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BridgeBox Presents: Lee Younger - Lee Younger - I Am Yours
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leeyounger:

A Brand New Worship Song For Folks Who Need To Remember Who They Are And Whose They Are Today:

Some very dear friends helped me play and sing this simple new worship song that gets to the heart of why so many of us are wandering around feeling aimless: we’ve forgotten where real life comes from. We find the most purpose, the most meaning and the most life when we are following Jesus. He made us, He bought us, we are His. He is our true source of life. 

This song (along with a whole ton of other awesomeness) arrived today in the email inbox of everyone who subscribes to my new digital, media magazine called BridgeBox::LeeYounger. To find out how to support our ministry and get the goods like this new song, go to: missionusa.com/bbly (I’ll give you a free download just for checking it out)

This is an absolutely beautiful worship song.  Take a second and check it out.

Christy Younger - Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
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thebridgechicago:

“Nothing But The Blood of Jesus”, the classic hymn, is the special music track from this month’s Bridge Box. Sung by the lovely and talented Christy Younger (wife of Say That cohost and super-blogger Lee Younger).

Get songs, sermons, studies, videos and more to help fuel your walk for only $8/month, which goes to support missions in Chicago. Sign up at missionusa.com/bridgebox.

Jed Brewer and Mission:USA - So Here I Am
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Hey my friends, I’ve had a number of requests for the chord chart on this song, so, here you go! If you run into any problems, let me know, and we’ll sort it out.

Click here to download a PDF:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW14SXR5Z2dPSHh4Tk1UQw

Thanks y’all.

Jed

jspark3000:

I had the privilege of hearing this song live at The Bridge service last week.  It’s a ministry that serves ex-convicts, gangsters, and those recovering from addiction.  Please support these guys, they’re the real deal and I totally believe in what they’re doing for the inner-city.

jedbrewer:

Hey guys,

This is a worship song I wrote for men and women coming out of prison and drug addiction.  If you listen to the song, you’ll hear about 100 ex-convicts and recovering drug addicts singing this at the top of their lungs.  That’s an unparalleled privilege in my life.

I have a chord chart for those who would like it - just message me.

Jed

So Here I Am

If you were looking for accomplishment
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted failures, so here I am

If you were looking for intelligence
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted fools, so here I am

Thank you God for love I don’t deserve
Thank you God for love I did not earn

If you were looking for good citizens
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted prisoners, so here I am

If you were looking for faithful men
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted doubters, so here I am

Thank you God for love I don’t deserve
Thank you God for love I did not earn

If you were looking for righteous men
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted sinners, so here I am

If you were looking for worthy men
Then you know I wouldn’t stand a chance
But you said you wanted me, so here I am 

Thank you God for love I don’t deserve
Thank you God for love I did not earn

BRIDGEBOX - When I Sin
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A new Jed Brewer worship song given the hard rock treatment! 

“When I Sin” is a reminder that God’s love stays strong in the midst of our screw ups.

If you want to support THE BRIDGE ministry to ex-gang members, convicts, and addicts; and more exclusive BRIDGE media (including more songs, videos, sermons, bible studies and more): Follow This Link to sign up for the Bridge Box.

I Want To Sing, But Am I Just Being Selfish??

danyaalise asked you:
Hi Jed! First off, I love your blog and the father’s heart that you have! It totally blesses me every time I read one of your posts! Secondly, how do you know when you’re called to something? I really fell like I’m called to sing, like on a worship team in a house of prayer or something like that, and I absolutely love doing it, I love seeing the Lord touch people through music, but how do I know that my desires aren’t just selfish and wrong? How do I know that I’m hearing the Lord?

Jed Brewer replied:

Hi Danya Alise!

Sis, thank so much for your notes and your kind words.  I’m really glad you dig the blog!

So, you love singing, and you want to use that serve Jesus, and you’re wondering if there’s something wrong with that.

Nope.  There isn’t.

But I get why you’d wonder.  We figure some part of what we want has to be wrong.  And the truth is: it is.  You – like me – are a sinful person, and, so, there will always be some element of funky motivations in everything we do.  That will always be true, no matter what.  (Read Romans chapter 7 for a bit more on this.)

But, now, given that we will always have some amount of weird motivations, it also means we can relax a bit.  You’re never going to do anything purely out of selflessness, so, let’s no worry too much about it.

What I’m saying is: rather than asking if we’ve got the wrongness down to 0% (which we can’t do), let’s start asking how we get the rightness up to 100%.

On that front, I’d suggest three things for you to look at.  The first is to recognize that calling is a journey.  So, let’s say that God’s calling and purpose for your life includes music.  Cool.  If we could look at the totality of your life all at once (like God can), what we’d probably see is that music may provide something of a through-line to your life, but what you’re doing with music may vary massively through the years.  So, for now, maybe it’s singing in a praise team at church.  Maybe in a couple years it’s giving music lessons to underprivileged kids.  Maybe a few years after that it’s helping out with a hymn-sing at the local nursing home.  All of that is music, but it’s grown and evolved as you’ve grown and evolved.

The key thing is to be open to that growth and change.  And what will lead you through those changes – most likely – is the second thing to look at.  And that is asking, “How do use this thing to serve other people?”

