Hillsong love

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Faith

2020.09.24 03:55 Tannerdad123 Faith

I’m watching Jentezen Franklin on Hillsong channel right now. He’s talking about “rubber band faith”. I’ve been praying and getting closer to God. It was all due to having met my wife (once a devout Christian, before opioid addiction) eleven years ago and knowing I wouldn’t be able to navigate the issue without God’s help. Before the addiction took hold it was my wife that helped me understand God more, and how much He loves us. Made me realize that through the anxiety, (mine) intervention, short rehab, and our parting of ways today when she was discharged from rehab, my faith DID increase, because it was stretched. Praise Jesus for increasing my faith, and please Lord, stay by my wife’s side. The woman she is now needs you more than ever.
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2020.09.22 17:29 Pol-itical-crap Poetry and Musicality

I realize that Reddit readers come from all walks of life and Christian backgrounds. So what I wish to state is addressed specifically to Pentecostal readers, though all are welcome to comment.
I am a Pentecostal and I know the move, the presence and the power of God that occurs in Pentecostal worship. I also realize that every congregation has their own worship leaders with their varying gifts and talents, so each group will have their own style of worship. Consequently, I admit that my main comments are drawn from my own congregation. However I have some concerns I wish to share and gain feedback about in the Pentecostal worship genre in general. Most worship leaders do not write their own music and draw upon the pool of current worship song trends.
And one of the leaders of this trend is Hillsong United. My wife loves Hillsong United, and they do have some amazing songs. My favorite is, "So Will I (100 Billion X)". But in general their songs are monotonous, self centered, and lacking poetry and musicality. My concern is the constant repetition which is akin to chanting and hypnosis. There is such a thing as soul power which is easily confused for the Spirit.
Singing and music as expressions of worship should appeal to the totality of our being with the exaltation of Christ in all ways. Truly poetic lyrics engage our minds. Creative musicality with changes in tempo, melody, instrumentation, volume, a Capella singing, stir the emotions. So increase in the soul is appropriate to worshiping God with all our hearts, minds, soul and being. Truly spiritual movement is when worship leaders arrange music according to the leading of the Spirit so the Spirit can speak through the selection of songs to his body.
My hope is that Pentecostals will understand the difference between soulish worship from true spiritual worship.
Please feel free to comment pro or con. I am only expressing my opinion. I am glad for my wife and all others who feel ministered to by Hillsong United. For me, I get more out of the old HIllsong Worship than most of what United produces.
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2020.09.22 14:17 Rosiedingo Just found this page (and first reddit post)

So I was looking up stories of people who have left Pentecostalism/New Apostolic Reformation and came across this subreddit. I sometimes browse the Christian sub but wasn’t aware of this one.
I was raised in an Assemblies of God Church, but honestly I don’t remember heaps about my childhood spirituality, though I remember the Sunday school, trying to speak in tongues and getting baptised.
I drifted away when I was a teenager, or a year or so before, and didn’t come back to the faith until I was about 21, through my Dad who I had several debates with, and his arguments were certainly part of what softened my heart and I recognised Jesus as my saviour, and still do, more than ever!
However, Dad and I began to attend a home group church who are part of the New Apostolic Reformation and at first, I loved it, I remember trying to speak in tongues and was even sure I genuinely did so on several occasions (my view on tongues has changed since then) but after a year or so, maybe a bit longer, after much anxiety about the focus on end times and the very intense prayer and encounter meetings, I began to feel very... uncomfortable with spiritual stuff, mainly people being slain in the spirit and laughing in the spirit ect and started to do my own research. I eventually moved out and back in with mum and didn’t really go to church that much, but later that year, my dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and I went off the rails, deep into sin cycles, which took a long time to truly repent of and be freed from.
I began attending a Church of Christ which wasn’t actually a bad church, but when I began hearing people praying in tongues or talking about it, I felt anxiety bubbling up, and I became increasingly concerned with the music from bethel and Hillsong and some of the teachings, but once covid hit and we went online, I ended up talking to a friend who is a children’s minister at an Anglican Church and began attending online services and experiencing liturgy. I’ve still got many charismatic beliefs and things I need to sift through, but at the moment I feel so terribly burnt out, doubting my salvation or even doubting I was ever saved to begin with, and with existing mental illnesses, it seems to be unbearable. I am looking into the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox faiths at the moment, and am honestly nervous around any charismatic teachings.
Sorry for the huge post, there is a lot on my mind and I am just glad to find other ex charismatics here who may be able to understand these things.
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2020.09.21 05:24 S_ACE What songs that brought tears to your eyes? Or has a great impression on you.

