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Sunday Setlist – March 1, 2009

Sunday, March 1 at Journey

Series: I Object: Common Objections to Christianity

Title: “Jesus was just a man”
This is a growing perspective in our world – going all the way back to when Jesus first stepped onto the scene. We examined the evidence and asked “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15)

The Songs

Opening Instrumental: Shine, Collective Soul

Let The Praises Ring, Lincoln Brewster

  • We added the guitar solo this time – great addition and a great kick-off!

Awesome is the Lord, Chris Tomlin

  • We pulled way back on the bridge of this song and built it up to a huge last chorus. We added another bridge with just keys and vocals after the usual ending, pulling the tempo back and led that right into the opening prayer. The opening prayer went into…

Holy is the Lord, Chris Tomlin

  • We started this with a slowed down chorus with keys and vocals, then kicked in the rest of the band and pulled the tempo back up to where it’s supposed to be. Made for a great, cohesive opening set.

Rescue, Jared Anderson

  • Second time we’re done this one – just as powerful as the first time, and I definitely heard more people singing this time!

Salvation is Here, Joel Houston

  • We usually do an abbreviated version of this song, but this week we added the instrumental and bridge into the song for the first time. It went really well. I love the anthem-like chorus of this song and it worked great to end the service.

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Were you at Journey this week? I’d love to hear your comments!

4 thoughts on “Sunday Setlist – March 1, 2009

  1. Just wanted to let you know you guys rocked today. All of you guys together blended so well. Josh did a wonderful job. He needs to use his God given gift more.

  2. Matthew, very nice use of tempo mapping. There are a lot of songs that can be successfully used in different worship situations if you are creative enough to adjust tempo and feel accordingly.

    “Holy Is The Lord” always leads me into an over-extended, super-long-and-drawn-out ending. I can’t help myself on that song. “Let The Praises Ring” is a long-time favorite at Central Highlands UMC. Brewster’s guitar work isn’t easy to cover, but he is distinctly DIFFERENT from a lot of what is out there.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    B.J. Collins

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