Monday, January 4, 2010

I've never been a big fan of hip-hop...

But lately that's changing.

It's hard to find really good lyrics, even in Christian music - theologically sound lyrics that truly honor God and focus on Him rather than us and our felt needs. However, my family has found some Christian rap/hip-hop artists with really good lyrics. Here are two songs I really like:

"Atonement Q&A" - Shai Linne feat. Stephen the Levite


"Who Is He" - Json feat. Lecrae


The second of the two songs I just posted is available on a free sampler recently posted by Lamp Mode Recordings on their website:
http://www.lampmode.com/resources/grass-roots-2/
The sampler is called Grassroots Vol. 2, and I highly recommend it. Vol. 1 is also available elsewhere on the website... I haven't listened to it much yet, but from what I've heard of it, it's also good.

Friday, October 16, 2009

So I heard this youth message the other day...

and it was REALLY good. check it out:

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=52906154239

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Witnesses

Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."

This morning, my pastor pointed out something that I found interesting. He said that in a court, the witnesses don't need to have a degree in law. They don't need to have all this extra knowledge. They just "take the stand and tell the truth".

I know there are plenty of Christians in this world - myself included - who tend not to think they know enough to preach the gospel. We tend to be afraid that we won't have all the right answers, or that we're somehow not qualified. Sadly, I have used that before as an excuse for not witnessing, in order to justify it in my own mind. However, in Matthew 28:18b-20, Jesus's command to the disciples is this:

"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

He doesn't say, "Keep silent until you have a degree in theology and can answer any question a person could possibly ask". He says, "Go therefore and make disciples".