Maverick City Music has exploded in popularity onto the Christian music scene in the past few years and for good reason. They entered the Contemporary Christian Music space in 2019 with a goal to produce authentic music; they have done just that. They aren't limited by rules, spoken or unspoken, and they create whatever flows in worship.
The group says their process of making music is less a "songwriting factory" and much more so a place to express praise regardless of proficiency. This unique angle has certainly taken them far. With collaborations from Steffany Gretzinger to UPPERROOM, their music hits listeners as a refreshing breather during every listen. We take a look at two of their most recently released songs below from their newest live album Tribl Nights Atlanta.
NEW: "We Have Hope"
We have Hope in Jesus Present Help, and Redeemer As Long as I am still Breathing There is Hope in Jesus
God has an amazing purity that makes trusting Him the best decision we can ever make. It may not be an easy path, but at least it's guaranteed to be the right way. The supposed might of our largest mountain pales in comparison to the majesty of our Heavenly Father, and His immense love for His children.
I love how this simplicity flows between every type of diversity the world has created. Any boundary built up by our feelings, any grudge we're still holding, God's love breaks it all apart. He tears every wall down and that's just as true for me as it is for each one of you reading this. It's the rare thing that connects us all and the only hope we have for true unity.
NEW: "Never Lost"
Night cannot whisper away What he said in the Light He is my Firm Foundation My Anchor, won't be Moved Storms may Collide But my Soul is on Fire with His Word
I spoke at church in our children's ministry this Sunday and the main point I wanted to get across is that at some point or another, even those closest to us will let us down, but Jesus never will. I am often guilty of overthinking my relationships and wondering if I'm too much or good enough; I struggle with both sides of that emotional spectrum.
Someone recently told me: "you're never too much; people just aren't enough. Only God is enough." I just love how the word "enough" was so beautifully weaved into that statement. In society, it has a negative connotation; often followed up by a degrading immpact on self worth. But God tells us in the Bible that He will always provide us with enough. It may not be more than enough, but that's faith: believing He will provide even when we're not overflowing. I "simplified" the message for the kids before realizing it really is that simple and I've just been reading too much into it this whole time. This song really cemented the truth that God is my forever hope. The things of this world may sway me, but by the love of my Jesus, I can remain solidly planted in His Word.
Selena Schulz is NRT’s youngest staff contributor. She loves God, music, reading, and writing.
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