- On July 21, 2015
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An Ebenezer: a monument to a work of God that will stand as testament of God’s faithfulness and grace.
This reference is not simply meant as an explanation of a hymn lyric, but as an application of that term in my own ministry. Yesterday I received the DVD proofs for my promised and long awaited DVD teaching series, A Purposed Heart for the Purpose of Worship. In this series of lessons I talk to . . .well who am I kidding, anyone who will listen, about the role, function, and spiritual importance of congregational worship.
The journey has been arduous at times, static at others, but always the goal of a fledgling worship coaching ministry. The idea had its beginning as far back as 1998; way before I had a degree in worship or any practical experience in teaching about worship and worship leading. At that time it was just a burning coal in my gut that said, “this is what you were meant to do for the kingdom.” 17 years later and a whole lot of education and experience under the bridge, the first tangible, reproducible step in reaching leaders and congregations about worship is, according to a web site where I can monitor its progress, is in production and set for release in less than 2 weeks.
While this new DVD set will be my Ebenezer for now, I hope that someday my entire ministry will be an Ebenezer. This release of this DVD set is certainly in and of itself a testimony to God’s faithfulness. I am praying now that it will spread and bear fruit, and that God will use it (and me) to reach many believers and non-believers alike to open up the amazing potential in our congregational worship that is so often unrealized.
Until then, “here I raise mine Ebenezer, hither by Thine help I’m come.”