Upcoming Christian Music Releases [December 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of December. Originally published at, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

Updated November 26, 2015 5:37 PM. All dates subject to change without notice.

Friday, December 4, 2015
- Hillsong Young & Free - We Are Young & Free: The Remixes
- Duawne Starling - Deeper Faith - About Faith - Daywind
- FERN - 68 & Douglas
- Vineyard UK - Small Group Worship V2 - Vineyard UK

Friday, December 11, 2015
- Spoken - Breathe Again - Fuel Music
- Bethel Music Kids - Come Alive CD/DVD - Bethel Music - Provident

  Friday, December 18, 2015
- Stu G - Have You Heard - Fuel Music
- Cory Paul - Today, Tomorrow, Forever - Collision Records
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The Sky is Falling: Is Jesus Christ's Return Imminent? by Pastor Larry Stockstill


There is huge energy behind the apocalyptic movement right now. With four blood moons, ISIS, and Iran’s nuclear deal there is a feeling of imminent disaster in the air.  How is a fellow to live? What should be our posture at a moment in history where it seems entirely possible Christ could return?

   I have developed a philosophy of the end-times that has kept me on track:

  1. Stay Ready (holiness) ⇒ Neither Jesus, Daniel, Paul, nor John gave us a definite moment when He would return. I think He did that on purpose so that we would have to stay ready! ⇒ The parable of the ten virgins shows us that you either “have your oil or you don’t.” The bridegroom came at midnight, a very odd time for a wedding! Jesus said that He would return “at an hour when we think not…”
     “Watch” was the only word He gave us. That means to keep your life pure, your relationships in order, your ministry in action and your joy full.
  1. Stay Busy (harvest)  Jesus said, “Blessed is that servant whom His master will find so doing when He comes” (Luke 12: 37). It’s HARVEST time right now when it is estimated that over one million souls EVERY WEEK are being born again around the world.  Never retire. You may change your pace but you cannot change your “race”! God has a track laid out before you and you must RUN until you reach the finish line. Lester Sumrall, the great apostle, crossed the Atlantic ocean three times in one month (in economy class)…when he was 84 years old.
     “Harvest” is a mentality, not a position. Every day I should ask the Lord, “Who can I save from an eternal hell today? Who can I sow a seed of love in today? Who can I turn from darkness to light today?” Five billion people on this planet don’t know Christ…37 lines that would stretch around the whole world at the equator. Stay busy!
  1. Stay Calm (hope) ⇒ Fear is rampant today. Should I cash out all my savings, sit on a pot of gold, and store up millennium food? Should I gather enough ammunition to stave off the U.S. army from my compound? Should I immigrate to some other country where it is “safe?” ⇒ STAY CALM. Jesus said, “When these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Paul said, “That you may not grieve as others who have no hope” (1 Thess 4: 13).
    ⇒ Yes, it is possible that the Antichrist himself is alive at this moment. Yes, it is possible that earth’s history will end in the next two decades (or two centuries). The important thing, however, is that I keep my eyes fixed on the eternal prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
     I personally do not believe man will colonize Mars (or Christ would return to two planets!). I do not believe Israel will be destroyed. I personally do not believe Christians will endure the wrath of God. I do not believe an errant asteroid will destroy all life on this planet.
Stay ready…stay busy…stay calm.

Would you care to comment on this question: “Based upon what you see happening in the world today, how do you now live your life?”

"...Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" -Revelation 22:20


Pastor Larry Stockstill is a pastor for over thirty years.  His church, Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is 52 years old and has been pastored by his father, himself, and now his son.

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Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway | WINNERS!


A blissful day, everyone! Thank you so much for joining my (first-ever) post-birthday giveaway! I am rushing off to our church for the preparation of our 21st anniversary on the 29th, so let me go straight to announcing the winners...

