Month: November 2017

Uncontainable Love – Elevation Worship

  Again, one of my favorite Elevation worship songs from their new album There is a Cloud. This is a lyric video. I’ve also included links to the lyrics and the chords for any musician or worship leader that wants to try out the song.  More importantly for me, the song points us to Jesus and His work for us. That’s why i love the song. Lyrics — https://elevationworship.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Uncontainable-Love-Lyrics.pdf Chords — https://elevationworship.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Uncontainable-Love-Chords.pdf [Verse 1] I was going down, thought it was for the count But then I found Your love I’d wandered off, thought I had gone too far There I found Your love [Verse 2] The fear I used to know, can’t stop me anymore ‘Cause I found Your love When I feel alone, I have a place to go ‘Cause I found Your love! [Pre-Chorus] Great, was the debt of sin Grace, bought me back again Now, I am rising up Won, by the Saviour’s love [Chorus] Your love, is higher than the stars Declaring who You are Your love, uncontainable Your love, is deep …

Finding Jesus in David’s sin

The gospel has become everything to me. Grace is everything to me. What Jesus did for me is my sail. Without grace, I’m lost in the stormy waters of life. Without the gospel, I’m a mad man hearing strange voices in my head.  I have to write, journal, read, listen, converse, meditate, debate, consider, contemplate and constantly think about grace. For many reasons but one being to silence the voice of condemnation that speaks so loudly to my heart. The voice of condemnation keeps reminding me how I’ve failed, lied, cheated, doubted, feared and sinned against God and against everyone around me. I have to listen to the gospel. The stereo in our car is always playing sermons and talks that remind us what Jesus did for us. We seem to not get enough of it and every time we’ve lost sight of the gospel, Jenny and I end always end up in a bad space. It is amazing that when the voice of hope and forgiveness is muted, then the voice of condemnation becomes …

Mighty Cross (Live) – Elevation Worship

    Sometimes I wonder aloud why Elevation Church write such gospel centered songs and still preach “me-centered” sermons. I guess we don’t get it 100% all the time.  In the meantime we receive and enjoy anything from them that points us to Jesus and His work on the cross for us – the gospel. Song title – Mighty Cross (Live) – Elevation Worship Lyrics – https://genius.com Recommended key – G – https://www.essentialworship.com [Verse 1] On the day, that death surrendered To the mighty cross of Jesus Christ The earth would shake, beneath the weight Of darkened skies [Verse 2] On His brow, a crown of sorrow For a King whose weakness was our strength No word He spoke, His love was shown For all to see [Chorus] O the cross of Jesus Christ Is the reason I’m alive For His blood, has set me free It will never lose, its power for me! [Verse 3] Now the dawn, of resurrection Floods the night, as hope prevails to shine Salvation wakes, our chains to break And we …

Fences and Grace #2

In this second part of the blog, I’d like to explore the other line in the film that stood out for me in terms of grace and the gospel. Rose: I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot with you. This conversation takes place after Troy confesses to Rose that he had an affair with another woman and that he is going to be a daddy, again! Troy is 53 years old. He is an old man. Rose has been his faithful companion. Rose cannot believe what she just heard. She is bamboozled and then begins to lay out her case because she just cannot believe what Troy said to her. At the basement, Cory has been listening to the conversation the whole time. When his father grabs his mum’s hand, Cory in a fit of rage comes out and tackles him. Cory then throws a punch that hits and knocks him down. …

Fences and Grace #1

  Recently, I watched the film Fences by August Wilson based on his Pulitzer prize-winning play. The film features the two most gifted and talented actors of their generation – Denzel Washington and Viola Davis amongst other cast of stellar actors.    The film is set in 1950’s Pittsburgh and it’s about Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), his wife Rose (Viola Davis) and their son Cory (Jovan Adepo). Troy has a mentally impaired younger brother Gabriel Maxson (Mykelti Williamson) and an estranged son Lyons Maxson (Russell Hornsby) from a previous relationship. Troy works as a garbage collector alongside his best friend Jim Bono (Stephen Henderson) whom he met in prison. Troy’s younger brother is mentally impaired because of a head injury he sustained while serving in World War 2. Troy used the money Gabriel was paid from the army and bought the house they live in. Troy bought the house so that Gabriel could live with them but Gabriel moved out and is always in the neighborhood causing trouble because of his strange behavior. Troy left his abusive father …