Upper Room, the version they sing in the Hillsong creative conference in 2019. That made me cry. Maybe I was feeling very bad during that time, the first sentence "Help me Holy Ghost, I need you more than anything..."
Another song that kinda rings in my mind from time to time, "Consuming Fire" by Tim Hughes. "There must be more than this...", it hits my heart, sometimes I feel stagnant in my life, sticked, not improving, not growing, or backslided, became lukewarm... I really pray for God's consuming fire to burn in me.
Share with me, some songs that you love, that stirs your emotion. Can be Christian Contemporary, an old hymn, Christian rap, etc, doesn't have to be only praise and worship songs.
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2020.09.16 11:16 jo0097 Missing worship music

Hey I grew up in a small Baptist Church in Germany. I just recently deconstructed my faith and am partly still in the process. I still attend church sundays, but I can't sing with the lyrics of the worship music anymore, because I disagree with them so much.
That's hard because I love music and I loved the feeling of modern worship music like Hillsong. I even learned electric guitar and bought all the equipment to introduce the more modern style in our church and began to founded a band in the beginning of this year.
I miss listening and making to this music style Is there anyone with a similar experience? Any idea how I could use my skills in the future? Is there any secular music with a similar style or feeling?
Thanks for your answers ☺️
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2020.09.13 01:22 grungefolker Wife threatened to leave me for Jesus

I identify as a deist so I believe in a God of some type but not the Christian God...I admitted this to my wife and she exploded at me, how dare you not not believe in Jesus anymore, especially I was the one who baptized her at our former church...I just said I’m sick of the hypocrisy especially in the evangelical world from idiots who love trump and phony pedophile churches like hillsong, and she replied thst has nothing to do with Jesus so you’re betraying him and then she threatened to leave me if I didn’t believe anymore...has anyone else encountered this type of situation? And if so how did you deal with it?
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2020.09.11 21:58 lunulatus22 I am new

Hi there!
I am here and I don't know why. I was not raised Christian and I don't think I am a Christian. I have never step foot on a church. (although I have thought about it)
I know God exist, but the thing is that most of the scripture in my religion or found in my house is in my mother tongue language and I can't read it so i might have like moved towards english based scriptures to guide me to God I guess.
So basically I think I was looking for god, or rather I was looking for hope. During the last couple of weeks, I had really really bad anxiety about the future, I felt that God wasn't with me, and I was left alone, and I was paralyzed with fear. I couldn't look into the future because all my plans were crumbing and everything seemed impossible. I was losing faith.
I listen to Gospel music -- wait idk if it's actually gospel, I listen to hillsong worship if thats gospel. I got recommended through it because of my spotify playlist Hahah and I immediately started liking it- basically my go to music for everything now. I came across this song called 'Oceans- hillsong united' and I absolutely loved it. I don't know why but it just clicked with me and I put the song on repeat. I then was simultaneously watching this youtube video at the same time (idk why) but as I was scrolling through the comments, there was this quote by this person and it basically reads "Focus on me, not the storm" Matthew 14:22-33. And something immediately clicked within me, the song and the quote was leading me to something.
So I immediately googled the quote and idk, the story spoke to me. The way that peter? Lost some of his faith when he was walking on water and the storms became stronger, but Jesus was there to save them and I felt that it was trying to tell me that God is with me and will hold on to me despite the hard times and that I shouldn't lose hope.
I am not Christian but when I was young, my mother once said, if u have any worries, open the bible and u might find something that will help u. I found this digital way of god helping me kind of funny but idk I don't think this is a coincidence.
I don't know why I am now subscribed to the christian reddit, have Bible apps in my phone, listening religious music all the time. I don't know why.
I guess I want the feeling of god again, I want to know that God is with me. I feel secure in the presence of God. I feel secure when I am in the prayer room, I feel protected when I am listening to religious music, reading the Bible and etc.
I don't know how this christian thing works, I don't technically want to afflict myself to a religion because my belief stems from knowing that God exist and since I know english, I am drawn towards this.
All I know is that God exist and maybe God is trying to communicate with me, and I don't know how to reach back out to God.
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2020.09.11 00:46 ListOutrageous2818 Spirtual Healthy Church?

