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Tuesday Tunes | Send Me, I’ll Go

Posted: May 22, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

So, do you think we could use this in our summer missions video recap for the congregation? ūüôā ¬†Love Lecrae’s message. So sound.

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Tuesday Tunes | 05.15.12

Posted: May 16, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes
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This week’s tunes are in honor of my good friend, and our former Middle School Director, Bill Pederson. Here are some tunes from his two favorite artists (mine too, btw).

Larry Norman

(I was there for this concert at Creation ’99.)

Phil Keaggy

I believe Bill and I were at this concert together here in Philly.

My dear friend’s anticipation is over as he has now seen and forever more will see his Jesus face to face. ¬†I am jealous and can’t wait for that day.

I admit that I am not really a rap fan but Lecrae is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. His Song “Don’t Waste Your Life” is right on. ¬†The theology in this song is great! ¬†I found this video that features Lecrae’s song as well as a short sermon excerpt by John Piper. ¬†Don’t waste your life.

Hook:

(Cam)
Don’t waste your life man

Verse 1:
(LeCrae)
I know a lot of people out there scared they gone die/ couple of em thinking they’ll be livin’ in the sky/ but while I’m here livin’ man I gotta ask why, what am here fo I gotta figure out/ waste my life/ no I gotta make it count /if Christ is real then what am I gone do about/ everything in Luke 12:15 down to 21/ you really oughta go and check it out/Paul said if Christ ain’t resurrect then we wasted our lives/ well that implies that our life’s built around Jesus being alive/ everyday I’m living tryin’ show the world why/ Christ is more than everything you’ll ever try/ better than pretty women and sinning and living to get a minute of any women and men that you admire/ ain’t no lie/
We created for Him/ outta the dust he made us for Him/ Elects us and he saves us for Him/ Jesus comes and raises for Him/ Magnify the Father why bother with something lesser/ he made us so we could bless Him and to the world we confess him/ resurrects him/ so I know I got life/ matter fact better man I know I got Christ/ if you don’t’ see His ways in my days and nights/ you can hit my brakes you can stop my lights/ man I lost my rights/ I lost my life/ forget the money cars and toss that ice/ the cost is Christ/ and they could never offer me anything on the planet that’ll cost that price.

Verse 2:
(Dwayne Tryumph)
Armed and dangerous
So the devil jus can’t hang with us
Christian youth them a stand wid us
Livin’ n driven/ given a vision/ fullfillin the commission he handed us
London to Los Angeles
Da rap evangelist
Ma daddy wouldn’t abandon us
“I gotta back pack fulla tracts plus I keep a Johnny Mac”
So are you ready to jam with us
So lets go, gimme the word an lets go
Persecution lets go
Tribulation lets go
Across the nation lets go
Procrastination lets go
Hung on the cross in the cold
Died for da young and the old
Can’t say you never know
Heaven knows
How many souls are going to hell or to heaven so we gotta go in and get em
Whaaaaat!

Verse 3:
(LeCrae)
Suffer/ Yeah do it for Christ if you trying to figure what to do with your life/ if you making a lot money hope you doing it right because the money is God’s you better steward it right/ stay focused if you ain’t got no ride/ your life ain’t wrapped up in what you drive/ the clothes you wear the job you work/ the color your skin naw you Christian first/ people living life for a job/ make a lil money start living for a car/ get em a wife a house and a dog/ when they retire they living high on the hog/ but guess what they didn’t ever really live at all/ to live is Christ yeah that’s Paul I recall/ to die is gain so for Christ we give it all/ he’s the treasure you’ll never find in the mall/ Your money your singleness marriage talent and time/ they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine/ that’s why it’s Christ in my rhymes/ That’s why it’s Christ all the time/see my whole world is built around him He’s the life in my lines/ I refused to waste my life/ he’s too true ta chase that ice/ here’s my gifts and time cause I’m constantly trying to be used to praise the Christ/ If he’s truly raised to life/ then this news should change your life/ and by his grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.

Tuesday Tunes | This Disco & The Big Sleep

Posted: May 1, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

Today you get something from two of my favorite bands from the 80s. ¬†Steve Taylor created some amazing music back in the 80s and 90s. His cutting edge music was surpassed by his witty,¬†satirical, cutting-edge lyrics. ¬† One of his songs,¬†This Disco (used To Be A Cute Cathedral)” speaks of the church losing its focus and mission and becoming nothing more than a country-club, or in this case, a disco.

Sunday needs a pick-me-up?
Here’s your chance
Do you get tired of the same old square dance?

