Sit down and listen as Yancy shares how “Roots for the Journey” came to be. Hear why she made this record and already how the songs have been a source of strength for those in her life.
“Roots for the Journey” Releases May 21st. Pre-order it now on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roots-for-the-journey/id643556110
There is an App to go with the record too. More details will be announced soon.
Last weekend I got to experience one of the world’s greatest treasures for the Christian faith. Angus Buchan is his name. He is from South Africa. You may have heard his story before through the film “Faith Like Potatoes”. He does huge rallies all over the world and He had his first USA men’s event last weekend sponsored by my church here in Murfreesboro, TN. I encourage you to check him out. I think your faith will definitely be challenged as mine has been. I wanted to share with you some of the notes I took last week during the three services I attended where he spoke.
Learn more about Angus here http://www.shalomtrust.co.za
“Our reach must exceed our grasp.” -Oswald Chambers
Some people are getting so clever that people can’t understand you.
The rest of the world is coming to sow back what the USA sowed into them. (Jesus)
The past is prologue (the future)
A need does not justify a call.
Only do what God tells you to do!
The bible is the absolute directive
Nevertheless I have this against you…you’ve left your first love.
The work you’re doing has separated me from you.
You don’t want your lampstand removed!
A good idea is not always a God idea.
Sometimes you’re in the wrong field.
Sometimes the farmer cuts the crop too early.
Fall in love with the man from Galilee.
Commitment to the call.
Don’t forget your prologue.
John 20:30-31 the Bible is for:
Believe in Jesus Christ
Increase your faith
1 John 5:7 the word! Don’t tamper it
Mandate: official instruction from God
John 16:50 go into all the world
Shepherds don’t give birth to sheep
Sheep give birth to lambs.
Shepherd look after them!
It’s our job to preach the gospel, not our pastor’s.
Don’t put God in a box. Don’t pull Him out just when you need Him.
The Holy Spirit is alive, He is moving!
The eyes of The Lord run to and fro throughout the earth.
He is a jealous God. It’s all or nothing! You can’t serve two masters!
He used to spend his time writing sermons
Now he spends his time praying……then it comes out!
We need the power of the Holy Spirit with us!
Change begins at home. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God!
Pray God will give you a hunger for His word!
Don’t turn the tv on until you’ve spent time with God!
Every believer has a testimony….needs to tell their story
Your testimony should be 95%about what’s happened since you’ve gotten saved. Otherwise if you only talk about BC you’re glorifying the devil’s power that was over your life!
Don’t underestimate your story.
The more you share the stronger you get.
The less you share the weaker you get.
Keep telling them what Jesus means to you!
Preachers: Have bread that’s fresh! Not just bread from long ago!
Your testimony has got to be REAL.
Sometimes people don’t need a scripture, they need a hug, they need you to cry with them!
They want to see fire in your eyes and joy in your face!
Don’t be a mopey Christian. You’re insulting Christ when you go around complaining!
Your testimony is lifestyle.
That’s what Paul did.
1 Peter 5:7
You need to get going telling your story…it’s the one on ones (not the big rallies)
Revival is perpetuated by you.
If it’s not happening inside of you-you can’t fake it!
We have a new resource for church leaders called “Connect the Dots” because we really are passionate about helping you lead your congregation in worship!
It’s available right now on DVD and is in stock, ready to ship to you! http://www.yancynotnancy.com/product-category/dvds/
Connect the Dots is a DVD collection of transition and segue videos to help you prepare a heart of worship. The DVD consists of 13 short videos (including 1 Christmas) to help you kick off a service or transition into worship or even between songs. Three versions are provided of each video: Original mix, click track and no audio. So whether you do worship using tracks or have a live band, we’ve provided these videos with the flexibility you need for your services. Mp4 videos are also provided for use in your presentation software. The videos each average a minute in length. Most of them are mid/slow tempo but we’ve included several uptempo action oriented videos too. Help take your worship to a new place and connect the dots as to why we should worship our awesome God! Watch the demo here!
Here are screen shots from each video on the Connect the Dots DVD:
Summer is just around the corner. I can not believe. Your kids will soon be out of school and fun summer events and outreaches like VBS and summer camp are on the horizon. My wonderful friends over at Standard Publishing are giving you an awesome opportunity to WIN a free Yancy concert for your church. Pretty cool, right. Go to http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/about/music.html and register to win. While you’re there take a listen to the music for “God’s Backyard Bible Camp” VBS too. Yancy wrote brand new songs for this exciting curriculum that teaches kids how to serve their family, friends, community, world and Jesus.
Don’t wait. Register to win a FREE Yancy concert for your church today!