*spiritually :-/
Throwaway account, just in case.
I am a fairly new Christian, in the sense of being recently born again in the past few years. I did grow up in a cultish Christian home, so I am familiar with Christian doctrines and the Bible in general, and I've always been interested in theology (Grudem's big book is on the shelf).
The church I attend has a usual attendance of 90-100 or so pre-covid. The elders team is small with 1 new member and 1 longer serving member, not including the pastor. The pastor himself is on the younger side and is semi-new to pastoring, but not to ministry as a whole. I believe that he genuinely loves Jesus and serves Him as best as he can. The music team each week worships with a mix of predominantly (but not only) Elevation, Hillsong and Bethel songs. Financially, the church is healthy without resorting to a prosperity gospel. The community and relationships within the church seem healthy, but has been that way historically. The church is interested and engages in community outreach and reaching people locally.
My main concern is with the message/sermon each week. For as long as I can remember, every series and message is based upon the content in a book or even another pastors message with a few scriptures thrown in. It is very theologically lite. To be fair to our pastor, he does not claim credit for the content of his messages and credits appropriately.
I think the reason for the format of the messages is that the pastor has no formal theological/seminary training. The gospel itself is rarely preached, and I can probably count on one hand the times that it has been.
So, what do you all think? What fruit should I be looking for if this is a healthy church?
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2020.09.09 15:16 sippinator94 A humble thought about "love"

There is an interesting topic I have been reading and researching about: love.

Not only does love have multiple meanings, but according to some, there are 5 different love languages.

The 5 different love languages are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. I thought to myself, ‘what is my love language’?

Although I appreciate words of affirmation and quality time (not so much gifts and definitely not physical touch), I do believe my love language is acts of service.

This might be because of my upbringing, in seeing how difficult my life was and how much more difficult it was for my parents. I see love in every wrinkle on my mother’s face and her hands that labored to provide for me. I see love in every sweat and tear she shed for me to grow into someone who can make God and the family proud. This has become my love language. So I enjoy volunteering and helping others.

Then I wondered, ‘what is God's love language’?

I'm sure most have heard of the word "agape,” which translates to "unconditional love."

This is the kind of love God has shown for humanity and we see the evidence through His book, the Bible.

This is also the kind of love His Son, Jesus, has shown 2,000 years ago through his life and his sacrifice, the shedding of his blood.

What is love and where is this love found?

This made me open the Bible to read what God says about love.

1 John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Let's examine God's story.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

God's love is found in His Son, Jesus — in Jesus’ life and in his sacrifice. What is the result of this love? “Whoever believes in him should not perish” (to not die) “but have eternal life” (life forevermore).

It is the highest form of love, the love of the Creator for His creation, a love to save even the sinful.

Romans 5:8
But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Jesus, the reality of God’s love, also taught love to his disciples. There are way too many verses and teachings found in Scripture to quote them all, but I wanted to share a simple, yet profound one.

In John 14:15, Jesus says:
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Jesus loved God and obeyed God to the point of death.

Philippians 2:8
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (NKJV)

Before his capture and subsequent crucifixion, Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane for God to take this cup away from him, if it were possible. Despite this, Jesus asked for the Father’s will to be done, not his own.

Matthew 26:39
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will."

This was Jesus’ love and God’s love.

Just as Jesus did, it is through obedience to the truth, the words of God, in doing what is right and what is good that we can show and share the love we have received. Through Jesus' obedience of His Father's will, we are able to receive the right to be called the children of God and the opportunity of eternal life. Since we have received such grace, mercy, and love, we too must share grace, testify to God’s mercy, and love.

Matthew 10:8
Freely you have received, freely give (NKJV)

1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us.

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 4:8, "above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."

What is this love that covers a multitude of sins?

James 5:19-20
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

In obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ and to the Great Commission, today, the people of Shincheonji are going out into the world and making disciples of all nations. We are teaching people to obey everything Jesus has commanded, so that he can be with us always (Matthew 28:18-20).

We will continue this work until all people come to the knowledge of the truth and are saved. This is God's desire (1 Timothy 2:3-4). Because we love God, God’s desire has now become our desire and purpose. In being guided to the truth, we have witnessed God’s love in our lives, and we want to share this love with others.

