Songset – Sunday, May 16

Posted: May 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here’s the setlist from yesterday:

  1. “Jesus Saves” – Carlos Whittaker
  2. “From the Inside Out” – Hillsongs (with a little flair from the Seventh Day Slumber version)
  3. “Awakening” – Chris Tomlin/Passion Worship Band
  4. “I Will Rise” – Chris Tomlin
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Skeletons

Posted: April 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Over the course of my years in “ministry,” I’ve come to a couple of conclusions about sin – the “skeletons in our closets” so to speak.  FIRST, sin that is not dealt with weaves a web of destruction in our lives that entangles our relationships, our drives/desires, our emotions… and does damage in ways that we cannot even begin to fathom.  SECOND, in spite of all our efforts to conceal our sins, sin is ultimately exposed.

The “web” of sin – I don’t think any of us truly can comprehend just how much our so-called “private” or “harmless” (oxymoronic) sins affect those around us.  At best, our sin just hurts our relationships.  At its worst, sin can drag others down into our sins.  And I call this a “web,” because it traps us – it’s far easier to get tangled up than to get untangled.

And it’s partly because of this “web,” that our sins are inevitably exposed.  As our sin impacts other people, what we deem “secret” is, in fact, no longer secret at all, because OTHERS are drawn into it.

Proverbs 10:9 says:  “The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”  Psalm 69:5 states:  “O God, you know how foolish I am;my sins cannot be hidden from you.”

It will be exposed.  Yet, we still pursue sinful behavior, living in oblivion that sooner or later our world will be wrecked when our sins are exposed.  And worse, when it finally happens, too often we become concerned with “saving our image,” or “finding out who ratted us out.”  Embarrassed and prideful, we become more concerned with our reputation instead of our character (important difference).  We become more concerned with crucifying the EXPOSURE than crucifying the sin that needed to be exposed in the first place.

I’ve had sins exposed.  It’s embarrassing and painful, and often my first gut-reaction is to get defensive and blame anyone and everyone for dragging my sin out into the light.  But lately, my attitude has changed.  I PRAISE GOD when my sins are exposed; otherwise, I might not have dealt with them at all.

Besides, exposure – followed by confession and repentance – is the BEGINNING of rebuilding our character into the Christ-like people God wants us to be.

What scares you more?  Having your sins exposed?  Or never having them exposed?  Think long and hard about this one.  One may be embarrassing.  But the other is death.

Fantastic day at Crosspoint.  Great crowd, great energy, some new people onstage.  I love it when a plan comes together (God’s plan, that is).  Anyway, here’s the setlist:

  1. “Desperate” – Fireflight
  2. “All Because of Jesus” – Fee
  3. “Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.
  4. “When I Survey/The Wonderful Cross” – Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman (performed partial)
  5. “Lead Me to the Cross” – Hillsongs

Songset from Sunday 3/28

Posted: March 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here’s the songset from Sunday, the last week of our “THR33” series at Crosspoint.  The topic was “Contribute.”

  1. “Our God Is Love,” Lee McDerment
  2. “All We Need,” Charlie Hall (Passion)
  3. “God of This City,” Chris Tomlin
  4. “From the Inside Out,” Hillsong United.

Songset from 3/21

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

Songset from 3/21:

1. Salvation Is Here – Kristian Stanfill
2. Your Grace Is Enough – Chris Tomlin
3. By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
4. Desperate People – Hillsong United

Songsets from previous weeks:

Posted: March 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

3/14:

1. Make a Joyful Noise – David Crowder
2.  Happy Day – Tim Hughes
3.  Glory To God – Fee
4.  Savior King – Hillsong
3/7:
1.  We Won’t Be Quiet – David Crowder
2.  Rain Down – Delirious
3.  A Message – Coldplay
4.  I Will Go – Starfield
2/28 (final week of exposed):
1.  All Because of Jesus – Fee
2.  Let God Arise – Chris Tomlin
3.  Again – Flyleaf
4.  He Loves Us – Kim Walker/Jesus Culture (there’s also a David Crowder version)

Songset for Sunday, March 21, 2010:

1. Salvation is Here – Kristian Stanfill.
2. Your Grace Is Enough – Chris Tomlin
3. By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
4. Desperate People – Hillsong United.

The topic is connecting with/loving other people with the love of Christ.