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My Top 10 Hits – Week 275

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 May 22ND 2022 – the 275TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 11 Egypt
[2ND week @ # 1]
Cory Asbury
2 4 15 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
3 5 9 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
4 3 17 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
5 2 9 Wonder Working All Creatures
6 6 3 Honey In The Rock Brooke Ligertwood Ft. Brandon Lake
7 7 3 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
8 8 17 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
9 9 2 For God Is With Us for King + Country
10 1 I Will Carry You Ellie Holcomb

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” – TobyMac
2020 – “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters
2019 – “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave
2018 – “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett
2017 – “Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns

MATTHEW WEST – My favorite singer over the past 275 weeks is on my chart with his 7TH single – “Me On Your Mind”. It’s a non-album single that may be on Matthew’s next album. (His previous album – “Brand New” – yielded 3 hit singles – “The God Who Stays” (# 1), “Truth Be Told” (# 2 for 5 weeks), and “What If” (# 1).

K-LOVE FAN AWARDS – I’ve voted, and I’m ready for another fun awards show from my favorite radio station on my favorite cable network. It occurs during this Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville – hosted by Matthew West. You can watch the 2-hour broadcast the following weekend on TBN. It’ll air twice in a row at 8 PM and 10 PM EDT on Friday June 03RD 2022. During the 8 PM broadcast I’ll be live-tweeting at my Twitter account @ChrisMDay. I’ll use the hashtag #KLOVEFanAwards so that you can follow along via your favorite Twitter app. You can also follow along at the bottom of this blog, and just keep refreshing every minute or so to see the latest tweets.

SUMMER OF 2022 – Summer begins with next weekend’s chart, and it continues for the next 14 weeks after that. On Tuesday September 06TH I’ll present a special chart featuring my Top 10 hits of the Summer (from U.S. Memorial Day Weekend to U.S. Labor Day Weekend). Maybe my # 1 song of the Summer is on this week’s chart ?

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 5 new entries – known as #TravelThursday#RetroFriday#SundayScripture, a special #MemorialDay, and #Top10Monday on Tuesday May 31ST.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday May 22ND 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.

Starting with this #SundayScripture – and running through the end of June – I’ll be transcribing one of my recent sermons that I preached to my church family at the end of February – “Stones & Stumbles”. It’s the follow-up to “Holy & Redeemed” which I presented on here in December and January. “Stones & Stumbles” covers 1 Peter 1:23-2:9.

Here’s Part 1 of my sermon:

Today I want to continue my journey – our journey – since we’re in this together – as a church family – just like we saw in that last song – doing what we can – to expand God’s Kingdom – in our own unique ways – in everything we do, and everywhere we go.

I want to continue our journey through The First Letter Of Peter. This is my 3RD message – out of the past 4 – that I’m preaching from First Peter. I’ve preached on “Salvation & Hope”, and I’ve preached on being “Holy & Redeemed”.

Last time I preached from First Peter I left off with my existence statement. It’s why I exist today. 1 Peter 1:23. And I like to personalize it by changing the pronouns:

For (I) have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. (My) new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal living word of God.

That’s why I exist today. Right there. Right there. Born again. New life. Last forever. Living word. Of God.

Read that verse right there often – and personalize it for yourself – to remind you of why you exist today.

So the first chapter of First Peter ends like this:

As the Scriptures say – “People are like grass. Their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the Word of the Lord remains forever.” And that Word is the Good News that was preached to you.

That’s from the Apostle Peter – and it’s also from the Prophet Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet for more than 50 years in Jerusalem during the times of King Uzziah, and King Jotham. (I preached on those two good kings of Judah in my last message.) Isaiah continued as Prophet under two more kings after Uzziah and Jotham, and that was Ahaz and Hezekiah. Ahaz was a bad king. He was evil – unlike his father and his son. His father was Jotham – good king. His son was Hezekiah – good king. The prophet Isaiah – well he had his hands full dealing with King Ahaz. That’s a message all on its own right there – “Ahaz & Isaiah” – coming later this year.

So God gave the Prophet Isaiah a vision during those times of trouble for the Kingdom of Judah. Isaiah’s message was consistent through the years, and that message to the Kings (good and bad) – and to God’s people – was this – God is dependable. Trust only in God. That was more than 700 years before Christ.

