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Hymspirational Moment #8

Beneath the sacred throne of God I saw a river rise; The streams where peace and pard’ning blood Descended from the skies.
I stood amazed and wondered when Or why this ocean rose; That wafts salvation down to man, His traitors and His foes.
That sacred flood from Jesus’ veins Was free to make away; And Mary’s or Manasseh’s stains, Or sins more vile than they
Lest it ever be forgotten, all should rehearse the message of Romans 5:6-8, "For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (NASB)  The blood of Jesus Christ was not shed for the righteous neither is it appreciated truly by the self-righteous.  The healthy are not they for whom the Great Physician came, but for the sick.  
Not only the sick, the common sinner, but the very t…

7 Things I Hope Every Worship Leader Knows

"Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!" - Psalm 150

From ancient times there has been an unlearned internal impulsion toward the worship of a deity.  This desire to reach out to and exalt something above oneself transcends culture, language and geography.  The history of the worship of the God of the Bible, the Holy One of Israel, shows that, in many respects, not much has changed over the millennia since humanity’s first fathers communed with the Almighty in the Garden of Eden.

Very early in human history musical instruments were developed (Genesis …