Behind The Song: The God Of Our Fathers

Our church is going through a series called, "The God Of Our Fathers," so I decided to write a song to accompany the series (yes, it has the same name). I'm a huge fan of churches writing their own songs (I've done so twice with this one and that one). There is something powerful about…Read more Behind The Song: The God Of Our Fathers

Set List – 04/16/17 (Easter Sunday)

highlights: Glorious Day is THE Easter song. As I've said before, I'm not a huge fan of holiday specific tunes, but this one is an exception. Easter is a BIG deal for Christians. Had not Jesus died and rose again, we would have no hope (1 Peter 1:3-5). Through Him, we celebrate the hope of…Read more Set List – 04/16/17 (Easter Sunday)

Set List – 04/02/17

highlights: Only King Forever is ALWAYS a highlight for me. The song is so anthem-atic (yes, I totally made that word up). The lyrics and feel of the song really energize our church; kind of like how a "we will rock you" chant energizes a crowd at a sports game. The bridge lyrics are probably my favorite in the…Read more Set List – 04/02/17

Behind The Song: There Is Hope

I feel like there are not a ton of upbeat worship songs nowadays, which is slightly ironic because being a Christian is a joyful thing. Of course, there are difficult aspects. As co-heirs with Christ Jesus, we are assured of sharing in His sufferings but also of sharing in His glory (Romans 8:16-17). Our present trials…Read more Behind The Song: There Is Hope

Set List – 03/26/17

highlights: We all belted out verse 3 of How Deep The Father's Love this past weekend. The lyrics reminded us that Jesus is our only boast. No amount of good words or deeds could ever make us right in the sight of God; only Jesus. That is why He is our boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). In Him, we stand as sons…Read more Set List – 03/26/17

Set List – 02/19/17

highlights: Each time we've sung Jesus Emmanuel has been special and this past weekend was no different. Singing this homegrown song means a lot to me; I feel much more connected to whole congregation. When we wrote it, we had the hearts of our people in mind. The words are meant to encourage them and us as we learn to walk through life with God. The…Read more Set List – 02/19/17

Set List – 12/18/16

highlights: The biggest highlights for both me and rest of the congregation were the last two songs. We blended Only King Forever with Little Drummer Boy and it came out really cool! Lyrically, the two songs seem to work well together. Only King Forever is a song that rejoices in the supremacy of Jesus as seen in our lives today while Little Drummer…Read more Set List – 12/18/16