You know The Book Of Isaiah is like a mini-Bible in its own – by itself. In fact – consider this:  There are 66 books in the Bible, and there are 66 chapters in Isaiah. And each chapter of Isaiah correlates in some way (or even in many ways) to the same book of the modern bible in numerical sequence. For example – Isaiah 1 has references to Genesis (the 1ST book of the Bible). Isaiah 2 is to Exodus (the 2ND book of the Bible). Isaiah 3 is to Leviticus (Pastor Bob’s favorite book). Isaiah 19 is to Psalms. Isaiah 40 is to Matthew – the 40TH book of the Bible, and the start of the New Testament. Isaiah 66 is to Revelation – the final book of the Bible.

Now get this:  The first 39 chapters of Isaiah mostly deal with the Jewish people, and the law, and rebellion, and God’s judgement. Sounds like the Old Testament.

The last 27 chapters of Isaiah mostly deal with God’s comfort, and His forgiveness, and the coming of the Messiah. Sounds like the New Testament.

Check it out for yourself. It’s an interesting study of the Bible through one book – Isaiah – the mini-Bible.

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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Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 274

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 May 15TH 2022 – the 274TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 3 10 Egypt
[1ST week @ # 1]
Cory Asbury
2 1 8 Wonder Working All Creatures
3 2 16 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
4 5 14 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
5 4 8 Fill My Cup Andrew Ripp
6 9 2 Honey In The Rock Brooke Ligertwood Ft. Brandon Lake
7 10 2 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
8 6 16 Brighter Days Blessing Offor
9 1 For God Is With Us for King + Country
10 8 9 Fake It Tauren Wells

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)” – TobyMac
2020 – “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters
2019 – “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave
2018 – “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett
2017 – “Forgiven” – Crowder

EGYPT – Cory Asbury’s 4TH hit on my chart is my new # 1 smash. It’s an unlikely # 1 smash in that it spent its first 5 weeks on my chart struggling between # 10 and # 9 due mostly to lack of radio airplay. By Week 6 it was starting to make its move up my chart. It’s actually been around for a while. It was unsuspectingly conceived in 2017 at a church service. It was released as a 6:22 LIVE single at the start of the COVID pandemic. During the Summer of 2021 it was released again as a single – this time as a shortened 3:20 studio version. That version soon began playing on the radio, and now some 9 months later it tops my chart. Although officially identified as a recurrent nowadays – it’s still a Top 20 radio hit nationwide.

SUNDAY SERMONS – It was a Saturday night surprise. Just as I was getting ready to shut everything down and go to bed this past Saturday night I got several text messages all at once from my Pastor and his family asking if I could preach the next morning. And so I did – for the 3RD Sunday in a row. I preached a continuation of my sermon from the previous Sunday – “People & Places”. It was an unrehearsed, unwritten, and spontaneous-from-the-heart message on recent people and places on my journey. Praise & Worship consisted of 3 music videos – “House Of The Lord” (Phil Wickham), “Magnify” (We Are Messengers), and “Sunday Sermons” (Anne Wilson).

This is usually the end of another weekend of blog posts, but not this weekend. I’ll have another one tomorrow – a special #BonusTuesday post. The next day – a new weekend begins with a special #BonusWednesday post.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday May 15TH 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.

It’s the 203RD edition of #SundayScripture. I’ve enjoyed bringing God’s Good News to you every Sunday for the past 4+ years. My first #SundayScripture was presented on February 25TH 2018, and it’s continued on almost every Sunday since then. (I’ve missed 18 Sundays over the past 221 weeks.)

I Thank You for checking out my blog on a regular basis. I know that some of you only come here for #SundayScripture and #Top10Monday. I also have a rather large readership for #TravelThursday and #RetroFriday. And of course all of the bots that check out my blog every day – particularly the posts that I wrote several years ago. (Bots with fake identities and profiles don’t just exist on Twitter and Facebook. They are also over here on WordPress.)

Starting this week and continuing for the rest of the month (May 2022 for the bots) I’ll be posting a 5TH entry each week – starting this Tuesday to cap this week – and then again this Wednesday to kickoff the new week.

Starting next #SundayScripture – and running through the end of June – I’ll be transcribing one of my recent sermons that I preached to my church family at the end of February – “Stones & Stumbles”. It’s the follow-up to “Holy & Redeemed” which I presented on here in December and January. “Stones & Stumbles” covers 1 Peter 1:23-2:9. (“Holy & Redeemed” concluded with 1 Peter 1:23.)

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