Monday, September 15, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: September 13/14, 2008

Sgt. Pepper's - Beatles
Let God Arise - Tomlin
My Savior Lives - Hillsongs
Savior King - Hillsongs
Let It Be - Beatles
It Is Well - Hymn
Revolution - Beatles

Monday, September 8, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: September 6/7, 2008

Revolution - Beatles
Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
Happy Day - Tim Hughes
Stronger - Hillsongs
HELP! - Beatles
Lead Me to the Cross - Hillsongs
With a Little Help from My Friends - Beatles

Monday, September 1, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - August 30/31, 2008

I Am Free - Newsboys
Forever - Chris Tomlin
Mighty to Save - Hillsongs
The Stand - Hillsongs
For Who You Are - Hillsongs

Monday, August 25, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - August 23/24, 2008

Let God Arise - Chris Tomlin
One Way - Hillsongs
How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin
He Is Lord - Hillsongs
Happy Day - Tim Hughes

Monday, August 18, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - August 16/17, 2008

Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
Song of Hope - Robbie Seay Band
You Never Let Go - Matt Redman
Healer - Planetshakers
Happy Day - Tim Hughes

Monday, August 11, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - August 9/10, 2008

One Way - Hillsongs
I Will Boast - Paul Baloche
Savior King - Hillsongs
Desert Song - Hillsongs
You Are God - Charlie Hall

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - August 2/3, 2008

Happy Day - Tim Hughes
Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
Mighty to Save - Hillsong
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Chris Tomlin
Stronger - Hillsong
You Are Here (The Same Power) - Hillsong
Forever - Chris Tomlin

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - July 26/27, 2008

I Am Free - Newsboys
I Will Boast - Paul Baloche
Fire Fall Down - Hillsongs
Stronger - Hillsongs (New - not yet available to the public)
To Know Your Name - Hillsongs

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - July 19/20, 2008

Filled With Your Glory - Starfield
Sing, Sing, Sing - Tomlin
Till I See You - Hillsongs
Came to My Rescue - Hillsongs
I Will Boast - Paul Baloche

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - July 12/13, 2008

Song of Hope - Robbie Seay Band
My Savior Lives - New Life
Healer - PlanetShakers
Filled with Your Glory - Starfield

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Brooke Frasier and iTunes

I encourage everyone to head over to iTunes and pickup Brooke Frasier's CD, Albertine.  It is the Editor's Choice right now for $5.99.  

What is so special about Brooke Frasier?  She is a songwriter and worship leader with Hillsongs.  Over the past year at Keystone we have sung several of her songs.  I.E. Hosanna and Lead me to the Cross to name a few.  She is a very gifted artist, songwriter and worship leader. 

Right now, she is the #1 Pop album on iTunes and the #4 overall album just below Coldplay and John Mayer.  

I especially dig the songs Shadowfeet and Albertine.

Here is a link to get the album at iTunes.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - June 21/22, 2008

For All You've Done - Hillsongs
Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
Hosanna - Hillsongs
We Fall Down - Chris Tomlin
None But Jesus - Hillsongs
For Who You Are - Hillsongs

Monday, June 16, 2008

Songs from the Weekend - June 14/15, 2008

Your Grace Is Enough - Chris Tomlin
Song of Hope - Robbie Seay
For Who You Are - Hillsongs
From the Inside Out - Hillsongs
Savior King - Hillsongs
Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin

Monday, June 9, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: June 7/8, 2008

I Am Free - Desperation Band
My Savior Lives - New Life Church
Hw Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin
The Stand - Hillsongs
Forever - Chris Tomlin
Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: May 31/ June 1, 2008

One Way - Hillsong United
Your Grace Is Enough - Chris Tomlin
Take All of Me - Hillsongs
Majesty - Charlie Hall / Delirious
From the Inside Out - Hillsongs
Sing to the King - Billy Foote

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Scriptures from this Weekend's Service

Here are the scriptures read during the acoustic worship set this weekend.

Psalm 107:9
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (NLT)

Isaiah 55: 1-3, 6-7

1 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink - even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk - it’s all free!

2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.

3 “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.

6 Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.

7 Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (NLT)

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Tunes

Here are some tunes I am thinking about introducing to Keystone Church

You Are God - Charlie Hall
Sing, Sing, Sing - Chris Tomlin
Beautiful Jesus - Kristian Stanfill
Cannons - Phil Wickham
Love Wins - Robbie Seay
Spring of Life - Kristian Stanfill
Never Let Go - David Crowder

Do you know of any good worship songs?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Psalm 33:20-22

20 We put our hope in the Lord.
      He is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
      for we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
      for our hope is in you alone.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Acoustic Weekend

So are you ready?  This weekend is going to be an ALL ACOUSTIC weekend at Keystone.  I am pumped.  Here are some of the songs we will be singing...

Acoustic Versions of...

