October 2008 Blog Posts (43)

There is a new sound ........

There is a new sound coming into the earth today ... it is the sound of heaven. What does this "heavenly sound" sound like? Listen There is glory on the voice of someone who has been there. You can tell if they have been there or if they haven't.



I personally believe there are two elements that will identify this fresh wind of God's spirit in our worship, and those two… Continue

Added by Ray Watson - The Secret Place on October 20, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

A Fall Back Plan to Fail

Once again, my cousin Joe preached an inspiring message this Sunday. But as he was preaching, I was stuck at two particular verses (Sorry bro. got distracted by the Holy Spirit). Which lead me thinking and meditating on it the whole afternoon.



Exodus 4:2-3 ... short version of this story is that Moses was giving a lot of excuses why he can't go to Egypt. After naming all his fears, as Joe so insightful put it, God just asked what was in his hand and it was a staff. Then God ask him… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 19, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

1,000 Members on Worship The Rock!

Well we've only been going for about 6 months and yesterday (18th October 2008) we reached 1,000 members here on Worship The Rock! It's great to see a community of worship leaders and musicians growing and helping each and i'm looking forward to seeing WTR become a more and more valuable resource as it continues to grow.



Let's reach all corners of the world with this network - please do invite anyone who might be interested in… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on October 19, 2008 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

I'm new here...

Hello. I'm new here. I just have to clarify one thing. I love to write songs and worship the Lord. But I haven't lead (or co-lead) praise and worship for over 20 years. I've got a lot of songs that I still need to put music to. You might be able to notice that from a few of my uploaded songs.

Blessings and joy to you all,
Anna

Added by Anna on October 18, 2008 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Your Life is Hid in Christ

I don't know about you, but the last couple weeks my email inbox has been filled with political emails of folks overly concerned about our pending elections. Now, don't get me wrong, we are in a very crucial point of our history, but are we letting our concerns about the election outweigh our concerns for the lost? A lot of Christians I know are only talking about Obama this, McCain that...Palin...Biden...I don't think any of them has a reason to… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 17, 2008 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Blog Action Day...Poverty

I received notice that today is "Blog Action Day 2008" and thought I would look for scripture that deals with poverty and the poor. While our family were missionaries to the Sioux Indians in South Dakota, I saw poverty first-hand. It is an ugly thing that is not always caused by laziness. Sometimes, it is caused by any number of things from location, life decisions, etc. We as Christians are called to reach out and help the poor and oppressed. I would like to hear from you today as your… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 15, 2008 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

And Keep Thy Word...

This morning as I have been doing some reading around the blogosphere, I am troubled by a few things. I realize as "worship leaders", we are to be working to produce the best possible product to lead, but are we putting the focus on the right things? I have read how several are worried about keeping guitarists, pianists, drummers, and vocalists happy. That is not what worship is about, though...it's about giving our best to Him, regardless if we hear our voice loud enough, there's feedback,… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 14, 2008 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

New Life Worship

Counting On God official E-Card

Check it out.

Added by Gary Trobee on October 14, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Your work shall be revealed by fire...

I know many of you have been hearing about the Block Party we had this past Saturday. i am going to be using some of what happened there as illustration of today's passage which comes from 1 Corinthians 3:13-15..."Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (14) If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man's work shall… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 13, 2008 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Praise and Worship

The Bible tells us that the entire Christian life is lived by faith: We are saved by faith (Ephesians 2:8); we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7); we please God by faith (Hebrews 11:6); and we overcome the temptations of the world by faith (1 John 5:4). But faith can seem like an abstract concept -- how do we practically demonstrate faith?



The Bible tells us that faith has a language, and that language is praise. When Paul and Silas were put in prison for doing God's will and… Continue

Added by David Roy on October 13, 2008 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Friends of the Bridegroom - Moving Into Holy Spirit-led Worship

Day 3: How do We Access This “Kingdom?”



Jesus told His disciples in John 14: “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. ......... He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be… Continue

Added by Patrick Craig on October 11, 2008 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Story behind the song: Send Me Out

Song of Commitment was actually a sequel to this song. Song of Commitment touches more on a personal level in worship. There is a separate kind of anointing that flows when we start declaring and proclaiming as a church as a body of Christ.



If one of us can reach out to 10, imagine what 100 of us could do. I’m not talking about hit and run evangelism or hit and run mentoring, I’m talking about really investing your time and effort for the Kingdom of God. Always remember, the Kingdom… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 10, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Balancing Act

I have a number of people who would like to become involved in the worship arts ministry of our church, but I am finding it difficult to schedule new people in while still allowing others to serve where they are gifted.
Any thoughts on maintaining the balance?

Added by Paul Fowler on October 10, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Story behind the song: Song of Commitment

I wrote this many moons ago when I completed a leadership-training course. But it has never been more real to me than such a time as this. I really feel that God has a plan for me here in Perth and find myself getting drawn closer to serving Him full-time ever so much more.



I’ve been listening to people talk about the world’s financial crisis, as my cousin Joshua Ong (he’s a very reputable manager in a financial institution), put it “It’s not a recession, it’s more like a depression… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 9, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Who will be great among you???

In our devotional journals we are working on during our PowerUP campaign, today was covering Mark 10:35-45. My mind has been on what was spoken in this text. I will be looking at the latter part of this passage, beginning in verse 42..."But Jesus called them to him , and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. (43) But so shall it not… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 8, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Story behind the song: Psalm 23

This praise song was birth out of a revelation that God gave me. One night during cellgroup, I was having a conversation with Joe Ong (The Preacher) and Psalm 23 was brought up. It was the week that he spoke about our birthright as a child of God. I can’t remember why Psalm 23 was brought up, but as we were getting excited about God’s Word, suddenly a revelation came upon me. I looked at Joe and said “I don’t think people know the full extend of this chapter”.



Psalm 23 is not a… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 8, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Unto Thee, O Lord

Sunday evening, we sang the chorus "Unto Thee, O Lord" as one of our opening worship songs. It has been in my head ever since, and I thought it wold be a good place to start in the passage this morning.



Psalm 25:1-5..."Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. (2) O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. (3) Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. (4) Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach… Continue

Added by Doorkeeper on October 7, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Last Day!

I had my last day at my church today- Worship went really well - I'm going to miss the team, but I am ready to move on.



I'm excited to see what God has planned for me next. I'm not sure where we'll be going, it's between two churches - My kids like one, I like the other, hubby is noncommittal, he'll go to either.



It will be weird not praying over worship sets, practicing, looking at new songs. I guess I'll just enoy the freedom for a while. I'm not sure I want to continue… Continue

Added by Chris on October 6, 2008 at 1:17am — 2 Comments

Story behind the song: I Will Be Here

Throughout my Christian walk in life, I have met many troubled people. It is sad to see non-Christians resorting to reckless behavior and some even contemplating suicide when they feel trapped or that no one understands them, wants them or love them for who they are. It’s even sadder when a Christian feels that way.

There was this girl back in my YWAM (Youth with a Mission) days that I got to know. She had a rough past and she doesn’t seem to be able to forget. She was living a very… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 3, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Story behind the song: You Are

I was very challenged on one of the Sundays when Joseph Ong preached (btw, for those of you who doesn't know, he's my cousin). If you ever want to have a no nonsense, fiery, energetic, full of revelation, all inspiring message ... well, invite this young man to preach on your Sunday service.



Anyways, the message was about knowing your birthright. He touched on the prodigal son and he said something really interesting. The prodigal son came back, and in my own words, his dad… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on October 3, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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