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My Top 10 Hits – Week 168

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 – for the week ending Sunday May 03RD 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 20TH week on chart]
  2. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [3 / 15TH]
  3. “(I’ll) Never Let You Down” – Hawk Nelson Ft. Hunter & Tara [4 / 6TH]
  4. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [2 / 8TH]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [5 / 17TH]
  6. “Great Things” – Phil Wickham [10 / 2ND]
  7. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [7 / 24TH]
  8. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [8 / 15TH]
  9. “Keep Me In The Moment” – Jeremy Camp [9 / 3RD]
  10. “Love” – We Are Messengers [- / 1ST]

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave
2018 – “What A Friend” – Matt Maher
2017 – “Forgiven” – Crowder

It’s May now, and MercyMe is still there at # 1. They’ve been there since February. This is the 11TH week in a row at # 1 for “Almost Home”. That makes it the longest-running # 1 smash on my chart of the current era which began 3 years and 3 months ago. Going back even further it’s the longest-running # 1 smash since 2009 when “Open Season” from Air Five spent 11 weeks at # 1.

At the other end of my chart We Are Messengers are back with some “Love” for us. It’s their 5TH hit on my chart over the past 3 years and 3 months. Their “Magnify” was one of the earliest hits I heard on the radio back in 2017 when I returned to Christian radio after more than 7 years away. I saw We Are Messengers LIVE in concert last year while their 3RD hit – “Maybe It’s OK” – was # 1 on my chart. They put on a great set !

Here’s the official video with lyrics for “Love”. You can’t sit down for this one. You need to get up out of your chair or couch, and sing and dance along to these fun people in the video. After that share the video with someone you love. Support positive and encouraging Christian music on the radio and at retail.

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.

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 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.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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Sunday Scripture

Happy Sunday May 03RD 2020. This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue this praise – this worship – this celebration of our almighty God !

This is the 7TH Sunday in a row in which I am not praising and worshiping and celebrating my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ with my brothers and sisters of my church family together in the same place at the same time, but this is also the 7TH Sunday in a row in which our church is in our homes – because we brought the church with us when we physically left the building back on Sunday March 15TH.

We must continue to be the church – and bring the church – in everything we do – and everywhere we go.

But I do miss meeting together physically. This is the longest stretch that I’ve been away from my church family since the start of 2007 when I was not yet part of a church family. I am hopeful (and praying) that before this month is up – we’ll be back together again.

I continue my daily / nightly Bible Study here at home, and with Bible Study comes praying and sermon-writing. I’m almost done with my current sermon titled “Satan & Hell”. It was spun-off from my 4-part online-only sermon series leading up to Easter Sunday titled “Faces & Heels”.

Here’s what I wrote this past week in “Satan & Hell”:

… There are some out there who are – for a lack of a better term – conspiracy theorists. You think conspiracy theorists only exist on one side of the political spectrum ? Heh. Think again. There are crazies on both sides. They push a certain narrative or agenda, and then they throw in a bible verse or two to make it all sound legitimate. Don’t give in to the false prophets. Trust only in God’s Word.

You know Lucifer – before he became Satan – wasn’t satisfied in simply worshiping God. You see he wanted to be worshiped himself. He wanted stardom. He wanted to use all of the blessings that were given to him by God – for his own gain. There are many in the global church today – those who lead, and those who serve, and those who show up – that are just like Lucifer. They would rather make themselves glorious than give the glory to God. Don’t follow the Lucifers.

You know Satan knows where he’s going. In these last days he’s hard at work – along with his followers – the modern-day Lucifers. He’s trying to turn God’s believers and followers against each other. He’s creating chaos and havoc – gloom, despair, and agony on us. When he goes to the pit of hell – he wants to bring as many of us with him as he can.

2ND Thessalonians (2:9-12):

This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction – because they refuse to love and accept the Truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the Truth.

See Satan is going to look like God to many people – including some of God’s own believers and followers – but it won’t be the work of God. It will be the work of Satan – disguised as the work of God. But if you’re truly a disciple of God – immersed in His Word – consumed in His Spirit – then you will clearly see the difference between God’s Work of light and Satan’s work of dark. You won’t fall for the devil’s dirty deeds done dirt cheap …

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 167

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 – for the week ending Sunday April 26TH 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 19TH week on chart]
  2. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [2 / 7TH]
  3. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [3 / 14TH]
  4. “(I’ll) Never Let You Down” – Hawk Nelson Ft. Hunter & Tara [4 / 5TH]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [6 / 16TH]
  6. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [5 / 12TH]
  7. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [7 / 23RD]
  8. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [8 / 14TH]
  9. “Keep Me In The Moment” – Jeremy Camp [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Great Things” – Phil Wickham [- / 1ST]

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave
2018 – “Freedom Hymn” – Austin French
2017 – “Even If” – MercyMe

Phil Wickham returns to my chart for what appears to be an annual tradition; although, he’s a little bit early this year. His “Living Hope” was a Summer of 2018 hit, and his “Till I Found You” was a # 2 hit during the Summer of 2019. Now he’s back with his Summer of 2020 hit – a couple of months early. It’s “Great Things”, and it’s the lead-off track of his Summer of 2018 studio album, “Living Hope”. All 3 hits mentioned were actually released as promotional digital singles several weeks apart just prior to the album’s release, but their respective releases to Christian radio have been staggered since then.

Phil has used the upbeat “Great Things” to kickoff Praise & Worship at various churches where he led the music.

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.

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 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.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 166

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 – for the week ending Sunday April 19TH 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 18TH week on chart]
  2. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [2 / 6TH]
  3. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [3 / 13TH]
  4. “(I’ll) Never Let You Down” – Hawk Nelson Ft. Hunter & Tara [4 / 4TH]
  5. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [5 / 11TH]
  6. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [7 / 15TH]
  7. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [9 / 22ND]
  8. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [10 / 13TH]
  9. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [6 / 9TH]
  10. “Keep Me In The Moment” – Jeremy Camp [- / 1ST]

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys
2018 – “Freedom Hymn” – Austin French
2017 – “Even If” – MercyMe

No change at the top – or in the Top 5. All of the action is in the bottom-half of my Top 10 as several long-running songs actually ease back up a notch or two.

Jeremy Camp is back with his follow-up to my # 1 smash “Dead Man Walking”. It’s his 4TH hit since 2017, and he joins The Afters, Hawk Nelson, and Michael W. Smith as current artists who were on my chart during previous eras. Jeremy made his debut on my chart in November 2006 with “Tonight”.

I’ve seen Jeremy LIVE in concert 4 times now (since 2015) – including twice in 2020 alone !  He puts on a solid set of his hits past and present, and I love his story as told in the recent movie “I Still Believe”.

I also love his new hit. Check out his official music video:

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.

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 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.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries