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If You Grew Up On A Secluded Island…


Our Men’s Ministry, JourneyMEN, has been studying Francis Chan’s book, “Crazy Love” for several weeks now. In the book, he poses a hypothetical, but very thought-provoking question. It’s a question I have been meditating on, and really searching my heart about. So I wanted to ask it here…

If you were born and raised on a secluded island, having no outside influence and nothing to read but the Bible, what would church look like in your mind? And if you were rescued from that island as a young adult, and came to the United States, would you say that churches here resemble what you imagined church would look like while reading God’s Word for all those many years?

 


The Choice

We see them

everywhere.

Sidewalks. Parks.

Underpasses.

We pass them on the street without so much as a glance, as though they are as inanimate as the bench they are laying on.

We pull up to the intersection, seeing them from far off, hoping that they don’t approach our car, making sure not to make eye

contact. But for

a full minute,

the hand-

written sign

remains in our

scope of

vision, calling

to a deeper

place in our

spirit than we

are comfortable

with, especially

in our hurried

state. The

light is

about to

change.

What do you do?


Filthy Rags


“All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.” – Isaiah 64:6

This verse helps to clarify, even more, the hopelessness I had before I was redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

What have you learned from God today? Please share!


Social Media & #thebookofjames

James 1:19 says to be “quick to listen and slow to speak”

Proverbs 12:23 says, “the heart of fools blurts out folly.”

The bible is clear. We are to be careful with our words.

Slow to speak. Quick to listen. And only fools blurt out folly.

With that fresh on your mind, please turn your thoughts to Social Media.

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many more outlets on the web provide countless opportunities for us to share our thoughts.

Few of us have ever had such a large and captive audience. I mean, the average person has the ability to reach hundreds, even thousands of readers a day!

What a huge responsibility!

Question for Christians: Are we applying God‘s Word to our online lives? Or are we feeling immune to, or even hidden from it?

How many foolish things do I blurt out to the masses? Am I really quick to listen and slow to speak?

James 3:8 says it directly, “no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”

I wonder what James would have to say about taming our tweets.


Persecution In India – Francis Chan


Sunday Setlist – 8/15/10



Our PCO Setlist Page

Happy Day – Tim Hughes

Let Creation Sing – Hillsong

Holy And Anointed One – Kutless

Worthy Is The Lamb – Hillsong

Breathe – Passion – Invitation/Altar Call

This was a great morning of praise and worship for our church. Our youth got down front and were dancing and giving hand gestures for the song “Happy Day”. It was so energetic and fun. And they made it even more so.

“Let Creation Sing” was an excellent call to worship. I love this song!

“Holy and Anointed One” was a new song for our church, even though it’s been around for quite a while. It was the perfect song to move closer to the Lord in worship after prayer time. Daybreak loved it.

“Worthy Is The Lamb” is one we’ve done quite a few times, and every time we sing this song about our Lord, He moves our hearts in a mighty way. The corporate attitude of worship was amazing. And this was a tremendous segue into the Pastor’s message on how the Lord reveals himself in His world, and in His Word.

Finally, all the music and the Pastor’s message out of God’s Word softened many hearts and set up an amazing prayer time and altar call at the invitation. I love seeing lives transformed and renewed in the presence of the Almighty!

Thanks for reading my Sunday Setlist! Please comment below and tell me what you all did at church on Sunday! And please go visit The Worship Community to read more Sunday Setlists from other worship leaders around the globe.



Sunday Set List – 3/22/09

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F – “Holy Is The Lord” by Phillips Craig and Dean

F/G – “Let The Worshippers Arise” by Phillips Craig and Dean

G – “Holy Spirit Rain Down” by Hillsong

G – “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

A – “I Surrender All” Invitation

G – “Holy Is The Lord” Closing Song/Walk Out

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I had to work at my “other” job today. I really can’t stand working my other job on Sundays. Grr! But my wife and I tag team the worship leading, so if I’m unable to be there, she and the rest of the team roll with it! I’m so blessed by all of them! They all do a terrific job!

For more details on the worship service today, please check out LeAnn’s Blog!

Blessings!

Wayne~

This Sunday Set List has been blogged in conjunction with the Worldwide Worship Recaps over at FredMcKinnon.com.


