There is a better way: 4 thoughts on leading a Sunday meeting in Africa #Worship #Africa #Multicultural


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I once read a story of a man who would prepare his sermon on a serviette, and he’d do this during worship! And he’d do this every single Sunday! Sounds spiritual hey? You may be wondering why aren’t we all like that?

Does the Holy Spirit only move right before we are going to preach or sing, or can He also speak days, weeks, even months ahead of time?

Does having no plan in place mean we are leaving more room for the Holy Spirit?

Does having a plan in place mean we are leaving no room for the Holy Spirit?

What if we never planned and just left everything up to God?

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Do your Sunday morning sound check in 5 minutes!

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We have 1 hour on a Sunday to run through sound check, and spend 20 minutes of that time setting monitor levels.
It usually goes something like this:

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Is it time to replace your data projector’s lamp?

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Just over 3 years ago we upgraded the data projector in our main auditorium and wow, we couldn’t believe the difference in clarity and brightness! Look, we didn’t upgrade to anything #hillsong would be proud of, but for us it was certainly a big improvement.

We went from a Dell 2300MP to a Dell 4320. A 2300 lumens to a 4300 lumens machine.

We were blown away.
All of a sudden our videos looked brighter and clearer, song lyrics seemed to ‘pop’ out and sermon illustrations made sense even on the brightest of days. The hours our design team put into making promo and announcement videos was worth it.

Then something changed.

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You Make Me Brave by Amanda Cook from Bethel Music


As Your love in wave after wave
Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us, You are not against us
Champion of Heaven, You made a way for all to enter in

Grab the chord sheets:

Original chord sheet in Eb
In Eb but played with guitar on Capo 1 (Play D – much easier than playing Eb!)
In E
In F and In G

Song Story:

Music Video:

Grab the album: You Make Me Brave

Get the Multitrack: You Make Me Brave


This I Believe (The Creed) chord sheet

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Taken from the Hillsong site.

The Apostles’ Creed is one of the most extraordinary statements in history; one of the most unifying statements of Christian belief. It centres around the core beliefs that have united the Church for centuries, and is a great part of many corporate worship services around the world.

With this in mind, John Dixon, Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, tweeted a brief request on January 4th, 2014:

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