Interview with Sixteen Cities at Generation Arise

Interview with Sixteen Cities at Generation Arise

Got to interview the Christian band Sixteen Cities. Sixteen Cities is all about praising God with their music, and leading others in worshiping Him! Head over to Generation Arise to check out the the three-part interview!

Part 1 – 

Learn about the band – how they got started, the meaning behind their name, and how they have seen God use their music to impact others!

http://generationarise.com/songs-of-worship-with-sixteen-cities-part-1

Part 2 –

Hear all about worship straight from a worship band!

http://generationarise.com/songs-of-worship-with-sixteen-cities-part-2

Part 3 –

For more info on Sixteen Cities’ latest, album, check out Part 3 of Songs of Worship with Sixteen Cities!

http://generationarise.com/songs-of-worship-with-sixteen-cities-part-3

Do you listen to Sixteen Cities’ music? Which is your favorite of their songs?

He’s Worthy Of Praise

psalm 145 3This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 145:3. This verse says that God is great, and most worthy of praise – that none can fathom His greatness!

Our God is most certainly great, and worthy of praise!  He is the One who created the earth – who called forth light in the darkness, who spoke the earth into being, who set life in motion, and made everything we see.  All throughout the Bible He did great and mighty things, and still does them in our lives today, if we will ask Him. He has always existed, and always will, yet He knows each of us personally, and wants us to get to know Him.

He does so much for us. He gave His Son so that we could have eternal life, and a relationship with Him. He love us, regardless of the mistakes we have made. He accepts us as His children. He gives each of us many blessings, some of which we don’t even recognize, and often forget to thank Him for.

Take some time to praise God today for who He is, and what He has done for you. Give thanks to Him!

Praise His Name

praiseThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 113:3. This verse says that the name of the Lord is to be praised from the rising of the sun until it sets.

Our God is worthy of our praise! He loves us so much that He sent His own Son to save us. He still cares for us, no matter how many times we mess up. His grace for us is greater outlasts our worst mistakes. He gives us a multitude of blessings we don’t deserve. He wants to have a relationship with us, even though we are far from perfect in and of ourselves. He provides for our needs, even though we don’t always remember to thank Him.

We has so much to praise and give thanks to Him for! This month, I challenge you to develop the habit of thanking God for all that He does for you by making a list of things you are thankful for. Each day, add something new for which you are thankful, and thank God for it as you write it down.

Today, remember to give thanks to God. Praise Him for His goodness towards you!

Shout For Joy

Shout For JoyThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalm 100:1-2. These verses say to shout for joy to the Lord, worship Him with gladness, and come before Him with songs of joy.

Our God is a good God. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift in our lives (James 1:17). He sent His Son to save us. His grace is far greater than our mistakes (Romans 5:20). His love for us is unconditional.

Doesn’t all of this make you want to give thanks to Him? Worship is our response to God’s goodness, love, and grace. When we know who He is, and what He has done for us, it causes us to desire to praise Him!

Let’s shout for joy to the Lord, rejoicing in His amazing grace and unconditional love. Let’s worship Him with gladness, giving thanks for all He has done for us. Let’s come before Him with songs of joy, praising Him for who He is as our Heavenly Father!

10 Worship Song Suggestions, Part 2

10 Worship Song Suggestions, Part 2

Need a little bit of encouragement as you go about the rest of your week? Spend some time worshiping your Heavenly Father, refreshing yourself in His presence! Check out these ten worship song suggestions!

  1. Oceans by Hillsong
  2. At The Cross by Hillsong
  3. Greatly To Be Praised by Fee
  4. Holy Is The Lord by Chris Tomlin
  5. Like An Avalanche by Hillsong United
  6. Overcome by Jeremy Camp
  7. Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin
  8. Healer by Kari Job
  9. Glory In The Highest by Chris Tomlin
  10. How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin

Which of these worship songs is your favorite?

Click here to check out Called and Created’s Worship Our King playlist on YouTube for more great worship songs!

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The Daily Thankfulness Challenge

The Daily Thankfulness Challenge“For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done,
I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4, NASB

Today is November 1 – the first day of the month in which Thanksgiving falls. It’s the time of year associated with being grateful and counting our blessings. Most of all, this season of gratitude is good reminder to take the time to stop and thank God for all that He does for us.

He is our loving Heavenly Father, who provides many good gifts for us to enjoy, such as health (Isaiah 53:5), prosperity (John 10:10), peace (John 14:27), joy (Isaiah 51:11), and long life (Psalm 91:6). Greatest of all, He’s given us the gift of the forgiveness of all our sins (Psalm 103:2), and a relationship with Him. If we stop and look, we can see His provision in each of our lives on a daily basis – both in bigger, more dramatic ways, as well as smaller ones we tend to overlook. Let’s begin to find those ways in which He works in our lives, and give thanks to Him on a daily basis.

I challenge you to start doing so today. Each day between now and Thanksgiving Day (November 28), think of one thing for which you are thankful, and make it a point to thank God for it. To interact with others who are doing the same thing, join Called and Created’s Facebook event entitled The Daily Thankfulness Challenge at http://www.facebook.com/events/444777925630744/. (While you’re there, feel free to like Called and Created’s Facebook Page to receive further site updates.)

Let’s see how many things we can thank God for in the next few weeks!

“Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.”

Praise Him

sunrise“From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is  to be praised.” Psalm 113:3, NASB

“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1, NIV

God is so good! He works in our lives in so many ways – both big and   small – on a daily basis. What can you praise God for today?