Music Suggestion: Josh Lopez: Broken. Restored. Loved.

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My friend and colleague, Josh Lopez just released his new album: Broken. Restored. Loved.  I can't encourage you enough to get a copy of this album.  The music is incredible and the lyrics are powerful.  Before you buy the album though, I encourage you to go the website www.brokenrestoredloved.comBroken. Restored. Loved. and click the links to watch the videos connected to the album.  The stories or broken lives being restored by a loving Savior are so powerful!  They will bring this album to life in a whole new way as you listen and sing along.

Music Suggestion: Sweet 180

Over the past year or so I began hearing about a worship band in town called Sweet 180. I later received info about this year's Super Summer events and saw that they are on the lineup as one of the main worship bands. What really caught my attention though was running into Lucas Barrientes (accoustic guitar/vocals) in the parking lot at Trinity Baptist Church where I first began to hear the heart of the band. Lucas and Sweet 180 have a passionate heart for worship and impacting teenagers and young adults through the powerful message behind their music. I got to hear their music live for the first time at Praise Wave at Sea World where they opened up for Steven Curtis Chapman. Their song Hallelujah, Awesome God (which you can hear on their MySpace) has been stuck in my head since. I encourage you to get very familiar with this band and if you're in the Texas area and need a worship band, they would be one of the first I would call (if David Gregory is already booked).

Worshipping as ONE with friends from 38 countries!!!

This morning I worshiped God online with LifeChurch.tv as part of their ONE prayer.  There were so many things that were incredibly powerful about this experience this morning, but nothing blew me away more than seeing the red dots above of all of those who I was worshiping with from all over the world!  There were people from 38 different countries with hundreds from all over the US!  Something they did this morning was communion online, it was powerful to experience this sacrament with hundreds from all over the world!  It was also a nice bonus that Brian Houston from Hillsong was preaching this morning.  I'm eager to continue to worship with LifeChurch.tv along with the thousands of other churches around the world through ONE Prayer over the next couple of weeks!