Today, who are you according to the Bible?

Are you someone who loves God, Jesus, yourself, and your neighbor?
Or are you someone who hates God, Jesus, yourself, and your neighbor?
(Matthew 22:37-39)

How can you tell?

John 14:23-24
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me."

To love is an action (a verb). It is to hear God’s words and obey. It is easy to recognize God’s love, but it is only through our effort (actions) to know God and Jesus and to obey that we practice love. How can we love what we do not know? How can we love if we do not act?

An old Hillsong praise song comes to mind when I think of a believer who loves God.

King of Majesty (Hillsong)

“You know that
I love You
You know that
I want to know You so much more
More than I have before

These words are
From my heart
These words are
Not made up
I will live for You
I am devoted to You”

One who loves God makes effort to know Him more than ever before.
One who loves God makes God's will his own in order to live for God.
One who loves God makes the determination to be devoted to God.
One who loves God makes his/her words to be from the heart and true.

Am I someone whose actions, words, and heart show love for God, as Jesus loved?

The people of Shincheonji are making their efforts to love, and it is evident through our dedication to knowing Him, to sharing His Word, and to obeying His commands. Let us be those who make the wise decision to learn true love and let us love all of God's creation.

John 14:31
I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Amen!
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2020.09.07 17:12 MountHall79 Attending a Latin Mass

Hi all! So I've been growing more in my faith lately, making it a essential part of who I am rather then just a label.
My family was never very hardcore Catholics, sometimes we "forgot" about not eating meat on fridays during lent, and skipped a church in favor of football games but now I am trying to rectify that for myself now that I can drive to church.
So in this growth of faith the Latin Mass piqued my interest. I've been getting deep into theology lately and a interest in Aquinas has made me want to learn latin to read his works, plus all the major works of the church. My grandmother says she loves a latin mass.
The traditional aspect draws me to it. Not in the clothing or any of that but the music, the language, the beauty. As someone who bangs her head against the wall anytime "Christian Rock" comes on this mass seems like a perfect fit for my style of worship. Gregorian Chants and all.
I have a few questions and concerns though. 1. On wearing a veil. Just from scouring the internet I have found that there a more particular role for women and as someone who isn't and wasn't raised to be "submissive" to men it kinda throws me. Of course I have no problem with modest dress and usually my church going attire but specifically being asked to be, and I may be wrong in saying this, "lesser than" is very far removed from how I was raised and think. Anyone have any advice on that? Sorry if my wording is offensive.
And 2. I feel like I am unworthy to attend a latin mass, that I am not traditional enough. There was this one article by the National Catholic Reporter that said the latin mass was the "height of conservativism" and as someone coming from a relaxed catholic family and has moderate political views I feel kinda unwelcome. I get alot of flak from friends for being in "such a strict" religion and kinda worried about backlash for that. If that makes sense.
And 3. Just feeling very removed from that experience. While I prefer more traditional church practices and music (as opposed to that hillsong stuff) this is next level. And the customs I don't really know, like receiving communion on the tongue.
I guess I am struggling in separating human reaction and expectations from enjoying a historical and very close to God mass. Any help? Thank you for reading by the way!
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2020.09.06 12:16 Esme-Watson Advice Needed

Hi all,
I’ve recently been invited to play in the worship team of a “sister church” my family and I have been attending since they opened up again after lockdown. Around 4 months or so. My previous church, sadly, had to shut down due to politics.
Anyways, I’ve known the people of this church for the last few years or so as we’ve occasionally led worship their before and their speakers would speak at ours and vice versa etc etc.
Now I love these guys and they have a big heart for the Lord, however their style of music is, well, extremely dated. I mean really dated. I’m not talking the classic hymns, I’m talking a fusion of 70s and 80s daggy worship music that includes synthesized solos that sounds like a 1980s Greek night club in Marrickville.
Bit of background. The church was started around 40 years ago by migrant Greeks and the current demographic is 80% octogenarian Greek Australians (who are the best!!) and the rest a mix of all cultures with a mix of ages. I’m 40 and one of the “younger” crew. A grand total of around 40 on a good day.
About a decade ago the leadership went to the senior pastors son who is now in his mid fifties and wants to modernise in a sense. The worship leaders are at least in their 50s and how do I say this, unaware that they have a huge presence (lovely people too) and I believe unaware that they’re subconsciously making it about them: a guitar solo in every song in every verse and loud LOUD singing for a converted suburban Sydney factory unit.
Whereas at our last church our style was more modern but quieter. Think Hillsong non epics, Bethel, Jesus Culture, City Alight (you should listen to these guys). Not brash.
This may seem arrogant and judge mental but after talking to the pastors on occasion, they want to aim worship at the youth, not the oldies. My wife and I were able to make this happen at our old beloved church, so I guess we have a little experience in this area (wow I sound arrogant, but I really don’t mean to).
As they have welcomed me into their team with open arms, and have asked for feedback (by one of the leaders), I’ve decided to take them up on this and have a coffee with them one afternoon this week.
I see the potential of this church, the area that it is in, the amount of walk ins off the street plus I’m hurting a little from our old church, so I want the best for this church.
My advice to the leader will be the following:
  1. You’re brilliant on piano but you sing too loud
  2. You don’t rehearse enough (10min before the service)
  3. Your daughter has an amazing voice and needs to be encouraged to lead songs from the front
  4. The songs need to modernise (even the modern ones we do O Praise the Name eg is way too slow)
  5. There is zero to no prayer before we rehearse or play. This point should be number one
  6. I see the potential of this church and only want the best for it
There are more, but I really don’t want to offend as they are beautiful people.
So, fellow leaders, what advice do you have? How should I say it? Do you think I’m going too far?
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2020.09.01 11:17 mayor4real A humble thought about a "life of a believer" in the Bible

I was reflecting upon the life of a believer and thought of these examples from the Bible...
Abraham (Joshua 24:2):
Should he and his family have lived as his father did (worshipping idols) or should they have listened to the voice of God and followed His command to go to the land of the unknown?
The Hebrews (Leviticus 18:3):
Should they have lived in Egypt as their fathers did, or should they have listened to the voice of Moses and gone out to the land that was promised?
Peter (Matthew 4:18-20):
Should he have his cast net into the sea to catch fish for just a day’s wage or should he have listened to the voice of Jesus to walk on the path towards eternal life and heaven?
The disciples and the martyrs left all that they had to follow the commandments of the Lord.This was not the life required of just those who fought the good fight to spread the good news. Rather, this was the new life suggested to all those who have accepted the message of Christ — to be like Christ, to follow his footsteps. Because we are all called to become completely new in Christ (2 Corinthians 15:7).
Today, the people of Shincheonji are students, are employees, are employers, are couples, are parents. While doing our best to do well and fulfill our responsibilities in the world and to our families, we are also working to fulfill the promises written in the New Testament. We are trying to live as believers and as followers of Christ.
We pray and we meditate on the Word of God daily (Psalms 1:2). How often do you?
We selflessly volunteer and are recognized for our contributions. How many recognitions have you received from volunteering for your community?
We do outreach to non-believers who are searching for the truth, and for meaning and purpose in their lives. How many people have you guided to Christ?
We teach believers so that they can be equipped with the proper faith and knowledge that the Bible commands us all to have. How many people have you taught from Genesis to Revelation?
We message the family of God daily with verses, words to meditate upon, encouragement, and check-ins. Do you message your physical family daily? Do you message your spiritual family daily? We do this, not out of obligation, but because we value and care for one another. We love because our Father God loves us and loves the family of God. It is a genuine love, not a selfish one, that we aspire for.
We offer service and worship twice a week. But most importantly, we pray and put in the effort to live a victorious life so that our lives can be a living service and sacrifice to God.
(Romans 12:1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.)
How about you? What are you living for? Who are you living for? Who do you serve and value?
We have the word of God and the work of God in our minds and on our to-do list. What's on your mind and to-do list?
There's a song I used to listen to and sing.
In it, it is written...
"Lord, I give You my heart
I give You my soul, I live for You alone
Every breath that I take, every moment I'm awake
Lord, have Your way in me"
(Hillsong, I Give You My Heart)
Today, these words are no longer just words on my lips, but they have become my life as I carry them out every day. I am obeying the words of James 1:22-25, where it warns us to not only “listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says (James 1:22).”
Should I go back to the superficial, hypocritical, and meaningless life I lived before? Is that all I can offer to God and Christ, to whom I owe everything?
In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus says that the hypocritical will not be able to enter heaven, but only those who do the will of God.
Should I be satisfied with thinking I love God and have obeyed Him ‘enough’ and live as I previously did? Or should I continue to follow God’s commands, no matter what others say? Which path did believers in the Bible choose?
The correct answer is clear in my heart and in what I find in the Word. I hope the answer can be clear for your life as well, so that we may all be acknowledged as His children and family.
Amen.
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2020.09.01 00:46 gabsthenerd The first time I said I liked girls was at a Stuebenville retreat...

Sorry I really wanted to share this, and I was wondering what other people's experiences were.
After begging my mother, she let me go to the stuebenville retreat when i was in high school in 2015. I went with my 2 best friends at the time, M and K. I had been raised catholic and at the time was having issues with mom and threw myself into church to try to cope.
I never liked boys. Sometimes i thought i had crushed but it was nothing like my friends. Tbh it never really bothered me. Mostly bc i was obsessed with my best friend K. Like problematically obsessed. If i could have spent every second with her I fucking would have. I didn't know what to do with this intense feel and desire i got to be around her. So i ignored it.
It has all come crashing down earlier that summer when i finally admitted to myself i liked her like that. And of course, I had no idea what the fuck I was supposed to do with that. So i just kind of sat on it. And then I went to Stuebenville. And in the dim lights of that auditorium the only thing i wanted to worship was her. (I associate the song oceans by hillsong united with some...less than christ-like stuff nowadays tbh)
I had no idea what to do. I was in love with my best friend and utterly alone. K had her own trauma to deal with so I couldn't talk to her about it, and I was afraid M would judge me.
So I stood in line for confession for like 90 minutes and then I spoke to a priest.
He was pretty nice about it to be honest. He was like "there's nothing wrong with admiring female beauty" which is a mood. But he was like , "hey, god made you like that. You're not gonna go to hell for being attracted to women." which was nice.
I credit him for being the reason i stayed in the church for 3 more years
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2020.08.29 04:49 colezander Help me find this guitar!

Help me find this guitar!
Hey everyone,
I'm a guitar player for Red Rocks Worship, and while I was watching this video from Hillsong Worship I saw this guitar below that Jarryd Scully is playing. I've never seen this make or model before, but I love the look and sound of it. I've actually spent hours trying to find anything about it online, but I can't find anything.
I've probably heard of the brand but can't tell from the headstock. Does anyone have an idea?
Thanks so much!
Cole
Unknown Guitar
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2020.08.23 21:02 thekidbjj2 How to lead my Christian brothers away from false/less helpful teaching?

Hello guys,
I'm part of a bible study with some guys from my church. For some pretext, I am the only of the group who would consider themselves reformed. My church is non-denominational/southern baptist leaning.
Our ages range from 24-28, and the lot of these men get the large majority of their preaching from places like Hillsong Church, Elevation, etc. While it may be harsh to call these preachers false teachers, I think it's at least fair to say they do not seek to glorify God in His highest, or in ways that scripture expresses. I even told one brother to send me his favorite Steven Furtick sermons so I could give them an honest watch and seek to find good in his preaching. Suffice to say, I was pretty disappointed in the theatrics and crowd-pleasing that he seemed to be motivated by.
My question is: How do I lovingly point them towards preachers that DO seek to glorify God and preach His word and Gospel? Is it even my place to do so?
I am worried that I will push them away or they'll just think I find myself holier than thou because I am telling them they're doing something wrong.
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2020.08.22 01:07 MountHall79 Evangelizing and Friends

