Works

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.

I didn’t.

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.

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Sunday Set List – 3/7/10

We had a blast this Sunday! We led worship at two different churches! Here are our set-lists!

Daybreak Baptist Church

Pre-Service

The Lord Reigns – Gateway

Service

Today Is The Day – Lincoln Brewster

Better Is One Day – Matt Redman

Healer – Hillsong

All The Way My Savior Leads Me – Chris Tomlin

First Presbyterian

Contemporary Service

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!

Sunday Set List – 2/28/10

Daybreak Baptist Church

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!

Soul At Rest

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 Rest

Your 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

My Girl

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.

Sunday Set List – 2/7/10

Pre-Service

God Of This City – Bluetree

Today Is The Day – Lincoln Brewster

Service

Better Is One Day/I Can Only Imagine medley – Matt Redman/Mercy Me

All Creatures Of Our God And King – LCMS Gathering Band

Revelation Song – Gateway Worship

Walk-Out

Better Is One Day/I Can Only Imagine medley – Matt Redman/Mercy Me

We have started back with the Pre-Service music, at the suggestion from our Pastor. It’s humorous, though, because our church really is confused by it still. Some people just look up at the stage with this bewildered look on their face, that screams, “What do we do now?” LOL! But we’re convinced that the more we do this instead of playing a CD before the service, the more people will get what it is… enhanced background music. Do you play Pre-Service music? If so, how does your church respond to it?

My favorite song of the set this week was the Better Is One Day/I Can Only Imagine medley! We played Better Is One Day through the bridge, then one more time through the chorus, and then our pianist started that unmistakable piano ‘lead in’ from I Can Only Imagine while the drummer kept the same beat and tempo from Better Is One Day. We started right into the chorus of I Can Only Imagine… “Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for You Jesus, or in awe of You be still?” We sang the chorus through two times, and then went right back into the last part of Better Is One Day… “better is one day, better is one day, better is one day, than thousands elsewhere”. Then we brought it way down and ended quietly, and worshipfully on the chorus! It flowed really well, and our church worshiped to it in a powerful way.

What did your church sing on Sunday? Please leave a comment below and let us know! 🙂

Blessings!

Wayne

Sunday Set List – 1/31/10

Pre-Service

Glory To God Forever – Steve Fee

The Lord Reigns – Gateway

Service

Today Is The Day – Brewster

Hallelujah, Your Love Is Amazing – Phillips Craig and Dean

All Who Are Thirsty – Kutless

Walk Out

Today Is The Day – Brewster

There are a lot of great and exciting things happening at our church right now. And our set-list this morning reflected our excitement, as a worship team! It’s been a long time since I’ve experienced anything close to a revival in church, and I can honestly tell you that it feels like Daybreak is on the threshold of that very thing! Praise God!

New ministries are cropping up! A cosmetic overhaul has begun on our property, and our Worship Center was HOPPING today!!

So what happened at YOUR church??? Please comment below and tell me! I’d love to hear about it! And please be sure to head over to The Worship Community and check out what a lot of other churches did this morning!

Blessings!

Wayne