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     Jason Upton:                          Vol. II No. 10
  Preacher Behind a Piano
       April 2, 2008 
  

It's about time that WorshipToonz highlights this significant and powerful ministry of worship in music. In all likelihood, you are familiar with some of his songs; if not, I feel privileged to help introduce you to them.

Jason has not set out to be a polished Christian performer, or make a name for himself. The brutal honesty in his songs is often pointed back at himself; anyone in his position would fall victim to temptations to pride, messianic complex, etc. He knows it, and sings about it.

He's often mischaracterized as being extremely critical of the organized church, but it's still just the same honesty—it's all Jesus, or it isn't working. The power of his songs is in the depth and strength of his praying them. A Keith Green for today...

www.myspace.com/jupton

www.christianitytoday.com/music/artists/jasonupton.html

  
  

   Quick Picks for Your Planning

Each week WorshipToonz posts a new QuickPicks Worship List, one of the ways we try to help you in your worship music planning. Below is our current list, from Zion Christian Church in Troy, MI. See other lists for download on this page at WorshipToonz.

List of the Week, March 30, 2008

TAB
KEY
SONG
AUTHOR
CCLI #
A Worthy Is the Lamb Darlene Zschech 3217555
Bb,C Alive Forever Amen David Moffitt/
Sue Smith/
Travis Cottrell
4190176
E Let the Praises Ring Lincoln Brewster 3685747
F Love the Lord Lincoln Brewster 4572938
C Great Is Thy Faithfulness Thomas Chisholm/
William Runyan
18723
Am Wrap Me In Your Arms Michael Gungor
Daniel Grothe
4624271
C My Savior My God Aaron Shust
Dorothy Greenwell
4592255
A The Stand Joel Houston 4705248

For your convenience,
you can download this list.

Site Spotlight
Go to Ruth's siteRuth Fazal is a worship leader, composer, and professional violinist. She is one of a number of Christian
musicians who have been described as leaders in prophetic worship.

You can find generous samples of a number of deeply touching worship songs on her site. Take the time to be bathed in the message of her music. It will calm, enrichen, challenge, and strengthen your soul and spirit.

www.ruthfazal.com/

  
     True Worshipers of God Series
  

This is another installment of Pastor Dan Gardner's series, True Worshipers of God. For this complete series on audio, go to WorshipToonz on this page. You can also find much of Dan's music, recorded and published, on this page. Each song has its own audio and leadsheet demos.

Session 7: Spiritual Warfare
in Praise and Worship (cont.)  
        Dan Gardner

  

VI. THE PROMISE OF VICTORY (cont.)

The chart below details three more areas of spiritual warfare and how we can deal with these kind of battles, but the real key to not allowing the enemy any room is to establish a lifestyle of praise and worship and a high standard of praise and worship in your life; as Isaiah 61 says, having a “garment of praise” or “arrayed” in praise. As you establish this kind of pattern in your life, you will respond to any spiritual attack in a spiritual manner.

Spiritual Warfare Through Praise, Worship and Prayer (cont.)

AREAS OF CONFLICT,
STRONGHOLDS
FLESH REACTIONS
TO SPIRITUAL
CONFLICTS
SPIRITUAL RESPONSE—
THE PLACE OF VICTORY
  1. Relationships with others— (Marriage, Family, Friends, Brothers/Sisters in Chirst)
    Persecution,
    Hurts,
    Accusations,
    Criticism


       "DANIEL"
  1. Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Pride— Arrogance, Revenge

 

  1. Daniel 6 — DANIEL
    1. The life of a faithful, upright servant is marked by consistent worship & prayer (Daniel 6:3,4,10)
    2. A heart filled with the presence of the Lord is a heart that forgives
      (Daniel 6:22)
    3. The hand of the Lord delivers us not only from the persecution of the enemy, but from wrong thoughts and intents toward others.
      (Daniel 6:21,22)

      (Praise and Worship lead to the healing flow of the presence of the Lord.)

  1. Move on God's
    command—
    Salvation,
    Healing,
    Restoration,
    Deliverance for
    others, etc.


       "JOSHUA"

  1. Fear,
    Insecurity,
    Overwhelming,
    Doubt

  1. Joshua 6 — JERICHO
    1. Be sensitive to the voice of the Lord and quick to act on His word
      (Joshua 6:1-7)
    2. Praise precedes the Ark (presence); realize that when God's presence goes forth, the victory will be won!
      (Joshua 6:13,20)
    3. The shout of triumph is a declaration of the power of our God and a testimony to His greatness, a high praise to Him!
      (Joshua 6:20)
  1. Relationship with God—
    Loss of "first love" (subtle distractions),
    Other things taking
    priority,
    Slack commitment
    to God,
    No time for prayer,
    worship

  1. Compromise with
    the world,
    Giving in to pressures,
    Ignoring promptings of the Spirit,
    "Too weak" attitude,
    "Too busy" attitude

  1. Ezekiel 44:15 — PRIESTS TO MINISTER TO GOD
    1. Warfare concept—
      no slack in the
      bowstring—“Take unto you the whole armour of God”
      (Ephesians 6:13—Don't let your guard down!)
    2. "Set your affection (mind) on things above…”
      (Colossians 3—psalms, hymns, spiritual songs do this)
    3. “A living sacrifice”
      (Romans 12:1)
  
  

Download of the Month

Take advantage of the Worship Package for download this month: Dan Gardner's Sweet Fellowship With Jesus, perfect your communion services. The package includes the complete song recording and an eleven-page pdf, including a Lead Sheet in E and F for three-part worship team, Lyrics & Chords for Guitar in D and E, and Lyrics Sheets for your convenience.

 

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