MICHAEL POULIOT: This last Sunday at Hannaford, Michael Pouliot of BattleZone Ministries spoke. He basically shared how he came to trust Jesus. He grew up as a Catholic who "believed" in Christ, but later learned to move past "religion" and develop a "relationship" with Jesus.
HOLY IS THE LORD: At Hannaford, one song we often sing is “Holy Is The Lord” written by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio. I shared the origin of this song Sunday. It was inspired by the picture of worship around the throne of God in Isaiah 6 … the heavenly creatures sounding this anthem back and forth to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory."
The song is completed with another picture from Nehemiah, where the people joined in a mass assembly … a great example of corporate worship. The Bible says they raised their hands to God at the hearing of his Word, they bowed with their faces to the ground and together would proclaim "the joy of the Lord is our strength."
While researching I came across an audio file of Chris Tomlin describing how the song came about. I didn't get to share it all on Sunday but the story left a lump in my throat. Listen to or download the mp3 here from theheartofworship.org. Or use the player below (as long as the link remains valid).
THE LION AND THE LAMB: During offering, we recited the introduction to "The Lion And The Lamb." from the Every One CD. Every One is a CD collaboration from Worship Foundations International. It's an awesome CD and I'm not sure you can pick it up anywhere but here at the WFI website...
"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands; And they cried out in a loud voice ... “Salvation belongs to our God Who sits on the throne ... and to the Lamb.'"
BATTLEZONE SUMMIT: Also, this coming Friday and Saturday were having the BattleZone Men's Summit here at Hannaford. Michael Pouliot will be speaking as well as Dr. Dave Wardell, co-founder of Promise Keepers. We're preparing some worship for the event as I write this. You can find out more about it here.