May 11 2014

Unleashing Hope  \\  May 11, 2014

Passage: Matthew 6:27

Bayside’s Ray Johnston & Lincoln Brewster team up for today’s HQ Devo! Fear and worry can get such a grip on our life that we get stuck in a spiritual and emotional standstill. But Jesus reminds the believer in Matthew 6:27 that worrying, especially about things out of our control, doesn’t accomplish anything. So why waste our time, energy and focus on being gripped by fear and worry? Paul was the perfect example of staying encouraged, even spiritually and emotionally liberated from fear, despite his circumstances. He refused to allow fear, worry and discouragement to keep him from living in God’s peace and comfort, even while he was in prison!

Lincoln Brewster


Lincoln Brewster, an internationally-acclaimed worship leader, is the Worship Arts Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A multi-talented guitarist, singer and songwriter, he speaks to the hearts of people who are hungry for non-traditional, passionate worship. Lincoln’s latest album, “Real Life” debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Praise & Worship Albums chart and at #3 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart. While he has reached impressive heights of success, Lincoln’s passion for God far surpasses his musical talent – and he’s an awfully good musician. As modest as he is talented, Lincoln displays his passion to help people enter God’s presence by recording worship songs that minister to a new generation of believers.

Ray Johnston


Pastor Ray Johnston has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay, which Ray describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation with more than 12,000 people coming together every weekend at the Granite Bay campus and thousands more in multiple affiliated churches throughout the Sacramento region.

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