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Firstly, happy mother’s day to all the mother’s around the world. Hope you have all had/are having a blessed one.

Secondly, this post is part of a weekly worship blog carnival, so do stop by the worship community for more setlists and sermon recaps from around the world…


Blessed be the name of the Lord (Matt and Beth Redman)
The stand (Joel Houston)
How great is our God (Chris Tomlin)
I can only imagine (MercyMe)

Was visiting my mom this weekend and so went to her church. Was really cool. Enjoyed it. The preach was on spiritual warfare and the need to be ready for battle at every moment.


Trading my sorrows (Darrel Evans)
Endlessly (John Egan)
Glory (Reuben Morgan)
Wholly yours (David Crowder*Band)
Today (Brian Doerksen)
Nothing but the blood (Matt Redman)

Kev led tonight. Really digging the whole accoustic vibes…2 accoustic guitars, 1 djembe, 2 vocalists.

Before the service started Brett had us fill out a questionnaire which included stuff from “is eating McDonald’s a sin”, “is eating only junk food a sin”, “is listening to bootleg music a sin” to heavy stuff like “is abortion a sin”, “what if it was a choice between the mother with 60% chance of survival and a baby with 10% chance of survival”…

The preach was entitled “The crit of of the hippo”…aka Hypocrisy. It was on judging others and then going out and doing the same things…well not the same things but like saying smoking is a sin, but eating only fast food is ok. They are both bad for you, they are both a waste of money, etc, and yet we tend to look at one as a sin and the other as ok. So basically the preach was on the removing of the plank in your eye before you point out the splinter in your brother’s eye.

“It starts in my toes
makes me crinkle my nose
where ever it goes
i always know
that you make me smile
please stay for a while now”

that’s from the chorus of colbie caillat’s bubbly…and that’s exactly how i feel right now.

i am happy.

i am joyful.

i am rejoicing because He loves me so…the creator of the universe is looking down on me with LOVE!

and for now that’s enough!

i’ve been playing intoxicating by david crowder*band over and over cos it pretty much says how i’m feeling right now. here are the lyrics:

Intoxicating u are to me
Illuminating u are to see
Truly breathtaking u are to breathe
Sending my head spinning u are, u see

And I’ve lost my mind, I’m sure to find
Need to apologize for my
Lack of inhibition, for my belligerent condition
But with u this near I’m dizzy

Inebriating u are to me
Completely captivating u are u see
Sending my world spinning u are, u see

And now I find a blurry line
Here between u and I
Raise the cup, drink ’til I’m full
Sing ’til I can’t, ’til my voice is gone
And my head is spinning

If I’m out of my mind it’s u, u
‘Cause I’m crazy in love with u, u
Inebriated by u, u
‘Cause I’m head over heels with u, u


This post is part of the One Word at a time blog carnival where we are working our way though the fruit of the Spirit. Check out more posts on the theme of “Joy” here.

so brett has this belief that worship events should be free. and in principle i agree, just dont know if it’s practically possible.


march 4th some friends and i went to go see the Jesus Culture crew do their thing. i really dig their songs, and they are quite easy to worship with and stuff and well, i think i’ve mentioned my connection with the song “how he loves us”, sloppy wet kisses and all.

anyway, the day before that we had cell group – we are working through the pastoral letters and that day we just happened to be looking at chapter 5 which, among other things, deals with pastoral wages and stuff. we had a really good debate around that, whether we should pay for worship events, whether there should be paid worship leaders, whether the verse only pertains to pastors and not other church-empoyeed people, how that, if it does, relates to the israelites and the levites, etc.

one of the questions raised was whether it was ok from a Jesus follower point of view to pass by a homeless person to go buy a ticket to a worship event…but then in the same way, is it ok to pass by a homeless person to go buy a meal from some super expensive restaurant when it’s cheaper to cook at home…or is it ok to buy a 3 bedroom house when there are homeless people on the streets…or is it ok to buy a guitar when there are children who might go without food tonight?

