Our Sunday Setlist is over at my wife’s blog this week! Go check it out at LeAnnThomas.com !
Recently, God has been wrecking my perceptions regarding church and ministry. It seems that I was really full of myself and I didn’t realize it at all. Isn’t it odd how we can be chugging along, “working for God”, but not notice some of the sin in our own hearts? I just knew I was dialed into what God wanted from me and that I had it mostly all figured out.
So He’s opening my eyes to some things. Take a look at this scripture:
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 – “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”
God is saying, what are you building on? Are you building on Christ, or on something else? And will your work escape the flames and become a reward for you, or will it burn up and be lost? “…the fire will test the quality of each man’s work.”
Then, He pointed me to Matthew 25.
We had a blast this Sunday! We led worship at two different churches! Here are our set-lists!
The Lord Reigns – Gateway
Today Is The Day – Lincoln Brewster
Better Is One Day – Matt Redman
Healer – Hillsong
All The Way My Savior Leads Me – Chris Tomlin
How Great Thou Art – Paul Baloche
Glorious One – Steve Fee
Praise The Father Praise The Son – Chris Tomlin
Wonderful Merciful Savior – Selah
O The Blood – Hillsong
Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone – Chris Tomlin
So we finished our set at Daybreak at 10:30am, ran out to my truck, then jammed across town to be on-stage at First Pres. before the 11am start time of their service! LOL! It was pretty crazy! But I’ll tell you this, God was glorified in both of those services! That was the most fun I’ve had in a while! It was stressful as heck for me, personally, but it was a blast watching my wife, because she is so gifted for this stuff! So I should say, I was a stress ball who was having a blast!
What did you guys do at your church on Sunday? Please comment below! Then head over to The Worship Community to see what a lot of other churches did for their worship services!
Your Grace Is Enough – Chris Tomlin
Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin
No Sweeter Name – Kari Jobe
(Invitation) The More I Seek You – Kari Jobe
We were without our drummer today. So I ended up playing, but only on No Sweeter Name. The dynamics in that song could not have been achieved without the drums. So, aside from that, we went without any hiccups today!
Please comment below and let me know what you did at your church! And be sure to head over to TheWorshipCommunity.com to check out other Sunday Setlists from other worship leaders around the world!
This is the spiritual fruit and literary work of one of my close brothers-in-Christ, D’Andre Fuller. I was so blessed when he agreed to share his heart through poetry, and guest blog on deepwaterwalk.com! This is a real honor for me! Here is one of his poems. Please comment below and tell us what you think!
Soul At RestYour love covers me as a drenching rain
Softening my heart, washing away all fears and pain
Your love consumes me like a raging fire
Cleansing impurities from my heart, you are my greatest desire
Your love satifies me like a feast prepared for kings
I hunger and thirst no more for in you I have found all things
Your Word is delightful, even sweeter than honey
Your favor and grace is more beneficial than much money
Your love is extravagant, you have not withheld your best
You have pursued and captured my heart, Lord my soul is now at rest
Thats What We Came Here For – Hillsong
Mighty To Save – Hillsong
Oceans Will Part – Hillsong
None But Jesus – Hillsong
Short, sweet, and to the point! 🙂 What did your church do this morning? Please comment below!
This copy is straight from the home page of ahomeinhaiti.org.
Shelter from the Rain… NOW!
In just a few days, it will begin to rain regularly in Haiti. Could you imagine living outside, permanently, in the rain, with nothing but cloth sheets held up by sticks to protect you? Currently, this is set to be the very harsh reality for over 700,000 Haitian men, women, and children who still have nothing to protect them from the elements.When you purchase waterproof tents or donate cash directly, it will provide an immediate home in Haiti for people that so desperately need it. These tents are Phase 1 of our long-term project, but are not debatable or optional.
Yes -homes of wood and stone and steel are needed. We are working on that RIGHT NOW, but while we work, we must ensure that we ACT to provide shelter from the impending rainy season that begins in March and hurricane season that begins in June. Our tents are flown & shipped weekly to Haiti through trusted partners and are distributed directly by experienced professionals on the ground.
Thank you for being the solution! Let’s get to work!
My wife is amazing. She was up all night with screeching, laughing 12 year old girls, and now has been going non-stop since 6:30am on 3 hours of sleep! The kids had a blast, and have full tummies. The house is clean and smells so nice. My clothes are folded. AND she is still as sweet as ever! That kind of consistent sacrificial kindness can only come from one place, Jesus Christ.
Thank you, LeAnn, for being a living, daily example of Christ in our home, and in my life. I just want you to know that it doesn’t go unnoticed! I love you dearly, sweet girl.