Author: Ilysia Martin

A New Start

What is it about a fresh start that is so beautiful and intriguing? And why is it that we wait to change anything in our life until a new year?

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What Is Worship?

Worship is something that we talk about a lot in the Christian community, but unfortunately it is something most people rarely fully understand. When someone comes up to me on a Sunday morning and tells me that they loved worship that morning, I have to wonder if that person truly understands the meaning of that word. We, as finite human beings, like to put things in little boxes so they are easier for us to comprehend. But, as we can see from the Scriptures, worship does not fit neatly into a small, tightly wrapped box. In the next few...

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Introducing Worship Leader Ilysia Martin

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be a married woman serving as a worship director at a church, I would have never believed you. My life has taken quite a few twists and turns in the journey to get me where I am at today. But that is just how God works isn’t it? He takes our best made plans and proves that He has something much better in store for us. I have always called Rochester my home. I have lived here my whole life and my entire family is from the area. In...

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  • Chosen By God
    To be chosen by God is quite an incredible thing, because it means that the Lord made a choice to make us His very own. We are chosen to be a royal priesthood, a holy priesthood. Each and every child of God is chosen to be a priest of the Lord. This call of God […]
  • Rejoice In The Lord
    Over the past few weeks, I have been impressed to share the joy of the Lord with others. We can get so bogged down with life’s struggles that we miss the joy of the Lord. Joy is found in being a child of God, not in ministry success, and certainly not in our trials. This […]
  • The Answer
    Does being a Christian eliminate frustration, disappointment, and difficulties in this life? In the sense that we see their existence as temporal, yes, praise Jesus! And we know that they will be completely done away with in the future. However, the fact of life is that these unwelcome occurrences happen to all of us. None […]
  • Prayer
    Let’s talk about prayer. “What is prayer?” some ask. Basically, prayer is communication between God and man; a two-way conversation. Prayer is not a particular bodily posture. It’s not always done with folded hands and closed eyes. (I like to pray when I jog or ride my bike, and I find that very difficult to […]