I must say, I didn't enjoy the whole concert. The concert was of two halves, both in the way that there was a clear break between two parts of the concert, and also because of the distinct change in vibe/atmosphere/songs. I enjoyed half the concert.
Why do I say this?
First half of the concert:
- No mention of the cross, of grace, of price paid for us
- Frequent reference of focusing on us, on me, on my, etc.
- Shallow theology (if any at times)
- "Jesus is my boyfriend" songs
- Songs that just can't be sung easily, and with really obscure words and metaphors
- No flow of songs to nail a particular point
Second half of concert:
- All songs focused on our God, on Jesus, on the Lord
- Frequent mention of grace, on who God is, on who Jesus is
- Maybe not meaty theological stuff, but substantial theology through songs
- Songs had a progression towards the message, and out from the message to apply to current situations in our lives
- The lead singer (Chris Tomlin) was humble and his purpose was to lead people to focus on worshipping God
- The songs were a tad high, but were all easy to sing, easy to pick up, easy to join in
Praise God for God glorifying, Gospel driven, Christ centred song leaders and song writers.