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God Delights in Me

What do you enjoy? Do you have a list? Here's a list of some things that I enjoy: Spending time with family Watching my son play baseball Playing the piano Drinking Caribou Coffee Reading my Kindle Eating Krispy Kreme donuts …

Episode 71: Children in the Worship Service

It is very appropriate for children to participate in the worship service of a church, singing the songs, hearing the preaching and responding to God with the rest of us. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible teaches about…

Children in the Worship Service

Sometimes people ask me why we include children in our Sunday morning worship service, rather than send them to a separate program. The reason is a biblical one. It appears that children participated in the corporate worship of the churches…

Wearing Suits to Church

A Shepherd Thoughts reader asks, "Why is it so important to wear suit coats for church services, rather than a simple shirt and tie? I have been a stickler about always wearing a suit coat for church services, even when my pastor does not." Wearing…

Episode 69: Postures in Prayer

Should you kneel when you pray? Can you stand? Can you sit? Have you ever wondered what the Bible teaches about posture in prayer? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what the Bible does and doesn't teach about posture in prayer.

Prayer Postures

Should you kneel when you pray? Can you stand? Can you sit? Have you ever wondered what the Bible teaches about posture in prayer? Let's take a look. The Bible does not prescribe a particular posture for prayer. Drawings and paintings of people…

Episode 59: Distracted Worship

We are facing a modern worship epidemic. Do you know what it is? We're distracted, and that's a serious problem. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider thoughts from John 2 that will challenge your approach to God in times of worship, and…

Distracted Worship

We face a modern worship epidemic. Well-meaning believers gather with their church to worship the Lord, but they are distracted by their smart phones. Is this a modern dilemma only? John 2:13-25 presents an occasion when Jesus entered the…

One Thing First-Time Guests Really Need

I discovered an article today called 5 Things First-Time Guests HATE Doing at Church. What are these five things? According to Dale Hudson, they are: People hate waiting in line. People hate not knowing where to go. People hate to…

The Christian Day of Worship

Why do Christians gather for worship and ministry on Sunday? There is a theological foundation for this practice. The resurrection of Christ, the central vital fact of Christianity, occurred on the first day of the week (Mt. 28, Mk. 16,…