Psalm 119:9

Psalm 119:9 - How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Four Whole Years

I totally forgot, while writing my last post, that Sunday we celebrated our church's fourth anniversary! God has definitely used our little fellowship to benefit us all. I know that it has benefited me. After lunch, we all returned to the sanctuary where me and Blane Jr played a few songs:

After that, we scrunched together for a picture and had a time of sharing about the blessings the Lord has brought us through our fellowship. It has surely been a blessed time!

"I was glad when they said to me,
'Let us go to the house of the LORD!'"
- Psalm 122:1

"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"
- Hebrews 10:24-25

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just For Fun...

We got together to record yesterday and didn't have any new songs ready, so we did a fun Bass/Electric duet.
The song is called "Sleepwalk", and it was written and recorded by "Santo & Johnny" in 1959. It has since been
covered by everybody from The Ventures to Chet Atkins to Jeff Beck.

Back to more serious subjects in the near future...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

God Does Delight In You

In reformed circles, I think it's very easy for us to over-accentuate the law and the importance of personal
holiness in a Christian's life. Perhaps, in some cases, to the exclusion of any kind of grace and love on God's
part beyond our initial salvation. May it not be so!

On the same subject, here is our latest song, a cover from Sovereign Grace Ministries:

"The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with loud singing." - Zephaniah 3:17

Monday, January 7, 2013

Songs New and Not-So New

Here's our newest song from yesterday, my arrangement of "Hallelujah What a Savior" by Philip Bliss, the writer
of "It Is Well With My Soul": (This is our first song using overdubbed harmonies; there are five in all!)

1. Man of Sorrows! What a name; For the Son of God, Who came; Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a Savior!

2/3. Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He stood; Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Spotless Lamb of God was He; Full atonement! Can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a Savior!

4/5. Lifted up was He to die; “It is finished!” was His cry; Now in heaven exalted high.
When He comes, our glorious King, All His ransomed home to bring, Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Here is one we did a few weeks ago, but I forgot to post:

"He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
- Isaiah 53:3

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Year and a New Song

I know, I haven't posted in a coon's age. I won't make any lousy excuses, either; I've just been procrastinating.
Anyway, I don't have anything prepared for this post, but I do have a thought or two.
  The dawn of a new year is a milestone, a marker. Why don't we take some time to think about where we were
a year ago? Prayerfully consider how we've changed, how we've progressed (or regressed), and what lessons
we might take from the experience. Instead of making resolutions that we may or may not be able to keep, why
don't we pray that God would show us our faults, and give us the faith/strength to follow Him?
  Lastly, I believe we should look on this occasion as an act of God's mercy; having extended this age another
year and given more people the chance to repent and believe, and as a further opportunity to preach the gospel
to all men. Let us serve the Lord with bold and willing hearts in 2013!

(Here is our latest song, a cover from Indelible Grace's new album)

Before I forget, I hope all you internet people had a wonderful Christmas, and, what else, a happy New Year!

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:21-23