My Top 10 Hits – Week 206

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – this week’s chart:

1 1 9 Every Step Of The Way Cade Thompson
2 2 16 Truth Be Told Matthew West
3 3 11 Out Of My Hands Jeremy Camp
4 4 9 Sparrows Cory Asbury
5 5 5 Another In The Fire Hillsong United
6 9 2 Say I Won’t MercyMe
7 7 22 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
8 8 11 Image Of God We Are Messengers
9 1 Less Like Me Zach Williams
10 1 Fires Jordan St. Cyr

# 1 This Week In:
2020 – “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams 
2019 – “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin
2018 – “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha C. Leonard

Zach Williams is back with his 6TH hit on my chart with a radio-friendly track that just feels good. It’s got that trademark Zach Williams sound to it – with those powerful lyrics of salvation and moving closer to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ: 

♫ Oh – I have days I lose the fight
Try my best, but just don’t get it right
Where I talk a talk that I don’t walk
And miss the moments right before my eyes

Somebody with a hurt that I could have helped
Somebody with a hand that I could have held
When I just can’t see past myself
Oh Lord – help me be

A little more like mercy – a little more like grace
A little more like kindness, goodness, love, and faith
A little more like patience – a little more like peace
A little more like Jesus – a little less like me ♫

“Less Like Me” is Zach’s 3RD hit single from his late-2019 album “Rescue Story”. (The title-track was my # 1 smash exactly a year ago.)

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

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Be blessed my friends !  May the 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.

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends ! On this 4TH Sunday of January of 2021 I begin my 15TH year as part of a church family. I’m also in the middle of my 15TH year on this fantastic journey believing and following and trusting Christ my Savior.

Later this morning I’ll be preaching my first sermon of 2021 to my church family. It’s titled “Kingdom & World”, and it’s mostly based on the Gospel Of John. It’s a follow-up to my previous Gospel Of John sermon from 8 weeks ago titled “Spirit & Truth”. That sermon was a follow-up to a Gospel Of John sermon that I preached in both 2014 (to my previous church family) and 2016 (to my current church family) titled “Vine & Branches”.

God has a sense of humor. I’ve been studying John – his 3 letters and his Gospel – for about 4 months now. Without even looking for it on my computer – I somehow stumbled across my very first “forgotten” sermon ever preached. It too was a Gospel Of John sermon (8:31-47) titled “Jesus & Abraham”. I preached it 9 years ago on New Year’s Day 2012 to my first church family. I actually wrote much of it in the middle of the Caribbean on a cruise during the week before Christmas. To this day it remains the only sermon that I was told to write. Every other sermon since that very first one I’ve written on my own by choice.

I call it my “forgotten” sermon – not really because of the content of the sermon – but because of the strange circumstances surrounding me preaching for the first time on that New Year’s Day. I’d intentionally forgotten that Sunday morning over time, but every so often I’m reminded of it. God places those moments on our journey intentionally so that we are given the chance to react appropriately to them. If we don’t react positively then He keeps giving us chances to turn a valley into a peak – to build our faith in Him.

Looking back upon that first sermon I thought that it was good for its time. I hope to resurrect it, reimagine it, and rewrite it later this year. I think that I can do so much better glorifying God with those 17 verses of Scripture.

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