December 2008 Blog Posts (62)

9 Tests Every Christian Must Face...

Hello and Praise The Lord!



I wanted to take a moment and tell you about an Awesome Experience that every Christians must face.



Nine Tests Every Christian Must Face.



Lesson 1 - The Wilderness Test

Lesson 2 - The Time Test

Lesson 3 - The Motivation Test

Lesson 4 - The Failure Test

Lesson 5 - The Self-will Test

Lesson 6 - The Discouragement Test

Lesson 7 - The Misunderstanding Test

Lesson 8 - The Frustration Test

Lesson 9 -… Continue

Added by Robert S John on December 12, 2008 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

The Winner of the WTR iPod Shuffle Comp Is...

Congratulations to Vincent Lai from Singapore who won our iPod shuffle competition.

We had 69 entries in the end - thanks to all of you who joined in the fun while helping us to get the word out about WTR at the same time!

In Christ,

Phil

Added by Worship The Rock on December 12, 2008 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

"Are You Lord God Almighty?"

Most of us are familiar with Michael W. Smith’s “Agnus Dei.” For as long as I’ve sung this song, the lyric “Are you Lord God Almighty?” has provoked me to think about how much of my life is truly given over to God.



Is the Lord God really my ALL IN ALL? I think that for those of us who are blessed to live in the Western world, it is difficult to separate God from the material possessions that become idols to us. We think of God as the one who:



Supplies all of our needs… Continue

Added by Kathy L on December 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Reading my Pastor's book

Just thought I'd let everyone know that I fully enjoy, support, and am constantly challenged (in a good way) by the Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship Worship Center, Mike Hoke.



I am really pumped about reading his first published work about Ehud, as I saw this book develop over a number of years. It is about principles of spiritual warfare.



I will include the link if you would like to check it out.…

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Added by Judah Community on December 12, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Everyday.

How many of us have such busy lives that we seem to find ourselves going through each day, as if, they are all the same? Man! I think there is something going on almost every night and day of the week! I feel like I don't have anytime for myself, and if I did, I wouldn't know how to use it. Don't get me wrong, I love my church and there is nothing that I love more than to lead worship. It's really the daily routines, the everyday stuff! Getting the kids off to school, house work, regular work,… Continue

Added by Sunny on December 11, 2008 at 2:53pm — 1 Comment

Tuning In

"You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish..."



"You can tune a radio, but you can't tuna fish..."



Same joke, different venue [grin]



I'm sure that we'd all agree that a miss tuned radio is annoying, as is a badly tuned musical instrument.



As some of you know, in my (limited) leisure time, I am an amateur (ham) radio operator. There are times when I'm trying to… Continue

Added by Dan Camp on December 11, 2008 at 4:19am — No Comments

Story Behind The Song - With Hands Lifted High

Personally I love this worship song ... No! not because I wrote it, but whenever I start out my 'special time' with the Lord, I love singing this song. He's never failed to show up. This song is also kinda special to me personally. I was at a stage where I couldn't handle not being in the presence of God anymore. I was still working in the secular and another part of me knew my place is suppose to be in full-time ministry. I was so far away from the things of God, I was ashamed of even calling… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on December 10, 2008 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Prayer Needed

Man, this picture is a blast from the past! The goofy looking toe-head is me, and the kid with spiky mullet is my big brother. We were rocking out the leisure suits in '88. It seems weird to say this picture is twenty years old, but it is.

I am asking everyone out there in BlogLand to please pray for my brother. No, unfortunately the problem isn't that he is still suffering from this tragic hair. It's something far more serious.



He has… Continue

Added by Nathan Harris on December 10, 2008 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Christmas Carols - To Sing or Not To Sing?

Hey Folks,



It's that time of year. Christmas. "It's the most ... wonderful time .... of the year".



There was some discussion the last couple of days on the "Sunday Setlists" post about the usage of Christmas Carols during corporate worship.



I sort of let the cat out of the bag when I said that I don't get super excited about doing them. I mean ... I love the… Continue

Added by fmckinnon on December 9, 2008 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Here I am

So my friend Linda from Australia has tried to get me on this site for a long time. I never even checked it out. Then Saturday out of the blue someone called me because they found Linda on this site and Linda told them about me, and to make a long story short it was a divine appointment that I heard from Andrea. So, I came and signed up because it seems like God was pointing me to do that.



I'm very surprised how many "welcomings" I've had and how many friends have sent requests… Continue

Added by Marijanel Knight on December 9, 2008 at 4:24pm — 3 Comments

Winners of the Darrell Evans CD Competition

Thanks for all the great discussions that you started over the past week or so. It was hard to narrow it down to 5 winners but i've managed it!



