This song is by Fernando Ortega.  We sang it last night at our church.  Here’s a video of him performing this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SODks36AdI8

Sing To Jesus

Come and see
Look on this mystery
Lord of the universe
Nailed to a tree

Christ our God
Spilling His holy blood
Bowing in anguish
His sacred head

Sing to Jesus
Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts
He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus
Honor His name
Sing of His faithfulness
Pouring His life out unto death

Come, you weary
And He will give you rest
Come you who mourn
Lay on His breast

He who died
Risen in paradise
Giver of mercy
Giver of life

Sing to Jesus
His is the throne
Now and forever
He is the king of heaven
Sing to Jesus
We are His own
Now and forever
Sing for the love our God has shown

Sing to Jesus
Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts
He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus
Honor His name
Sing to Jesus
His is the throne
Now and forever
He is the king of heaven
Sing to Jesus
We are His own
Now and forever
Sing for the love our God has shown

New Book: Pastor Dad

June 23, 2009

Read online for FREE or order a copy of Mark Driscoll’s newest book on fatherhood, “Pastor Dad.”  http://relit.org/pastordad/

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I am scheduled to attend Acts 29’s Boot Camp here in Louisville this coming November.  I’m stoked to learn more about what God is doing in our world through the Biblical call upon Christians to plant churches.  Here are some details that I have recently learned about the upcoming event:

– The theme will be “Ambition: To Preach The Gospel Where Christ is Not Known” (based on Acts 15:20)

– Speakers (disclosed so far by Sojourn Community Church) will include Darrin Patrick, Ed Stetzer, Scott Thomas and Steve Timmis.

The Resurgence

The Resurgence’s Advance09 conference was held June4-6.  It was held in Durham, NC and included the following speakers: John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Ed Stetzer, Eric Mason, Bryan Chapell, Daniel Akin, J.D. Greear, and Tyler Jones.  The audio from this conference is available from Desiring God’s website here: http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByConference/45/

On Sunday, May 31, abortion doctor George Tiller was shot to death in the foyer of his church by a pro-life supporter.  This is messed up for a number of reasons.

In response to this news, I want to point you to Dr. R. Albert Mohler’s blog post about the incident entitled “A Wicked Deed in Wichita — A Test for the Pro-Life Movement.”  In the article, Mohler says that “…violence in the name of protesting abortion is immoral, unjustified, and horribly harmful to the pro-life cause.  Now, the premeditated murder of Dr. George Tiller in the foyer of his church is the headline scandal — not the abortions he performed and the cause he represented.”

inspired

Here’s a neat video I found of some really incredible bike tricks set to a song I really like by the Band of Horses called “Funeral.”  It’s not too long.

Mewithoutyou’s new CD entitled “It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Alright” was released on May 19th, and is well worth your attention.  Musically fulfilling, lyrically dreamy, Aaron Weiss and crew birth another piece of art.  Below are the lyrics to one of my favorites on this new album.  Delight yourself…

A Stick, A Carrot & String

the horse’s hay beneath his head
our Lord was born to a manger bed
that all whose wells run dry
could drink of his supply 

to keep him warm, the sheep drew near
so grateful for His coming here
come with news of grace
come to take my place
the donkey whispered in his ear
“child, in 30-some-odd years
you’ll ride someone who looks like me
untriumphantly”

the cardinals warbled a joyful song
he’ll make right what man made wrong
bringing low the hills
that the valleys might be filled

then “child”, asked the birds
“well, aren’t they lovely words we sing?”
the tiny baby layed there
without saying anything

at a distance stood a mangy goat
with the crooked teeth and a matted coat
weary eyes and worn
chipped and twisted horns

thinking “maybe I’ll make friends someday
with the cows and the hens in the rambouillet
but for now, I’ll keep away
I’ve got nothing smart to say”

there’s a sign on the barn
in the cabbage town
“when the rain picks up
and the sun goes down
sinners, come inside
with no money, come and buy

no clever talk, nor a gift to bring
requires our lowly, lovely king
come now empty handed, you don’t need anything”

and the night was cool
and clear as glass
with the sneaking snake in the garden grass
deep cried out to deep
the disciples fast asleep

and the snake perked up
when he heard You ask
“if you’re willing that
this cup might pass
we could find our way back home
maybe start a family all our own”

“but does not the Father guide the Son?
not my will, but yours be done.
what else here to do?
what else me, but You?”

and the snake who’d held the world
a stick, a carrot and a string
was crushed beneath the foot
of your not wanting anything 
© 2009 Tooth & Nail Records

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