Weekend Links

Weekend Links

Worship leaders, pastors, and everyone serving this weekend: know that I’m praying for you! I pray that God will bless you and stretch you and use you to grow His kingdom and expand His family.

As usual, I found lots of great links this week that I wanted to share with you but that didn’t quite fit into a post. When you get a few minutes this weekend, check them out and be encouraged and challenged. Maybe even learn something. 🙂

Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Jeremy Smith lists some creative ways that the church can use YouVersion (the awesome Bible app):

My church has been using YouVersion as our primary digital bulletin on Sunday mornings. Some churches only use their website or have a dedicated app specifically for their church, but we went with the Bible App.

It’s not just a Bible on your phone. No, if you use the Live feature, it can become your link to online giving, Life group questions, announcements, introduction of the speaker, and Bible verses with the bonus of social media sharing within the congregation. We love the app.

Below is an explanation of each of those points and how you can capitalize on this for your church this weekend for FREE!

Robby McAlpine shares a short parable about spiritual gifts, egos, and flaming platforms:

As the Barista began industriously polishing the counter around the espresso machines, the Elder continued, “Spiritual gifts are given to serve others. They are not to become our identity. They are simply tools the Spirit gives us, to serve. Until we use spiritual gifts with the same attitude that Jesus had when He washed the disciples’ feet, we will miss something very important.”

The Elder stopped abruptly, realizing that he’d begun preaching. “Sorry, sometimes I can’t help myself,” he said with a self-deprecating laugh. “I have very strong feelings about this topic.”

“Strong enough to ‘burn the stage’?” the Younger teased in return.

David Manner on dogs and cats and the right way to worship. [Link]

I had a good chuckle at Vivien Hibbert’s list of hymns for all occasions. [Link]

There’s definitely some truth in this picture, and it stings a bit… [Link]

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