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     Ryan Lee Sharp:                                            Vol. I No. 15             Jan. 1, 2007
  Dreamer, Activist, Songwriter

I just became acquainted with some of Ryan's music, and discovered his activities extend considerably beyond music. His work as a part of the worship band Timber would be very well received as a highlight or part of youth group worship services (and probably of many adult services as well).

You'll find some initial demo tracks of a new album posted on his MySpace site. "Subversive Indie Folk Rock"? Hmmm, might just be the thing to get Christian youth into folk style with lyrics that would make any of us think!

You can hear Ryan Sharp and Timber's songs on freeworshipmusic.com at www.freeworshipmusic.com/ryansharp/.

Ryan Lee Sharp

    Quick Picks for Your Planning

Each week WorshipToonz posts a new QuickPicks Worship List, one of the ways we try to help you in your worship music planning. Below is our current list, from Zion Christian Church in Troy, MI. See other lists for download on this page at WorshipToonz.

List of the Week, December 31, 2006

C Bless the Lord Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff/
Israel Houghton
D Cover the Earth Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff/
Israel Houghton
D Majestic Lincoln Brewster 4573308
F You Are Good Israel Houghton 3383788
F Offering Paul Baloche 3956562
Bb I Will Always Martha Munizzi 4185631
D Revelation Song Jennie Lee Riddle 4447960
Bb God Is Here Israel & Meleasa Houghton/
Martha Munizzi

For your convenience,
you can download this list.

Site Spotlight

If you haven't already noticed, our problem with worship music on the net is not finding it, but deciding what is good and useful and what isn't. More and more free music is being posted these days, and for sheer volume some real gems can easily be passed over.

FreeWorshipMusic.com seems to have some good songwriters associated with it. Of the four listed on the right sidebar on the site I personally like the material of three (I'll leave you to guess which ones...).

Go there...

     True Worshipers of God Series

This is another installment of Pastor Dan Gardner's series, True Worshipers of God. For this complete series on audio, go to WorshipToonz on this page. You can also find much of Dan's music, recorded and published, accessed from this page. Each song has its own audio and lead sheet demos.

Session 4: The Tabernacle of David                   Part 1

Dan Gardner


...he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man AFTER MINE OWN HEART, which shall fulfill ALL MY WILL. Of this man’s seed hath God according to His promise raised unto Israel a savior, Jesus. Acts 13:22,23

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of the brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. I Samuel 16:13

The life of David presents one of the most intriguing and inspirational character studies in Scripture. There is great significance in the things God established and accomplished through him in his lifetime. But even more significant to us in this day is the spiritual type of Christ he foreshadowed, and lifestyle of worship God birthed in him, displaying to us God’s continuing intent for a people that would learn how to become true worshipers, worshiping in spirit and in truth.

David was a man after the HEART of God. That can mean two things: He sought God’s ways with all his heart, and his heart became fashioned after God’s heart (I pray both happen in us). The “heart” development began in David not when he was crowned king, but while he was young.

As a young boy, David ministered to the Lord. It was apparent that he was known as one skillful on the harp for he was called upon to play before Saul. As he came before Saul and played His harp, the evil spirit that troubled Saul departed (I Samuel 16); as he faced Goliath, he trusted in the name of the Lord of hosts, who once again delivered him (I Samuel 17). It is believed that Psalm 8 (and others) were quite possibly out of David’s early
Years; in particular, Psalm 8 is considered as a reflection on Goliath of Gath. It was in David’s early years that he learned how to minister to and draw upon the power of God.

Worship transcends boundaries of age, and as Jesus said in Mark 10:14 ..”suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Adults have no exclusiveness to the presence of God, and we need to encourage and welcome children and teenagers to minister to the Lord in worship. It is important that the “young in the Lord” begin to learn worship at an “early age.” Then God can mold and fashion a dwelling place in their hearts also. The worship that David learned as a YOUTH developed him to be a true MAN after the HEART OF GOD. There are no instant worshipers. We all have to learn commitment, dedication, and pursuit of righteousness, and it is by seeking with OUR whole heart, that the SPIRIT will create in us the HEART OF THE FATHER.


    Download of the Month

The Worship Package for download this month is Here Am I, Lord, Send Me, a beautiful song of surrender, which could serve as a perfect close to a call for fresh commitment to the Lord. It includes the complete song, and a six-page pdf, including Lead Sheets in D and Eb for 3-part Worship Team, Lyrics & Chords for Guitar in C and D, and Lyrics Sheets for your convenience. See info to the right on how to receive this Worship Package.


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