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Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 83: Psalm 5.2

“Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:1–3 NIV11) “Hear” His expectation that God will hear presupposes he has been […]

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Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 77, “God’s Remarkable Restraint”

A super-bright moon led me to contemplate the blend of power and compassion as twin aspects of the nature of God. What difference does it make to our devotional times that God has such power and such compassion? “..what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” (Psalm 8:4 […]

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“How to thrive spiritually”

On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. It’s been blessing my spiritual life and I thought I’d bring you a […]

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“A pre-service devotional for a worship team on Psalm 3”

I shared the following devotional with the worship teams of the Watford Church of Christ and the Thames Valley churches of Christ recently.  I hope you find it helpful in preparing your heart and mind to leave others in corporate worship. If you use it with your group, please let me know how it is […]

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“Why we should always be flexible with our song choices”

Last week in my interview with Mwamba Bennett she mentioned an occasion when they changed a song during their church service.  As it happened, this coming Sunday gave me reason to do the same thing. TJ was preaching on the opening verses of Isaiah chapter 6: “I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on […]

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“The Mwamba Bennett interview”

Welcome to my interview with worship leader Mwamba Bennett. She is part of the worship team in the Birmingham church of Christ. We discuss the strengths of the team, her own personal motivations in worship and much more. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do […]

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“A tasty scripture-song sandwich”

The website I refer to in the podcast is Resound Worship. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of […]

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“How to be lifted up by God”

Would you like to be “lifted” by God as you lead others in worship? There’s a key to such an experience. I was reminded of that key at a recent Sunday service where I was preaching for the North West Region of the London International church of Christ. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, […]

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“Don’t get tired of reminders”

Do you realise the importance of your role in reminding other people of God’s attributes and what he has done? We mine a couple of pithy sayings from Erickson’s book, “Participating in worship” and reflect on our opportunity to remind people of vital truths on which they can base their faith. Thank you for listening […]

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“The power of a well-placed poem”

Do you use poems in your corporate worship settings? I bring you the results of a poetic experiment from a recent Sunday service in the Thames Valley churches of Christ. Thank you for listening to and watching this recording. You can find more Sunday Samples here and on the YouTube playlist. Here’s the text of […]