Sunday Scripture

This morning I returned back home where I belong to Living Waters Full Gospel Church. I was honored to lead my church family in worship to our Lord. I preached my 26TH sermon in the 34 months that I’ve been preaching regularly. I love to share with my church family what God has placed upon my heart. I love to serve God and His children by proclaiming and teaching His Word to as many brothers and sisters who wish to hear me.

My sermon today – “Josiah & Judah” – was all about the 31-year reign of King Josiah of the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the 7TH Century B.C. I bookended my sermon with the theme of Types & Shadows. I identified the 5 witnesses to Jesus Christ from the Gospel of John Chapter 5. I then detailed Josiah’s godly reign over the land. I concluded with identifying how Josiah was a type of Jesus some 650 years before the coming of the Messiah.

Never before had there been a king like Josiah – who turned to the LORD with all his heart and soul and strength – obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since. (2 Kings 23:25)

Here’s how I concluded my sermon – word-for-word:

… Well Josiah is a type of Jesus. He was godly from his youth. Like Jesus. He had the heart to seek first the Kingdom of God. Like Jesus. He purged the land and cleansed the temple twice. Like Jesus. He traveled all over the land proclaiming the power of God. Like Jesus. He built the house of God, and He revealed the Word of God. Like Jesus. He brought the people into the covenant with God. Like Jesus. He prepared a great Passover. Like Jesus. He died an untimely death. Like Jesus.

He was the last good King. Until the next great King – the greatest King that ever lived – the greatest King that still lives today – the most powerful King of them all – the King of Kings – our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ – who sits in the place of honor at the right hand of God !  AMEN !

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2009

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 10 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 02ND 2009:

  1. “Code Name: Raven” – House Of Heroes
  2. “Run From Yesterday” – High Flight Society
  3. “Be Alive In Me” – Abandon
  4. “Open Season” – Air Five
  5. “Control” – Clemency

Good music there from exactly a decade ago this weekend. Two of those songs – “Code Name: Raven” and “Be Alive In Me” – are currently in heavy rotation at the workplace via my iPod Shuffles that I listen to at my desk. “Open Season” has been a constant favorite over the past 10 years. “Control” has generated over 1,050 plays since I added it to my iTunes library in March 2009. That’s music that was part of the soundtrack of my fantastic journey in 2009, and it’s aged gracefully.

10 years ago this month I was approaching the 3RD anniversary of the start of my salvation in Christ. God used rock music on the radio to rescue me and save me. He lifted me out of the pit of despair – out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground, and He steadied me as I walked along. He gave me a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God.

He can do that for you too. Up until the age of 39 I was far from God with no intention of getting to know Him. I was fine with following the ways of the world. But the world left me behind. The world left me for dead. Then God came and gave me a lifeline, and I took it. I’ve been holding on tight ever since.

If you do not yet know Christ then I invite you to walk with me. I’d like to tell you all about the God I know. He’s got a fantastic journey for you too !

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 128

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 28TH 2019:

  1. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [# 2 last week / 8TH week on chart]
  2. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [1 / 16TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [3 / 8TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 11TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [5 / 16TH]
  6. “Symphony” – Switch [6 / 8TH]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [9 / 2ND]
  8. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [8 / 3RD]
  10. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [7 / 5TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Dream Small” – Josh Wilson

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

It’s a new # 1 smash this week, as Bethel Music reach the pinnacle with “Raise A Hallelujah”. It made it to # 1 in its 8TH week. That’s the fastest climb to # 1 since Big Daddy Weave‘s “Alive” 3 months ago.

A couple of months ago I didn’t know who “Bethel Music” was. Now I do, but strangely this is actually their follow-up single to “Stand In Your Love” which reached # 5 last October on my chart. That was from Josh Baldwin of … that’s right – you guessed it – Bethel Music. “Raise A Hallelujah” is the 2ND single from the Bethel Music album, “Victory”.

I’m back from vacation. I was on a 4-day / 309-mile road-trip to and from Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach in Southwest Florida. My blog continued as normal this past weekend, as I wrote Thursday’s, Friday’s, and Sunday’s blogs several days in advance (before I departed on my road-trip). Tonight’s blog was written and published immediately on this Monday night. This Thursday night I’ll share some “Mini-Thoughts” with you regarding my weekend vacation.

But for now here’s Jeremy Camp’s official music video for “Dead Man Walking”.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

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Sunday Scripture

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

Fell Years Ago

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 127

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 21ST 2019:

  1. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [# 1 last week / 15TH week]
  2. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [3 / 7TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [2 / 7TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 10TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 7TH]
  7. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 4TH]
  8. “Let It Rain” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [8 / 2ND]
  9. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [- / 1ST]
  10. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Grace Got You” – MercyMe

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

Two new entries this week – First at # 10 it’s one of the few artists on this “K-LOVE Era” of my chart that was on the original “Salvation Era” of my chart from 2006 to 2010 – Jeremy Camp. He’s in his early-40s now, and he’s been lighting-up the radio airwaves since he was in his mid-20s. I saw him LIVE in concert this past February, and he put on an awesome set. I’m looking forward to the movie based on his life – “I Still Believe” – next March 20TH.

Coming in at # 9 this week is the latest from Unspoken. It’s their follow-up to “Miracle” which peaked at # 2 in January 2018. It’s a fast-paced pop song that sorta sounds like Micah Tyler’s “Even Then”. Check out the official music video for “Reason” – from the album of the same name:

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

Today was another beautiful day with my church family at Living Waters. We had a special guest speaker this week, and he brought God’s Good News to us in an awesome way.

He preached on all 21 verses of Daniel Chapter 1 – which begins in 605 B.C. – the 3RD year of King Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah. Jehoiakim was the oldest son of Josiah who I’ve been studying for the past month or so, and it’s actually become my next two sermons that I hope to preach to my church family. My first sermon covers the entire 31-year reign of King Josiah. My second sermon covers the crumbling of the Kingdom of Judah immediately after Josiah’s untimely death.

During the third year of King Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah – King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. The LORD gave him victory over King Jehoiakim of Judah, and permitted him to take some of the sacred objects from the Temple of God. (Daniel 1:1-2)

Today’s sermon went a long way in helping me to understand the fall of the “Southern Kingdom” to Babylon.

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became King, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother was Zebidah – the daughter of Pedaiah from Rumah. He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight – just as his ancestors had done. (2 Kings 23:36-37)

Our Special Guest Speaker this week was Jeff Carter – Author of “I Can Prove God Exists: Only God Could Be An Atheist” – available on Amazon.

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 18TH 1999:

  1. “Sexual (Li Da Di)” – Amber
  2. “Smile” – Vitamin C Ft. Lady Saw
  3. “All Star” – Smash Mouth
  4. “Someday” – Sugar Ray
  5. “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” – Whitney Houston

Lady Saw was once known as the Queen of dancehall music. In addition to her rap vocals on the Vitamin C song above you may remember her 2002 Grammy award-winning collaboration with Gwen Stefani and No Doubt in “Underneath It All”.

Her songs were quite risqué (especially her solo material), but now she serves a different master – her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. She was rescued and saved by God at the end of 2015. She’s a born again Christian, and now she’s known as Minister Marion Hall. She preaches God’s Word and performs Gospel music now. Score another beautiful win for God’s Kingdom and another miserable loss for the devil.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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