Hi all! I'm wondering if you ever had the same experince or thoughts that I have had surrounding the topic of evangelizing to friends. When I say that I mean not to convert my friends because that is not the goal but rather be able to convey my love for the catholic faith in a way that makes sense to them.
So I was grabbing coffee with some friends the other day in preparation to start our first year of college and the topic of religion came up. I'm obviously Catholic, my one friend is baptist and the other is open to anything. So we get around to the topic of Church and discussing what it's like (I'm always kinda discounted in this part because "Catholics are the strict ones) and my baptist friend is talking about her church and it does sound dandy, lots of singing and bible reading, and there's even a coffee bar. It sounds like a good time and my other friend is really into it and my baptist friend is like, "want to come to church with me? Its fun!" And my other friend is really hyped about that proposition. Not going to lie this kinda bumps me out because I would never get this type of response about going to church with me.
So I get to explaining what I do at church and what it means to me, and honestly this wasn't a great talking point but I blurted out, "church isn't suppose to be fun", because in my mind it's not that church isn't fun but I don't go to church because it's fun or because I use fun to get to jesus. No I go to church because I want to experience Jesus's life with every mass, and sing hymns, and have it be a almost intellectual place instead of spiritual. I'd compare it to Hillsong Worship which my baptist friend likes. I hate that stuff, it feels superficial, and to me a church with a coffee bar does too but it's a heck of a sales pitch.
I guess what I'm trying to say is it's tough talking about church with friends. I want them to see what my faith is like because they're open to the others but Catholicism is, "the strict scary one" when I don't see it that way and I don't know how to get out of the, "don't talk about your church and I will never go to your church" place. It's kinda tough, anyone relate?
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2020.07.29 07:42 Diet_Victreebel “We Love Her Again!” The Redux

After the laughable, ridiculous, click-bait articles about how Lana is an obvious racist this spring (pretty much the definition of a “reach”), Buzz-feed is now publishing sycophantic, ass-covering articles such as these: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/ryanschocket2/lana-del-rey-body-shamed-for-new-look. And while I agree with the sentiment, it feels incredibly hollow and phony after they went after her with a hammer and tongs earlier this year. To quote Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” Music video: “WE LOVE HER AGAIN!”
I’m reminded of when all of the edge-lord, militant atheists, in this community and elsewhere, were ready to blacklist her for attending a homophobic church, when she was in fact attending a completely different church that is in no way associated with Hillsong. So while Lana quietly practices (what is ostensibly) her faith, she is raked over a bed of hot coals by supposedly “progressive,” a**holes who cannot bear the thought of someone believing differently from them, only to be exonerated. “WE LOVE HER AGAIN!”
I’m reminded of the beginning of her career (circa SNL) when she was belittled, mocked, and roundly dismissed by everyone from high-profile figures to social media trolls, only to achieve critical acclaim and commercial success a year or two later. “WE LOVE HER AGAIN!”
Anyone else notice a pattern here?
P.S. The new audio book is pretty great, isn’t it?
EDIT: I want to clarify that I’m NOT defending homophobia or white supremacist ideology. I am, however, calling out hypocrisy and bullsh*t.
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2020.07.28 05:01 jboyt2000 My overly zealous Christian mom is being really angry and said she would physically die of a heart broken attack if she see or hear me listen to "satanic" heavy metal music one last time.

I'm an 20 year old man who was born in a Christian korean family and I works as carpenter helper and I'm about move out to my brothers apartment in August 1 which I'm excited because my mom and dad had been pestering the ever loving shit out of me for my personal choice in listening to heavy metal music like Ghost, rotting christ, a7x and so on. I had several conversations with my mom for quite some time. She always say that my body would be possessed by satan and everything in life would be over, and she stated that she would actually dies of a heart attack or something silly like that. I took with a grain of salt because my mom tends to be over emotional and dramatic to the point where she starts being illogical. To be honest I wasn't a very good son of listening to what she has to say because I simply couldn't tolerate her nonsense and she keeps treating like a 10 year old with no decision of it's own. I do love my parents but I seriously can't stand them with me wanting to completely switch off to Christian music which I despise the most because they're boring and uninspiring as hell especially with the new gay trendy hillsong crap. I do consider myself Christian but to be quite frank with myself, I do feel like I'm slowly becoming a agnostic as time goes by. Because I had a lot of bad experiences and been socially excluded from most of my peers of my age due to me being socially weird and not being popular and trendy with church which gave me a sour taste and became apathetic and cynical towards to the church. For my fellow metal heads redditors, how have you survived from your religious parents and what methods did they to do to try to make not to listen to metal music. Thanks guys
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2020.07.26 20:42 LaurelThirst Any hardcore Christians wanna fuck?!

If you love Jesus as much as you love dick, HMU! I’m a white man looking to get down to some hillsong praise and worship while we shout holy holy holy shit uuughhhh oooohhhhhh.
*must love dogs also
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2020.07.23 19:24 AlsleumMusic Hey! This is a cover I did last month, I would love it if you checked it out! Shadow Step - Hillsong UNITED An Acoustic Cover by Alsleum Music

Hey! This is a cover I did last month, I would love it if you checked it out! Shadow Step - Hillsong UNITED An Acoustic Cover by Alsleum Music submitted by AlsleumMusic to GetMoreViewsYT [link] [comments]


2020.07.21 21:02 thelasthichew BIPOC Worship recommendations?

