May 24, 2013

Ocean Floor - Audio Adrenaline

Micah 7:19

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.


May 23, 2013

The Blessing of Brokenness - Carter Conlon of Times Square Church

The Supremacy of Christ - John Piper

I'll Fly Away - Johnny Cash Psalm 90

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Ps. 90:10

A classic hymn by Johnny Cash

May 22, 2013

Things That Make Us Who We Are - Disappear - Out of the Grey

Some of the great artists of the 90's were pushed out as the Christian Music industry slowly but surely began to look a lot like the secular industry.  Artists who weren't aggressive enough, arrogant, pushy, willing to do anything for a buck were eventually forced out of industry contracts, but they aren't forgotten.  Songs like this one are ingrained in my brain, for the better.  What a message.

May 20, 2013

Here In America - Rich Mullins

Religion That God Accepts

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.     NIV

     One of the things that the Bible consistently emphasizes is this – that the Lord cares for the alien, the stranger, the outcast and the unprotected, particularly the fatherless and the widow. And God challenges us to share that concern.

     In the New Testament, in the epistle of James, pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is defined as this: “To visit the widows and the fatherless.” You know, a lot of things that we think are religious don’t mean much in the sight of God, and some things we neglect are very important in the sight of God. God cares for the alien. He cares for the widow. He cares for the fatherless. And if God has imparted His nature and His compassion to you and me, we are going to have the same kind of care, the same kind of concern, that God has. And that’s going to be the kind of religion that’s acceptable with God.

     It’s not just a question of religious activities. It’s not just going to church or singing hymns, but it’s sharing God’s concern with Him. He cares, and we need to care. Today there are countless opportunities for us in this blessed land of America to show our care and our concern for those in this or other lands who are less privileged than we are. God cares, we need to care.

—Derek Prince