July 2009 Blog Posts (37)

Rejoice In The Lord Always!

REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.

AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!

Philippians 4:4




A mindless sense of well being that ignores what is going on around you is not what Paul has in mind when he tells the Philippians to Rejoice In The Lord Always. The letter he writes to them is filled with recognition of difficult circumstances that they are all facing. In the opening words of the letter Paul acknowledges his own situation as a prisoner facing execution. A little later he…
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Added by Ricky Sim on July 31, 2009 at 7:33am — 7 Comments

Word Like Fire Episode 20: O Word of God Incarnate

Download/stream the podcast here- Episode 20: O Word of God Incarnate



This week’s song uses a hymn text written by William W. How in 1867 with a new tune. It is a prayer of thanksgiving to God both for the gift of his word in the scriptures- and how they illuminate Christ, the

Word made flesh.


O Word of God…
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Added by Joel Hinck on July 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Anos no deserto / Years in the desert (English/Portuguese)

Anos de deserto

Pessoas como eu, que foram por lutas e doeram, pode ser uma bênção a pessoas em necessidade. Uma canção 'do deserto' pode alcançar os corações desses que sofrem. Estas canções realmente podem ter impacto, entretanto o preço pode ser alto. Mas nós não estamos sós! ! Nós temos um Deus que esteve terminado tudo e sem pecados, y ele glorificou. Quando nós seguirmos o Jesus, Ele começa um processo curativo em nossas vidas. Quando uma canção é criada, no meio ou depois que… Continue

Added by Rene Hoornweg on July 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Minister To 'Your People'?

‘Minister to Your People.’ That is what my husband was told back in the late 1990’s, on his journey to follow the path God had placed in his heart. Since he is a man of Hispanic heritage, for most, it would make sense that he would lead a solely Hispanic congregation. But who exactly are ‘our people’ to a Puerto Rican man and a Polish/Bulgarian/Who Knows What Else woman with African-American and Vietnamese foster children?



Starting out, my husband was told by… Continue

Added by Jennifer Torres on July 30, 2009 at 4:24am — No Comments

Faith Discussion

This is a discussion I had with a friend who is sharing his faith with a co-worker. It happened in a series of e-mails.

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From: John

Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 09:10

To: Dan

Subject: Got a question for you



Dan,

This is a Jesus question.

Have scholars tried to determine his IQ? Could he read? What was the education like for him 2000… Continue

Added by Patrick Craig on July 29, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

School of Worship

Yohan here

hope you all are doing fine by the grace of God,

This is my personal approach and request to all of my old and new friends, sisters,brothers and pastors in Christ Jesus who have the passion and zeal to worship our god in spirit and truth, I invite you for SOW-09 (Face2Face Ministry)



Face 2 Face School of Worship



GOD IS LOOKING FOR WORSHIPERS... not just believers or attenders, but those who really worship!



Jesus said in John 4 that His… Continue

Added by Yohan on July 29, 2009 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Had Breakfast with a Hummingbird This Morning!

I walked out back and stood there eating a banana and looked to my right. There was this beautiful hummingbird going from flower to flower in the back yard. After it was finished sapping from the flowers, it flew up in front of me, fluttered a bit (as if to say goodbye), and flew away. I thank God for sending a little friend with whom to enjoy breakfast on a wonderful morning!

Laura Landers
7-26-2009, 11:04 P.M.

Added by Laura Landers on July 27, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

I have over come the enemy!!!

thank you lord for the power to defeat the enemy!! I have been battling the enemy about my band for a while and today I got delivered from it. I just wanted to give the LORD his praise and thanking for taking care of my situation.

Added by Ellen Parks on July 26, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Busy or Busybody?

We hear that some among you are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. -2 Thessalonians 3:1-12



While this verse may be dealing with the importance of working for a living, it speaks to me on another level as well. The temptation to be a busybody- to gossip, criticize, and take other’s hard work for granted- is ever present, and can sometimes be subtle. Being a musician, it’s easy for me to slip… Continue

Added by Joel Hinck on July 24, 2009 at 7:28pm — No Comments

I guess I can blog.

Hey. I just saw this blog item and I am trying it out. Now for some real meat and potatoes. I just joined a blues band playing drums and I like it a lot. It is Christian based and we'll be playing at a Gospel Fest 2009 in Hutto, Texas. So far, I love playing with these guys. It is a big contrast in music and social relationship to the worship team I am on.



Dan

Added by Dan on July 24, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Word Like Fire Episode 19: Our God Raised the Dead

Download/stream the podcast here- Episode 19: Our God Raised the Dead





This week’s song focuses on Christ’s humility, his conquering of death, and the promise that we will also be raised from death.



