Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday Setlist-Jan 25, 2011

I'm starting a recurring feature here on the blog:
Tuesday Setlists. Many of the worship blogs and websites that I frequent have a recurring feature of their own called Sunday Setlists where they share what songs they chose to sing at their respective churches. I lead worship at Navs and we meet on Tuesdays, so I wanted to be able to share the same information but personalize the title.

Note: This won't be a weekly feature. I don't lead worship at Navs every week (we rotate between a few worship leaders) and so it'll only be following weeks that I lead. Also, if you liked a song last night or haven't heard one, just click on it and it'll take you to youtube.

Worship Set:

1. "Joyful/The One Who Saves" by Brenton Brown-(C)
2. "Mighty to Save" by Reuben Morgan [Hillsong]-(G)
3. "Nothing but the Blood" by Matt Redman (G)
4. "Because of Your Love" by Phil Wickham (G)
5. "One Thing Remains" by Brian Johnson and Jeremy Riddle [Jesus Culture]-(Bb)

Sometimes the Spirit leads and a set just comes together-this was one of those weeks. Starting with the idea for a medley of "Nothing but the Blood" and "Because of Your Love," I really felt God impressing on my heart the importance to take this time of worship during our first NavNite of the semester to focus on the work that He accomplished on the cross and the way that shows His love for us.

The focus on that theme of the power of God's love and His rescue of us hit home for me in a powerful way once I realized how all the songs worked together. The bridge of "The One Who Saves" says it simply and beautifully: "Jesus, You are my rescue." "Mighty to Save" praises God's status as the "Author of Salvation" the entire time, from the verses to the powerful chorus and through the earnest cry in the bridge. "Nothing But the Blood" and "Because of Your Love" zero in on the fact that Christ's sacrifice for us is accomplished only through the cross: "Because of your cross my debt is paid :: Because of your blood my sins are washed away." And to tie everything together thematically is the bridge from "One Thing Remains":
In death, in life, I'm confident and
covered by the power of Your great love
My debt is paid, there's nothing that
Can separate my heart from Your great love

Don Allen shared Psalm 18:19 later in the evening after worship and I feel it summed up everything that I felt the Spirit communicating as I prepared the setlist and also during the time of worship itself. Psalm 18:19 says: "He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." David is specifically referring to God delivering Him from Saul, but how true this passage is of us as well! God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us to His kingdom (Colossians 1:13-14) because of His great love for us! Amazing grace indeed.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another URL to visit

Just wanted to mention that I now have a staff website at

You can visit it here. Right now it's just a picture, verse, blurb, and link to donate, but it's a start!