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grace will be my song

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Jesus Jesus Jesus
You ransomed one like me
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Your blood, my liberty
And now my shame is gone
And grace will be my song

Jesus Jesus Jesus
Lover of the weak
Jesus Jesus Jesus
With strength to carry me
And now my shame is gone
And grace will be my song

Glory Glory Glory
To the one who saved my soul
Glory Glory Glory
To the Everlasting Lord
Glory Glory Glory
To the King who sits enthroned
Our God

by Steve Fee

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Concert Highlights

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I just wanted to post a few highlights from the concert we went to last night (Bethany Dillon, Shane & Shane, and Starfield). Aside from the fact that the music was simply awesome and we were on the first row… here’s what were the group highlights to me…

  • Travis so generously offering us 7 free tickets so that those of us who couldn’t afford to go were able to attend!!!
  • JB’s leadership in planning in detail every part of the trip. Nothing was overlooked! Great job man! You’re a hero!
  • Christa worshiping with a smile on her face singing “Embracing Accusations” by Shane and Shane.
  • the Holy Sprit obviously working in Jess R’s heart. I pray she left encouraged.
  • Justin’s first concert – seeing him worshipping God without fear, enjoying himself and leaving the concert with a music library that just took a big step out of his comfort zone.
  • realizing that our band isn’t really that awesome after all and making Sarah squeal with the thought of it (though I still would have to say we’re a close second!) =)
  • hearing a presentation on feeding orphans focusing on their spiritual need of the gospel and using a hungry belly as a means to share the light with them.
  • Great times of friendship-building and earnest fellowship in the car ride there and back (how many crazy voices can one guy do, seriously!?)
  • Josh R’s generosity to buy dinner for Jess and Matt (the 2 drivers) and JB’s ridiculous generosity in the amount he secretly paid for gas.

As much as the bands joked about the transitions, I thought they did a great job. Considering broken guitar strings and all… Looking at it from a sound and worship team standpoint, it was very well done (few typos in the slide shows, but only an anal freak like me would notice stuff like that). Overall, though here’s what the concert meant on a personal level…

  • literally feeling my heart pump faster as the bass rocked
  • Singing “unashamed” and realizing the change that God has worked in my heart since the first time I heard it at Na07. I still can’t sing that song without thinking of Bob Kauflin’s “what part of your sin?” Realinzing that living unashamed means “live in the good of all that I paid for.”
  • realizing I can embrace the accusations of Satan (Gal 3:10) because I’m aware the answer is in the next verse – the answer isn’t that I can’t do it but the answer is this: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us” (Gal 3:13)
  • being once again reminded that there is an answer to hunger. there is an answer to always being discontent and longing for more (John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”)

Great concert! Great focus on the Gospel! Go buy the CD’s! (starfield and shane and shane cds are both a “double-take” on i-Tunes – 2 cd’s for the price of one!) What an amazing, patient, kind and awesome God we serve. What hope that brings! How grateful I am for these glimpses.