Hymn(s) of Heaven

As I’ve reflected on our recent worship night, Hymns Across the Ages, I have many takeaways. Here are a few: 1. Our church is a singing church! I encourage you to sit closer to the front instead of the back (I know, that’s not the “back-row...

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

You’ve likely heard this saying in some form or another at Coats or perhaps at some point during your Christian walk: “The Spirit inside you is better than Jesus beside you.” Praise God for this truth! As believers, we possess the gift of the Holy...

It Is Finished

Three weeks ago, the worship choir introduced a new song: It Is Finished. The next week, we sang it together as the song of response; church, you were really singing! While I cannot (and have no desire to) judge hearts during corporate worship, a metric of observing...

This Joy Is Mine

As your worship pastor, I love discovering new songs and introducing them to you! I hope you enjoy being introduced to new songs (as part of a healthy mix of new and old, or familiar). God’s Word instructs us to “sing to the Lord a new song”....

Reflections from Passion 2022

Last week, Pastor Tommy and I had the privilege of leading a group of students to Passion 2022. If you’re unfamiliar with this annual conference, here’s what their website has to say: From its start in 1995, the Passion movement has a singular...
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