Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Psalm 139



Today, we are looking at and studying Psalm 139. We will follow along in our bible, then stop and discuss what we just read.

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God knows everything about us, even the number of hairs on our heads, and still he accepts lovesus.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Catchafire



"Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)" Toby Mac

Slackin' off like a bum, I'm feelin' ho hum
I'm feelin' luke warm like the water in my tub
Started out and we was hot, looked up and now we're not
We had that fire like we was boilin' in a pot

Whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy
Come, we gonna catch that

Fire, I'm feenin' for a flicker
Then we'll fan the flame up into something bigger
Started out and we was hot, looked up and now we're not
We gonna catch a fire, catch a fire for God

Whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy, whoopsi-daisy
Come, we gonna catch that
Whoopsi-daisy, call me crazy, whoopsi-daisy
Come, we gonna catch that

Fire, takin' it from warm to hot
Fire, gotta give it all we got
Fire, whoopsi-daisy, call me crazy, whoopsi-daisy
Come, we gonna catch that

Spark to a flame, I'm flippin' up my game
I caught the fire and I'll never be the same
So unexplainable I can't contain it, son
And my retaining it would only be a shame
So let me hear you say

Heat, like the Kingston concrete
There ain't no stoppin' the fire
We're straight breakin' ground
There ain't no cooling this thing down
We burnin' up and keep'n it krunk as we know how
Hear me now people

Catch a fire let it burn within
Catch a fire let it burn for him


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John Wesley in his sermon titled, "The Use of Money" said this:

"Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn."

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When John Wesley was asked why so many people came out to see him preach. Mr. Wesley replied; "I set myself on fire for the Lord and people come out to watch me burn." Perhaps that's what needs to happen with all Christians in order for a revival to occur: We need to set ourselves on fire for the Lord.

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It is our prayer today that God would set you on fire. That God would set us on fire. And that people would come to watch us burn.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Headed home. Be in lee about twelve

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Musicians of the Bible

This week we are looking at the importance of music, not only now, but in Biblical times also.

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Music In The Bible

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Musicians in the Bible
http://www.paulsonmusic.com/MusicNotebookMusicians.html

Genesis 4:211 Jubal Father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Genesis 4:21 (New King James Version)
21 His brother’s name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.

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Exodus 15:20,21 Miriam Miriam took a timbrel in her hand;
and all the women went out after with timbrels and dances.
Exodus 15:20-21 (New International Version)
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. 21 Miriam sang to them:
"Sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider
he has hurled into the sea."

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I Samuel 16:23; I Chronicles 23:5; II Chronicles 23:18;
II Samuel 22,23 David He was a cunning player on an harp; he was an instrument maker, a song director & song writer

I Samuel 18:6 Singing Women These women came out of all the cites of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with tabrets, ... and with instruments
of music.

I Kings 4:29,32 King Solomon He wrote 1,005 songs
1 Kings 4:29-32 (New International Version)

Solomon's Wisdom
29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. 30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 He was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.

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II Kings 3:15, 16 Elisha's Minstrel When this minstrel played, Elisha then prophesied.

I Chronicles 15:16-24 Ethan, Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiar-Obededom, Azariah, Shebaniah, Jehoshaphat, Nethaneel, Amasai and Eliezer and more... These were the ones listed from among those that accompanied the ark back to Jerusalem.

I Chronicles 16:5 Jeiel He played the psaltery and the harp.
1 Chronicles 16:5 (New International Version)
5 Asaph was the chief, Zechariah second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,


I Chronicles 6:39; 15:17, 19; 16:5; II Chronicles 29:30; Asaph He played the cymbals and was appointed by David over the service of song and by Solomon in theTemple services.

I Chronicles 16:6 Benaiah and Jahaziel Played the trumpet.

I Chronicles 16:42 Heman Played or led the players with the trumpet and cymbals.

I Chronicles 16:41 Jeduthun One of David's chief musicians, and also founder of an official musical family.

I Chronicles 25 Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, Asarelah, Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, Mattithiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth, Isri,
Jesharelah, Shemei, Azareel, Shubael, Bukkiah, Mattatiah, etc. These were among the 288 that David set apart to perform music in the house of the Lord.

II Chronicles 5:11-14 Solomon's musicians These were singers, cymbal players, psaltery players, and harpists along with 120 priests who played trumpets.

Nehemiah 12:35,36 Ezra 3:10, 11 Zechariah, Shemaiah, Azareel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, Judah, Hanani and the sons of Levi. These were some of the priests who played trumpets and Levites who used cymbals to praise the Lord when the foundation was laid for the rebuilding of the temple.

Revelation 14:2,3 Harpers John heard "the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne" in heaven.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Who am I?

This week we are studying a song by Casting Crowns, Who am I?



Who am I by Casting Crowns:

Who am I?
That the Lord of all the earth,
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I?
That the bright and morning star,
Would choose to light the way,
For my ever wandering heart.

Bridge:
Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.

Chorus:
I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.

Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again.
Who am I?
That the voice that calmed the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.

Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.


I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.

Not because of who I am,
But because of what you've done.
Not because of what I've done,
But because of who you are.


I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you've told me who I am.
I am yours.
I am yours.

I am yours.

Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?
'Cause I am yours.
I am yours.

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Scripture:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (New International Version)
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Toby Mac Concert - January 16th, 2009



Oh ya! We're going, are you?

All youth 6th-12th Grades, see Jason Archambault to reserve your spot on the bus!!!!