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Album Review ~ As Long As I Live (Vol. 1) By Canyon Hills Worship

Category Religious Genre Praise/Worship Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a softness to the overall music that invites listening hearts to dive deeper into God with heartfelt joy and love. The delightful metaphoric lyrics highlight the joys of a faith-filled journey that fully embraces God and His Word. In Canyon Hill’s As Long As I Live Vol.1, the heart cry and message to wholly love God just He loves us, and to trust Him, is a timeless message that the Church may be used to hearing, but one that will always resound no matter what. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship for a a free album copy in exchange for my honest opinion.   About Canyon Hills Worship Based out of Seattle WA, Canyon Hills Worship is composed of worship leaders and songwriters at Canyon Hills Community Church. Their songs include Peace, It Is Well, and Over All. Their mission is to honor God and offer hope to His Church …

Album Review ~ Marble & Mortal Vol. 1 By 29:11 Worship

Category/Genre Religious/Christian/Worship Release Date February 15, 2019. Rating 3.5 Stars Review 29:11 presents worship in an intensely impressive and deep way with hearts completely immersed in God, and with a joyful backdrop that testifies of true worship and surrender. The atmosphere is one of deep love for God, and is alive with His Truth and Hope. About 29:11 29:11 Worship is a collective of singers, songwriters, musicians and worship leaders who desire to connect our community with the heart of God. through authentic lyrics, creative melodies, and passionate expression, they seek to cultivate a worship experience that is stirs both the heart and spirit of the listener. having being birthed from a church plant, they faithfully serve their community at 29:11 Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Album Review ~ Scripture Songs By New Hope Oahu

Category/Genre Classic Contemporary Worship Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review New Hope Oahu Worship presents its latest release, Scripture Songs, in the good ol’ classic contemporary praise and worship fashion that thrilled the churches of 80s & 90s, and with Scriptural lyrics that delight and nourish the soul. There’s a beautiful nostalgia to its sonic that brings a smile to the face and heart, the album couldn’t be more enjoyable and heartfelt. NHO’s new release is a refreshing and wonderful addition to the urban mixes currently available on the market, and a lovely reminder of the classic version of contemporary music that marked the Church’s anthem songs in the 80s/90s.     About New Hope Oahu DREAM Label Group Worship Band, New Hope Oahu Music, blazed onto the Worship scene in 2013 with the release of their debut album, Hope Is Alive, which premiered at #2 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and featured the global hit song, How We Worship. New Hope Oahu has since released four albums: Victorious (2014), …

Album Review ~ Symphony By Switch

Category/Genre Pop/R&B Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 5 Stars Review Switch is a refreshing voice full of life and passion whose music softly but powerfully provokes heartfelt body-swaying while blessing the soul with thought-provoking lyrics, which is a wonderful way to open an album. Symphony’s theme invites the listener to join in the heartfelt worship of Jesus in a way that is joyful, entertaining, and is as much a heartfelt prayer. Look out for the overly lovely Lifeline (#1) & Heartbeat (#4). Symphony is an overall lovely EP, and Switch are a group worth paying attention to!   About Switch Life.Church, a multisite Christian church that started in 1996, meets in 29 locations in nine states (USA) and globally at Church Online. Switch is the middle school and high school ministry of Life.Church. Over 7,000 students at locations nationwide gather together to worship God, build Christ-centered community, and grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other. Worship leaders from across the Life.Church organization collaborate to create music and worship for Switch.

Album Review ~ Equippers Worship By Equippers Worship

Category/Genre Worship/Praise Release Date January 25, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Fun, full of praise, and genuine heart of surrender, the Equippers’ recent release leads with simple and known words that nonetheless present in a renewed way, songs that inspire overflowing joy, peace, and worship in the fantastic way that never grows old. Equippers’ enthusiasm is contagious throughout the album as love, hope, and faith in God are expressed in the most joyful and lively way, combining beautifully with masterfully put-together tunes/instrumentals. About Equippers Worship Equippers Worship is the sound of Equippers Church, based in Auckland, New Zealand. With long-standing worship leaders, Wayne & Libby Huirua and Isaac Graham, alonside their youth worship team, Equippers Revolution–the revitalized Equippers Worship team is excoted for what lies ahead with their renewed sound. Track 1, This Is How We Party, was led by Equippers Revolution.

Faith and not Sight

The fundamental truth about salvation is that we are saved by faith (believing on what Jesus accomplished on the cross) through grace (the love, mercies, favor, and power of God). But faith’s accomplishments doesn’t have to end there. Being human, there’s the tendency to want to fall back into sensual living rather than being led by the Holy Spirit. More times than we realize, we ignore the truth provided and put right in front of us, and exchange it for the sensual and more “logical” option that makes sense by our human thinking, and then wonder why we miss a lot that happens right in front of us. The disciples of Jesus made this mistake time and again, and only understood a lot that happened in retrospect. One of such times was the Last Supper. “21When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, ‘Most assuredly I say to you, one of you will betray Me.’ 22Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke. 23Now …

Book Review ~ Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped By God’s Grand Story By Dr. Christopher Yuan

Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Christian Living/Sexuality Rating 4.5 Stars Review Holy Sexuality—coined to explain God’s view on matters about human sexuality, from desire to marriage and everything in-between, Dr. Christopher Yuan dives into the sensitive topics of gay sexuality, singleness, marriage and how it relates to the church and the church’s approach to dealing with the gay community. This is an exceptional read that will help Christians to better understand God’s Word on these matters, which will lead to better lovingly approaching their gay loved ones in a manner that truly honors God, embraces them, and yields fruit. Holy Sexuality is deep, thorough, and forthright and provides an excellent roadmap to navigating issues of homosexuality, singleness, and desire as a whole. This isn’t a book just for Christians with Gay loved ones; it’s for the Church. A book truly birthed at a time the Church needs it the most. About the Author Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught at Moody Bible Institute for more than ten years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached …