From memory, can you rattle off the books of the New Testament? If not, here’s a song to help. Sing along, memorize the song — that’s it! Give the song a look, then come back and we’ll look at a proven method of having a personal audience with The Lord. Continue Reading →
Earlier I posted this same hymn set to a different “traditional” melody. The “Adeste Fideles” tune used here might be more familiar to you. What might not be familiar is the third verse. Please watch the sing-along video — then we’ll talk about God’s School of Gold Refining .
WHAT gold is it God would refine?
Why — gold that’s yours and gold that’s mine! 😃
Some artistic works enter public view and never change. Not so with this hymn. It used to have a different title. It is sung using at least two different melodies. Historians offer guesses on who wrote it. It had seven verses, but only about three remain popular. (I include four verses here — can you spot the unfamiliar one?) Please sing along with the video, then come back for a chat on praying in a closet. 😊 Continue Reading →
As a child I was taught Jesus saves, and as far as I knew, I would be with him some day. It wasn’t until my 21st year that I gained the PEACE and ASSURANCE based on God’s promises — that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt — that my name was INDEED in the book of life. This song glows with that assurance. What happened to me at age 21 that gave me that confidence? . . . Continue Reading →
“Peace Like A River” is a likable song for both young and old, easy to learn and sing. The lyrics are simple, but not trivial. Please enjoy this video, then come right back and we’ll unpack some of the delightful depth carried by this bright tune. Continue Reading →
Bringing In The Sheaves is a classic gospel song about outreach whose melody was reused for the newer outreach song There Were Twelve Disciples. I think the writer of the classic would be delighted to see this new use for Continue Reading →
Here is a fun break-the-ice / call-and-response song you’ll love to have in your songleading tool kit. It uses “me first, you second” imitation to get the group into the song instantly. The song is like clean blue jeans — Continue Reading →
This song is the kind of cheerful decoration you’d expect to find in the living room of a joyful, thankful, healthy mind. It is a wonderful song to have bubbling in your heart as you go through the day. Continue Reading →
Sometimes the best thing anyone can do for another is just to be a friend. Though Jesus is also much, much more, no one could have a better friend than Jesus! A person need never feel lost or lonely when they know Jesus as their friend. Continue Reading →
“I’ve been redeemed!” are great words to begin a day.
“I’ve been redeemed!” are words to express joy.
“I’ve been redeemed!” are words to attack fear and discouragement.
“I’ve been redeemed!” is miraculous truth.
“I’ve been redeemed!” is a powerful witness. Continue Reading →