Sunday Set List – 3/15/09

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Daybreak Baptist Church

Program Notes & Instructions

3/15/2009 Sunday Morning

B—“Everlasting God” (Lincoln Brewster)

Greetings

B—“Everlasting God”

Scripture Reading & Prayer – Pastor Larry

Special Music – Paula Almaguer

CHOIR

D—“Jesus Messiah” (Chris Tomlin)

G—“No Sweeter Name” (Christ For The Nations)

Message – Pastor Larry

(Invitation) – F—“Grace Greater Than Our Sin” (Old School)

Offertory – Jason

Closing Song – G—“No Sweeter Name”-chorus only

Then verse and chorus for walk-out

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We had a really smooth set today… no big mistakes, smooth, fluid sound. You have to love it when that happens! The worship took a noticeably deeper turn after the Pastor made an altar call right in the middle of the set.  And by the time we got to No Sweeter Name there was a sweet spirit of worship in our auditorium. Our church is in love with that song now. It gives us a good feeling too. It seems like yesterday when we introduced them to it. I love it when a plan comes together!

It was another great morning of worship at DBC! And I’m so blessed by that and so thankful for it! To God be all glory and honor and power, forever! Amen!

What did your church do this morning?? Comment below!

For His Glory,

Wayne

This Sunday Set List has been blogged in conjunction with the Worldwide Worship Recaps over at FredMcKinnon.com.


Sunday Set List – 2/1/09

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Daybreak Baptist Church

Program Notes & Instructions

02/01/2009 Sunday Morning 

G/D —“Blessed” — Choir led 

Greetings

D —“Blessed”

Scripture Reading & Prayer Pastor Larry

CHOIR “Here I Am”

D—“Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone”

D—“Amazing Love” 

Special Music Paula Almaguer

C—“None But Jesus” (with the Youth)

Message Guest Missions Speaker

InvitationA—“I Surrender All”

Offertory Jason

Closing Song – A—“Amazing Love”-chorus only

Then verse and chorus for walk-out

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This Sunday Set List is being blogged in conjunction with the

Sunday Set List Blog Carnival over at FredMcKinnon.com.

I have to be totally honest here, it was a tough morning for us. We lost LeAnn’s grandmother at 1:30am last night. Neither one of us got any sleep to speak of. So that made it very difficult. We pushed through and worshiped our Lord. I know He was honored by it. But it wasn’t without it’s flaws. We had a rare train-wreck during “None But Jesus”. I was leading on acoustic. And for some reason my sound went out! Then, the band played something that didn’t sound right, my wife came in late with her line and it was so off that in my sleep deprivation I totally lost where I was in the song! UGH! I had to stop, quickly determine where we were and pick right back up. As train wrecks go, it was relatively mild because we hit right back on it and kept going. It made it harder though, because our youth group was doing an interpretive dance with the song. To their credit, they kept right on going and made it look easy.

Like I said, it was a tough morning. My sweet wife is grieving her grandmother. My Pastor(Father-in-law) is grieving the loss of his mother. But the Lord was lifted high today. And knowing all that was overcome to accomplish that… makes me smile. To Him be all glory and honor, forever. Now I’m going to go rest.

For His Kingdom,

Wayne


Tell The World Tuesday

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Are you paying attention?

Since last week when I first felt real conviction about not sharing my faith, I have done a lot of praying and soul-searching. And in that process I have become hyper-aware of my surroundings when I’m out and about in the world. So last week while I was working at my other job a buddy of about five years called me up and wanted me to answer a question about the bible. On the surface, it seemed like I was just settling a debate between my friend and someone he was talking with. What I didn’t realize was that my buddy had struck up a bible conversation out of an intense curiosity and was, in fact, pondering eternity and the after-life!

The next night he called me again. He had another question about the bible! And this time, we stayed on the phone a little longer and I was able to get a little deeper into what was going on inside of him. God was indeed calling this man to salvation, I could feel it! I was so excited for this person that when I got off the phone I immediately began to pray for him and thanked the Lord for including me in such a special thing!

So, the next night he called me AGAIN with, yet another question, and he was wanting to share his feelings on what he had been reading in the bible. He told me he couldn’t put it down, that he just had to keep reading! My friend is truly on the road to eternal life with Jesus!! He hasn’t quite gotten there yet, but he’s close. I praise God for it!

I haven’t heard from him in a few days. And I’m sure it’s because of the holiday hustle and bustle. But in the time since I last spoke with him I have had some pretty sad questions in my mind. How many of my friends and buddies have been deeply curious about Jesus over the last few years that I never cared enough about to pay attention to when they exhibited signs of that very thing? How many encounters has the Holy Spirit set up for me to share my faith with someone where I failed to capitalize on His supernatural influence in my circumstances? More conviction.

So I encourage you all to ask yourself this question…  Am I really paying attention to the people around me? Because I can promise you this; if you are a born-again Christian, the Lord is putting people in your path.

That’s my Tell The World Tuesday story. What’s yours?

In His Service,

Wayne