Ask the Lord to given you a burden for the hurting people around you.  Talk with them.  Sit down and listen to their stories.  I bet that, as you do that, what you want to do with music and singing will change in order to be a part of bringing healing into these folks’ lives.

So, as an example, let’s say that as you talk with people in your life, the struggle you see keep coming up is shame.  They feel dirty for the things they’ve done, and that feeling of dirtiness is crippling their spiritual lives.  Alright.  Well, then that means that when you stand up to lead worship, you’re going after that sense of shame with a chainsaw.  Every word, and every song, becomes a weapon to tear down that stronghold of the Enemy.  You start using that music to set people free, and then you discover you’ve got the coolest job in the Kingdom.

And, lastly, let me know when I can hear some of your stuff!  My wife and I have got your back, and we’d love to hear the music you’re working on.

This podcast - The Water Tower - is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard.  It’s a whole church service in just 25 minutes on your computer or iPod.  You’ll get to hear some great music (some of it from me) and some great preaching.  Seriously, take the time to check this out.  I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.
Direct download link from iTunes is below.
leeyounger:

Do you need a church away from church?
What if you had a church service on your iPod that was made just for you? What if you could escape out of the craziness of your day and just get alone with Jesus for a little while? What if you could experience worship, the Scriptures and a message about Jesus wherever you happen to be… on the train, on the drive to work, in your own bedroom? 
The Watertower is a podcast made for you. It was made for your encouragement - to be a little corner of worship for folks who are pressed and stressed and need more of the Lord in their day. You can download and listen for FREE. Absolutely Free. It will automatically drop into iTunes and will be ready to play on your iPod, iPhone, iPad or computer.
Episode 1 of The Watertower includes music by Jed Brewer, Hallie Brewer, Christy Younger and Lee Younger. It includes a message by Tom Job of Christ Community Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Download with One Click HERE.

This podcast - The Water Tower - is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard.  It’s a whole church service in just 25 minutes on your computer or iPod.  You’ll get to hear some great music (some of it from me) and some great preaching.  Seriously, take the time to check this out.  I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

Direct download link from iTunes is below.

leeyounger:

Do you need a church away from church?

What if you had a church service on your iPod that was made just for you? What if you could escape out of the craziness of your day and just get alone with Jesus for a little while? What if you could experience worship, the Scriptures and a message about Jesus wherever you happen to be… on the train, on the drive to work, in your own bedroom? 

The Watertower is a podcast made for you. It was made for your encouragement - to be a little corner of worship for folks who are pressed and stressed and need more of the Lord in their day. You can download and listen for FREE. Absolutely Free. It will automatically drop into iTunes and will be ready to play on your iPod, iPhone, iPad or computer.

Episode 1 of The Watertower includes music by Jed Brewer, Hallie Brewer, Christy Younger and Lee Younger. It includes a message by Tom Job of Christ Community Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Download with One Click HERE.

A CONTEST!  WIN A BOX OF FREE WORSHIP CD’S FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS!

Hey my Tumblr friends,

So, I wrote a new song for our inner-city worship service (The Bridge).  It’s all about Grace - what Grace is, how it works, etc.  This video is me leading our service in singing it.

Well, now, we’re running a contest right now, where if you film yourself or your youth group singing the song, you could win a case of our Live At The Bridge worship CD’S!

There’s a link below for details/chord charts/etc.  Don’t be shy.  I know y’all have the talent - bust it out!

Jed

thebridgechicago:

Jed Brewer leading our new song “Grace” live at The Bridge.

Make your video of a group, or just you solo, and send it in! Fabulous prizes.

contest details here

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

You can own “Grace’ by Tasha Lawson, written by Jed Brewer for your very own!

Follow this link to NoiseTrade and download it. 

There is an option to tweet or Facebook the link, please do!

There is also a place to leave a tip, a little something for the effort if you will. Please leave whatever amount you want ($0 is definitely an option). Any money we make goes to helping Jed write and make more awesome music for you guys. It also is the first step in The Bridge hopefully using these kinds of resources to raise money for urban missionaries who don’t have the means to raise support! We are trying to change the way ministry world, and we want you to be a part of it!

-Matt from The Bridge

 

Hey Tumblrarians,

We hope you have had a chance to listen to the awesome “Grace” by Bridge team member Tasha Lawson (written by our own Jed Brewer). We are going to have a little contest. Here’s the deal:

1) record you (or your youth group, small group, etc) singing the song, thelyrics are here and a .PDF of the chords is here.

2) post it on your tumblr and send us the link or email the video to bridgechicago@gmail.com

3) the winner will get a case of Live at The BRIDGE CDs of Jed leading his original worship songs at the Bridge.

You’ve got nothing to lose. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Tasha Lawson - Grace
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unkaglen:

If you like Beyonce or Rihanna, then you’ll LOVE this! Check out your soon-to-be favorite song!

the bridge chicago:

Jed Brewer wrote an awesome worship song about the concept of grace. One of our Bridge team, Tasha Lawson, provided the vocals. It’s got more soul than James Brown’s jumpsuits. Who doesn’t need cool music and who doesn’t need to be reminded of the grace we have been given? Put this in your ear sockets, then tell a friend.