conversation" to describe worship in general and corporate worship in particular.  "Conversation" is a great word, but it can be misunderstood, primarily because of how it is used in the world of the emerging church.  In emerging/emergent lingo, "conversation" is code language...

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Jerusalem Adventures


10/5/2008 by Tad Thompson
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This morning we had services at the Local Baptist Church in Nazereth.  I would like to tell you about the sermon, but it was in Arabic, so I didn't catch much of it.  But, it was a taste of heaven to worship with people of different tribes, tongues, and nations.  After the service we headed to Jerusalem.  Yesterday, the Greens ...

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House Church


10/4/2008 by Tad Thompson
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After our time at the Sea of Galilee, we travelled back to Nazareth and rested until worshipping with the house church.
Pastor Tad was asked to bring a message to the fellowship. 
Tad, Michael, and I were very encouraged worshipping with this body.  Their faith in Jesus inspired us as we joined them in praising the Lord.  One ...

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Arab Believers


10/3/2008 by Tad Thompson
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The black rocks underneath the white are the foundation of the synagouge next to Peter's house in Capernaum.
Good morning from Nazereth!  Well, its morning in the states, but here is 4:15 and we are resting a little while before we attend a house church this ...

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The English Hospital in Nazereth


10/2/2008 by Tad Thompson
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The busy streets of the modern city of Nazereth.
Today we walked the streets of Nazereth, the hometown of Jesus, which is now a modern city of about 70,000 people.  Nazereth is now the home of Randy and Stacy Green and God is opening many doors of that will ...

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Prayer Walking Haifa


10/1/2008 by Tad Thompson
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Today we had the opportunity to prayer walk in Haifa.  Haifa is a city with many Arab Muslims who are lost without Christ.  We spent time praying, learning, and dreaming about how we can be used to reach these precious people for Christ.

We stopped by Bethel Church, one of the only evangelical Arab churches in the region.  We prayed
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We Have Arrived!


9/30/2008 by Tad Thompson
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We have arrived safely in Israel and will be going to bed shortly.   We had a great flight and are looking forward to begin our work in the morning (we are eight hours ahead of you).  Please be in prayer for us and ask that God would give us soft hearts and a big vision for the Israeli Arabs!

- Pastor Tad

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We Fly Out of Tulsa Tomorrow at 5:30pm


9/28/2008 by Admin Admin
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Many have asked about our schedule.  We fly out of Tulsa tomorrow at 5:30, head to Atlanta, and then fly all the way to Tel Aviv.  Please be in prayer for our travel and our families while we are away.

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A Testimony to All Nations


9/25/2008 by Admin Admin
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The City of Nazereth from the window of Randy and Stacy Green.
On Monday evening Kameron Slater, Michael Shirley, and myself will be on our way to Israel.  This is an exciting time for our church as we embark on a journey together to proclaim the ...

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