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Redeemed Artist: DJ'ing, Live Performance, Recording, Private Instruction, Bible Exposition, Public Speaking...

Floodlight Revolution Debuts at 1st Annual CCC Cruise-In


Join Floodlight Revolution for their official debut as a band at the 1st Annual CCC Cruise-In, Saturday, September 21st from 3-7pm. The band will be playing the 1st of 2 slots, followed by local favorite cover band Surrender Dorothy. Event informatin can be found on Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/events/558165507581411/).

Admission is free!

The event features Kurt McCormick’s Barris Kustoms Built “Johnny Zaro” 1940 Mercury – One of the most beautiful cars to ever grace the pages of Hot Rod Magazine, and is open to all hot rods, customs, classics, and special interest vehicles.

* Free ice cold bottled water provided by The Bent Pig

* Live Music provided by Surrender Dorothy and Floodlight Revolution.

Bring your blankets & lawn chairs. Listen on the lawn.

Fun and Safe Family Friendly Environment. No burnouts or alcohol please.

Sponsored by Chesterfield Community Church

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Member Update: Steve Lamb


As Floodlight Revolution is gearing up to launch, Steve Lamb is taking a step back from live performance for the time being. Steve is in the midst of a very exciting and busy life season – graduating college, grad school on the way, a full time career, and a soon arriving new addition to the Lamb family. Steve will be sorely missed from live performances during this season, but the show will go on with the addition of Luke Sanders, and other coalition musicians.

Floodlight Revolution manager James Miller states “Steve is still an integral part of the Floodlight Revolution. Though he won’t be performing live for some time, he has already completed studio tracks for an upcoming release. He will likely contribute to future studio recordings, and eventually make a live appearance again. We wish Steve and his family well during this transitional period. We’ll continue to pray for them, and thank our heavenly Father for our brother.”

New Team Member!


Floodlight Revolution welcomes new team member and guitarist, Luke Sanders to the coalition.

The newbie of the group, is a talented guitarist in his own right, rocking out regularly with the sounds of ONEEIGHTY Band. He brings to the table a huge platter of guitar tones, with an amazing taste for what works in a song. Add him to the roster of guitarists that don’t talk much, but speak volumes (and VOLUME!) with a guitar in hand.

A New Strategy: Join the Revolution!


Good morning revolutionaries. It is with great joy that I announce to you another forward step in the evolution of Floodlight Revolution. A few months ago I presented to my fellow core musicians, Steve and Dan, that I really have a vision of Floodlight Revolution being more than a band, but instead a voice for like-minded people. I want us to be an audible and visible portion of a group of people committed to living our their lives with God, among people. For a variety of reasons, the typical American idea of a “band” is of a group of people that are united by their desire to play music together. In our case, that would be sort of a Three Musketeers approach…but that’s more of an “us and them” view than I felt comfortable with.

Here’s why. For any band to be successful, it takes LOTS of people other than just the musicians to make it work. Floodlight Revolution isn’t just about the music though. It’s about the heart behind the music – a desire to see people learn what life is meant to be when they encounter a fundamental change through God’s Word to us. It is for that reason the core team of Floodlight Revolution has made a decision to open things up a bit more. We want you to be involved in the workings of an actual team that is determined to deliver the heart of our mission in a personal way.

With the adoption of this new strategy last week, Floodlight Revolution is no longer just a band, but a ministry fronted by a band. We have a number of practical changes in the works that will help us to realize this goal. If you would like to participate, or feel you have a talent or skill to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Psalm 1 – Floodlight Revolution


A few words…

Though the wicked whine

and mockers scoff

the law of the Lord

delights our walk.

 

We are the voice of a people

belonging to One.

Many will gather

victory won.

 

Child of Jehovah

are you strong?

Rock this song.

Join the Floodlight Revolution.

 

Like a tree by the river

producing much fruit.

It is Jah’s that prosper

We will not be moved.

 

Stand on your feet

oh progenitor of sin.

you’ll fall on your knees,

you and your kin.

 

Now bow in the presence

of the King;

and His Floodlight Revolution!

Psalm 1 – Establishing the Text


I wanted to provide a bit of additional information about Psalm 1. While the previous post on establishing the text applies obviously to Psalm 1, the chapter itself is a peculiar chapter. It was most likely written after the completion of the rest of the text and added as an introduction to the book. Furthermore the book of Psalms is actually a collection of 5 books, arranged not in chronological order, but instead by purpose. We don’t know what person or people arranged the books, but can only attribute it to the work of the Holy Spirit. The first 8 chapters of the Psalm 1 function as an introduction to the greater work. Also in it we will see the first major theme introduced. I can think of no better extra-biblical introductory chapter that ties together the origin of such a number of teachings and themes.

The Psalms – Establishing the Text


The Hebrew Bible is divided into three parts; the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. The Psalms begin the third division. In the complete Bible, the Psalms are the central part. Every type of human experience is covered within those pages, chosen to be included by the Holy Spirit. In fact, the Psalms were written by many different authors, among them are praise, prayers, descriptions, and prophecy, written by king David, Asaph, the children of Korah, one by Moses, perhaps two by king Solomon, and many with no name attached.

The Psalms are helpful in times of sorrow. They are comforting. They produce deep devotion, worship, and dependence on God. Strikingly, though written in a seemingly haphazard non-chronological order over a period of at least 1000 years B.C., the entire set of 150 poems is arranged and divided into 5 books, each corresponding in theme with the books of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy).

The Psalms provide an (a surprising amount to me) amount of prophetic content. In the course of this study, we will try to establish what was the original intent of each chapter/passage, and then where necessary and fitting make proper application. We will seek to avoid making non-contextual based application, even if it contradicts popularly held opinions of the religious. Our purpose is to seek truth. Journey on!

Psalm 1 – Before the Text: My Personal Reflection


Once upon a time…I didn’t have a very high opinion about the book of Pslam. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it. I just didn’t find it very important. I figured the book was merely a book of poetry, and some of it so antiquated that it really wasn’t all that useful to me. Why would I want to hear someone else’s whining? Oh yeah…I thought that there was a lot of whining in it.

Since those days I’ll say like many other thoughts I’ve had on the Bible, my view of the Psalms has changed drastically! For that to happen, I had to suspend my preconceived notions and study in context with my mind set on truth. I hope if you have not found how helpful this book is, that you will join this journey and discover its immense worth as well.