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…Continued from previous post.

So I don’t believe I have posted about our ignite service yet, so here we go.

Our Ignite service is our evening service geared for ages 13-25 and has been once a month. We have everaged maybe 12-15 kids to it. Not a bad number considering our church is not a very large one. We have been talking in our youth group about a shift in the way we are doing youth now. We are no longer treating it like a boys and girls club. It is no longer about playing games and then maybe we will fit God in somewhere. It is now about God and maybe we will fit a game in. There are so many youth here that are broken and hurting and quite frankly we don’t have time to play games.

So we decided that our main youth group would be like a discipleship meeting and that ignite would be the place to invite friends. We quickly learned that once a month does not work so we have since decided to go twice a month and the opposite weeks to regular youth meetings. We have been preaching to our youth that God can do great things in us and to dream big things. “Chase the Lion”.

I told them 12 is good, but Lets pray for 200 and see God move in this area like we have never seen before. We have been praying about it and talking and passing the word around and it’s has been great. See 200 people is a God sized dream because Fire code says we can’t have more than 185 people. We were praying that God would make a way any way.

Sunday morning oddly enough we announce that we will be moving and everyone of the youth are thinking WOW! guess this 200 people thing is even more than possible.

Sunday night (last night) it comes time for the ignite service and we didn’t know what to expect, but God is moving through these kids so…God size dreams.

All of a sudden tons of people start showing up. We had 62 people last night. Up from 15 at the last service we did. I met a new youth pastor named brian is is just as fired up about the move of God here and he is bringing his youth to the service so they can get pumped for God as well.

I was floored. God is really amazing. My HS youth were like I have never seen them before. God was meeting them for thier faithfulness. You could see it in those who don’t normally worship lifting thier hands to the High King of heaven. They were fired up that God came thru with his promises and they went home that night even more fired up. Our HS group are opening up and being honest. We had a major spiritual breakthrough last night.

Aint no rocks gonna cry out in our place. Our church was filled with people hungry for something different.

Forget revival..I want to see an awakening…an outpouring of the holy spirit on these kids that will permeate through them at school, at home, and everywhere.

“Father…bless them keep them…help them be flames or Bonfires and not just pilot lights for you! IGNITE their hearts!”

By the way here is the set list for last night:

Rain Down – Martin Smith

Revolutionary Love – Crowder
All We Need – Charlie Hall
All Because of Jesus – Fee
O Praise Him – Crowder
You Amaze Me – Michael Neale

Mighty To Save
 – Hillsong
Break Free – United
We Cry Out – Brian Johnson

I have been listening to Lincoln Brewster since his first CD and have always enjoyed his music. I have however noticed something. His music and showcase of talent is much better when heard live. This was evident when his Live CD “All to You” came out. If you listen to that CD compared to his other stuff it is much more raw. What I mean by that is the studio CD’s always felt overproduced to me. The production made the sound from song to song stay the same.

I use a few of Lincoln’s song in my church services and love his writing, but when Integrity sent me this new CD “Today is the Day” I was a little worried it was going to showcase overproduction instead of Brewster’s amazing ability.

I put the CD in with intrepidation and as it started to play I thanked God. Finally!, They got it right. The production on this CD is good. It still has that feel like His other CD’s but this time it is not distracting.

The First song is the title cut “Today is the Day”. I was sucked in imediately. What a great song and an obvious choice for worship leaders to jump on right off the bat.

I moved on to the next track “Everywhere I Go”. Of course loved this one as well. Actually I liked it even more than the title track.

I went from track to track getting really into the new CD, enjoying the consistancy, but wanting something more. I wanted to hear Lincoln do something different. Show me his guitar technique. Then the back half of the CD started playing.

WOW! That was not expected. Folks this is what I have been waiting for. Lincoln goes into a handful of songs with a bluesy flare, a jazz sound, and some amazing awe inspiring guitar work.

The back half can be compared to the most current sound that John Mayer is putting out and Some of the great work from Phil Keaggy.

Let me tell you while I was hesitant I was greatly pleased.

If you are a fan of Lincoln then you will hear more of what he does best.

If you are not a fan of Lincoln this could very well be the CD that changes that for you.

Today Is The Day releases on 9.23.08 and is currently available for pre-order.

I would suggest you order it. It is more than worth it.

4 out of 5 stars for this CD

Can you name these bloggers?

September 4, 2008 — 24 Comments

Here is a pic of two “very” famous bloggers.

Can you name who they are for 10 points?

Top 25 on my itunes right now

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Elevation Church has a new CD out. I want to thank Wade Joye for sending me a copy to check out. I can’t wait to listen to this thing. This CD is an amazing testament to what is going on over at Steven Furtick’s church. Thanks Wade! Review coming soon.