James 2 v. 17 (NIV) says: "...faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead".
As a worship leader I am increasingly becoming aware that singing songs is not enough. "And now to live the life" as Matt Redman sings. ("Now To Live The Life" on the album 'Intimacy'). We need to look at our whole lives as an act Continue
of worship. Without going into a sermon on the subject, one area has
become really real to me in this way, and that's the whole area…
Added by Jeremy Gadd on July 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I'm a Jew!
"For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision. No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people." (… Continue
Added by Kim Black on July 26, 2010 at 7:57pm —
A long time ago... artists were rare and few. And all of them have
contributed a lot in the society in terms of culture. History is never
complete without them. In so many ways, they have made a difference and I
would say that Earth is dry without Arts. They made the world more
But today, a lot claim and think that they are an artist but only few of
them are genuine. And it's no longer clear... WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST...
Added by JB Baratbate III on July 24, 2010 at 1:07am —
In the passage we will read below David had a desire 2 Chronicles w11: 17-18…
Added by Kelvin Mutize on July 22, 2010 at 8:00pm —
to read my recent blog post.
Added by Todd Vaters on July 22, 2010 at 3:02pm —
It isn't always the words, the melody or even the feelings of a song that inspire me. It is more of the connectedness of what we're doing together as a body.
I love to visit new churches, watch them on TV or even find videos on the internet because when the worship is genuine my soul resonates with what I experience.
The essence of what takes place in true worship is so outside of me... although God's Spirit within me could technically negate that sentiment, what I mean is… Continue
Added by David Beairsto on July 21, 2010 at 5:45pm —
*Based on the 2010 promo theme "Where is Your Focus?"*
Where is your focus? For a while, mine was on "being cool at school." I somehow believed that I could be part of this world, and yet an Apostolic who supposedly
knew the whole truth. Statements such as "It's against my religion" or "my parents won't let me" soon brought dullness instead of coolness. I was ready for real answers; to find real truth.
That's when UPCI Bible Quizzing was introduced to me at the age of… Continue
Added by Deisha Day on July 21, 2010 at 5:10pm —
Added by Art Salvagno on July 21, 2010 at 2:40pm —
This is a short instrumental piece of a solo Harp. I don’t play harp myself but composed it on the computer using Garritan Personal Orchestra, recording via MIDI keyboard to Cubase Studio 4.5 and mastering in Adobe Audition 1.5. I am in the process of writing a lot of songs and instrumentals for use on a forthcoming video I am filming and editing. This is one piece I intend to use as a short bridge between video… Continue
Added by Jeremy Gadd on July 20, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Christianna, my oldest daughter, portrays the struggling girl. She also helped lay out the blocking, etc and teach it. Abrielle portrays the greed character. And, let's just say, I'm the one in all black...yeah. You can guess who that is. LOL
The kids did a fantastic job!
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 3:10am —
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:40am —
Jan. 18, 2009 Melissa Wilson
John 1:1 “Continue to walk in the light and to speak light.”
Today in Sunday school class, Joe Ray put on the board this saying. “2009 One of the most prosperous years for those led by the spirit. It is a choice, not chance! Choose to be led.” This is what I sensed in my spirit… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:36am —
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:33am —
"Satan Hates it When We Praise"
It is believed by many that Satan was Lucifer in Heaven and his job was to lead worship and present it to the Great I Am. In Ezekiel 28:12 the king of Tyre was similar to Satan in his beauty and in his fall. Many believe that in this scripture the fall of Satan is described as well,… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:31am —
Still needs tweaking and reworking, but there is a framework melody to this one...
Lord I've failed to seek You only
Trading peace for discontent
Now I come before You only,
Ashamed, alone, Lord I am spent
Here I am, back where I started
On my knees, before Your throne.
Laying before Your feet… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:30am —
“’People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been great but weren’t, or of… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:29am —
Stronger than I
Melissa Wilson 8/1/09
A battle rages within
The Spirit longs for You
My soul is grasping for sin.
My will is not willing
Sin so compelling
Lord, come save me again!!
Sin is stronger than I
So much stronger than… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:27am —
Melissa Wilson 11/06/07
I thought we had the truest love, but I could never see.
That his first love was only him, never really me
Nothing is as I thought it was, nothing was as it seemed.
I never knew his fantasy was reality to me
I may be Smiling on the… Continue
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:26am —
Melissa Wilson 10/10/09
Pressures, trials, pain and abandon
Loneliness, fear, anger and rejection
Betrayal, selfishness, no self control
Bitterness, hatred, consuming my soul.
The lies just keep screaming, “You’ve failed!”
Wrapping my mind in its very own jail
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:25am —
"I am never, but You Are"
Stumbling in the darkness to find the way
So many tricks my mind does play
Not knowing whether to run or to stay
I am confused, but I am not lost.
Sitting alone at a table for two
Tired of just staring out at the view
Wondering if I’ll ever find someone new
Added by Melissa Wilson on July 19, 2010 at 2:24am —