I have been on a journey to decolonize my faith and reclaim it from white supremacy. For me, I love hillsong, united pursuit, bethel worship etc, but I realized that all of my favorite worship songs are written by white males. I know that God does not only love white male worship styles, so I would like to expand my worship collection with BIPOC voices and influences. Any suggestions?
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2020.07.21 14:17 USProblemSolver 77 Christian Songs For Any Situation

Music is so powerful; it not only changes the mind, but it changes the soul. Below is a list of 77 Christian songs that may be of use to you.
  1. TobyMac-I Just Need You
  2. Hillsong Worship-So Will I (100Billion X)
  3. Love and the Outcome-King of My Heart
  4. Cause My God Fights For Me
  5. Crowder-Red Letters
  6. Royal Taylor-Remain
  7. Sidewalk Prophets-You love Me Anyway
  8. Cory Asbury-Reckless Love
  9. Brandon Heath-Jesus In Disguise
  10. TobyMac-Love Broke Thru
  11. TobyMac-Steal My Show
  12. Landry Cantrell-Gravity
  13. Landry Cantrell-Before You
  14. Stars Go Dim-Heaven on Earth
  15. NF-Oh, Lord
  16. Switch-Symphony
  17. TobyMac-Everything
  18. For King And Country-Fix My Eyes
  19. North Point Inside Out-Death Was Arrested
  20. Elevation Worship-Do It Again
  21. Hillsong United-Oceans (Where My Feet May Fall)
  22. Micah Tyler-Different
  23. Hillsong Worship-Who You Say I Am
  24. Chris Tomlin-Good Good Father
  25. Chris Tomlin-Amazing Grace
  26. Avril Lavigne-Head Above Water
  27. Hillsong-Desert Song
  28. Philipps Craig and Dean-Inside Out
  29. For King And Country-Proof of Your Love
  30. Crowder-Run Devil Run
  31. Johnny Cash-God’s Gonna Cut You Down
  32. Capital Kings-You’ll Never Be Alone
  33. Crowder-Forgiven
  34. Casting Crowns-East From West
  35. Casting Crowns-Jesus Friend of Sinners
  36. Casting Crowns-Courageous
  37. Casting Crowns-Praise You In This Storm
  38. Casting Crowns-Voice Of Truth
  39. Newsboys-Guilty
  40. Newsboys-We Believe
  41. Newsboys-Born Again
  42. TobyMac-Scars
  43. Matthew West-Hello, My Name Is
  44. Hawk Nelson-Words
  45. MercyMe-Dear Younger Me
  46. TobyMac-21 Years
  47. Jordan Feliz-The River
  48. Newsboys-That’s How You Change The World
  49. TobyMac-Till The Day I Die
  50. Chris Tomlin-Our God
  51. Unspoken-The Cure
  52. Sidewalk Prophets-Save My Life
  53. Sidewalk Prophets-Words I Would Say
  54. Sidewalk Prophets-Prodigal
  55. Danny Gokey-Tell Your Heart To Beat Again
  56. Danny Gokey-Better Than Gold
  57. Danny Gokey-More Than You Think I AM
  58. Jason Gray-Sparrows
  59. Jonathan Thulin-Architecture
  60. Jonathan Thulin-Dead Come To Life
  61. Hawk Nelson-Drops In The Ocean
  62. TobyMac-Speak Life
  63. Mandisa-Overcomer
  64. Building 429-Where I Belong
  65. Tenth Avenue North-By Your Side
  66. Newsboys-God’s Not Dead
  67. Sanctus Real-Lead Me
  68. Sanctus Real-Confidence
  69. Sanctus Real-I’m Not Alright
  70. Mat Kearney-Air I Breath
  71. Mat Kearney-Ships In The Night
  72. Tenth Avenue North-You Are More
  73. Zach Williams-Fear is a Liar
  74. Matthew West-Grace Wins
  75. We Are Messengers-Point To You
  76. We Are Messengers-Maybe It’s Ok
  77. NEEDTOBREATH-Brother
I hope and pray that this was useful to you
May the peace and joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you
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