FBCP Ragamuffin WORSHIP TIME Report - April 17 2016
OPEN MY EYES LORD!
How I love to worship at FBCP. We opened this past Sunday’s service worshiping God with the song “Open the Eyes of Our Heart”. For me, our first song ushered in the reality of how much I want the Lord to make my heart desire more and more of Him each day. The more I know Jesus, the thirstier I get. He never fails to make poignant, perfect points as He shares them with me through personal revelation
God is opening the “eyes of our…
I see much of the “world's view” to life, how to look at it and how to live it seeping into our church today. We all want, as lovers of Jesus Christ, for people to know Him and to receive Him so they will experience His Agape love. Why is it then I am tempted to find other ways besides Scripture to speak His Word to an unbeliever or to a brother or sister in Christ?
I think that if I find a softer, more acceptable way to tell of God’s “heavier side”, by eliminating words like sin, repentance, His jealousy…Read more
100 1-2 On your feet now—applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourselves into his presence.
3 Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn’t make him.
We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.
4 Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.
5 For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
"It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees, they're putting up reindeer, and singing songs of joy and peace. Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on” - Joni Mitchell/River
When I was a kid I used to listen to Joni Mitchell. I was attracted to her smart lyric that seemed to flow so effortlessly from her heart; her words were infectious, deep and emotional. I love that.
The words of her song filled my head just now. I am feeling extremely grateful to just be sitting here on my couch doing…Read more
MAY! It is seventy plus degrees out today, yay, May!
I just had a really nice worship time with my worship team (team B) this afternoon (practice for tomorrow).
Our song lineup is all about how beautiful God is, how mighty He is and how we are absolutely NOTHING without Him. Yes, "we" and no, I am not practicing my French.
God has blessed us at First Baptist Church of Portland. We are very near the place of having TWO worship teams serving the contemporary service at 10:45. I call them the A TEAM and the B…Read more
So I am sending it NOW!
Happy August - LGS
LGS News Letter - JULY2013 – Song of the Month – Disciple Disciple Song Video - Click Here Hello friends! It is great to be here with you again filling you in on what has been going down this summer with me, my band and the ministry. The video song I am sending out to you this month is called “Disciple” and it was written a few years back when I was just…Read more
I have always felt like a Fish Out of Water.
Having come from a messed up “beginning” from about six years old and up, it was not until I was “born again” (new birth) that I felt as though I belonged.
And then as a new believer in Jesus Christ, the enemy (satan) was constantly at my tail, hanging around every corner of my insecurities stretching and straining to tell me that I didn’t belong in the body of Christ. Well, thankfully…Read more
February Update 2013
A SONG/VIDEO FOR YOU - Changing Direction
Hello friends, February is here and so is my February Ministry Update! I hope I am finding you all well. I know that the weather has been testing all of us in one way or another and if you think positively, testing can be invaluable! Ok, I will change the subject! With your monthly LGS update you will be receiving a special picture/song video along with the newsletter. My aim is that these monthly song/videos…Read more