Christ is Risen!

You can say you are agnostic, and you wish to stay that way
You say atheism seems more real than what Christians have to say
You say the Bible is outdated, read another book instead
But you could not stop my Jesus from rising from the dead

You can say He wanted rebellion, and He wanted anarchy
And as for being God’s only son that was blasphemy
You can say His fame and worship had made Him lose his head
But you could not stop my Jesus from rising from the dead.

You can tell your lies about Him, and try and put Him in His place
You could beat Him til it was impossible to recognise His face
You could leave Him hanging on a hill which His blood is turning red
But you could not stop my Jesus from rising from the dead.

You can say He is fictitious, you can say He’ll never last
You can say in the 21st century, He’s just a relic from the past
You can say what you like about my Lord, but I won’t be misled
Cos you could not stop my Jesus, from rising from the dead.

You could not stop my Jesus, from rising from the dead.

A truly happy Easter to all my friends.


Concert and a Praise Party

I’ve just been invited back to Finedon (Near Wellingborough) on Friday September 14th so if anyone would like a visit on the Wednesday or Thursday 12th & 13th of September please let me know.

I’m really looking for 2 Churches, north of London and south of Nottingham…roughly, the midlands area for that mini-tour.

Now Finedon (and others) have asked if as well as doing a concert which is primarily for adults and older children, whilst I am with them could I also do an ‘after school Praise Party’ especially for the younger children in their Church.

The answer is yes of course, I just want to be used as much as I can by God…whilst I still can be!

I do still love doing Praise Parties where I teach simply about Jesus, and make sure that every song I that sing requires some sort of participation and fun from the little ones attending. As with the concerts large numbers are not important.

I would do the 45-60 minute Praise Party around 5.00pm so it would still be fine to start the concert at 7pm or 7.30pm.

So, if you would like a visit during September please let me know.

If you would like a visit (wherever you live) at another time…please also let me know!

You can choose out of the 3 concerts which concert you would prefer.

1)’Sting in the Tale’ my testimony concert.

2) ‘Glorie Day’s concert’ where I tell you about the wonderful ways that I have seen God use children over the years and sing favourite songs that all ages will enjoy and can join in singing with me.

3) ‘Scripture Song Concert”. The latest concert (which will be premiered at Spring Harvest Minehead this year) where I revive a lot of my most popular Scripture songs and I guarantee amidst all the fun, everyone will leave having learned a little more about the Bible. Soooo important!

Please e mail me (ishmael@ishmael.org.uk) if you are interested and would like more info.


God surprises!

Although we have all experienced bad and sad surprises, tomorrow in the Cathedral I will preaching on the happy surprises that our Heavenly Father constantly gives to us His children!

One of the things I will be saying is…

God has also surprised me relatively recently by giving me the opportunity to tour the country again with my evangelism concerts.

In fact I can’t remember a time when I’ve been so busy!

Just a few years ago with Leukaemia, I never thought I’d be well enough to do this again.

And may I add a thank you for your continued support and prayers as I travel and continue doing what I so love doing.

And of course….thanks be to God for giving me this wonderful surprise!


Mini tours until the summer

Fantastic and praise God…very exciting few months ahead!

It looks like all the national mini-concert-tours until July are now sorted although there maybe room to squeeze one more visit in at the beginning or at the end of each trip if you wanted to host one and I am anywhere near your area.

March
13th Coventry (Glorie Days)
14th Erdington (Glorie Days)
15th Finedon (Sting in the Tale)

April
25th Papworth (Sting in the Tale)
26th Comberton (Glorie Days)
27th Ramsey (Sting in the Tale)
28th Ramsey (Praise Party)

May
22nd Bristol (Praise Party followed by Sting in the Tale)
23rd Swindon (Sting in the Tale)
24th Rodbourne (Praise Party)

June
26th North Hykeham (Sting in the Tale)
27th Lincoln (Glorie Days)
28th Kirton (Glorie Days)
29th Sleaford (Glorie Days)

Can’t wait!


Encouraging concert comments

I’ve just been sent these from people who attended a couple my very recent concerts.
So encouraging to hear that God is using them to bring happiness and healing through such simple, honest, relaxed and lots of fun concerts!

From a ‘Glorie Days’ concert.

Thank you ever so much for coming to Lacock. We had a brilliant time! We were still singing, laughing and dancing on the way home and on Saturday!

And from a ‘Sting in the tale’ concert.

Just a quick e mail to say how much your trip to us was valued by everyone I have spoken with. One lady who has had a journey thro lung cancer spoke to me at your concert to say that she felt unworthy and we had a conversation and she is now attending church and happy to do so and talking to others who are struggling with cancer.