The winner of…

TobyMac’s This Is Not A Test Deluxe Edition is Madz Madaje:

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Hillsong Worship’s Open Heaven / River Wild CD is Justine Parcasio:

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WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition is Divina Joy:

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Planetshakers’ #LetsGo CD+DVD is Richard Macalos:

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Please message me on Facebook with the following details:

Full Name
Complete Mailing Address
Mobile Number

For those who didn’t win, better luck next time! Bookmark my blog and follow my Facebook page to keep up to date of the latest in Christian music, events, giveaways, and other useful resources.

This giveaway has been sponsored by our ever-generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, from whom you may purchase the albums. Do you know that their Pre-Christmas Sale is just around the corner!?
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The Biggest Pre-Christmas Sale Ever | House of Praise

Something BIG is coming your way, and it is seriously the BIGGEST pre-Christmas SALE ever! So mark those calendars! This is happening on November 14 to 29! Details soon!

The BIGGEST Pre-Christmas Sale is happening beginning this weekend! Don't miss out! This may be your last chance to complete your collection!

House of Praise is also setting up a special day for you to shop on Friday (tomorrow). There is a sign-up sheet for this on the House of Praise page. It will be limited to 100 guests. Fill up form only if you are sure to go. Special discounts will be given on the first day.

EDIT: Friends can sign up here: 

But please sign up ONLY when you are sure you are coming on the 13th. Slots will be taken and others won't get the chance if you sign up and then don't go.
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Post-Birthday Giveaway | sponsored by House of Praise

Last October 24 I turned 20, and for the past 20 years the Lord has been so faithful to me. I can’t thank Him enough for all the things that He has done in my life. I don’t know where would I be if not for His sufficient grace. All I know is He is more than enough for me. Now, without further ado, as you can see on the title of my today’s post, I have in here for you a post-birthday giveaway to celebrate life and the faithfulness of God in each one of us.

I am giving away a CD+DVD copy of Planetshakers’ #LetsGo to one blessed reader of my blog. It’s been almost two months since the release of this album, and I am telling you, not a day goes by without me listening to it! Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, #LetsGo is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

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But wait, there’s more! HOUSE OF PRAISE also sent me some copies of the latest releases on their stores including Hillsong Worship’s Open Heaven / River Wild, TobyMac’s This Is Not A Test Deluxe Edition, and WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition. In short, you have four giveaways to enter! If you are that lucky, you can win all four CDs!

To enter to the three other giveaways, click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post.

Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.

Thank you! :)
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CD Giveaway: TobyMac's This Is Not A Test [Deluxe Edition] | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway

I am giving away a Deluxe CD copy of TobyMac's newly-released album This Is Not A Test. Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, This Is Not A Test is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

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To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.

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CD Giveaway: WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway

I am giving away a Deluxe double CD copy of WOW Hits 2016! Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.

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CD Giveaway: Hillsong Worship's Open Heaven / River Wild | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway

I am giving away a CD copy of Hillsong Worship's newly-released live album Open Heaven / River Wild. Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, Open Heaven / River Wild is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.

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Jesus Is Lord Church San Ildefonso Chapter's 21st Anniversary

We invite you to celebrate Jesus with us on our 21st year anniversary celebration happening on the 29th of this month, Sunday, 8 AM at JIL Church San Ildefonso (#300 Maharlika Highway, Malipampang, San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Philippines)! As you can see on the poster above, our guest speaker is none other than the founder, International President and Spiritual Director of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide, Bishop Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, with his beloved wife, Dr. Dory J. Villanueva--JILCW's International Vice President.

To get to the event venue, follow the map below:

Anniversary Plug:

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Upcoming Christian Music Releases [November 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of November. Originally published at, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

All dates subject to change without notice. 

