Songs We Sing (07.30.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of July 30, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

HERE IS LOVE
Written by William Rees, sometime in the mid- to late-1800s. Music by Robert Lowry, 1876. Arrangement by Ex Nihilo and Narrow Path. “Who can cease to sing His praise?” In eternity, this won’t be a problem.
Download “Here Is Love (Live)” by Narrow Path.
 

LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
Written by Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887. Music by Anthony J. Showalter. “What have I to dread/What have I to fear/Leaning on the everlasting arms …” I think of my grandparents when we sing this song. They left a rich legacy of faith for me and they came from a generation where “leaning on the everlasting arms” meant so much more than it does now (in many ways).
Download “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (Live)” by We Come Alive.
 
ADOPTION
Written by Cam Huxford IV and Ghost Ship, 2015. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.” Solid lyrics reflecting on what God has given us by adopting us as His own.
Buy “Adoption” by Ghost Ship.
 
OH MY GOD
Written by Daniel Ross, Bob Foote; 2014. This original Redemption song is centered on the fact that the Gospel is deep and unfathomable, yet still simple and easy enough for a child to understand. It inspires reverence toward God, where we can simply say “oh my God, what a wonderous love/That You would show us grace.”
Buy “Oh My God” by (Redemption band) At One.
 
IN CHRIST ALONE
Written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend; 2001. This is a modern hymn (meaning, it’s written in the classic hymn format) that has also become a modern classic in the church. It’s the complete gospel in four verses and is a great, great song.
Buy “In Christ Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope.
 
ONLY HOPE
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. The song is more or less taken from Ephesians 2, a great part of Scripture dedicated to explaining how we are dead in our sins but God’s saving grace makes us alive. Verse one leads into a pre-chorus that is a question (“born of man and choosing sin/who will bring me to life?”). Verse two leads into the same pre-chorus but is now a statement (“set me free and now I can see/who will bring me to life.”).

Buy “Only Hope” by (Redemption band) Narrow Path.

Colombia 2018: A Short-Term Mission Trip

Redemption will to be traveling to Colombia with Colombian Christian Mission and North Burma Christian Mission/D.E.A.F for the first time. We have been long-time supporters of Dewayne Liebrandt and are excited to get the opportunity to serve with him. Our team will be helping with the church camp expansion project in Villavicencio, Colombia. Church camp is a great way for Dewayne and his team to help the people of Colombia grow their faith in Christ.

 
 
 

Some of what you can expect on this trip includes:
— Work on various projects at the church camp in Villavicencio.
— Sightseeing around the mountains in Bogota.
— Attend church services (regular and deaf) in the area.
— Learn about the culture, religion, and missions in Colombia.
— Build relationships with the local people.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Stiles.

 

Cost of trip*: $2,000 (includes airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, international travel insurance).
Date: June 8 to 18, 2018.
Deadline: February 25, 2018.

*Does not include passport fees, visa or vaccinations.

 

MISSION TRIP APPLICATION FORM

To be on any Redemption mission trip, you must print and fill out this form and follow its directions. DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE

Rwanda 2018: A Short-Term Mission Trip


 

Redemption is returning to Rwanda with Jeremiah Smith and Africa New Life (a Redemption-supported mission) in 2018. Africa New Life’s goal is to see lives transformed through meeting basic needs, to give hope for the future of those living in poverty, and to share the freedom and hope found in Christ. At the heart of their mission is educational sponsorship for children. In 2001, Africa New Life started with 30 children. To date, there are more than 8,000 children sponsored through Africa New Life.

 

Some of what you can expect on this trip includes:
— Visiting communities where Africa New Life works.
— Participating in home visits of sponsored children.
— Working with the Dream Tutoring program for children.
— Visiting the Women’s Vocational Training Center.
— Visiting a genocide memorial.

 

You can learn more about Africa New Life by visiting their Web site. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Stiles.

 

Cost of trip*: $3,000 (includes airfare, lodging, meals, transportation, international insurance).
Date: Sept. 28 to Oct. 7, 2018 (Subject to change because of airfare and availability).
Deadline: February 25, 2018.

*Does not include passport fees, visa or vaccinations.

 

MISSION TRIP APPLICATION FORM

To be on any Redemption mission trip, you must print and fill out this form and follow its directions. DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE

Songs We Sing (07.23.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of July 23, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

ONLY YOUR BLOOD IS ENOUGH
Written by Neil
 Robins,
 2010. Adapted 
from 
“Psalm
 51, 
Part 
II”
 by 
Isaac 
Watts, 1791
. Nothing we do (“no bleeding bird or beast, no hyssop branch, no priest”) is enough to make us sinners right before a perfect and holy God. In other words, no kind of sacrifice or right-living will set us right before God. Only the blood of Jesus can set us free. Great words to this song.
Buy “Only Your Blood” by Sojourn.
 

AMAZING GRACE (FAITH’S REVIEW AND EXPECTATION)
Written by John Newton, John P. Rees, Sandra McCracken. Public Domain (arrangement © 2010). This is a different arrangement of the classic hymn, giving more focus to the gospel roots of the song. We’ve sung this song so much as a culture that it seems to have lost a lot of its meaning — the focus on God’s grace saving ‘a wretch’ like me.
Buy “Amazing Grace (Faith’s Review And Expectation)” by Sandra McCracken.
 
YOU ARE MY VISION
Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Rend Collective; 1919, 2011. This is a modern rendition of the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” The lyrics of the first verse set the tone for what we are singing: “You are my vision/O King of my heart/Nothing else satisfies only You Lord.” This is truth.
Buy “You Are My Vision” by Rend Collective.
 
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
Written by Thomas O. Chisholm and William M. Runyan, 1923. The little-read book of Lamentations has this gem in Chapter 3, “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” These words are so true and powerful. God’s faithfulness to us is constant, even despite our unfaithfulness to Him.
Buy “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Chris Rice.
 
YOU NEVER LET GO
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2005. CCJ sings this one very well. We love singing this one with you. This is such a great song of hope and faith, nowing that there will be an end to the troubles of this life, but until then, we will praise Him.
Buy “You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman.
Download “You Never Let Go (Live)” by At One.
 
IT IS FINISHED
Written by Brian Eichelberger and Dustin Kensrue; 2013. The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.

Starting Point: Partnership Starts Here


 

Partnership starts here. Want to make Redemption your church home? New to Redemption? You need to take Starting Point. This class will help you learn and understand more about Redemption, what we believe, and why we do what we do.

Join us for this three-week class on Sunday, Sept. 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m. (on the Jasper Campus) or 6 p.m. (on the Loogootee Campus).

 

Jasper Campus

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Loogootee Campus

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