Allemande right now
All join hands
Do-si-do to the promised boogieland

Got no need for altar calls
Sold the altar for the mirror balls
Do you shuffle? Do you twist?
‘Cause with a hot hits playlist, now we say

This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where the chosen cha-cha every day of the year
This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where we only play the stuff you’re wanting to hear

Mickey does the two-step
One, Two, Swing
All the little church mice doing their thing

Boppin’ in the belltower
Rumba to the right
Knock knock, who’s there? Get me out of this limelight

So, you want to defect?
Officer, what did you expect?
Got no rhythm, got no dough
He said, “Listen, Bozo, don’t you know”

This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where the chosen cha-cha every day of the week
This disco used to be a cute cathedral
But we got no room if you ain’t gonna be chic

Sell your holy habitats
This ship’s been deserted by sinking rats
The exclusive place to go
It’s where the pious pogo, don’t you know

This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where the chosen cha-cha every day of the year
This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where we only play the stuff you’re wanting to hear

This disco used to be a cute cathedral
Where the chosen cha-cha every day of the week
This disco used to be a cute cathedral
But we got no room if you ain’t gonna be chic

Another one of my favorite bands from the 80s is an obscure little band that only released three albums before disappearing. ¬†In fact, I had met very few people who have ever heard of this band. ¬†Imagine my surprise when I learned that it was one of Wes Williamson’s favorite bands, too. ¬†The band PRODIGAL wrote a song called¬†“The Big Sleep” which appeared on it’s¬†Just Like Real Life album.

I hear alarms but they don’t shake me

I snap them off and stay in bed
I’d rather go where my charge card takes me
Lying in the sun ’til my skin turns red
I cover up with the latest fashion
I deck the halls with affordable art
I’ve built a life with grief and passion
Sin on my hands until it falls apart
Oh, leave me alone
Just let me go
Don’t bring it up, I don’t want to know
Don’t bother me
Oh, I don’t want to face it
I said, Oh no, it’s not my fault
Singing, Oh no, it’s no one’s fault
Singing, Oh no, I’ve fallen into the big sleep
I play it cool until I’m frozen
I learn my lines and play my part
I’m gonna live the life I’ve chosen
While the world rides to Hell in a shopping cart
Oh, leave me alone
Just let me go
Don’t bring it up, I don’t want to know
Don’t bother me
Oh, I don’t think I can take it
I said, Oh no, it’s not my fault
Singing, Oh no, it’s no one’s fault
Singing, Oh no, I’ve fallen into the big sleep
Only sleeping
Only sleeping
Two for the price of one today. ¬†May both songs cause us to think and re-examine our lives, priorities, and answer the question: “Do¬†I really care?”

Tuesday Tunes | Hosanna

Posted: April 24, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

I love this song. First heard it sung on Starfield’s albums. ¬†My favorite lines come in verse two. It is the vision that keeps me in student ministry. I believe it. I see it.

 

Tuesday Tunes | Crazy Love

Posted: April 18, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

“Crazy Love”

We’re the ones who believe in the things unseen

This home, this party is an in between
We’re the ones who fight down on our knees
Who dare to love our enemies
Love enemies

They say it sounds insane
We say that we’ve been changed
By the power of
Crazy Love
This world, it looks at us
Like we’re ridiculous
Baby, it’s all because
Of Crazy Love

We’re the ones gonna put it all in reverse
Gonna die to ourselves, Gonna live to serve
Cause when you get what you get when you walk by faith
Is it really so dumb to give it all away?
Give it all away

They say it sounds insane
We say that we’ve been changed
By the power of
Crazy Love
This world, it looks at us
Like we’re ridiculous
Baby, it’s all because
Of Crazy Love
Crazy Love

We know it sounds absurd
We don’t get what we deserve
It’s by grace we are saved

They say it sounds insane
We say that we’ve been changed
By the power of
Crazy Love
This world, it looks at us
Like we’re ridiculous
Baby, it’s all because
Of Crazy Love
Crazy Love

We’re the ones who believe in the things unseen
This home, this party is an in between
We’re the ones who fight down on our knees
Who dare to love our enemies

We’re the ones gonna put it all in reverse
Gonna die to ourselves, Gonna live to serve
Give it all away

Crazy Love

Tuesday Tunes | It Is Finished

Posted: April 10, 2012 by Rich Landosky in Tuesday Tunes

The thoughts of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and the power of His resurrection continue to run through my mind as we are only a few days removed from Easter Sunday. ¬†Added to that is the fact that I recently introduced Dean to some 80s Christian music like Steve Taylor, DC Talk and Petra, so he’s been overheard singing the song “It Is Finished” by Petra the last few days as he walks around the house. ¬†That song was always one of my favorite songs by Petra because of the picture it so vividly painted of our Savior’s sacrifice for us.

I found a video put to the song on YouTube. The video footage used is from the movie¬†The Passion of Christ, so it is pretty graphic in places. I debated whether or not to put that video on here. ¬†But I keep coming back to the reality that even as horrific the picture portrayed of the crucifixion is in that movie, it still pales in comparison to what it really would have been like. ¬†Isaiah 52:14 tells us that the suffering and crucified Savior would be brutally beaten. ¬†“Just as there were many who were appalled at him‚ÄĒ¬†his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man¬†and his form marred beyond human likeness‚ÄĒ . . . ”

So, hear and head the warning. ¬†If the graphic nature of the video is too much, just listen to the song and feel the impact of the lyrics as they portray what deep, deep love our Savior had for us. ¬†If you can stomach the video, hear and feel and see a portrayal of the love He has for me and you . . . and those you know who don’t yet know Christ. ¬†Remember as you watch this and what was done for you, that time is short and Hell is hot. Don’t keep the message of Good Friday and Easter to yourself.