35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but … More Do Missionaries Deserve Our Support?
Next to the Last Song, Side BNO COMPROMISE LP, by Keith Green The next to the last song on the album is the only song not written by Keith or Melody Green. It is actually a cover of a song by Jamie Owens-Collins from the Jesus Movement era. But in Keith’s hands and heart, it … More How Does a Lover Sing?
Christmas is near. I love it when I find or someone sends me new artists or songs of praise that have substance to their thinking. I’m so tired of “Christian songs” that are more about the singer than they are about Jesus and the Kingdom. Songs with good theology that exalt the Living God, the … More O Come, All You UNfaithful
“We are the colorful ones.” (Keith Green) Our lives, as a friend of mine is fond of saying, are the only Jesus people will see or hear. Keith Green understood that. He knew that the people were always watching us to see if there was any consistency between what we proclaimed and how we … More Our Lives are Windows
The heart of the faith is to desire to always be faithful to Christ, to never fall away, to walk closely with Christ for all our days. Unfortunately, too many who make professions of faith seem to be fruitless because of the rocks of persecution (Mark 4:17) cause them to abandon their hope in Christ. … More The Heart-Break of Unfaithfulness
The final song of Side A on Keith Green’s NO COMPROMISE LP is a song titled “My Eyes are Dry”. He seems to be designing a worship service for the family of God. He started with a call to worship and a plea for the congregation with “Soften Your Heart”. Then he moved to pastoral … More May Your Eyes be Ever Moist
One of the great questions in heaven might be, “How many Christians were awakened from slumbar and lethargy for the things of God simply by the Spirit of God causing them to hear Keith Green sing this song?” I’ll bet the numbers will be astronomically high. The fifth song on Side A of Keith Green’s … More “Asleep in the Light”
Keith Green was young. He was a former child-rock star, having signed a 5 year contract with Decca Records at the age of 11 to be a rock singer. Just sixteen years later he would die in a plane crash. But in those years he completed his contract and became disillusioned with life. The sand … More “How Can They Live Without Jesus”
It is hard to find other artists that cover any of Keith Green’s songs. He is hard to copy. His songs are deeply personal and confessional. They are pitched for his voice and style. But I think the biggest reason he is not covered is because it takes a lot of guts to sing with … More “Make My Life a Prayer to You”
Today a friend (thank you Robert) quoted from a Keith Green album (No Compromise), released in 1978, just four years before Keith died in a plane crash at the age of 28. It is an album with legs. Now 42 years old, with songs that are even older, it still holds up. It still seems … More The Desperate Honesty of Keith Green