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The pros & cons of using hymnals in church

Blogger Tim Challies has written two posts on the subject of using hymnals in church.

“What we lost when we lost our hymnals” describes the downside of using projected words instead of hymnals.

“What we gained when we lost the hymnal” describes the upside of using projected words instead of hymnals.

Neither article will convince you if you hold the opposite opinion. But Tim does a good job of being objective about the challenges inherent in the topic.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2017 in Church, Music, Tim Challies, Worship

 
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Why we struggle with sin

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Quotes, Theology, Tim Challies

 

God shaping events

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Samuel Rutherford once stated that we should “praise God for the hammer, the file and the furnace.”  He went on to explain that the “hammer molds us, the file shapes us and the fire tempers us.”  All three experiences of course are painful, but we can praise God for them because we know and love the God who wields them.

A. W. Tozer, commenting on Rutherford’s statement, wrote, “The devil, things and people being what they are, it is necessary to use the hammer, the file and the furnace in the holy work of preparing the saint for the sainthood. It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.”

(Gene Getz, Joseph: Overcoming Obstacles Through Faithfulness.  Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1996, p. 109.)

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in A. W. Tozer, Joseph, Quotes, Tim Challies

 
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Seek guidance from the right source

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Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Quotes, Tim Challies

 
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Christ Alone

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Posted by on October 7, 2016 in Jesus, Quotes, Theology, Tim Challies

 
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The waste of worry

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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Quotes, Tim Challies

 

Not everyone can/should teach

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“If you stop learning today, you stop teaching tomorrow.” Prof Howard Hendricks

 

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Preaching, Quotes, Tim Challies