Thursday, December 6, 2018

Away in a Manger

A theological controversy surounding this popular Christmas carol, centers on the line “the little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes,” which has been taken by some as denying Christ the full attributes of humanity, by not behaving like a real human child. But, theological disputes over the wording of this simple lullaby, detract from the beauty of the child-like innocence of it.
The Gospels tell us almost nothing about Christ’s infancy and early life, and many of its most familiar features are later inventions and embellishments, hallowed by long use: the animals peering patiently at us from inside the stable; the three kings with their crowns and gowns; and, above all, the bleak midwinter. But, there are no frosty winds in Luke's gospel. And anyway, the lyricist doesn’t say that the baby Jesus doesn’t cry at all, ever — just not at this particular moment.
I composed my own unique arrangement of this, by changing the time signature and melody line slightly.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

This song has been traditionally a Thanksgiving song. But it is also a musical sermon of the parable of the wheat and the tares.
This parable makes it so obvious that there will be no so-called pre-tribulation rapture. It's really very simple to understand. Wheat and tares are both left to grow together "until the harvest".
If anyone is stubborn enough to ignore the plain truth of what our Lord Jesus is saying in this parable, He even explains the meaning of the parable later in the same chapter: Matthew 13:36-43 Read it!
"The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." ~ Matthew 13:24-30
Again, Jesus explains this parable in Matthew 13:36-43


Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.


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