Song of Hope - Robbie Seay
Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall

Medley of...
None But Jesus - Hillsongs
Hungry - Joy Williams/Vineyard
In Your Freedom - Hillsongs

Blessed Be Your Name - Matt Redman

Monday, May 19, 2008

God of This City Video

We used this video as a backdrop to the song God of This City during the Think Big Two Year Anniversary Celebration.



So what do you do after an incredibly successful weekend?  Go to a Radiohead concert.  Was I tired? Yes.  Could I feel my feet? No.  Did it matter...absolutely not.  The experience can be summed up in a few short words...inspiring...challenging...excellent...creative...beautiful...mind-blowing.  

I had the privilege to go to the concert with BT.  He is a huge Radiohead fan.  I was a part-time fan but you can consider me a big fan now.  

So in ever experience like this...I want God to show me something about worship and about crowd dynamics.  It was a different concert.  Most concerts I go to have a ton of audience participation.  The Killers for one was one for sure.  Participation was contagious and if you didn't you felt like you were missing out on something special. The same with U2 and Coldplay.  But with Radiohead, I was observing a work of art.  I kept thinking, these guys don't care if I participate or not.  They are just doing their thing.  And for some reason, that made it even more special.  The way they used the video, gave you the sense that you were looking in on sorta looked like security camera but VERY cool security cameras.  The lighting was inspiring because they didn't use 1 moving light.  It was all stat
ic.  And these lights...they looked like a flower.  They mesmerized me with the color and beauty they created.  Then the video...LED tubes were everywhere and created 2 effects for me.  
1) creative chaos...the images and sites almost hurt and 2) serene...the mood that could be set by the simple beauty these lights just had to see it.

For me, I liked the experience for a concert.  But in relating it to a worship experience, God re-ignited a desire in me for the crowd...the people. I don't want to be apart of an observing crowd.  I want to be apart of a participating crowd.  There is power in participation.  It is contagious.

Songs from Communion Gathering - May 18, 2008

Song of Hope - Robbie Seay

I Am Free - Desperation Band

Savior King - Hillsongs

God of This City - Chris Tomlin/Bluetree

Jesus Paid It All - Kristian Stanfill

Fire Fall Down - Hillsongs

My Savior Lives - New Life

Song from the Weekend: May 17/18, 2008

Song of Hope - Robbie Seay

Happy Day - Tim Hughes

God of This City - Chris Tomlin/Bluetree

Mighty to Save - Hillsongs

Savior King - Hillsongs

Monday, May 12, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: May 10/11, 2008

For Who You Are - Hillsongs

For All You've Done - Hillsongs

Hosanna - Hillsongs

God of This City - Chris Tomlin/Bluetree

To Know Your Name - Hillsongs

Monday, May 5, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: May 3/4, 2008

No One Like You - David Crowder
Let God Arise - Chris Tomlin
Mighty to Save - Hillsongs
God of This City - Chris Tomlin/Bluetree

Monday, April 28, 2008

Songs from the Weekend: April 26/27, 2008

Song of Hope by Robbie Seay

My Savior Lives by New Life Church

Savior King by Hillsongs

No One Like You by David Crowder Band

God of this City

Over the past several weeks I have been searching and praying about a special song that would help us focus our attention and affections towards the 2yr anniversary of Think Big at Keystone.

I came across the song, "God of this City," on the latest passion release.  It has completely and overwhelmingly stirred my soul and re-ignited my passion for my region (Keller, Southlake, etc).

The song comes out of Belfast, Ireland from a worship team called Bluetree.  Here is the story behind the song:

Nov 2007, Bluetree are heading out to Pattaya Thailand to participate in an event arranged by Belfast missionaries living in Pattaya, Thailand called Pattaya Praise. We’ve no expectation of the event; we were just looking for an opportunity to serve somehow.

We didn’t know much about it before we left, but Pattaya is a dark place. It’s a small seaside town notorious for it’s sex trade. Throughout our time there we heard countless stories of girls who are bought from their parents for a price, sold to the sex industry at ages as young as 5 years old. Arriving in Pattaya the spiritual climate seems to change, it’s hard to define, but there is a very tangible change. On the bus journey in we’d been our usual cheery selves, but entering Pattaya at 10am and turning on to a street lined by girls ready for business, the bus became very quiet. We’re in total shock. It’s a sunny day but it’s incredible how dark it feels.

’Walking street’ we learn is the epicentre of the sex trade in Pattaya, it’s about a mile long and at night springs to life with neon signs. Thai people are generally conservative in their dress sense – it’s generally considered provocative to bare your shoulders. But on their street the girls are wearing very little, and offering anything you can imagine for a price. It’s easy to look around with human eyes, see the depravity and get angry. You see older men walking hand-in-hand with young girls – as a daddy, that’s hard to take in. It’s easy to get angry, it’s easy to judge – but that’s not our job, so we grit our teeth.