Today, I was reminded of something and thought I would write you all about it. We are getting ready to start a series at my church about Heaven and I was thinking through some options for the worship time that would tie into the messages. I was thinking about how so many of the hymns of the Church expressed such hope for Heaven. At church we talk about Heaven as more of the ultimate vacation spot destination rather then our true home for eternity. Mercy Me a few years back sang about it in the songs “Homesick”
I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now
In modern days I think we’ve lost our desire for Heaven, maybe it’s due to our overwhelmed and overfilled lives here on earth but it makes me sad when I think of my own life and the conversations with others that we aren’t more homesick for that glorious place where we will see Jesus face to face.
For alot of years my grandmother was sick and suffered here on earth from many sicknesses and diseases. She fought for a long time and I remember many conversations with her where she talked and longed for Heaven. She had a real desire to make it here on earth till the rapture and be a part of that amazing day when Jesus returns for us. Her time on earth ended and she already went to be with Jesus in Heaven. It’s been fifteen years in fact but she made a huge impression on me when it comes to this subject of Heaven.
I know our lives here on earth are filled with great things. We fly through the air on airplanes. We send large amounts of data and files through the “internet” whatever it is in a matter of seconds. We have iPads and gadgets galore. Stuff fills our calendars and often times our hearts. All the stuff of this earth could never compare to the day we see Jesus face to face. We were created to be in fellowship with Him and bring honor and praise to God. In Heaven we will get to do just that without any evil or sin.
What do you think those people of days gone by that wrote the hymns of the church were thinking about and long for? What made them sing about Heaven in a way that modern songwriters don’t (at least very often)? These are the questions I ponder this afternoon.
Revelation 21:21 The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
Revelation 4:8 Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy,holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
We had an exciting weekend. After a couple great events in Memphis where Yancy did a concert for families and led worship for kidmin leaders we received the news that “Jesus Music Box” had reached #1! Yes, it’s true on both Saturday and Sunday “Jesus Music Box” had climbed the Amazon charts to be #1 on the Christian kids chart. This is awesome news. The new album has been out a month now and we’ve heard great reports from listeners of how much they love the new music many are saying is her best yet. Even better news for you is Amazon has the download mp3′s for only $6.99. So now, is a great time to get this new music for an amazing price. Don’t just stop with you, spread the word and encourage your friends to get this new music for their families too.
If you haven’t seen Yancy’s music video “Not Ashamed” yet you can watch it here. Spread the link on your facebook, twitter and via email as well to your friends and families. Your support and your voice help us do what we do. We appreciate you!
As we start this week let’s stand up for our faith and Jesus and let His name shine bright through our lives, in all we do!
Last week in spite of the non-spring like weather we were having Sparrow and I celebrated big. We gathered over at one of my good friend’s house along with other friends and local homeschoolers to celebrate Easter. We celebrated and had fun all because Jesus is alive!
The kids made lots of fun crafts: bunny ears, cross wind chimes (wtih nuts and bolts), mason jar vases with pipe cleaner flowers
We all ate yummy food: fruit, hummus with bunny ear pretzels, sandwiches galore and yummy cookies
Mommy and child fun: Easter photo op, puppies and chicks
Kid sized fun: bunny hop (pillowcase race) and cottontail hunt in exchange for candy.
I had fun getting to do a little acoustic singalong in the front yard as the kids sat on blankets. We jammed out to some of my Easter songs: Hosanna Rock, One Two Three and had kazoo fun on The Springtime Song. (Little Praise Party-Happy Day Everyday) It was a blast! I love celebrating what Jesus did for you and me. We have so much to be thankful this Easter! Jesus is alive!
Happy Easter friends…Read my friend Sunshine’s full post on all the party fun here.
This past Sunday was Palm Sunday. I got to spend it at The Church Next Door in Columbus, OH. I lead the congregation is some praise songs while all the kids took part in a Palm Parade around the sanctuary. It was pretty awesome….seeing all those palm branches made me imagine what is must have been like that day as the people cried out to Jesus, “hosanna, hosanna!”
One of the most popular songs from the LIttle Praise Party series is “Hosanna Rocks”. Here a few testimonies/comments that were posted on facebook of how people used the songs this past Palm Sunday:
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If you’ve read some of my past posts then you know one of my favorite parts about what I do is writing songs that people are able to sing. Especially since those songs are filled with scripture and worship helping connect that person to God. I LOVE that part of what I do. The past two years I’ve had the awesome opportunity to write, produce and perform songs for Standard Publishing’s VBS. Although I’ll meet only a fraction of the lives impacted face to face, the songs will be sung for many weeks, months and years of their life because music has power. It sticks with us.
Many times recently I’ve been asked if you can get just the music from “God’s Backyard Bible Camp”. And the answer is yes. Get the “Music Disc Set” here. It’s all about serving. Serving family, friends, community, world and ultimately Jesus! So, even if you have other curriculum plans for VBS these songs can help you with any series you do on these subjects year round. There are 8 music videos too that are pretty awesome. Wouldn’t that be cool to have kid friendly music videos to show your kids at church, school or home? Yeah, it’s a pretty cool option. So, please take a moment to check out the Music Disc Set.
Have an awesome day…talk soon.