Sunday, May 15, 2011

Steven Curtis Chapman "Yours" New Verse

This is such a sobering song, especially the new verse written after his little daughters fatal accident, three years ago this week. God has truly used this man, and his family to minister His love, forgiveness, salvation and restoration to hurting and even dying people. I thank Steven for sharing his gift of music, but more importantly for being transparent and allowing us a glimpse into the secret moments as God deals with his soul.

"YOURS" (With New Verse) Written and Sung by Steven Curtis Chapman

I walk the streets of London,
And notice in the faces passing by,
Something that makes me stop and listen,
My heart grows heavy with the cry.

Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar;
As I'm reminded,
Every street in London is Yours! Oh, yes it is, God!

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda,
I see the scars that war has left behind.
Hope like the sun is fading,
They are waiting for a cure no one can find.

And I hear children's voices singing,
Of a God Who heals, and rescues and restores
And I'm reminded
That every child in Africa is Yours!

And its (we) all (are) Yours, God, Yours God,
Everything is Yours!
From the stars in the sky,
To the depths of the ocean floor!
And its all Yours God, Yours God,
Everything is Yours!
You're the Maker and Keeper,
Father and Ruler of everything!
It's all Yours!

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville,
Like Singapore, Manilla and Shanghai.
I brush by the beggar's hand and the wealthy man,
And everywhere I look, I realize,

That just like the streets of London,
For every man and woman, boy and girl,
All of creation,
This is our Father's world!


I've walked the valley of death's shadow,
So deep and dark that I could barely breathe.
I've had to let go of more than I could bear,
And I've questioned everything that I believe.

But still, even here, in this great darkness,
A comfort and a hope comes breaking through.
And I can say in life, or death,
God we belong to You!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Have a Blessed Resurrection Day!

Thank you Jesus, for what you did for us!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

God Speaking, sung by Mandisa

"Not Guilty!"

Taken from "My Utmost For His Highest - April 6, 2011"


The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God's judgement on sin. Never associate the idea of martydom with the Cross of Christ. It was the supreme triumph, and it shook the very foundations of hell. There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross - He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship with God.

The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus - He came to die; the Cross was His purpose in coming. He is "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8). The incarnation of Christ would have no meaning without the Cross. Beware of separating "God was manifested in the flesh. . ." from ". . . He made Him . . . to be sin for us . . ." (1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:21). The purpose of the incarnation was redemption. God came in the flesh to take sin away, not to accomplish something for Himself. The Cross is the central event in time and eternity, and answer to all the problems of both.

The Cross is not the cross of man, but the Cross of God, and it can never be fully comprehended through human experience. The Cross is God exhibiting His nature. It is the gate through which any and every individual can enter into oneness with God. But it is not a gate we pass right through; it is one where we abide in the life that is found here.

The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God so much. The Cross was the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous collision and where the way to life was opened. But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How Can I Be Saved? THE BRIDGE-A Gospel Presentation

Gospel In One Minute

Russ Lee - Living Life Upside Down [Original] Slideshow

<< 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 >>
King James Version
1But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TRUTH - Holy of Holies

MULLET ALERT!!! This is how I remember "Truth" way back in the mid 80's.

Listen to "Truth" member Andy Chrisman sing "Holy of Holies" who would later be the tenor in the "Truth" sister band "4 Him" made up of Truth Alumni. "Truth" worshiped the Lord like no other band I had ever heard before and their vocals, unmatched.

Truth Farewell Tour

Under the direction of Roger Breland, Alum gather on stage to sing a "Truth" oldie but goodie, "Majesty". How I would have loved to be in attendance to witness this event.

Truth - Farewell Tour 80's Duets

I discovered this vid of a group named "Truth", one of my all-time favorite singing groups. The Director, Roger Breland and "Truth" visited my church (First Baptist of Perrine, FL) quite often when I was 16 years old. They made quite an impression on my life. I aspired to be a part of them one day, but my Lord had different plans for my life.

I discovered early on that Mr. Roger Breland has a special musical touch that rubs off on everyone that he comes into contact with. If you are a fan of "Truth", you know what I am talking about. Dr. Breland has been busy with other ministries these days, as he is Director of Performing Arts at University of Mobile. Look at some of my other posts to see "Voices of Mobile". These young people are refreshing to watch and so very talented. They are a pleasure to experience. Oh, and that Breland touch is definitely on them. It is like I am listening to Truth all over again. I love them!

I hope you enjoy watching, as much as I have enjoyed seeing these old friends again and hearing and singing along to these old songs again.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's Still the Cross

Sit back and enjoy the singing ministry of the "Voices of Mobile" singing "It's Still the Cross". You will find the lyrics types below.

IT'S STILL THE CROSS(Performed by Voices of Mobile)

[Verse 1]
It's not conservative, or liberal
However they're defined
It's not about interpretation
Or the judgment of the mind
It's the opposite of politics
Power or prestige
It's about a simple message
And whether we believe

It's still the Cross
It's still the blood of Calvary
That cleanses sin
And sets the captive free
It's still the Name
The Name of Jesus that has power to save the lost
It's still the Cross

[Verse 2]
Now we can water down theology
And preach the Word to suit our needs
We can justify sweet subtle lies
That are wrapped in noble deeds
We can alter our convictions
To adapt to social whims
But we cannot change the Gospel
Or the Truth contained within


Though some may say it's man's religion
Or ancient history
The Cross of Jesus still remains
The price for sin
That sets us free!!!


It's still the Cross

Voices of Mobile

Here is another video to enjoy from "Voices of Mobile". The opener of the song was originally sung by "Truth". This truly allows us to see the strong influence of Roger Breland.

Glory Giver

The group performing this song (originally recorded by the "Annie Moses Band") is called "Voices of Mobile". The strings provided by Ellie Thomas, member of "Voices of Mobile". When I heard this, I knew I had to find the lyrics and post them here.

Glory Giver

I, I am a bride, waiting for her first kiss.
I, I am a child, dancing in the river.
I am a worshipper, basking in the bliss
Of the Glory, of the Glory Giver.
I, I am a saint, dressed in robes of pure white.
I, I am a jewel, set in finest silver.
I am a follower walking in the light
Of the Glory, of the Glory Giver.
I, I am a pearl, purchased at a great price.
I, I am an heir, chosen and delivered.
I am a miracle bursting with the life
Of the Glory, of the Glory Giver.