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"Until the Whole World Hears"

By Casting Crowns—a song declaring our desire to be proclaimers of God's Gospel in the spirit of John the Baptizer and the Prophets Isaiah and Elijiah before him.

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"Come As You Are"

By Crowder—a song that I believe expresses the spirit of the call from a future Jesus and the church, closing the Book of Revelation, to every human being at every moment of human history to "Come!" to Jesus in saving faith.

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"The Voice of the Lord"

By Dustin Kensrue—a song based entirely on Psalm 29 where King David extravagantly praises the awesome holiness, majesty, and power of God.

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"Psalm 51 (Wisdom In the Secret Heart)"

By Shane & Shane—a song quoting a good portion of Psalm 51 nearly verbatim (from the English Standard Version) encapsulating the confession and repentance of King David with a New Testament perspective.

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"Oh God"

By Dustin Kensrue—a song clearly inspired by Romans 8:35-39, which teaches that, even though we may be swallowed up by our circumstances, none of them can separate us from the love of God which is ours in Christ.

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At the Cross 2019 (Good Friday event)

At the Cross 2019 (Good Friday) full event recorded on April 19th of 2019.

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What are you giving this Christmas?

December, more than any other month on the calendar, is a time when people think about giving.

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At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday event)

At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) full event recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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All We Sinners

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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Sons and Daughters

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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The Field of Stars / A Future Not My Own

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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Instrument

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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Blessed Redeemer

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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The Least of These

Song clip from At the Cross 2018 (Good Friday) recorded on March 30th of 2018.

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Giving As Worship 2/21/18

When giving becomes and act of worship for a Christian, it is meant to extend beyond people we love or like and go forth to those who hate us or do us wrong.

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Giving As Worship 2/13/18

In addition to revealing our thankfulness, gratefulness, and obedience to God in Christ, giving as worship also represents our unity with and honor for fellow saints of God.

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Giving As Worship 2/6/18

To "taste and see the goodness of the Lord" and not respond in kind means we are robbing from God. To respond generously to God's free gift of grace serves to reflect His image to others, prove that wealth is not an idol, and that we are trustworthy of even greater blessings…

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Giving As Worship 1/30/18

Our generosity will rise and fall in proportion to our perspective on eternity. If we desire nothing more than what the world has to offer, we will struggle giving generously. If we have our sights set on spending eternity in the presence of our greatest treasure, we won't cling to any earthly treasure.

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Giving As Worship 1/23/18

God does not ask anything of us that He hasn't already proven Himself willing to do first. He intends that His outpouring of grace on all of His children, through the gospel of Christ, be an example for us AND cultivate a motive of thankful, grateful, and joyful worship in our giving.

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Giving As Worship 1/16/18

The amount we give is of little consequence compared to the inclination of our hearts as we give. We are called to give with a heart of thankfulness and gratefulness for ALL that we have been given. This is how God is glorified in our giving, or put another way—how giving becomes worship.

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Giving As Worship 1/9/18

We are called to give generously because God Himself gives generously and because it serves to prove that Jesus, not money or any other earthly thing, is our greatest treasure…

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On Corporate Worship Pt. 1

Why does the church (THE CHURCH, not limited to, but including HopeCC) gather regularly to sing, open the Word, give tithes and offerings, observe the Lord's Supper, etc.? Where does the mandate for this activity come from? Does such a mandate exist?

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The Mind-Bending Love of Christ

If someone you love is dying and you have the power to completely restore them, is it loving to withhold that healing power?

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