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    How To Be A Great Backup Singer

    Mark Cole,

    It’s one thing to have a great voice. It is quite another to possess the skills it takes to make your worship leader want to schedule you as often as possible. Here are some solid tips on how to improve. 1. Master the three vital elements of singing The three most important features of your voice … Continued

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    Worship Charts: 7 Keys To A Great Rehearsal

    Mark Cole,

    One of the keys to having an excellent rehearsal is preparing great worship charts. I have found that worship bands frequently go into rehearsals with haphazard charts. No one has taken the time to really think through all the details of the songs. Next level leaders are prepared and a big part of that preparation is working on excellent charts. There … Continued

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    Worship Leading: 7 Keys To Becoming Invisible

    Mark Cole,

    Have you ever been in a great worship service and the worship leader and team seemed to disappear and your complete focus turned to worshiping Jesus? Strong worship leaders know that worship is never about them, it’s about putting our gaze and attention on Jesus. Here are some keys to leading people toward Jesus in … Continued

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    Worship Rehearsal Checklist

    Mark Cole,

    Solid prep work is essential for excellent rehearsals. Here is an extensive checklist to help you with many of the details. A) Pre-Rehearsal Checklist (1-3 weeks ahead) Book all players and singers (I usually book everyone a month ahead… and I use planningcenter.com and follow-up late members with texts if needed) Pray about the worship list. Ask God … Continued

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    Delighting God!

    Lawrence Guido,

    The word “delight” is often a disarming word. Why? What might delight me would not delight you. It’s a word that is in one sense personal, but in another way, universal. It always implies that something has happened to bring joy or satisfaction to another. Or, when used in the Bible, it brings great pleasure to God.

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    Why Praise The Lord?

    Lawrence Guido,

    All of Scripture is punctuated with outbursts of “praise.” The reason? Praise rises spontaneously from an internal attitude of joy which is in the heart and life of the people of God. Praising God should be as natural as breathing and as regular as the beating of our hearts.

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    Praise, Praise And More Praise

    Lawrence Guido,

    In good times or hard times, the Psalmist joyfully expressed his gratitude to God for everything. “All my life...as long as I live...I will praise Him!”Good days or bad days, joyous days or painful days, “smiley face days” or tear-filled days: Praise Him!

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    The Missing Jewel of the Church

    John MacArthur,

    It is a sad reality that biblically guided worship is largely missing amid all the activity that goes on in the church. A number of years ago I read a newspaper account of a christening party in a wealthy Boston suburb. The parents had opened their palatial home to friends and relatives, who had come … Continued

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    Worship Comes First

    John MacArthur,

    What do we mean when we say worship is the ultimate priority? We mean that it effects every part of our lives and that it takes first place before everything else. Whole-Life Worship Paul makes a powerful statement in Romans 12:1–2 about the concept of whole-life worship. His words there come after what is possibly the greatest exposition of … Continued

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