another point raised was on the fact that these worship events, or these “christian celebrities” can end up being the point of worship…in other words, you end up worshipping them instead of letting them be vessels of worshipping God. for instance, why on earth do we have christian music awards? really? worship song of the year? what – God liked that one out of all the others this year? and who are glorifying when we tell the songwriter that they had the best worship song of the year?

my thoughts on the whole worship should be free thing are: worship is free. you can’t pay for worship, it’s impossible. you can use your money to worship something, but you can’t buy worship…it’s something that happends internally. but at the same time, if i’m willing to pay R300 on a Muse concert (which i totally am…so love that band…especially live) then I should be willing to pay it for a worship event. again, i’m not paying for the worship, i’m paying for the event. I’m paying for the venue, I’m paying so that the sound guy and the technicians can get paid, and for flights and accormodation for the band and whatever else…that’s where my money is going right? I can’t say i’m paying for worship because, even without the money, worship can happen…and even with the money worship can not happen.

And i totally get the whole who are we worshipping vibe. but it’s not kim walker’s fault. she’s here to worship with her brothers and sisters in africa. and well, songwriting and touring and all that is her job and according to Paul she should get paid for it. The problem is not with the musicians, or the worship event itself. the problem is when we focus on who’s leading the worship instead of who we are worshipping. the problem is when we make the worship leaders celebrities instead of fellow workers in the vineyard. the problem is that we take our eyes off the ONLY one who’s truly deserving of our worship…Christ himself.

Having said that, I must admit that I’m a huge fan of the David Croder*Band and Tree 63 and New Altum and a few other bands out there. So not excluding myself from the whole celebratising of worship leaders. For instance, a couple of years ago the Passion crew (Louie Giglio et al) were doing a world tour with a cape town stop. i saw DC*B on the lineup and bought a ticket immediately. but then they pulled out…and I was really sad for a moment…and that got me thinking, am i going to the passion conference to hear DC*B or to worship God? And once that was resolved I had an awesome time worshipping God with 6000 other young people. Again same thing happened with New Altum and Tree 63 at Arise Fest. And each time God keeps reminding me where the focus should be.


Another stewardship goal: be a good steward of my yearning to worship. where am I laying my worship? whom am I putting before God? who/what do I worship instead of Him?

Title: All Around Me
Artist: David Crowder* Band (cover – original by Flyleaf)
Album: Church Music
Year: 2009

My hands are searching for You
My arms are outstretched towards You
I feel You on my fingertips
My tongue dances behind
my lips for You

This fire rising through my being
Burning, I’m not used to seeing You

I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

My hands float up above me
And You whisper You love me
And I begin to fade
Into our secret place

The music makes me sway
The angels singing say we
are alone with You
I am alone and they are too with You

I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

And so I cry
The light is white
And I see You

I’m alive, I’m alive, I’m alive

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

Take my hand, I give it to you
Now you own me, all I am
You said You would never leave me
I believe You, I believe

I can feel you all around me
Thickening the air I’m breathing
Holding on to what I’m feeling
Savoring this heart that’s healing

This post is part of a weekly worship blog carnival, so do stop by the worship community for more setlists and sermon recaps from around the world…


All of my days (Hillsong)
Great is the Lord God Almighty (Reuben Morgan)
Enter this temple (Leeland)
Lord you have my heart (Martin Smith)
Eagle’s wings (Reuben Morgan)

Brett preached this morning on relationships…specifically on love with a special focus on marriages. Verses used: Matthew 22: 34 – 40; Luke 15: 11- 32; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 5: 22 – 33; John 13: 1 – 5; Luke 23: 33 – 34; Matthew 18: 21 – 35; John 4: 20 – 21.

