Welcome! I began this blog as a place to share my journey as a worship leader. I have seen God work in amazing ways in my life and this is where I share my experience and my thoughts. Thanks for following along! - Kurt • Eph 2:8

Lion and the Lamb (Bethel Music) - Piano Cover 

Posted by Kurt Scobie on November 16, 2016


One of my current favorites of all of the worship songs out there today is "Lion and the Lamb" by Bethel Music. It is a fun one to play and carries a powerful truth in worship. What a powerful declaration:

"Who can stop the Lord almighty!"

Notice, this is not a question, but a statement. Because there is NO ONE "who can stop the Lord..."

I have been testing out a new setup of lights and mics in my home studio. It is a work in progress which I plan to continuously make improvements to.

I hope you enjoy my piano cover of Lion and the Lamb, recorded live at "Studio Scobie".


https://youtu.be/VQyh6trA_hE

Never Let Me Down [VIDEO] - Kurt Scobie 

Posted by Kurt Scobie on November 3, 2016


We are going to the other side.

I'll never forget these words, which came from a mentor and small group leader during one of the worst "storms" of my life. When I felt like I was drowning, I was reminded of God's faithfulness. That His love is unfailing and that He would never let me down. Jesus, though it seemed like he was asleep when I hit rough waters, was in control. And He was for me.

This reminder of His faithfulness is drawn from Luke 8:22-25, which reads:
     One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.”So they got into a boat and started out. As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.
     The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”     The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”

In the beginning of this story, Jesus says "let's cross to the other side of the lake". There was no doubt in his mind that they would make it. In other words "WE are going to the other side." Not "let's try" or "let's see" or "well, it's a long shot, but maybe we'll get lucky". No. He was confident.

It can be easy to look down upon the disciples in this story, because, after all, wasn't Jesus with them? I mean, He's GOD. Why did they lose their faith?

But, we do the exact same thing. One day we can feel close to the Lord and know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is real and He is for us. And the very next day, we'll face rough waters and completely forget that the maker of the wind and rain is still right there with us.

In a recent songwriting challenge I wrote a song about this. Below is a video of that song, titled "Never Let Me Down", which is meant to be a reminder that God is always close and he is always for us.

He will never leave us or forsake us. He will never fail us. He will never let us down.

https://youtu.be/NEIkpl24Few


I Will Dwell (Psalm 23) - New Song [VIDEO] 

Posted by Kurt Scobie on September 20, 2016


It has been quite a year for me, 2016. This is my first post in three months, and only my fifth post of the year. Some days I have felt like the cowboys in those movies whose horse gets spooked and they end up getting dragged through the dust in hopes of regaining control.

As I sit at the kitchen table in my quiet house (which will most likely become not so quiet at any moment) I am enjoying a moment of rest in the midst of a very busy year. Looking out the window into our backyard is a serene view of trees and greenery that is my daily refuge from the craziness of life. Even if for only a few seconds each day, I try to escape to the back deck for the stillness and steadiness that reminds me to breathe deep and be quiet before God.

Rest has been an ongoing theme in my times of prayer and meditation lately. The importance of learning to rest in God has become more and more evident to me. Our culture continues to demand that we be increasingly available and "on" when what we truly need is time to unplug and be refreshed in the presence of God.

I recently wrote a song in one of my quiet moments with Jesus. It was drawn directly from Psalms 23 and was written with the intention to make you pause and just listen. Just as the Good Shepherd usually has to make us "lie down in green pastures".

Today, I encourage you to take a moment to pause and spend some time just resting in God. No agenda, no prayer points, no striving. His desire is for us to meet with Him and simply dwell. To enjoy the green pastures and still waters. To be restored. And then, after that moment of rest, remember that His goodness and mercy follows you. That even as you go, you can "dwell in the house of the Lord forever".

I Will Dwell (Psalm 23) - Kurt Scobie
https://youtu.be/OMitQvcFSNE




I'm Going On My First-Ever Missions Trip to... 

Posted by Kurt Scobie on June 15, 2016


...Indonesia!

I've never even had a PASSPORT until earlier this year. So this trip is a pretty big deal for me.

My church sends missionaries all over the world every year. And we support all kinds of missions projects and trips. I am excited to finally take one of those trips. And it's going to be a big one.

After an 18-hour flight, a 10-hour layover in Qatar, and another 8-hour flight we'll hit the ground running in Bali which is 12 hours ahead of Atlanta. Our team will be working with the worship team at Global Church as well as heading out into some villages to reach people with the light of Jesus.

I am not sure what to think about this endeavor. I know it will be life-changing. I know we will need your prayers. I know that God has gone before us and that He will be with us. Other than that, this is all new for me!

I am looking forward to sharing my experience with you. Our trip begins June 22nd and we return July 1st.

Your prayers are appreciated.

Worship by Observing 

Posted by Kurt Scobie on May 24, 2016


Hands were raised. Eyes were closed.

There was crying. Sobbing.

Some were praying in tongues. Some were singing along loudly to every word.

People kneeled. People stood.

They cheered and shouted. They were quiet and reverent.

And me? I was sitting. Eyes open. Just watching and listening. Taking it all in.

One of my favorite songwriters, Amanda Cook, came to Atlanta on her "Brave New World" tour, and it was phenomenal. The lights, and sound, and videos, and musicianship, and production, and... everything... was awesome. One of the best concerts I've ever been to. The night was beautiful.

The best part was that it was a worship concert. Everyone seemed to be there for one reason. Jesus.

One of my favorite moments of the night, though, was when Amanda imparted a "golden nugget" of wisdom.

Early in her set she talked about "worship by observing". I don't remember exactly what she said, but it blew my mind.

You see, so much of what we have been taught about worship revolves around action. That if we are truly worshiping, we should be singing or clapping or shouting or something other than "just" sitting.

But, she challenged that thinking. Not to say that those things are not good and right and important. They are. Her point was that there seems to be a lack of listening and watching and just sitting back to take in the wonder and beauty of God and His creation.

She invited us to worship by observing the beauty of music, which God created. To take in the coolness of technology, which God has allowed us to discover. To watch these artistic elements come together and simply sit back and be speechless.

Again, there is a time for crying out, for shouting and singing and clapping, for praying. And congregational singing is extremely powerful and important. However, I see an increasing need for quietness before the Creator to simply take in His beauty.

Congregational singing is not necessarily worship. Raising your hands is not necessarily worship. Neither is cheering.

Real worship comes down to the focus and affections of the heart. That is what God wants. Our hearts. Our attention. Our affections.

So, that night I sat. I watched. I listened. I was completely quiet. And it was one of the most powerful worship experiences I have ever had.

What if our times of worship included moments to just be quiet, sit, reflect, and observe?

I believe that God is just waiting to blow us away with His beauty.

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