April 2009 Blog Posts (58)

Made Me Glad

Over the last few months when struggling with various things going on in my life one song has kept helping me through difficult times. It's called 'Made me Glad' and it's by Hillsong. The lyrics (and melody if you know it) are so uplifting and faith building i'm sure you'll agree:





I will bless the Lord forever

I will trust Him at all times

He has delivered me from all fear

He has set my feet upon a rock

I will not be moved

And I'll say of the… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on April 22, 2009 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Let God be glorified!

Step out boldly in the empowering grace of God, for He has called you to be a light in the darkness, a city upon a hill. Surrender your brokenness to a Saviour that enables. Stand in your brokenness before a Spirit that empowers. And, falling to your knees, ask for the wisdom to break from all that hinders you from being all that God has planned. May the power of His Spirit enable you as you walk upon His path. May the love of God surround you, as you daily take your cross. Let not the problems… Continue

Added by Stephen Hawkridge on April 21, 2009 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

God Is Faithful

So today I'm supposed to lead worship but I have this horrible case of laryngitis that keeps me from leading. It was a blessing to be able to be a part of the congregation for a change. I got to listen to the different instruments and hear how they all play so well together. My son drums every service and it was such a joy to really get to listen to him play. He has grown so much in his playing ability in the past 5 months and I am so proud of him. My husband plays bass and I love to listen for… Continue

Added by Vanessa J Dolby on April 20, 2009 at 6:12am — No Comments

Bless yourself!

Evil cannot exist when the Holy Ghost is present. Praise Him when you're feeling down. Sickness bothering you? Depression? Grief? Weakness, sin, everything seem to be going wrong? Praise is the prayer that changes all things, Sickness , Pain , Sin, ETC. CANNOT BE PRESENT WHEN HE IS. My Pastor's Wife, Sister Karen Channell always says "Bless yourself!" Let us come into His house with thanksgiving and with praise. I found that when I am praising the Lord I feel better. We can bless ourselves. We… Continue

Added by David Baughman on April 20, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Sunday Worship Confessional

Hey Everyone,



Wow, it's past midnight here (Georgia/USA - EST) and I'm finally headed to bed. Wanted to send out a quick note to all the friends here on Worship the Rock ... hoping that you had a glorious time in worship today.



Sometimes we have some hiccups and mistakes in our worship services - they can tend to get us down. For those who had one today - be encouraged and be strong.



We had several incidents happen in our first service today, but recovered. I… Continue

Added by fmckinnon on April 20, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

DANGER OF OUR SOCIETY

We are from Kerala the southern state of India. Basically very good in Literacy. But failed to keep social peace and stability. Attack against children and women are dangerously aroused as the years go. Gang rape is common in the society. Police officers, Political leaders and other dignitaries are the culprits now. Last year 3000 women and children are missed from the society. Many become orphans due to many kinds of imbalanced life style. Abused wifes and children really common to society.… Continue

Added by BAIJU on April 19, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

GentleWind Mews Update for April 2009



Dear family,friends & partners in prayer,

First I want to wish you a very belated "Happy Easter" and hope you had a great Resurrection Sunday with your loved ones.



My Easter Visit

I got to fly back to California to spend my first Easter in 20 years with my family. I was able to catch up with my cousin Monica whom I haven't seen since Christmas Eve 1996 and my good friend Anthony Ping whom I haven't seen in a while since… Continue

Added by David Michael Carrillo on April 18, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

"Blow, Sweet Spirit" is now on radio.

"Blow, Sweet Spirit" the Celtic styled song that features the super vocals of Deanna Loveland has been sent to over 1,000 Christian radio stations. Be listening for the song and be sure to request it -- A LOT!! :)

Added by Jim Hargrove on April 15, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

New to Worship the Rock

Hey



I am new to Worship the Rock. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed having an outlet for discussion. It is nice to have other worship leaders to have conversations with. I also wanted to let you know that I have some music I recently posted. I would love to have your constructive criticism on it. Also you can check out my myspace at : myspace.com/jongerten.



Thanks!



Jon Gerten

Director of Worship Arts

Family Bible Church

Marshall, MI… Continue

Added by Jon Gerten on April 15, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Not about the music...

We, as a congregation need to come to the realization that it is NOT about the music. Its not about singing the songs or dancing around, it is ONLY about God, for He is worthy. How is it that we can stand in a crowd of 5000 "Christians" "worshiping" and fail to see the glory of God, fail to give Him the glory. How has music and song, such an intricate part of David's worship, become the object instead of the platform for worship.