Friday, November 6, 2015
- Family Force 5 - Time Still Stands - Word Label Group - Word
- Sara Groves - Floodplain - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Deitrick Haddon - Masterpiece - entertainmentOne
- Mark Trammell Quartet - Rewind - New Day
- Duawne Starling - Deeper Faith - New Day
- Various - Vital Christmas: Dance Of Joy - New Day
- Various - Christmas Goes Gospel: Volume 2 - Rendezvous Music

Friday, November 13, 2015
- Natalie Grant - TBA - Curb Records - Word
- Kirk Franklin - Losing My Religion - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Kutless - Surrender - BEC Recordings - New Day
- Vineyard UK - Hear the Sound - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- TJ Pompeo - Pompeiio EP - Indie
- Seeker & Servant - You Alone Forever - Indie
- TaRanda Greene - Spirit of Christmas - StowTown Records - Provident

Friday, November 20, 2015
- Michael Vaughn - Before Our King - Spring Music
- Joy Enriquez - The Call - LMG - Capitol
- Michael English - Live At Daywind Studios - Daywind - New Day
- AMP Movement - The Movement Vol.1 - Good Fruit Company - Indie
- MHEternal - Songs For Tomorrow EP - Indie

Friday, November 27, 2015
- Michael Bahn - Rejoice - Spring Music
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9 Ways to Break Generational Curses

You don't have to let sin and shame cripple you. These steps can help you discover freedom from your past.
  1. RECOGNIZE THE CURSE. In order to get set free and stay free, you have to admit you have a problem. That sounds simple, but we live in a day and age of denial. No matter what has happened to us in our lives, each of us are responsible for the choices and decisions we make. If you really want to be free, you will accept that responsibility.
  2. BREAK THE CURSE. As we apply God's Word and power to our lives, and as we choose to walk in righteousness and obedience to God, the chains of bondage will be broken. There are three steps to breaking a generational curse:
  3. (1) Give your life to Jesus; the blood of Jesus removes our sin; (2) Fight the battle with spiritual weapons (such as the Word of God and the armor of God); and (3) Regain control over the power of your will. When Jesus shed His blood, he bought back our willpower. Through the blood of Jesus, we can say no.
  4. REVERSE THE CURSE. There are three keys you can use to reverse the curse and live in victory: (1) Recognize your enemy. We battle not with flesh and blood. Our enemy is Satan, and the battle is spiritual. (2) Forgive people who have hurt you. (3) Treat causes, not symptoms (for example, insecurity, jealousy or fear).
  5. RELEASE THE POWER OF LOVE. To become people whose lives are transformed by the love of God, we must not only get rid of what holds us captive and keeps us in bondage, but we must also be filled up with love--for God, for self and for others. Unconditional love will release blessing. To know more of the love of God in your life, love those who have hurt you, those who have opposed you and those who have sinned against you.
  6. DEVELOP A GODLY ATTITUDE. A good attitude does not make everything go perfectly all the time. Matthew 5:45 tells us that God sends the rain on the just and the unjust. But our attitude determines whether the rain will water the seeds of our harvest or wash those seeds away. Get serious about where you are going with God by getting your attitude lined up with His Word, having faith and trusting in Him.
  7. ALIGN YOUR WORDS WITH GOD'S WORDS. Your words give evidence of your faith, and they should reflect God's good purposes for you. Exchange your negative words for positive words, exchange your negative thoughts for positive thoughts, and exchange your negative actions for positive actions.
  8. ACCEPT GOD'S ACCEPTANCE. Jesus didn't come to condemn us or punish us. He came to give us hope that our lives really can be different. We don't have to live under the burdens of pain, hurt, shame or sorrow. All the power in heaven is available to you to set you free from every chain that binds you. Corrie ten Boom said, "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still."
  9. WALK IN OBEDIENCE. In order to break free from the curses and walk in freedom, you must learn to walk in obedience to God's ways. We don't have to be perfect or without mistakes, but our hearts need to be surrendered and pliable toward God. We need to be moving forward in the things of God every day of our lives. Today's decisions determine our tomorrows. There is a miracle on the other side of your obedience. 
Larry Huch is founder and senior pastor of New Beginnings Christian Center in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Tiz, have planted six churches in the United States and Australia.
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Victory Worship's Rise Heart is Now Available!

Victory Worship, a worship team from Philippine church Victory, has released “Rise Heart,” the follow-up to its gold-selling debut release, “Radical Love,” yesterday, October 20.

