Worship Recap

Worship Recap…

Strong day at HGBC yesterday. Pastor preached a powerful word out of Ephesians 2:8-9.

We learned these truths:

God makes the purchase

God sets the agenda

God takes the initiative

God does the work of salvation


We also celebrated with several who have finished our Discover HG class and were baptized. It is a great testimony to the work of the Lord and their obedience.

I love being a part of these services.


Here’s the set list from yesterday:

God of our salvation-Whickam


Rock of ages-Crowder

All I have is Christ-Sovereign Grace Music

Man of sorrows-Hillsong


After a full morning of great services, we ended the day with a Night of Prayer at our Main campus. We dedicated the evening to worshipping the Lord through song and prayer. There were prayers for the world, our country, our leaders, our Pastor and his family, our pastoral staff and various leaders at the church, and our congregation. It was great to see them gather in small groups and voice their prayers out loud. I am thankful for what God is doing at Hickory Grove!






Worship Recap


Last night was the 4th year/installment of Adore. I really enjoy using this night of worship to springboard our congregation into the Christmas season.

The Lord used a lot of people from the band to the choir to the technical teams to make Adore happen. It was truly a night of worship.

We were able to introduce a couple of new songs to the church. These will be songs that we will continue to sing throughout the season.

It is a real blessing to work with the worship ministry teams!


Here’s the set list from Adore 2013:

Joy to the world-Baloche

We adore You, Jesus-Cartee

Go tell it on the mountain-Starfield

Hark the herald angels sing-Baloche

O come let us adore Him-Hillsong

We have a Savior-Hillsong

You grace finds me-Redman

All glory-Vertical Church Band

Jesus saves-Cottrell

Jesus, what a wonderful child


One of my favorite parts of the evening was listening to a few of the band guys playing some Christmas music in the lobby before Adore. It was really fantastic. We may do that again soon!

Also, the set was awesome! Bill Brent has taken on that role and has done a phenomenal job. I will post some pictures soon.








I’m the kind of guy that only likes certain kinds of music at certain times of the year. For instance, Christmas music should only be played in December. That makes everything right with the world. Also, I do not like listening to secular Christmas music. Call me a grinch, I’ve heard it all my life. I don’t get into songs about mistletoe or trees or anything like that. Resisting the urge to Jesus Juke here, I like songs about Christ’s birth only at Christmas time.

Well, I broke my own rule yesterday. Hillsong has a new Christmas album out and I really like it.  I was listening to it on Spotify yesterday. By the way, if you don’t Spotify, go here now… It is called, “We have a Savior”. It’s very rootsy and different from the plethora of Hillsong albums. Check it out and tell me what you think. Now that I have listened to it, I’ll delete it from my playlist until December…gotta keep it real…






Worship Recap…

Sorry this is late but I wanted to go ahead and post this since several folks were asking about the last song we played on Sunday. Here’s the set list:

Let God arise-Tomlin

He is faithful-Bethel 

O for a thousand tongues to sing-Gateway Worship

I desire Jesus-Hillsong

God be praised/Our God reigns-New Life Worship








Worship Recap…

Great day today!
I was able to be gone for a week for a family vacation. We had a fun time at the beach. I must admit though, I missed being at church. I was watching the live stream of our services. I literally can’t get away. So being back today was just wonderful.
Pastor, as usual, did a great job preaching from Jeremiah.
Our people responded to God’s Word during our time of singing. It was awesome just to step back and listen to their voices.

Here’s the set list from today:
God is able-Hillsong
Glorious One-Fee
Mighty to save-Hillsong
All my hope-Hillsong
The Lord Reigns- Still not sure who does this song. I need to find out…