Monday, April 14, 2008

We've got a NEW address -

After blogging on SEMBAH for almost a year, we have finally puchased our own domain and made that "Difficult" choice of migrating all our posts to our own new domain! :)

From now on all my Worship Posts will be on

If you visit us from time to time, please update your Favourites!

Blessings & See you at WORSHIP!

Daren Lee

Friday, April 11, 2008

Shout to The Lord sang on American Idol

In tonite's Idol Gives Back series of American Idol 2008, we see the contestants of American Idol do an amazing worship song.

Who would have thought that Darlene's all time favourite, "Shout To The Lord" will be sung at American Idol and be a blessing to Millions!! Doesn't it just challenge you to write worship songs which are beautiful, and which speaks into the hears of many.

Enjoy SHOUT TO THE LORD in the video below.

They did change bits of the lyrics ....

My Shepherd, my Saviour
Lord there is none like You
All of my days I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love

Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name
I sing for joy at the work of Your hands
Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand
Nothing compares to the promise
I have in You

My Comfort, my Shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath all that I am
Never cease to worship You

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Passion World Tour Concert - Malaysia on August 2008

WOW!! Another Awesome Concert coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!!

Details are still scarce at the moment, I guess the organizers are still finalizing details, but from two web sources, we have 3 August 2008 as the day of the Concert and both Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio will be coming.

First things' first ... Block in your Calendar 3 August 2008 - Sunday.

Here's a synopsis of their Vision

PASSION KUALA LUMPUR is a gathering for UNIVERSITY-AGED young people throughout Malaysia and South-east Asia. Believing in the university moment, and what God longs to do in this strategic window of time, the entire event will focus on the bigness of God, calling students to PRAYER, WORSHIP and ACTION, and a Story so much bigger than their own.

The heartbeat of PASSION KUALA LUMPUR is to:


- Foster UNITY among those who love JESUS

- Spark VISION for the UNIVERSITIES of Kuala Lumpur and the nation

- Tell the STORY of REDEMPTION in compelling ways

- INSPIRE students to EMBRACE their part in God's global plan for the NATIONS

Why the World

Finding in Christ all we need, and spending our lives to make Him famous in this generation... that's what The Passion Movement is all about and what has attracted hundreds of thousands of university aged young people to Passion gatherings over the past eleven years.

Passion is more than an event. Passion is a movement made up of young people who have abandoned the idea of living simply for themselves and are daily giving everything so the world can see Jesus more clearly. Passion is about the glory of God, inspiring a wave of students to taste and see that He is good and to do something now to change the world in Jesus' name.

We've discovered that every major city in the world is a university town, most home to hundreds of thousands, and in some cases millions of students. So, Passion is off on a crazy journey to the cities of the world in 2008, uniting university students around the globe in a story so much bigger than our own.

"Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and renown are the desire of our souls." Isaiah 26:8

Listen to Chris Tomlin's Song - GOD OF THE CITY

Passion's Website -

Passion in KL Facebook -

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hillsong United Concert in Malaysia - May 2008

We've got some really Exciting NEWS!!

We've just got info that Hillsong United (Joel Houston & Team)

will be making their way to Petaling Jaya ... in MALAYSIA! :) WOO HOOO!!!

Youth Alive Malaysia will be organizing this event

Hillsong Worship Night

28 May 2008

at Glad Tidings Petaling Jaya

Block your dates and once we get more info

We'll blog about it ! :)

Tickets will be on sale ... more details soon!! :)

i can't wait!!!! WOOO HOOO!!!

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Broken - Easter Drama Pictures

Praise GOD for a superb Good Friday service at Glad Tidings PJ yesterday. We had over 2000+ in attendance celebrating Easter and witnessing the broken Easter Drama for the first time.

It was an amazing production, with five key characters in the drama : Eddie, Steph, Ken, Jin & the Pastor, they told a wonderful story of love, greed, betrayl, death and life. In addition, a live- band providing the music, it just added to the intensity in each scene and the story unfolds to tell how life that is broken, but with God will give us hope, an eternal hope!

If you were at broken, I would encourage you to give your fedback/comments here.

Here are some photos (thanks to Daniel & Nick) from the First Night.

Broken - Easter Drama Photos


Steph, Eddie, Jin & Kenneth

Cheers with non-alcoholic wine :)


Eddie and Pastor

moments before the final hour


The Crucifixion scene

For God so loved the World

that He gave his begotten son

whomsoever that believes in Him

shall not perish, but have everlasting life!