“’Rise Heart’ is a call to worship,” says Pastor Julius Fabregas, Victory Worship’s Executive Director. “We want our songs to inspire people to know and follow Jesus, and we believe ‘Rise Heart’ will touch people’s hearts in a very special way to lead them in that direction.”

“Radical Love,” which was released in September 2014, was certified gold by the Philippine Association of Record Industry. It spawned the number one radio singles “Radical Love,” “Grace Changes Everything,” and “Jesus My Savior.” Meanwhile, the music videos from “Radical Love” have collectively earned more than two million views on YouTube.

“Rise Heart,” which was recorded live at the Every Nation Building in Taguig City, contains 13 tracks, including six tracks penned by Victory Worship’s colleagues at Every Nation Music, which produces music that creatively expresses passion for Jesus and the mission, vision, and values of Every Nation. 

Among the tracks are the radio singles “Rise Heart,” featuring The Voice 2014 quarterfinalist Isa Fabregas, and “Dance in Freedom,” written and sung by Yan Asuncion, who co-wrote “Radical Love.”

“Rise Heart” is now available on iTunes and in CDs at all House of Praise and Life By the Book outlets, and selected SM Record Bars, AstroVision, and Odyssey outlets.

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Album Review: Planetshakers' #LetsGo

In the span of just less than two decades, Australia-based Planetshakers has literally shaken the planet with their music. Driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations, the very core of their ministry is to seek the presence of God, first and foremost. And as for their latest album, #LetsGo, they are making a response.

#LetsGo is the second album of the band for 2015 (it follows the successful Outback Worship Sessions which was released in May), and the 33rd in their growing discography.

I was present on the two-night concert of Planetshakers here in Manila last August, and within those nights, Planetshakers played two of the songs on this record. I can still recall Joth Hunt, their lead vocalist, saying Let’s Go is the response for what the “This Is Our Time” season has brought to Planetshakers and to the church as a whole. Indeed, #LetsGo should be the response of each Bible-believing, Christ-worshipping individual, for God has called us to be His hands and feet.

While the #LetsGo DVD has only eight videos on it plus a behind the scene footage, the CD is composed of 12 new songs, one new cover of an oldie (I Just Want You), an intro, and a prayer by Pastor Sam Evans, overall, 15 tracks. Like the other title cuts of Planetshakers’ past albums (This Is Our Time, Endless Praise, Nothing Is Impossible to name a few), #LetsGo has also gained prominence. Given the fact that they have played it in each city that they have visited early this year, I won’t be surprised if it might also reach the peak “Nothing Is Impossible” had reached. Its very youthful vibe is a charm. Plus, it is lyrically rich and powerful.

If there is one lesson that I’ve learned from Planetshakers through the years, that would be to be not reserved in worshipping Jesus—to be sold out and all out for Him. Truly, songs like “Nobody Like You,” “All About You,” and “New Era” reflect which. Each is an addition to their praise party song library; but if you prefer intimate worship songs rather than EDM infiltrated praise cuts, #LetsGo has also a plenty of it. “Home” is the first in line; its anthemic atmosphere compliments the message of the song which is obviously based on the parable of the prodigal son. While “Just One Touch” is musically intense, “Stepping In”, and “I Just Want You” are much simpler and gentle. My favorite track in the album is “Glorious Collision.” Sung by Natalie Ruiz, this poetic worship ballad brings out a lot of power and emotion. Its faith-stirring, heart-piercing, powerful message conveys how our God could turn our life around.

The thing that I love the most about this album is, it is so flavorful and diverse. “Born To Praise,” a Gospel-infused hip hop which I seldom hear from Planetshakers, is a good indicator that they are stretching out their tents. Though I think the first line of its verse is a little bit feminine (maybe written for their Women’s conference), the song as a whole is a celebration of the glorious destiny each one of us has in Christ; and all I can say is, I am looking forward to hearing some more of this genre on their future releases.

