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Theology

It Is Written (A Response to Marty Sampson & Joshua Harris)


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This week I was stirred to offer a word from Romans 14 and Galatians 3 for those who find themselves worried or anxious – or speechless – following the recent news that Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson aren’t that bothered about Jesus at the moment.

If it was good enough at the beginning, it will be good enough at the end: “It is written…”

We’re living in days, and dealing with issues, in which videos that are only sixty or ninety seconds long won’t necessarily cut it. Therefore, in this video you’ll need your Bible and 25 minutes.

*Please share with a mate

 

Church

Church Last Night at the O2


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‘Twas great to be with friends from Hillsong last night at their European conference in the O2 Arena, London.

Karl Lenz preached up a beautiful storm from the green fields and quiet waters of Psalm 23. The Hillsong crew led worship powerfully & Matt Redman (a National Treasure) sent us home as the dancing generation

Prayer, Worship, Worship, Music and Song

Do This Much


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Last week here at Holy Trinity in Richmond we had the privilege of hosting my good friend Mark Stevens for 24 hours of worship training. Mark was previously on the worship team at Hillsong in Sydney Australia and, more recently, Creative Director at Life Church in Bradford until 2011. It was a joy for me to see Mark again after three years since I left Bradford myself in 2011 & to hear about all that God is doing in and through him. What a great guy! I encourage you check out his ministry and, especially his albums (the second of which will be released later this year) and his brand new book Strength For The Road. Please see: http://www.markstevensmusic.com/ (more…)

Music and Song, Theology, Worship

Mercy Mercy


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Occasionally I’ll hear a lyric in a song of worship that will make me wince. Brooke Fraser’s bridge section from Hosanna is a good example of this where she pens,

“Heal my heart and make it clean…break my heart for what breaks Yours”.

We sing, we follow suit, we play…but, really? Break my heart – really? Lord, I want to feel deep heart-break…really?

I winced recently when I heard a lyric clearly from the costly, private world of Matt Crocker and Joel Houston from the Zion track Mercy Mercy – and I wince every time I hear it and wince even more when I have the courage to sing it.
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