Voice @ Bethlehem Baptist Church

31 10 2006

This past weekend Voice (Curtis Allen) did a concert at Bethlehem Baptist Church, where John Piper is the Senior Pastor. As someone who has enjoyed hip-hop music before coming to Christ and has been increasingly disgusted by much of the lyrical content of the genre, I am particularly encouraged by the sanctifying work of God via Curtis. But even if you do not enjoy rap music (presuming you are a follower of Christ) you can enjoy the theological content of the song.
To learn more about Voice see this interview with Justin Taylor.
Voice is affiliated with Sovereign Grace Ministries.

Below is a video below from Piper’s church; if you look close you can see Piper boppin’ his head J

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hymns for the doctrinally challenged

26 10 2006

This is funny.

I had a similar thought as I heard one of the most man-centered and man-exalting sermons in my life. What did they have the nerve to close the service with?….that’s right, “How Great Thou Art”…it really should have been, “How Great I art”…or whatever you do with ‘art’ when it refers to the first person in 17th Century Old English J

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(ht: Gavin Brown)





Hallelujah, What a Savior

21 05 2006

I was listening to “Hallelujah, What a Savior” this morning and was so blessed to consider the words. Additionally, I am so thankful to the folks at Sovereign Grace, particularly Bob Kauflin for updating the historic hymns in recent days.  I love singing songs that are distinctly biblical, that liberals and heretics cannot sing. 

Enjoy the words, but enjoy the Savior to whom the words point and reflect.

“Man of Sorrows” what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Bearing shame and scoffing rude

In my place condemned He stood

Sealed my pardon with His blood

Guilty vile and helpless we

Spotless Lamb of God was He

Full atonement can it be

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Lifted up was He to die

“It is finished!” was His cry

Now in heaven exalted high

When He comes, our glorious King

All His ransomed home to bring

Then anew this song we’ll sing

 

Hallelujah, what a Savior

Hallelujah, what a Savior