At the end of the day, Planetshakers’ #LetsGo did not disappoint. Though all of the songs are lyrically-brilliant, I hope they would dig down on this department just a little bit deeper. Instrumentally, each track is unique and stunning. Overall, this album is pretty incredible and seriously, really, absolutely, their best yet since This Is Our Time!

Rating: 5/5
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Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide Turns 37

My home church, Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), is turning 37 this month. Holding the theme "Declaring Victory, Exalting Jesus", our anniversary celebration is going to be held on the 23rd (a day before my birthday), 3 PM at Luneta Park, Manila. Everyone is welcome, we invite you to celebrate Jesus with us!

1 John 5:4, Philippians 2:11

Declaring victory...

More than anything else, this is an expression of faith. Faith that the God who has done many signs, wonders and miracles in Araullo is the same God who moves in our present-day church... Faith that the different problems and conflicts our church has gone through has all worked together for our good... Faith that in the coming years, victories upon victories upon victories are still bound to happen in this church born in the very heart of God.

Exalting Jesus...

Because every victory must end in thanking the Source of all victories... Because the key to victory is allowing the God of all power to move... Because more than any victory, our church's sole aim is to glorify Jesus, the name above every name.

So in our coming 37th anniversary, and in the years that will come, let us declare, "JESUS IS LORD!"
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Michael W. Smith Live In Manila

You read it right! Just announced via Michael W. Smith's Facebook page that the American Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter is coming to Manila on November 17, 2015, 8PM at Smart Araneta Coliseum for his Sovereign World Tour.

Ticket On-sale date: Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10AM local. No prices given yet. Based on Smith's tour schedule; he's also going to visit Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo in November.

His Sovereign album, which was released in 2014, features "You Won't Let Go", "Sky Spills Over" and "The One That Really Matters" with Kari Jobe are my personal favorites. Sovereign was Smith’s first worship album since 2008 and his first project since signing with Capitol Christian Music Group in 2013.
Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, an American Music Award recipient and has earned 40 Dove Awards. Also selling more than 15 million albums, scoring 28 No. 1 hits! Here I Am to Worship, Above All, Awesome God, Breathe, Open the Eyes of My Heart, Healing Rain, Place in this Word and Forever are just among his massive collection of amazing songs that gives praises unto God Almighty and are still used in our churches up to now.

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Upcoming Christian Music Releases [October 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of October. Originally published at, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

All dates subject to change without notice. 

Friday, October 2, 2015
- Manafest - Reborn - Fuel Music - New Day
- Capital Kings - II (Two) - Gotee Records - Provident
- Jordan Feliz - Beloved EP - Centricity Music - Capitol
- Gateway Worship - Walls CD/DVD - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Paul Baloche - Christmas Worship II - Integrity - New Day
- Tribute - Live At Daywind Studios - New Day
- Jim Brady Trio - Live At Daywind Studios - New Day
- The Perrys - Sing - StowTown Records - Provident
- Ernie Haase and Signature Sound - Happy People Deluxe Edt - StowTown Records - Provident
- James Jackson & Atlanta Praise - Nothing But High Praise - EMI Gospel - Capitol
- Monolog - Transparency - Indie

Friday, October 9, 2015
- MercyMe - MercyMe! It's Christmas - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Andrew Peterson - The Burning Edge of Dawn - Centricity Music - Capitol
- Laura Story - God With Us - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Seventh Day Slumber - Redline - VSR Music - Capitol
- Sanctus Real - Best Of - Sparrow Records - Capitol
- Steven Curtis Chapman - Christmas Hymns - Sparrow Records - Capitol
- Gaither Vocal Band - Christmas Collection - Gaither Music - Capitol
- Rawsrvnt - Game Changer - Indie
- Keith & Kristyn Getty - Joy: An Irish Christmas LIVE - GTM - Capitol
- Mark Lowry - How We Love - Spring House - Capitol
- Michael English - Worship - Daywind - New Day
- Larry Clark - Antidote In Audio - Larry Clark Gospel - New Day
- Various - Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby - Integrity Music - New Day