Come and listen (David Crowder* Band)
Lord you are worthy (Brad Klynsmith)
How great is our God (Brad Klysmith)
How great is your faithfulness (Matt Redman)
Hallelujah (your love makes me sing) (Brian Doerkson/Brenton Brown)
Revelation Song (Kari Jobe)

Kevin led today and I really enjoyed the worship today. Didn’t have drums so it was accoustic, but vibey accoustic which was really cool. Kev was on guitar, Ross on djembe, and then kev and I vocals. I learned 3 of the 6 songs an hour before the service started…but it went really well I think.

Brett preached tonight as well. This time on our identity in Christ.Verses: Exodus 1: 8 – 22 and 2: 1 – 15 (who Moses was overruled the expectations of his context in society – who we are in Christ overrules the expectations of society – we are no longer bound to sin); Ruth 1: 1 – 18 (Ruth intentionally takes on the context of her society – we have to choose to turn our backs on sin); Luke 15: 11 – 32 (the son intentionally renounces the context of his society – even though we keep turning back to the worlds way, we have to choose to keep returning to the father). If you don’t know your identity in Christ, you won’t live in it: the authority, privileged, and responsibility that comes with the knowledge.

as always, FredMcKinnon.com is the place to go for worship setlists and sermon recaps from around the world…

On Friday afternoon I got a call at work telling me that my mom was in hospital…she has been suffering from high blood pressure the last couple of months so that call caused me to spiral into a whirlwind of panic. I then left work early to go see her, but by the time I arrived in Cape Town she was already out of hospital and back home…so thankful to God for that. Anyway, ended up staying with her for the weekend, and she wasn’t really up to being up-and-about on Sunday morning so didn’t go to am service.


we had an awesome service last night, with Kevin and Joao (do check out his music cos he is seriously rocking for Christ!) co-leading and Pri also leading on vocals…it was the last official service of the year (the majority of our evening service members are college students and right now they are either writing exams or already on holidays) so we decided to end it with a bang…we had just over an hour of worship, followed by about 45 minutes of testimonies on what God has done in the past year…followed by lot sof thanksgiving and praise for the past year and a bit of looking forward to next year. Ended off the service with prayer for the members of the leadership team this year and the new members that will be joining next year.

Can’t really remember all the songs we did but here’s the ones I can remember:

O praise him (David Crowder Band)
Happy day (Tim Hughes)
Let me found at your table (Brad Klynsmith)
Mighty to save (Ben Fielding, Reuban Morgan)
Give us clean hands (Chris Tomlin)
Here is love (William Rees, Matt Redman version)
Above all (Paul Baloche)
Trading my sorrows (Darrell Evans)
King of majesty (Marty Sampson)
Blessed (Reuben Morgan)

For more worship setlists and sermon recaps from around the world, visit FredMcKinnon.com

I had a pretty hectic but good week last week so decided to spend Sunday morning at home by my lonesome to do some recovering…and by the end of the day was feeling very refreshed thanks in part to David Crowder Band…


Glory (Rueben Morgan)
Lord of lords (brooke fraser)
Desert song (brooke fraser)
Healer (Mike Guglielmucci)
Let your glory fall – chorus only (Matt Redman)

Ronel led tonight with Madeleine co-leading on vocals.

Tonight was a continuation of 2 weeks ago: Porn Again part 2. After the singing we broke into two groups, the guys group and the girls group…we sat around in a circle and first we went around saying things that the church doesn’t address that we feel they should – basically what are things that are never talked about in church that you think should be talked about. After that people started shared their stories…wow…it was hectic…I thought – especially for first time visitors – it would be weird, but people were eager to share stuff and they just opened up and they were loved on and prayed for and it was just so good. then after that we broke up into even smaller groups (like 3 or 4 in each group) and just prayed for each other.

Was truly an awesome service. God was present and God worked.

I’ve been on a break from the worship team for the last 4 weeks, felt like I needed to take time out to sort out some stuff and talk to God for a bit, and now I’m feeling all better and thinking I might return to the worship team. Anyway, hoping the stuff that needed resolving is resolved but if you would like to offer up some prayers on my behalf I would really appreciate it.

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