We were in Pattaya to be part of a praise event not far from this street, the soul purpose of which was to worship and show God’s light in a dark place. We wanted to play more than the scheduled slots while we were there, so we found out that one of the bar owners would let us play a worship set in her bar on the proviso that we brought as many from the missions team who would buy coke-a-cola all night. We walk in to the bar which is about the middle of walking street, girls are lined up on the stairs waiting for business. We get set up, we’re really nervous and quite uncomfortable but we kick in to a familiar beat of worship and soon it’s ok. God starts to speak and we started to move in to this spontaneous song. The truth is when you worship in a place, you start to see God’s heart for that place. What would God say to a place like this?

Amidst the depravity God say’s, I’m the God of this City, I’m the King of these people and Greater Thing are Yet to Come, Greater Things are Still to be Done HERE. The song wasn’t written before that night, but we came out of the bar having worshipped with the song that is now the title track of our album – God of this City (Greater things). The song isn’t just for Pattaya – it’s for your city, and it’s true. By faith we must expect that greater things are still to be done.

You can download the song at iTunes here.
Here are the chords too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Shine Your Light on Us

This past weekend we made a last minute change to the music. I have had overwhelming response to this song.

On Thursday, Brandon and I were discussing the message for the weekend. It was on storms. Lets face it...we all experience storms. It seems like we are either in one, just out of one or we can see the clouds forming for an upcoming storm. I have recently made my way through a storm. In fact, in my rear-view mirror I can see the clouds disappearing and a nice little rainbow of God promising me that it will all work out. While I was in that storm, there was a song that ministered to me.

So back to Brandon and me discussing the message. While we were talking, God began to stir my spirit to sing that song. The song is "Shine Your Light On Us" by Robbie Seay. You gotta check this song out. In fact, you gotta check out the whole CD. Very honest and powerful. So here is a link to Shine Your Light On Us in iTunes and here is a link to the chords for all you worship leaders out there. ENJOY and BE ENCOURAGED!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Worship is...

Worship is our response, both personal and corporate, to God, for who He is and what He has done, expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live.

--Louie Giglio, The Air I Breathe

Friday, March 21, 2008

Savior King Intro Video

This video was created to intro the song Savior King during our Easter services.

We made this on a black curtain with a Sony HDV-CAM. Here is the Script if you would like to make our own

I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart
I will tell of how amazing You are
You are the everlasting God
the Creator of all the earth
You never grow tired or weary
No one can measure the depths of Your understanding
You give power to the weak
Strength to the powerless
Justice to the oppressed
Sight to the blind
and food to the hungry
You free those who are captive
Lift up those who are weighed down
Heal the brokenhearted
Bandage the wounded
and rescue the helpless
You forgive all our sins
and heal our diseases
You are merciful and compassionate
Slow to get angry
and filled with unfailing love
You fill our lives with good things
So, I Praise You
I am moved by You
I Thank You
I Love You
I worship You
I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart
I will tell of how amazing You are

Lost In Translation Trailer

This is the trailer for our current series Lost In Translation

Monday, March 17, 2008

Psalm 145 and 147

A few Sundays ago we read this in our services.  It is a compilation of Psalms 145 and 147 I put together to intro the song, "Healer," by PlanetShakers.

The Lord is merciful and compassionate,

    slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

The Lord is good to everyone.

      He showers compassion on all his creation.

All of your works will thank you, Lord,

      and your faithful followers will praise you.

The Lord always keeps his promises;

      he is gracious in all he does.

The Lord helps the fallen

      and lifts those bent beneath their loads.

The eyes of all look to you in hope;

      you give them their food as they need it.

When you open your hand, you satisfy the     

      hunger and thirst of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in everything he does;

      he is filled with kindness.

The Lord is close to all who call on him,

      yes, to all who call on him in truth.

He heals the brokenhearted

      and bandages their wounds.

He grants the desires of those who fear him;

      he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

How good to sing praises to our God.

      How delightful and how fitting.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Oh freedom...does it sometimes seem so out of reach?  If you are like me, then when you hear about "freedom in Christ" you get confused.  Mainly because I have always thought that it meant freedom from hardship...pain...suffering...bad things happening to good people.  You know...if you follow Jesus then He will protect you from anything bad happening to you.  But we know that is not true.  Why?  Because death still happens, bankruptcy still looms, illness infiltrates our lives and I could go on.  So what is all this "freedom" about?  If life is not perfect, how can we live and experience this freedom?  Well since we are all agreeing that trouble comes our way, I believe freedom comes in how we exist through those moments.  In Christ, we are FREE from hopelessness, FREE from shame, FREE from loneliness, FREE from fear, FREE from so much!  Yes we will struggle in our relationships but their does not have to be hopelessness (Psalm 32:8Psalm 119:114)...we will face situations that should frighten our pants off but we don't have to be afraid (Psalm 27:1)...sure you messed up again and again but then One who you offended the most forgives you (1 John 1:9). So take heart.  Know that good or bad...turmoil or peace...pain or this moment you can be free.  Life is short and God has SO much for us.  He does not want you to live life captive.  It all comes down to faith.  Rely in Christ our freedom.