Friday, October 16, 2015
- Stryper - Fallen
- Hillsong Worship - TBD - Hillsong Music - Capitol
- Danny Gokey - Christmas Is Here - BMG - New Day
- Christon Gray - Christon Gray - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Gordon Mote - Hymns and Songs of Inspiration - New Haven Records - Provident
- Israel & New Breed - Covered: Alive In Asia DVD - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Various - Holy Hip Hop V20 - Holy Hip Hop - Capitol

Friday, October 23, 2015
- Chris Tomlin - Christmas TBD - Sixsteprecords - Capitol
- Jimmy Fortune - Hits & Hymns - Spring House - Capitol
- Nine Lashes - Ascend - BEC Recordings - New Day
- Generation Unleashed - Come Alive - Maranatha Music - Capitol

Friday, October 30, 2015
- Myron Butler and Levi - On Purpose - EMI Gospel - Capitol
- Travis Greene - TBD - RCA Inspirational - Provident
- John Tibbs - Dead Man Walking EP - Fair Trade Services - Provident
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Gateway Worship's 'Walls' Releases in October

Gateway Worship is releasing their highly anticipated album Walls, which is the sixth live recording from the internationally acclaimed group.

The record will launch October 2 from FairTrade Services, and is produced by Walker Beach, Josh Alltop and Miguel Noyola of Gateway Worship Production, the project-available in both CD and DVD formats- features 13 selections penned by such leading worship writers as Thomas Miller, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Rita Springer and Mark Harris, among others.

Some of the main features of Walls include the album opener, "Higher Than The Sky" (feat. Matt Birkenfeld); the title track (feat. Carnes); "Let The Heavens Open" (feat. Jobe); "Wait For You" (feat. Rebecca Hart); "Love Has Found Us" (feat. Anna Byrd); and the project's debut single, "Grace That Won't Let Go" (feat. Harris).

"It seems like there are walls everywhere. They may not be walls you can see with your eyes, but they are there. Massive, insurmountable walls. Political walls. Racial and cultural walls. Denominational walls. Walls of pride, selfishness, and sin. Walls. But the truth is, we were never meant to live like this-with walls dividing us, separating us. God's heart is, and always has been, for us to be united as one," said Gateway Church associate senior pastor Thomas Miller.

Gateway Worship is a group of more than 40 worship leaders, musicians and songwriters at Dallas' Gateway Church, one of the largest and most influential congregations in North America. The ensemble, which ministers to over 35,000 attendees and thousands more online each week, is committed to leading the Church body in intimate worship with an understanding of the power of the Word of God expressed in music. Throughout the past decade numerous Gateway Worship songs have ranked among the most popular in the world, according to CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International).

Walls, a FairTrade Services release, will be available for pre-order beginning Friday on iTunes and Amazon Music and includes a free instant download of the single "Grace That Won't Let Go." A new song download will be available each week with all pre-orders until the project's October 2 release.

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Paul Baloche To Release "Christmas Worship Vol. 2" Oct. 2

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media September 18, 2015

One of today's most influential worship leaders, songwriters and artists, Paul Baloche, releases Christmas Worship Vol. 2 globally Oct. 2 through Integrity Music. The album features Christmas classics seamlessly married with vertical worship lyrics, and is an extension of Baloche's 30-year mission in ministry to equip worshipers and worship leaders with songs and resources that help them express glory to God.

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Bethel Music's Manila Concert Has Been Canceled

Press Release for Bethel Music Live in Manila
Manila, Philippines.  September 10, 2015 –

The upcoming worship concert, BETHEL MUSIC LIVE IN MANILA, scheduled for October 17, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is cancelled.

Becca Music Ministry has issued a formal statement for the cancellation:

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, it is unfortunate that this event will not take place as we have planned.  As servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are always aware that we may plan and prepare but in the end,  His will and His plan always prevails. We are truly sorry for all the inconveniences that this cancellation will cause.  We have exerted all efforts on our team’s part to try to make this event push through.  However, this is the final decision by all parties concerned.

Tickets that have been sold will be fully refunded.