How about, for one Sunday, instead of our normal… Continue

Added by Stephen Hawkridge on April 15, 2009 at 6:43am — 3 Comments

Read what the media won't tell you! A modern day John the Baptist."The voice of one crying in the wilderness!

Powerful, please read and send!!!





Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton , Colorado , was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.



They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to… Continue

Added by Hope AGlow Prison Ministries on April 14, 2009 at 11:02pm — 2 Comments

"New" tips for singers

As I was thinking about "tips for singers", I thought back on "Directions for Singers" written by John Wesley for a Hymnal published in 1761. He was providing direction for how people ought to sings those "newfangled hymns"...a 1760's version of contemporary worship tunes...

I read through his work, thought about how we might express his thoughts today and came up with these seven "tips for Christian singers" Let me know what you think about… Continue

Added by Michael Talbott on April 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

A Prayer for our Nation and its Leaders!

It's a sad time in the World right now. My heart breaks and aches everyday to the thought of where our country has gone. Please, if you are a born again Christian, pray this prayer daily with me and other Christians. Together, we can tap into a power that’s bigger, better, and stronger than the so-called leaders of our country.



"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says,’ Woe to those who call… Continue

Added by Hope AGlow Prison Ministries on April 14, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

We must pray for our Country!

II Chron. 7:14

AFTER A DAY OF CONTEMPLATION AND SOUL SEARCHING, I HAVE DECIDED TO REACH OUT TO MY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES AND ASK YOU TO CONSIDER SOMETHING.



OUR NATION IS/HAS BEEN ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO HELL FOR A LONG TIME. IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOU WILL FIND CORRUPTION, GREED, MORAL DECAY AND A STEADY MOVE AWAY FROM THE THINGS THAT MADE US GREAT.



THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED ARE NO LONGER OUR BACKBONE. HOWEVER, WE CAN REVERSE THIS… Continue

Added by Hope AGlow Prison Ministries on April 13, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

What Is Your Worship Like? - Part 3

Worship Is Not About Us but HIM
WORSHIP IS ALL ABOUT GIVING OUR LIVES (AGAIN) TO HIM
http://thepraiseandworshipconnection.blogspot.com

Added by Ricky Sim on April 13, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spirit & Truth Newsletter – April 2009 (Passover and Resurrection Weekend Edition)

Greetings and Happy Resurrection Weekend,





It is with great joy and excitement I write to you this month. As you know, this weekend is Passover and Resurrection Weekend. I have waited to write this months’ newsletter to coincide with this remembrance and celebration of what Jesus Christ did for the world because of its significance to born again believers.



As I have been praying and seeking the Lord on what to write about, I sense there is one thing in particular He… Continue

Added by Damon Stuart on April 13, 2009 at 4:37am — No Comments

Easter Sunday Dancing

I was blown away during worship this morning. People were asked to dance in celebration of the Risen Lord. Small children went forward as well as some older ones. While the song went on,(My Redeemer Lives) there were people dancing and celebrating, but then something caught my eye.

A gentleman who had just suffered a heart attack on Thurs Apr 9th. and had surgery as well was up strutting around clapping his hands in praise. I was amazed. God is awesome. Speaking to him later he told me he… Continue

Added by Randy DeBoer on April 13, 2009 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

Cruising!

Happy Easter to all! Today we leave from New Orleans on a Western Carribean cruise aboard the Norwegian Spirit. We'll be visiting Costa Maya, Santo Tomas Quatemala, Belize, and Cozumel. I may be away from the computer a lot so excuse me if I don't repspond qucikly.
blessings, elman

Added by Elman Authement on April 12, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Nashville!! Part 3

This is all I'm going to say: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! We're moving to Nashville!!!!!!! Thank you Lord for the call!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!

Added by Ron Ragsag on April 12, 2009 at 12:37am — 1 Comment

Mary's Upper Room Prayer



I am sitting in the upper room, numb with pain, alone in shock

The day of hell that You endured, has left you buried behind a Rock.

Today is Saturday: the Sabbath Rest,

And yet I find no peace in this.

Oh Jesus you're dead, buried and gone,

And in this upper room I mourn.



I loved You as a mother could,

Every ounce of strength and guidance would

I give to you my first born Son,

If only I could be… Continue

Added by Mary on April 11, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

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