[john 3:16]


The battle of angels & demons

Visually impacting !!

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Glad Tidings PJ was packd full as family and friends

came to witness BROKEN

At the end .... the cast & crew of BROKEN 2008

Glory to GOD!!

Check out all the "EXTRAS" of Broken here -

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Worship Backgrounds - Resource

With technology coming in play in most churches, its rare that you ever see an OHP (aka Overhead Projector) displaying lyrics of the songs that we sing in church. I remember growing up in church where we would seldom hear people clapping when we sing fast songs, because everyone was holding the "Scripture in Chorus" songbook as they sang along with the song leader.

Then came the revolutionary Microsoft Powerpoint in the 90s which enabled churches with an LCD Projector to start putting up lyrics on a screen so that the congregation can clap, dance and celebrate along with the worship team.

And not too long ago, programs like Mediashout, EasyWorship started entering churches in Asia, where instead of boring black & white lyrics, you can now enhance the visual with colorful background.

So where am i leading with this? I just received an email from WorshipBacks, and they are an online web resource for those that needs vivid or thematic backgrounds for your church worship screen.

I just popped over to their website and it does look neat!

I've just pulled out a sample below, meanwhile check them out at

Worship Background

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

CD Review : FREE - Planet Shakers 2008

Just realized that i totally forgot to review the Planet Shakers 2008 CD - FREE! Got it back in January, but totally forgot to blog about it! Whoopsy!

With PS coming in April, I suddenly remembered that i totally missed this CD.

This album has not really been a great impact for me, the songs are the typical Planet Shakers songs, rockish, tunes are rather similiar. Was hoping for more new stuff.

Only a couple of the songs are really nice. You can buy the CD online, and its also now available in Malaysia.

FREE was recorded in Melbourne over two nights and done by Planetshakers City Church.

From the album, I like Greatly to be Praised, Salvation and Saved The Day. Interestingly the song Save The Day has a simliar intro to His Love (Hillsongs). I thought why was Planetshakers playing a Hillsong song? hehe .. then the intro changed. :)

Here are the track listing for Planet Shakers - FREE. Click on the links to listen to the audio samples below (wmv format)

FREE Song Title
1 Intro
2 Salvation
3 Saved The Day
4 Free
5 Greatly To Be Praised
6 In The Highest
7 Calvary
8 I Need You
9 Shout Your Name
10 For Everything
11 My Hope
12 Saving Grace
13 Glory To God
14 ...A Worship Moment

Check out the PlanetShakers FREE Video Promo below


Buy Planet Shakers FREE - here

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Review CD : Hillsong United I Heart Revolution - With Hearts As One Part1

Oooooh i finally got my hands on the new released CD by Hillsong United. When i first heard of it, i thought it was just another one of those compilation CDs.

One glaring difference, was that the 28 recordings on the CD(s .. yeah its a Double CD), were done practically all over the world, with one even done in Kuala Lumpur.

So when i popped the first CD in this morning, I was like ...... SWEET! Nice songs. Initially from earlier reviews from other sites, there were disclaimers that the recordings were raw. But after hearing it over twice, i like! :)

The quality of the recording is good, and its all LIVE. Yeah its a practically LIVE Concert where they took snippets from all over the different cities of the world where United travelled and blest the nations. Its an Awesome project and an awesome CD. Yes yes ..... Go buy it now!!

If you're still not convinced continue to read on. I have a couple of favourites already, but i am sure the favs will increase as i listen to the CD a couple more times.

My Favs

1. Nothing But The Blood & Hosanna - Disc2

Initially i thought it was a medley of two songs. It was recorded so well, that only until i saw the CD cover, and discovered one was recorded in New Jersey and the other at Orlando. But i think it can be done as a medley. Its really really coool! Esp with Easter up close, coool song to do!! Hmmm.. i wonder if Brooke did both the songs?

2. 'Till I See You - Disc1

I just like the way they played it. The style, the easy feeling and the way the song builds up over to the end. Love it!!! Hmmm... i may just teach it next next week.. :)

3. Time Has Come - Disc1

I like the intro they did for Time Has Come, slightly different arrangement. Sounds more techno, but a great start nonetheless.

