Archive for the ‘Praise and Harmony’ Category

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I Then Shall Live

September 29, 2007

What a powerful song! But More, a powerful way to live.

Here are the words if you would like to sing along:

I then shall live as one who’s been forgiven;
Ill walk with joy to know my debts are paid.
I know my name is clear before my Father;
I am His child, and I am not afraid.
So greatly pardoned, Ill forgive another;
The law of love I gladly will obey.

I then shall live as one who’s learned compassion;
I’ve been so loved that Ill risk loving, too.
I know how fear builds walls instead of bridges;
I dare to see another’s point of view.
And when relationships demand commitment,
Then Ill be there to care and follow through.

Your kingdom come around and through and in me,
Your power and glory, let them shine thru me.
Your Hallowed Name O may I bear with honor,
And may Your living Kingdom come in me.
The Bread of Life, O may I share with honor,
And may You feed a hungry world thru me.

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Who Am I

August 30, 2007

Thanks Carol for sharing this with us!

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.

Bridge&Chorus 2x

I am yours.

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

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Praise and Harmony

February 26, 2007

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I spent last Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Noblesville, Indiana at a Praise and Harmony workshop. Keith Lancaster invited a group of us from Madison (above) to travel with he and Sharon, and what a power packed, Spirit filled weekend it was. This is the second time Keith has done this type of workshop for this congregation. After last years seminar the church saw wonderful changes in their worship. I know it will have even more far reaching results now that the second one is behind them.

 

Noblesville Church of Christ is a diverse congregation, with members whose approach to scripture is from conservative to contemporary…I hate labels, but it is so hard to communicate without some descriptive terms. They don’t have praise teams, but they have a deep desire to learn better how to worship in song. There leadership, also diverse, is committed to a more spiritually uplifting experience in worship.

 

One of our couples from Madison, Roger and Dawn Ferguson, and I stayed with one of the elders. That in itself was a highlight of the week end. This family served as missionaries in Romania for about three years, and truly have an evangelistic spirit about the work of the Lord.

 

I would encourage you to check out the Praise and Harmony Seminars that Keith is now doing. I believe that this new direction for Keith may well be his most important work to date.

 

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