Setlist: Kingsway Christian Church (2 February 2014)

It’s an honour to be invited back to Kingsway Christian Church to lead worship. It’s been months since I’ve gone to Kingsway. The last time I was there, they were still meeting on Sunday evenings.

I can’t wait to see what God is doing in their midst and the growth they are experiencing. As it says in Phil 1:6, I am confident that God who began a good work in Kingsway will be faithful to bring it to completion!

We are doing a small acoustic set this week. Here are the songs:

// God is Able (A)
// Alive in Us (A)
// Here I Am to Worship (E)
// We Glorify Your Name (A)

Here is the youtube clip for We Glorify Your Name. What a great song with a simple structure and powerful lyrics.

Set List: Faith Community Church (17 November 2013)

I’m really excited as Fantastic Team 3 prepares to lead worship this Sunday at Faith Community Church. Every time our team is on, there is a real sense of excitement, as if it were all playing together for the first time. And I think that’s the way it should be! So often, our service to God can become dutiful, as if we were just going through the motions. I am grateful for all the members of the team who practise hard and approach serving with enthusiasm!

This week, Ps Benny is continuing his series on Spiritual Warfare.

As I was preparing for this week’s worship, I sensed God speak through 2 Corinthians 2:14:

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.”
We often see this passage as saying that “God leads us in triumph”. But I think “triumphal procession” is more correct. God doesn’t lead us into triumph because He has already brought us victory through the cross. Rather, he leads us into a triumphal procession – an act of recognising and celebrating His victory!
In Roman times, the victorious Roman army would parade through the city with the captive enemy in train. In Colossians 2:15, Paul says that “having disarmed the powers and authorities, [God] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Not only has God won the victory, but the captive enemy is made a public spectacle. Imagine that! This is what happens every time we praise God and testify of His goodness in our lives. When God brings healing, He also makes a mockery of disease. When He brings provision, He makes a spectacle of financial lack. When God brings salvation, He makes a statement against sin and death!
One more thought: in those days, when the winning general rides in procession, his family rides with him. That is a picture of us – the church! We did nothing to win the victory. Jesus did it all on the cross. But as His family, His brothers and sisters and co-heirs, we partake in the victory which we did not earn or achieve! What an amazing blessing!
So here are the songs for this Sunday.
//  Nothing is Impossible (A)
//  In Jesus’ Name (E)
//  10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) (G)
//  Anchor (D)
“In Jesus’ Name” is a new song from Darlene Zschech’s album Revealing Jesus.  Here’s the youtube video so if you are worshipping with us this Sunday, you can learn the song beforehand.
Finally, I’m also super-excited that this Sunday I’ll be leading worship with Ps Yoy. We’ve been waiting for this moment for well over a year! We’ve led worship together in other events, but this is the first time we are doing it together in our home church! It’s going to be an awesome time in God’s presence.

Set List: Young Working Adults Retreat (25 May 2013)

I had the privilege of leading worship at Faith Community Church’s Young Working Adults retreat. It was the first time in recent memory that the entire YWA zone got together. The YWA zone had grown significantly in the past year to over 100 people.

Even though the set-up was quite simple, just two vocals and a guitar, I wanted to bring that sense of God’s presence in camp meetings I’ve attended in the past. The theme of the set was about hungering after God’s presence.

Here are the songs we used:

//  Now That You’re Near (E)

//  Jesus at the Centre (E)

//  Breathe (A)

//  Set a Fire (A)

Here is a link to Set a Fire by Jesus Culture:

A highlight of the retreat for me was the Sunday morning worship time. Diana and Chih Wei were relatively new to our church but have had significant worship leading experience in their previous church, so I asked them if they could take the Sunday morning session. They were just amazing, with the two of them co-leading seamlessly. Hope to see more their leading soon!