**And there are MORE. But i guess i better stop here and keep listening to the songs! :) hehe


1 Time Has Come (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Disc1
2 One Way (Tokyo, Japan) Disc1
3 What The World Will Never Take (Amsterdam, Holland) Disc1
4 'Till I see you (Edinburgh, Scotland) Disc1
5 Take All Of Me (Lisbon, Portugal+Paris, France) Disc1
6 The Stand (Shanghai, China + Vancouver, Canada) Disc1
7 You'll Come (Sydney, Australia) Disc1
8 Break Free (Oslo, Norway) Disc1
9 Look To You (Johannesburg, South Africa) Disc1
10 Where The Love Lasts Forever (Kiev, Ukraine) Disc1
11 Forever (Seoul, Korea) Disc1
12 There Is Nothing Like (London, England) Disc1
13 Tell The World (Jakarta, Indonesia) Disc1
14 All Day (Mexico City, Mexico) Disc1

1 Take It All (Manila, Philippines) Disc2
2 My Future Decided (Memphis, USA) Disc2
3 All I Need Is You (Cape Town, South Africa) Disc2
4 Mighty to Save (Orlando, USA) Disc2
5 Nothing But The Blood (New Jersey, USA) Disc2
6 Hosanna (Berlin, Germany) Disc2
7 Fuego De Dios (Fire Fall Down)(Asuncion, Paraguay) Disc2
8 Shout Unto God (Buenos Aires, Argentina+Copenhagen, Denmark) Disc2
9 Salvation Is Here (Budapest, Hungary) Disc2
10 Love Enough (Sydney, Australia) Disc2
11 More Than Life (Orlando, USA) Disc2
12 None But Jesus (Toronto, Canada + Buenos Aires, Argentina) Disc2
13 From The Inside Out (Rio De Janiero, Brazil) Disc2
14 Came to My Rescue (Be Lifted High)(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Disc2
15 Saviour King (Vasteras, Sweden) Disc2
16 Solution (Los Angeles, USA) Disc2

U can listen to ALL the above songs, in the audio samples in the two Videos below. :)

DISC1 - With Hearts As One

DISC2 - With Hearts As One

- The I Heart Revolution Website - here
- Order your Copy Now - Here
- Interesting Site - here

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Three More Days to GOOD FRIDAY

Broken - Glad Tidings Easter Drama

Three more days to one of the most significant day in history. The day that Jesus Christ was betrayed by one of his own disciples; and for what? for money!!

Good Friday and Easter is such a powerful weekend, cos it reminds us God's great Love which is unconditional and just so beautiful. He first loved us, He chose to die for us, so that we can have life eternity with Him! Simply amazing and just awesome.

I am really excited to see what our church has prepared for Good Friday & Easter this year. Although I've not seen any of the practices (chose not to, don't want to spoil the first experience watching it on Good Friday), I know it will be a great production.

Have been keeping up with the BROKEN Blog, where the team have been giving out hints, revealing several interesting characteristics of the actors for the upcoming production. I can't wait. Still trying to bring three people whom I've targeted and i sure do hope that they will come with me this weekend.

If you're reading about BROKEN for the first time, don't worry, just click on the following shortcut links and you will be UP TO SPEED about what's happening this week.


- Synopsis

- Video Trailer

Character Reviews

- Eddie played by Derrick Choy

- Steph played by Lau Wai Ping

- Jin & Ken played by Cheng Jin & Kenneth

Behind the Scenes

- Scriptwriter

- Music Director

- Photos 1

So .... don't wait any longer, grab a few friends and tell them that they need to follow you this Friday or Saturday to Glad Tidings to check out this awesome BROKEN production.

See ya there!!

Broken - Glad Tidings Easter Drama

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Planet Shakers is coming to Malaysia - 12 & 13 April 2008

Updated 18 Mar

Woo Hoo!! Planet Shakers is coming to KL again. Block your dates for 12 and 13 April 2008.

12 April (Sat) : Planet Shakers at FGA
An evening of Worship with Planetshakers & Jamie Haith
Time : 8pm
Its FREE and download the flyer here
Organized by Youth Alpha

13 April (Sun) : Planet Shakers at Sunway College
Planet Shakers Concert
Time : 5 to 7pm
It will be held at the Multi Purpose Hall at Sunway University College.
Yes its FREE .. and organized by City Church KL.
Thanks to Noel for this piece of info. Shakers will be coming to KL after their tour in Singapore. :)

Promo Video for Planetshakers at FGA KL

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