Jon Gilmore

Beyond the Bulletin

Jon serves as the Pastor of Music Ministry at ABEFC. He has a penchant for coffee, books and rainy days, but the utmost fondness for his wife Erin and their two children, Olivia and Jack.

Colorado Springs, CO 23 posts

Are You Ready to Sing?

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:16-17) Our »

We Will Feast in the House of Zion

Feast. We don't use that word much anymore. We attend dinners, receptions, barbecues or banquets, but when was the last time you received an invitation to a feast? Sounds exciting - a feast! I hearkens back to a time when a long table was set to accommodate a huge crowd. Instead of queuing up in a buffet line or waiters »

The Secret to the Singing

My grandmother was a great cook. Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve waking up before the sun in a small house in rural Kentucky to the sounds and smells of my grandmother's breakfast ritual. Bacon and eggs, fried "taters" and fresh biscuits (the best!) were the standard fare every morning when I stayed over at her »

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4) Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted is a hymn penned in 1804 by Anglican priest Thomas Kelly, the author of over 750 hymns in his lifetime. Its title is taken directly from Isaiah 53:4, but throughout it draws »

God the Spirit

There are roughly 130 songs sung at least once a year when the church gathers at Austin Bluffs. Out of that number, eighty-two songs explicitly mention God by name. Jesus is mentioned in eighty-one songs. The Holy Spirit is mentioned twenty times. Although the Holy Spirit's work is always focused on exalting God in Christ (John 16), this is not »


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