In worship, the believer reflects back to God His worth. Worship is a response to God, and that response is an essential aspect of being a follower of Christ. There is something fundamental about acknowledging greatness together with others; it seems to be a built-in part of what it means to be human. We will share with one another great news of positive events in our lives, a great song that lifts our spirits, and we will acknowledge the presence of a great person who has achieved much....

The question of why it is important to attend church each week has been asked in various forms by people ever since there were worship services to attend. Human beings from all ages and of all ages simply do not like to be told that they need to be disciplined enough to conform their lives around a life style pattern. In our flesh, we all want to “go with the flow” and be free to choose what each day will hold according to our desires.

However, there are good reasons for...

Back in 1966, the hit musical “Mame” was on Broadway. In the play, Mame loses her fortune in the Wall Street crash and decides that the best thing they can do to raise the family’s spirits is to have Christmas come immediately even though the scene takes place a week after Thanksgiving.
Making that point she sings…
“Haul out the holly
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again
Fill up the stocking
We may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now
For...

A recent Western Seminary publication states that 60% of Americans cannot name five of the Ten Commandments. As I read that statistic, I wondered how we at Quail would do on a similar question.  The fact is that we all are fighting the headwinds of a post-Christian culture, and one of the issues is finding ways to be people of the Word.
The consequences of this are obvious. How can we obey the commands of God if we are not aware of them? And how will we experience Spirit led, joy...

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

These are the first few lines of the second paragraph of the declaration of Independence. Notice that the government derives its “just...