Here are the five winners of the Darrell Evan's CD competition:





Alicia

How Do We Sing/Speak Spiritual Songs To One Another?

http://www.worshiptherock.com/forum/topics/how-do-we-singspeak-spiritual





Justin… Continue

Added by Worship The Rock on December 9, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

Some Thoughts on the Emerging Church

Being what many people might call a (gasp) fundamentalist, I am probably in a very minority position in today's post-modern church, and especially as concerns the topic of the Emerging Church. I am writing some of my thoughts here in response to a brother who asked me about my position on the EC, and the message reply box didn't have enough room to answer.



I believe that the Bible needs to be read with a strictly literal interpretation - God said what He meant and meant what… Continue

Added by Patrick Craig on December 9, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Story Behind The Song - Children Are Innocent

Well I was spring cleaning some of my boxes and discovered some really old folders. Inside there were songs I've written that never really got recorded or played. Some of it I thought were quite ok. But I'll leave it to you to be the judge of it. Thank God for my wonderful wife though. I'm hopeless at keeping things. I've written so many songs before and I think I've lost at least 30% of it. Anyways, if you like these older songs, do leave note of thanks to my wife Christina for keeping it for… Continue

Added by Tim Ong on December 9, 2008 at 4:53am — No Comments

New Song

Here is the first step to something I'm writing:



You are firelight in dark

You are burning in my heart

You are the air that I breathe

You are everything



You are

Hope and grace

Such Mercy for me

You are Power

Strength and Glory

You are love

You are love, Jesus

You are love



You are blood inside my veins

You are the one who bled to save

You are the melody I sing

You are everything



You… Continue

Added by Nathan Harris on December 9, 2008 at 4:24am — No Comments

For Indonesia Worship Leaders & Musicians

Hallo brothers & sisters in Indonesia, now we already have a new group for Indonesian members of Worship Leaders & Musicians. Please join in this group and share anything you have for others & our Lord, Jesus Christ!!!

Thank you,
Agung

Added by Andronikus Agung on December 8, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

David and Rita Baroni Teaching Series Download Free!

Freshword Teaching Series… Now It’s Free!

December 8th, 2008



Now you can download for free our entire Freshword Teaching series at www.davidbaroni.com



From practical topics such as “Flowing in Worship on the Keyboard” and “Songwriting for Worship”, to inspirational messages like Rita’s “It Is Finished: I Hope You Dance” and David’s “The Sleeping Giant”, you can download these teaching mp3’s for free.



Please help us spread the word about this opportunity to… Continue

Added by David Baroni on December 8, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

MUSIC IS POWER!!!!

MUSIC IS SO POWERFULL TO INFLUENCE THE PEOPLE OF GOD

LET WORSHIP THE LORD GOD WITH WHOLE ARE HEART, MIND AND SOUL

IF WE WORSHIP GOD WITH A PURE HEART GOD WILL TOUCH OUR HEART AND LIVES

GOD USE MUSIC TO CONVINCE US FOR ALL OUR SIN AND CORRECT US TO ALL OUR WRONG DOING

MUSIC IS THE FOOD OF OUR SOUL AND MIND

LET WORSHIP GOD WITH HIGHEST PRAISE NOT OURSELVES

GOD HONOR TRUE WORSHIPERS

Added by renesiony on December 8, 2008 at 8:44am — No Comments

Nashville??

Life has been blessed and awesome as always. On the 15th of this month, I am flying to Nashville, Tennessee for a job interview at a government-run medical facilty. This has been sort of unexpected because I had applied for this position about 3 months ago and I haven't heard from the facility until last week when they scheduled me for this upcoming event. My wife and I always wanted to live in Nashville because we have family that reside there. I don't know how this interview will play in our… Continue

Added by Ron Ragsag on December 8, 2008 at 2:53am — No Comments

Thibodaux Christmas Parade

This afternoon was our city's annual Christmas Parade. Our church has always played a big part when it comes to getting involved in our community. We usually have a float and a train that we put the small kids in and many of us walk throwing candy and trinkets. I've posted some new pictures up for you to look at. It's just our way of being a part of the community and celebrating Christmas with them and not staying behind the walls of our church.

Added by Elman Authement on December 8, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

Looking for a few good...Musicians?

Hey all!



Recently it was heavily laid on my heart to begin an Alternative Worship Service, run by a new Alternative Worship Team. Now, my church has always tried to be in tune with the leading edge of what Spirit is doing "now", so the Service was an easy sell...But also being a smallish church with a real strain on the small Worship Community, finding "band members" was going to be a real challenge.



Working up song lists, I'm finding useful music by all sorts of bands not… Continue

Added by Michael Blue on December 8, 2008 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

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