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     Jimmy Needham:                        Vol. III No. 2
  Freedom in Jesus
August 5, 2008
  

Jimmy Needham shared a couple of his songs at Gospel for Asia's Renewing Your Passion conference in Dallas in July. Very interesting and compelling music, sung and played by a young man who was obviously passionate about Jesus and His work in his life.

Jimmy was attracted to the blues in his teens, and it comes through today in his music. But the blues influence stops with the musical style; he is personally very engaging and full of surprises. He names quite a few other musical influences, especially Keith Green. Christian music, he says, should either cause someone to repent or worship. No other reason to be listening to it.

Click on the photo to the right to read some background. Jimmy is a graduate of Texas A&M, where he studied history and philosophy.

Check out some of his music online at the following sites:

www.jimmyneedham.com         www.myspace.com/jimmyneedham

Promo Video from 2006

  
  

   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 at www.worshiplists.com.

List of the Week, August 3, 2008

TAB
KEY
SONG
AUTHOR
CCLI #
G Agnus Dei Michael W. Smith 626713
G Breathe Marie Barnett 1874117
G Worthy Is the Lamb Darlene Zschech 3217555
Am Wrap Me in Your Arms Michael Gungor/
Daniel Grothe
4624271
A Blessed Be Your Name Beth Redman/
Matt Redman
3798438
Am Worthy Josh Nunn 4488486
F The More I Seek You Zach Neese 4447991
F I Give You My Heart Reuben Morgan 1866132
F Offering Paul Baloche 3956562

For your convenience,
you can download this list.

Site Spotlight

Keep up with Christian Songwriter's Network's monthly featured artists and songs. We've featured CSN a number of times in the past, for its many helpful worship tools, resources and participating websites.

This month features Pamela Wiebe and her song, Where I'm At. On this CSN SoundClick page, you'll find a wide selection of top-rated songs and links to each artist's webpage. Features go back three years, so you're sure to hear a lot of new material.

Go there...

  
     True Worshipers of God Series
  

This is the last 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. Dan Gardner is the Executive Pastor of Zion Christian Church in Troy, Michigan.

Session 9 Purposes of Worship        Dan Gardner

  

SUMMARY OF PURPOSES OF WORSHIP

Here is a summary of many of the principle purposes of praise and worship that we have been discussing during this course. Please refer to individual sessions for specifics and further detail.

WHY DO WE WORSHIP?

  1. Not only in obedience to His command, but because of our love for Him, and our desire to please Him and glorify Him - Psalm 50:23, Psalm 69:30
  2. God manifests His presence in our worship. We worship not only to enter and sense the presence of the Lord ourselves, but that others might come into His presence also. Psalm 22:3  We experience the “joy” of His presence. Psalm 16:11 (See “Purposes of Music in Worship”)
  3. To be transformed into the image of the Lord as we “behold him”; to have our minds and hearts renewed, focused on the Lord; to allow the character and nature of the Lord to be revealed in us - His love, joy, peace, righteousness, mercy - His will, direction.  II Corinthians 3:18
  4. To set our affections on things above; worship changes our perspective; we soar above problems that would normally weigh us down — we see “the Christ” in each other, rather than weaknesses and flaws; our vision is “heaven” oriented rather than “earthly” bound. Colossians 3:2
  5. To offer spiritual sacrifices/ minister as priests unto the Lord. I Peter 2:5
  6. To “plow the ground” for the Word (prophetic and sermon); we must actively participate to have our soil cultivated that the seed of the Word will fall on “fertile” ground.  Hosea 10:11 “Judah shall plow”
  7. Worship unifies the body; individually we come into oneness with the Lord, and as a body we come into oneness with the Lord.  II Chronicles 5:13
  8. We enter realms of spiritual warfare in praise and worship and the Lord brings us into glorious victory.  Psalm 68:1
  9. Worship creates an atmosphere for gifts of the Spirit and for “teaching” and “admonishing” one another in the Lord. We reveal the character of God and the Word of God under the anointing of His Spirit as we worship in His presence.  Colossians 3:16
  10. Because the presence of the Lord is manifest, He ministers in restoration, healing, deliverance, and to every individual need.  I Samuel 16:23, Isaiah 10:27
  11. Worship is key to revival and evangelization - as we lift up Jesus, he will draw all men to himself.  John 12:32
  
  

Download of the Month

The Worship Package this month can be used as a special number by a choir, worship team, soloists, any combination, and the refrain alone can be used with congregation.

The Worship Package of We Have Overcome includes: a Windows Media audio file, Lead Sheets in G, Ab and A for 3-part Worship Team, Lyrics & Chords for Guitar in G and A, and a Lyrics Sheet for your convenience—ten pages of music and lyrics!

 

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