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My Top 10 Hits – Week 294

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday October 02ND 2022 – the 294TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 8 Good Morning Mercy
[3RD week @ # 1]
Jason Crabb
2 2 7 New Creation Mac Powell
3 3 15 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
4 5 6 Build A Boat Colton Dixon
5 4 16 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
6 6 4 Miracle Power We The Kingdom
7 7 4 God Is In This Story Katy Nichole Ft. Big Daddy Weave
8 8 4 Perfectly Loved Rachael Lampa Ft. TobyMac
9 1 Love Me Like I Am for King & Country Ft. Jordin Sparks
10 1 Ain’t Nobody Cody Carnes

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “What If” – Matthew West
2020 – “God So Loved” – We The Kingdom
2019 – “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Broken Things” – Matthew West

NEW MONTH / NEW CHARTS / NEW MUSIC – Welcome to October and the start of the final 3-month / 13-week stretch of 2022. On Monday December 26TH 2022 I’ll present my final Top 10 chart of the year, and the very next day – Tuesday December 27TH 2022 – I’ll present “My Top 22 Hits Of 2022”. My Top 5 hits this week are guaranteed a spot on my end-of-year chart, and maybe a few of the newer hits below it could surge between now and Christmas and earn a spot on the #22.

CODY CARNES – I’m really liking the new and catchy Cody Carnes song “Ain’t Nobody”. This is actually his 2ND appearance on my chart. He collaborated with Kari Jobe (his wife) and Elevation Worship exactly 2 years ago with “The Blessing”. It peaked at # 2 for 3 weeks.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 5 new entries – starting with a #SpecialWednesday post, and then continuing with #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

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. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday October 02ND 2022, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.

On the first Sunday of August 2022 I preached my sermon – “Honor & Respect” – to my church family. It’s based on 1 Peter 2:10-2:25. The following week here on #SundayScripture I began presenting it in its original written form. Here’s the 8TH and final part of this series:

You’ve heard of the word “shalom” before. My old pre-Internet Webster’s dictionary from some 40 years ago defines “shalom” as “a greeting or farewell among Jews”. That’s all it says. Luckily we have the Internet today. “Shalom” means peace, and harmony, and prosperity, and welfare, and tranquility. It means to be whole. He was beaten, so we could be whole. W-H-O-L-E. We could be whole in body. We could be whole in mind. We could be whole in relationships. Christ was pierced, crushed, and beaten – so that we could be whole and healthy in everything we do during our temporary stay here on this Earth.

Jesus gave His life for our sins – just as God our Father planned – in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. (Galatians 1:4)

Paul to the Philippians (2:9-11), and this will bring my message for you to a close. This is part of the Christ Hymn in the Bible:

Therefore – God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names – that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow – in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth. And every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord – to the glory of God the Father.

Our God has supreme authority and power. Our God is Almighty. On that day that we all eagerly await – all of creation will acknowledge the authority of Jesus Christ as Lord. God will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in Heaven – and everything on Earth. Many will be saved forever, and they will live with Him forever. Many will not be saved. Do you know someone who may not be saved – because they do not yet believe in Him – or follow Him – or trust Him ?  Maybe you yourself are not sure all of the time.

Why wait until later – to be absolutely sure – that you are a believer – that you are a follower – that you are a truster – of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Why wait until laterLater – may not come. Later – may be too late. Now is the time.

Maybe you believe with your mind, but do you believe with your heart ?  If you’re not sure then now is the time.

This is not just for non-believers, or new believers. This is for all believers. I’ve made this simple for you. All you have to do is say this – right where you are. Wherever you are – our God comes to you. You can say this with me – right now – if you wish. Just say:

Oh God. I’m a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I ask that You forgive me for my sins. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins, and that you rose again so that I may live. I receive You Jesus as my Lord and as my Savior. From this moment on I want to believe in You. I want to follow You. I want to trust You. I want to serve You in the fellowship of Your church. I want to love You more than any one and more than any thing of this world. I belong to you Lord. Take me. I am yours. In Your loving name I pray this to You Lord. AMEN.

And that’s the last slide, and you can take a picture of that with your cell phone. Use your thumb and your index finger to zoom-in on it (modern technology). And here’s the important part – share that prayer – share it with someone you love – share it with someone who does not yet believe, follow, and trust our God. Share that prayer with someone who you want to see in Heaven.

That is how you “Honor & Respect” our King of Kings.

And may our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Go in peace. Go in love. Let’s gather together again next Sunday – at 11. We’ll observe and celebrate Communion together.

(End of Part 8 / End of Sermon)

If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !

Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:

The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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My Top 10 Hits – Summer Of 2022

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. But this week it’s a special chart of my Top 10 hits of this past Summer. Here’s this Summer’s chart:

RK PK WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 13 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
2 1 11 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
3 1 12 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
4 1 11 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
5 1 10 Getting Started Jeremy Camp
6 2 11 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
7 4 10 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
8 2 7 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
9 2 6 Egypt Cory Asbury
10 4 5 Don’t Lose Heart Steven Curtis Chapman

# 1 Summer Of:
2021 – “Yes He Can” – Cain
2020 – “No Impossible With You” – I AM THEY
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

WHAT A SUMMER ! – 15 weekly hit music charts and 23 positive and encouraging hits (1 more than last Summer) have created this cumulative hit music chart of my Top 10 hits of the Summer Of 2022 based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. This past Summer season is defined as U.S. Memorial Day Weekend (last Sunday of May) to U.S. Labor Day Weekend (first Sunday of September). This chart is an End-Of-Summer tradition for me.

BAND OF THE SUMMER – For the 6TH summer in a row a band (or group) performed my # 1 smash of the season. This time it was Unspoken (which is a bit of a surprise). After “Sunday Sermons” and “Me On Your Mind” spent the first 6 weeks of summer (combined) atop my chart – I thought for sure that they would likely be my Top 2 hits of the season, but that’s not how it ended up. “Love Is Everything We Need” and “Hold You Tight” came on strong during the final half of summer, and they both finished in my Top 3.

BACK TO NORMAL – My regular hit music chart returns next Monday October 03RD 2022, as we begin the final 14 weeks of chart action for 2022 !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

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. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May our God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday September 25TH 2022, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this great new day of believing, following, trusting, loving, and being more like our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Let us love our neighbor as ourself.

Last Sunday I preached my new sermon – “Good & Evil”. It’s the continuation of “Honor & Respect” – which I’ve been presenting here on #SundayScripture in its original written form. I have 2 more parts to go – this week and next week. Starting on Sunday October 09TH I’ll begin Part 1 of “Good & Evil”. But right now – here’s Part 7 of “Honor & Respect”:

So Isaiah 53 and its 12 verses was very influential to the leaders of the early church. Let’s review much of Isaiah 53 – starting with the 4TH verse.

And as the Bible says:

Yet it was our weaknesses He carried. It was our sorrows that weighed Him down. And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God – a punishment for His own sins !  But He was pierced for our rebellion – crushed for our sins. He was beaten, so we could be whole. He was whipped, so we could be healed. All of us – like sheep – have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on Him – the sins of us all.

He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet He never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers – He did not open His mouth. Unjustly condemned – He was led away. No one cared that He died without descendants – that His life was cut short in midstream. But He was struck down for the rebellion of My people. He had done no wrong, and had never deceived anyone. But He was buried like a criminal. He was put in a rich man’s grave.

But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush Him, and cause Him grief. Yet when His life is made an offering for sin – He will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the LORD’s good plan will prosper in His hands. When He sees all that is accomplished by His anguish – He will be satisfied. And because of His experience – my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for He will bear all their sins.

I will give Him the honors of a victorious soldier – because He exposed Himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many, and (He) interceded for rebels.

AMEN !  YES INDEED. You think the prophet Isaiah knew what he was talking about back then – before Christ ?  I think so. By the way – who in here is a rebel ?  Oh – we’re all rebels in here. We’re all sinners. We’re trying to do better. But we’re not there yet. Our God was counted among the rebels. He interceded for the rebels.

I’m sure you’ve already figured this out. Isaiah Chapter 53 is a prophecy of the coming Messiah – the Christ. No wonder Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, and Peter refer to – and even quote Scripture from – Isaiah Chapter 53.

He took our sicknesses. He removed our diseases. When He took away our sins – He took our sicknesses. Sickness exists because of sin in this world. When Christ hung on the cross – we were physically healed. He fulfilled Scripture. What’s concealed in the Old – is revealed in the New. Christ is the Messiah. He didn’t suffer for anything He did. He suffered for everything we did.

(End of Part 7)

If you wish to learn more about the God I know then stay tuned to #SundayScripture. The best is yet to come !

Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:

The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp