Mark Lowry – Singing At Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches (Comedy/Live)


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THIS YEAR EVERYWHERE I GO. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS FIRST
GETTING STARTED TRAVELING AND SINGING. I NEVER DREAMED ONE DAY I’D BE
♪ ON BROADWAY. ♪ ♪ I SANG IN INDEPENDENT,
FUNDAMENTAL BAPTIST CHURCHES. THAT’S WHAT I WAS RAISED IN, AND
THAT’S ALL THAT KNEW ME: INDEPENDENT, FUNDAMENTAL,
BIBLE-BELIEVING, BIBLE-BANGING, FOOT-STOMPING, SOUL-WINNING,
DOOR-KNOCKING, PEW-JUMPING, DEVIL-CHASING, SIN-HATING,
KING JAMES VERSION-ONLY BAPTISTS! [laughter]
AND I’M HAPPY ABOUT IT. OUR PREACHERS AREN’T ALWAYS
RIGHT, BUT THEY’RE NEVER IN DOUBT. AND MANY OF THOSE CHURCHES WERE
ABOUT AS BIG AS THAT FIRST PEW RIGHT THERE. AND I TRAVELED EVERYWHERE BY
MYSELF, MY LITTLE CAR, MY LITTLE SOUNDTRACKS I’D BOUGHT DOWN AT
THE CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE. AND I WOULD GO THERE AND, YOU
KNOW, GET THERE EARLY AND MEET WITH THE SOUND MAN. AND, OF COURSE, THOSE LITTLE
CHURCHES, THEY’D ALWAYS HAVE SOME GUY OUT THERE, YOU KNOW,
RUNNING THE SOUND WHO’S ABOUT TEN YEARS OLDER THAN GOD. [laughter]
AND HE’D BE CHANGING THOSE SOUNDTRACKS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
WHEN YOU’VE GOT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STARING AT YOU BETWEEN
SONGS, HOW THOSE FEW SECONDS CAN FEEL LIKE AN ETERNITY? SO FINALLY I JUST STARTED TAKING
MY OWN SOUND SYSTEM. I CARRIED IT IN THE TRUNK OF MY
CAR, AND I WOULD DRIVE ABOUT EVERY 200 MILES, I’D STOP AT
ANOTHER INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH AND SING. AND THESE PEOPLE WOULDN’T CLAP,
BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE GIVING GLORY TO MEN. AND THEY WOULDN’T SHOUT, BECAUSE
THEY’RE AFRAID SOMEONE MIGHT THINK THEY WERE DOING IT IN
ANOTHER LANGUAGE. BUT THEY WOULD LAUGH. AND ALL I CARED ABOUT IS, “ARE
THEY LISTENING? ARE THEY PAYING ATTENTION?”
AND I WOULD TELL MY LITTLE STORIES, AND I’D TRY TO FIND
SONGS THAT WENT WITH THEM, ‘CAUSE I GOT SO TIRED. I GOT SO TIRED WHEN I WAS
GROWING UP AND HEARING PEOPLE COME TO OUR CHURCH AND SAY,
“THIS NEXT SONG SAYS,AMAZINGGRACE.HOW SWEET THE SOUND
THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME.”
AND THEN THEY’D SING,
“♪ AMAZING GRACE. ♪ ♪ HOW SWEET– ♪ ♪”
I WAS HYPERACTIVE. I THOUGHT, “SING IT, OR QUOTE
IT. WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT TWICE.” [laughter]
SO I JUST STARTED TELLING, “WHAT AMAZING GRACE MEANT TO ME WAS
AMAZING GRACE THAT I MADE IT THROUGH MY CHILDHOOD.” AND I WOULD SING ON THOSE SUNDAY
MORNING SERVICES, YOU KNOW, AND–ABOUT 20 MINUTES. AND THEN THE PREACHER ALWAYS
PREACHED, BECAUSE NOTHING HAPPENS IN A BAPTIST CHURCH
UNTIL THE PREACHER PREACHES. AND HE WOULD PREACH, YOU KNOW,
AN HOUR, HOUR AND A HALF. AND IF HE’D HAVE STUDIED, HE
COULD HAVE DONE IT IN 20 MINUTES, BUT–
[laughter] HE WOULD PREACH. AND YOU KNOW HOW IT IS ON SUNDAY
MORNING, YOU KNOW? YOU’VE SUNG YOUR BIT, AND YOU
SIT DOWN AND HE STARTS PREACHING. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOUR
STOMACH STARTS GNAWING ON YOUR BACKBONE AND YOU’RE SCARED TO
DEATH THE METHODISTS ARE GOING TO BEAT YOU TO THE CAFETERIA. AND FINALLY, HE SAYS, “EVERY
HEAD BOWED, EVERY EYE CLOSED.” AND YOU THINK, “OH, THE
CAFETERIA’S IN SIGHT.” AFTER 45 VERSES
OFJUST AS I AM,HE FINALLY SAYS, “AMEN.” AND YOU THINK IT’S OVER,
DON’T YOU? NO, IT’S NOT. HE SAYS, “NOW BE SEATED. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE
THE LORD’S SUPPER.” I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY CALL IT
THE LORD’S SUPPER. YOU NEVER GET ENOUGH. THEY SHOULD CALL IT THE LORD’S
SNACK. HAVEN’T YOU EVER WANTED–WHEN
THAT PLATE OF CRACKERS GOES BY– TO GRAB YOU A HANDFUL OF ‘EM? GET YOU SOME CHEEZ WHIZ AND
CELEBRATE! CELEBRATE! HE’S NOT DEAD ANYMORE. IT’S TIME TO EAT. KICK THE LID OFF THAT TOMB. COME OUT, AND LET’S GO EAT. BUT I USED TO GO TO THOSE
CONCERTS AND HAD A GREAT TIME. SLEPT ON PREACHERS’ COUCHES, AND
THEN I WOULD GO TO CONCERTS LIKE THIS AND SEE SANDI PATTY AND THE
GAITHER VOCAL BAND AND PEOPLE THAT I IDOLIZED, I MEAN, AS A
YOUNG KID. I WOULD JUST LOOK UP TO ‘EM SO
MUCH AND THINK, “MAN, I JUST WISH THEY EVEN KNEW MY NAME.” AND I DIDN’T THINK THAT I’D EVER
GET TO SING WITH ANY OF THEM. YOU KNOW, I WOULD HEAR MANY OF
THEM TALK, AND I KNEW I COULD OUTTALK ‘EM, BUT KNEW I COULDN’T
OUTSING ‘EM. [laughter]

22 comments

thank you so much for sharing…i can't sleep do to out rating pain & I now feel better…😃
i just love Mark & wish he would put more videos out….god bless…

Now Mark, you know if they were true IFB, you would not have been able to use tracks. IFB believe in tracts, not tracks! 🙄

😊Bring your feed bags with you in case your Preacher “preaches over time”, then you will be all set😊.wado,Ann Benson.

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