Tickets purchased from Ticketnet through:

    Online: (Tickets purchased through

The full amount will be credited back to your credit cards. There is no need to go to Ticketnet Box Office for the refund.

    Outlets purchase: (through Ticketnet Box Office, SM outlets)

Please bring your tickets and valid ID to the yellow gate of Smart Araneta coliseum to get your full refund.

You may also call 911-5555 for clarifications.   

Tickets purchased from Becca Music:

Bank deposits: kindly call 9105524 to arrange refund through bank deposit. Full refund including those with delivery charges will be facilitated. Becca Music office: Please bring your tickets and valid ID to our office (M-F, 9AM to 5PM) to get your full refund.

You may also call 910-5352 or 910-5524 for clarifications.

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5 Worship Leader Nightmares

 5 Worship Leader Nightmares by Worship Set Ideas

The number one fear in the world is public speaking. But singing in front of people is even scarier than that. So it makes sense that worship leaders have real fears. And those fears frequently come true.
So in an attempt at a bit of catharsis, I thought it would be helpful to identify those fears, and maybe poke fun at them a bit. We’ve all had things like this happen to us. After they happen, move on. It’s not the end of the world.
Nightmare-1 We do our best to learn the words. We’re responsible enough to not rely on confidence monitors or lyric sheets. But sometimes the worst happens and we blank. It’s happened to the best of worship leaders.
Nightmare-2 This translates to digital pianos perfectly too. Ever started a song and realized your whole keyboard was transposed one half step up?
Nightmare-3 We’ve been waiting all week, maybe even all month, to introduce this one amazing song. The band knocks it out of the park. But all you get in return is blank stares or even your pastor saying something like, “Well that song didn’t work out so well.”
Nightmare-4 This is the single best moment in leading worship. The song builds to a crescendo, you back away from the mic, and the congregation explodes in singing. But what if they don’t sing?
Nightmare-5 Maybe this is my personal fear from having led church at a smaller church with horrible acoustics. One unauthorized tambourine in the hands of rhythmless charismatic can seriously kill your buzz.

Bonus nightmare…this:

Have you had any of these happen to you? What are your worst nightmares as a worship leader?

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Upcoming Christian Music Releases [September 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of September. Originally published at, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

All dates subject to change without notice. 

Friday, September 4, 2015
- The City Harmonic - We Are - Integrity Music - New Day
- The Church of Eleven22 - Before All Things - Indie
- Nehemiah - Remember (Mixtape) - Indie

Friday, September 11, 2015
- Tree 63 - Land - Fuel Music - Indie
- David Phelps - Freedom DVD - Spring House Music - Capitol
- Colton Dixon - The Calm Before The Storm - Sparrow Records - Capitol
- New Hope Oahu - Greater Together - DREAM Records - Capitol
- Planetshakers - Let's Go! - Integrity Music - New Day
- Crystal Lewis - Crystal Lewis - Metro1 Music - Syntax
- Julie Elias - Unbroken - Indie

Friday, September 18, 2015
- Big Daddy Weave - Beautiful Offerings - Fervent Records - Word
- Andy Mineo - Uncomfortable - Reach Records - New Day
- Ryan Stevenson - Fresh Start - Gotee Records - Capitol
- Holly Starr - Everything I Need - Artist Garden - Indie
- Jonathan McReynolds - Life Music: Stage Two - eOne - Universal
- RP - The Harvest - Rebel Genius - Syntax
- XXI - Inside Out - Tooth & Nail Records - New Day
- Joy Enriquez - The Call - LMG - Capitol

Friday, September 25, 2015
- Various - WOW Hits 2016 - WOW - Capitol
- Kari Jobe - Majestic (Revisited) - Sparrow Records - Capitol
- CCM United - We Will Stand CD/DVD - Spring House - Capitol
- All Things New - The Good News - BEC Recordings - New Day
- Amanda Cook - Brave New World - Bethel Music - Provident
- The Collingsworth Family - That Day Is Coming - StowTown Records - Provident
- John P. Kee - Level Next - Capitol Gospel - Capitol

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