Monday, 18 May 2009

Java Setlist - May 17th, 2009

This post is participating in the blog carnival over at Fred's. Checkout Sunday Setlists from worship leaders all over the world...

Human – God breathed
The Killers have a song out called ‘Human’. The meaning of the lyrics is hotly debated. This song has been playing in my head for a while. For me, God is speaking about love being a verb. He has breathed His Spirit into me. For a purpose.

“Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold”

Am I a marrionette - movement but no heartbeat, no blood flowing? or Am I human - dust with God-breathed life - as His child, filled with His Spirit?
ESV - ...then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature...
Black Eyed Peas are singing:
People killing people dying
Children hurtin you hear them crying
Can you practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father Father Father help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me got me questioning
Where is the love?

A Tim Hughes' God of Justice:
We must go
live to feed the hungry
Stand beside the broken
We must go
Stepping forward
keep us from just singing
Move us into action
We must go
Fill us up and send us out Lord
…make me human again.

“Recently, I saw a group of people eagerly passing out snacks and hot cocoa on an Atlanta street. The group was dressed in a uniform of sorts that read “The Church Has Left the Building.”
Surprisingly, the church name wasn't on the shirt. No plug. No quotas being met. No guilt being given in the form of "we fed you now come visit us." That a church would simply want to serve—without any apparent effort to self-promote—is rare, indeed, in our culture today.

Too often it seems that professing Christians are more busy doing church rather than being the church to our communities. Of course, church is much more than a set of rituals. It isn't the performance of teachers, or musicians, or the pastor. Church is the life of Jesus on display through His people. The Church Has Left the Building - John Young on
Is this me?
(I didn't use the quote in italics but it's part of what was driving the setlist for me.)
James 1:27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Micah 6:8 The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free..."
John 14:12-14 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!..."
Aaron Boyd - Bluetree, Belfast:
"Whilst on a short-term missions trip to Thailand, we played at the Climax Bar, which doubles as a brothel in the red-light district. I didn't know what to expect; you have a mixture of every emotion at once. When you see old men walking down the street with young girls, you want to go vigilante. But then you see the look in the girls' eyes and your heart breaks. Everything all rolled into one."
'Their band and a few other members of their church went on a mission trip to Pattaya, Thailand recently. In Pattaya, there are over 30,000 female prostitutes over the age of 18! (That is not counting the ones under 18, or even the male prostitutes there) While they were walking around the town, they walked into a local bar there called...."The Climax Club", which was looking ofr bands to play. They agreed to give it a try and asked how long the owner how long he wanted them to play. The owner said, "As long as your friends continues to buy cokes." So they ended up buying cokes for 2-3 hours.

So for over 2 hours this band sang Jesus over these prostitutes who had no idea what they were singing! All of the sudden this song "came down from heaven," as one of the band members recalls. Then spontaneously they started singing.'

The song was God of this City (Greater things).


Walk-in: CD track - God of Justice
Announcements & Prayer
God He Reigns - offering
*share the drive behind the set - see above*
Awesome God - chorus only (MW Smith)
God of this City - went in at 'There is no one like our God'
The splendour of the King - chorus and bridge only - How great is our God / Name above all Names
God of Justice vid - I was hoping to teach this one and sing it with the congregation, but our practice on Thursday was a bit hijacked by some other issues. Note to self: do not talk church during worship practice.


Sermon series - Holy Spirit - Rev. Roy Newton - S.H.A.P.E.

{{You breathe in me / And I'm alive /
By the power of your holiness / You breathe in me / And you revive / Feelings in
my soul / That I had laid to rest /

I used to be/ So sensitive / To the light
that leads / To where you are / Now I've acquired / These callouses / With the
darkness of / A cold and jaded heart

So breathe in me / I need you now /
I've never felt so dead within / So breathe in me / Maybe somehow / You can
breathe new life / In me again}}


steff said...

I am loving the Bluetree version of "God of this City"!

ellen said...

I really like the flow of your set list, as well as your thoughts, on why you chose the songs you did. thanks!

Louise Knight said...

Hi Stef and Ellen

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

mandy said...

I was just thinking of the song "God of this City" - I think I need to return to that one... Thank you for reminding me again, Louise!