Our God Raised the Dead



Holiest of names

Gloriously praised

By tongues of men and angels

Ready to embrace

Beauty in…
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Added by Joel Hinck on July 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

David understood God's heart!

People can have the best talent and most perfect voice but if the anointing isnt there its just a another song... We sometimes sing simple songs and there again is that "Awesomeness" that makes it. As child of God we know that it is the anointing that rest upon the artist, words and song...But many times I wonder what David saw when he worshipped God and what God saw when He heard David's song.



Did he have a great voice?

Did he sing like Josh Groban?

Did David play the harp… Continue

Added by Pastor George D. Van Wyk on July 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Baggage

Have you ever tried to carry many things at once and found yourself losing and grip?That’s what can happened when you try to carry the baggage of your past around with you.It unnecessarily weighs you down until your life and your busy schedule begin to slip through the fingers. Consider this; You can put that baggage and walk away.The choice is yours.



Leaving the negative elements of your past behind requires understanding and resolve. The baggage you’re carrying may be the result…
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Added by nanell on July 23, 2009 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Mission Worship 2009 - August (21,22,23) - Bangalore

How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! - Ps 133:1





Dear Beloved,



We would like to take this opportunity to present to you and invite you to,



MISSION WORSHIP 2009



Mission Worship is an event in Bangalore to bring together all worshippers under one roof to celebrate God and his goodness with enthralling and scintillating experiences of Worship in God's presence...lead by several… Continue

Added by Mahelia Anderson on July 22, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Ame o Senhor (Diante do Trono)

Portuguese

Ame o Senhor, apegue-se a Ele

Disto depende a tua vida

Disto depende a tua família

Disto depende a tua vida...



(Deuteronômio 11, Composição: Ana Paula Valadão Bessa, Diante do Trono)



Às vezes a música pode golpeá-lo gosta do relâmpago, no canto o mais profundo de seu coração. Assim, esta música, composta e cantada por Ana Paula Valadão Bessa, movido meu coração em uma maneira eu nunca soube antes. Abriu meu coração e moveu-me.… Continue

Added by Rene Hoornweg on July 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Play skillfully unto the Lord

Psalm 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skilfully, and shout for joy.



When I was about 8 years old, I had my first music lesson. First I learned to play the Trombone and tuba (euphonium), until I was about 16 year of age. When I was 17 I had my first guitar lesson, After 'playing around' a few years. I was lucky to have a very good teacher, his name was Fred van Houdt. I didn't know the Lord, since I wasn't raised Christian. After quite a few years of drug addiction and… Continue

Added by Rene Hoornweg on July 22, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Working On Some Songs To Get Them Produced This Year

hey at all...

during the next months i will work out some songs to get them produced this year. hope so.

i will load up every single songidea on my profile and also in songwriters circle to get your feedback. it helps me to get a view on which songs people like to listen to or sing during their worship services or private worship times. i hope that theses songs may become a blessing for those who listen.

for now, there are 3 songs on my profile on which i would love to hear your… Continue

Added by Daniel John Riedl on July 21, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

Instrumentation

Instrumentation can be a tricky thing when writing worship music. As a songwriter, it’s easy to let a song be driven by an instrumental hook. As a composer, it’s fun to layer instrumental parts. As a music director, you are limited by the instrumentalists on your team, and by their skill levels. I try to ask myself a few questions as I’m writing: Is this song relying on its accompaniment to be effective? Would it work with only guitar, only piano, or even a cappella? Are the instruments… Continue

Added by Joel Hinck on July 20, 2009 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Part 2 - Is Faith actually a form of Knowlege?

One of the ideas that has been ingrained in us is the idea that faith happens in the absence of knowledge. Alvin Plantinga quotes Mark Twain "faith is believing what you know ain't true". We talk of a 'leap of faith' and easily accept that faith is the opposite of reason.



And what has been the result? A contempt from the intellectual and scientific community towards those who have faith in God. If I understood that faith walks hand in hand with ignorance and was divorced from reason,… Continue

Added by Andrea Neustaeter on July 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

God Sings!

A SINGING GOD

He Will Rejoice Over You With Singing

Zephaniah 3:17




Did you know that God is a singer? Why would that be a surprise? He created us to sing; one would expect that He has some experience at it Himself. Yes, the Lord of all creation sings. That defies our image of the frozen-faced, always-disappointed God of high expectations. Sure, we have failed Him and our love is far too cold for such a lovely Lord. But that's not what the Lord of glory… Continue

Added by Ricky Sim on July 20, 2009 at 1:44am — No Comments

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