After a week of the National Worship Leader Conference, it can be hard from some perspectives to get back into the swing of things. 2,000 people who can and want to sing, and sing well surrounding you while standing just a few rows away from the biggest names in worship music doin’ their thing live in a huge auditorium has a tendency to spoil you a bit. But, we had a great service, and an equally great message from our pastor, Dr. Jeff Adams at Kansas City Baptist Temple (www.kcbt.org).
Because of Your Love – great Paul Baloche tune. We added a punctuated horn section part to the essentially “Balochey” arrangement.
My Redeemer Lives – a rocky version of the Reuben Morgan classic song. We indeed have reason to sing because our Lord HAS conquered the grave, and right now, he LIVES!
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Great hymn by Elisha Hoffman, given a bluesy shuffle treatment, starting with a sax riff by me, then into the chorus, and 3 verses.
I Give You My Heart – The Reuben Morgan tune on reflection of wanting nothing more than to honor the Lord, and praise Him with all we have within us. This is the first step to really dealing with all of the ‘crap’ in our lives.
The Church’s One Foundation – a vocal-heavy arrangement of the hymn about the true foundation of the church, Jesus Christ our Lord. A sax interlude solo after the second verse helped to reflect on the first verses and prepare us for the last two.
King of Wonders – Matt Redman song, the last song of our set, before the message by Dr. Jeff Adams. Standard arrangement, nice muted trumpet fills by Jesse Bowman. What a song to end our set, leaving off with thoughts about the King of Wonders, who knows the way to our hearts.
That led into the message, which was a continuation of the series in Nehemiah, “The Men Behind The Wall.” Today, we were in chapter 3, verse 14, talking about the dung gate. Now how many churches can you go to and talk about a “dung gate?” Yes, its what you think. Short story is that we all need a dung gate to deal with the “crap” in our lives. This was a dirty job, and no one really wants to deal with this stuff. What a picture – we certainly know that dealing with the dirty baggage in our lives is not fun, but through humility and a relationship with God through his Word and the Holy Spirit, we can take our load of you-know-what to the dung gate, where there is a continual burning fire to consume it. Could spend a lot of time on it, but better to actually watch the video online here: KCBT Video Page
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