Friday, October 28, 2005

Sheet Music (chord chart) for Ephesians 3:20-21

Since tomgee begged for some sheet music... I posted a file for one song that gets requested a fair bit.  You will find that here:
A few people have asked how I got these songs recorded – it’s called connections!  My brother-in-law has a little recording studio down in his basement.  Last time we were in Indiana, we went down there and did them all in one take – voice and instrument.  He cleaned them up as good as you can clean up a bad guitarist and off-key vocalist, then emailed them up.  
The reason I asked him to do this for me was that I was getting requests from a few other churches for the songs.  I figured if people heard them and got the music for them they could sing it for themselves.
There.  Now you have full disclosure.  I do NOT have any secret dreams of being a rock star!  

Thursday, October 27, 2005

New Worship Songs from Sovereign Grace Ministries

Wow! That was fast!
Our friends Bob Kauflin and company have put out another new CD full of great worship music. You can download and listen to samples here.
I love the way these guys do all of this! Free samples, free pdf downloads of lead sheets and chord sheets, and none of this: "The Lord gave me this song one night... and I will sue the pants off of any one of you that dares sing it without paying hefty royalties and giving credit to ME!"
They live their theology.

Now for a shameless plug: I have written some songs you can have for free, too. The big difference between me and the SGM guys though is that my songs are worth what you pay for them! You can find them here.
Soli Deo Gloria!

Getting Ready for Saturday Night (My 100th Post!)

Kirk Wellum used to be my friend... okay, he is still my friend, but I was pretty uncomfortable reading this post on Hockey as an Idol. You have to be Canadian to get it. The closest equivalent for an American would be the NFL, but even then, I am convinced it is not the same. For many of us poor Canucks, hockey is not only a demi-god, but a virtual definition of who we are as Canadians!
You should read the post and search your heart. I can't say it is much fun.

43 Thoughts on True Fellowship

Ever wondered what the will of God is for you in relating to brothers and sisters in the Lord?  Here are a few ideas!

  1. Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

  2. Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another.

  3. Romans 14:13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer

  4. Romans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

  5. Romans 15:7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

  6. Romans 15:14 … [ be] able to instruct one another.

  7. Romans 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.

  8. 1 Corinthians 11:33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—

  9. 1 Corinthians 12:24 But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

  10. 1 Corinthians 16:20 Greet one another with a holy kiss.

  11. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

  12. 2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.

  13. Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

  14. Galatians 5:14-15   For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

  15. Galatians 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

  16. Galatians 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

  17. Ephesians 4:2 …with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

  18. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted , forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

  19. Ephesians 5:19 …addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart,

  20. Ephesians 5:21 …submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

  21. Colossians 3:9 …Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

  22. Colossians 3:13 …bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

  23. Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  24. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 …and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,

  25. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 …Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

  26. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up , just as you are doing.

  27. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

  28. Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

  29. Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works , not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

  30. James 4:11 … Do not speak evil against one another , brothers.

  31. James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

  32. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

  33. 1 Peter 1:22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

  34. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

  35. 1 Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

  36. 1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

  37. 1 Peter 5:5 Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

  38. 1 Peter 5:14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

  39. 1 John 3:11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

  40. 1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

  41. 1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

  42. 1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

  43. 1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Christian Fellowship- Oh, How sweet - The Twin Towers of Faith!

T1 and T2 have a lovely Tozer quote on fellowship that reads as follows:
"Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow..."
Read the full quote here...