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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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“Sing a song with God”

Do you sing in your times with God?  Is it part of your relationship with him?  In today’s podcast and video I reflect on an experience I had last night and connected with something that happened a little while ago in my local woods. Thank you for listening and watching to this recording. Please add […]

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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 […]

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“Making the most of the Psalms”

Do you use the Psalms in your corporate worship settings? I bring you a quote from Tom Wright from his book on Psalms, “Finding God in the Psalms: Sing, pray, live”: “By all means write new songs. Each generation must do that. But to neglect the church’s original hymnbook is, to put it bluntly, crazy.” […]

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“The focussing power of centering silence”

Do you use intentional silence as part of your corporate worship settings? I bring you a quote from Erickson and an experience from the wartime Navy. Thank you for listening to and watching this recording. You can find more Sunday Samples here and on the YouTube playlist. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. […]

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“The value of a good hum”

Do you use congregational humming as part of your corporate worship? I share something we tried this last Sunday in Watford and Thames Valley. “God is so good” “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psa. […]