Posts from October 2016

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Music and Being Filled with the Spirit

by Brent Karding

I have been singing my whole life. When I was a child, my parents brought me faithfully to church. When the congregation sang, as soon as I was old enough to sing along, I sang! I can remember (before I took piano lessons, I think) noticing that the notes higher on the staff were higher […]

Like a Bloated Spider

by Brent Karding

What is the opposite of being thankful? I think the opposite of thankfulness is covetousness. To live a thankful life is to live in grateful contentment. To live a covetous life is to live in dissatisfied restlessness – never to be happy with what you have because you always want more. And covetousness is ultimately […]

Singing with Understanding: Willing to Forsake All

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, “I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice in […]

Like a Smug Six-Year-Old

by Brent Karding

At Kingston Bible College and Academy, we have an annual Thanksgiving Prepare-and-Share meal and devotional.  The following is the text of the devotional I gave last week. Good evening! Let’s turn to the book of Colossians, where we’ll read 4 verses that are the basis for tonight’s brief devotional. Colossians 3:12-15: “Put on therefore, as […]