May 15, 2013 |
Inside Out 55: "Lord, Save Me from Myself"
“Lord, save me from myself.”-Brian Welch
Psalm 130:1-5 (ESV)
"Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared."
Brian “Head” Welch was rich and famous beyond imagination. In the world of heavy metal rock his band Korn was it and on top of the world. But with the world at his feet, he realized there was a dear price to pay.
You can’t imagine the depth of Brian’s despair as he rode the dark roller coaster ride of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. He was locking himself in a coffin of his own making. Who cares if it was lined with gold?
Matthew 16:26 (NLT)
“ And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul?”
The most unlikely guy ever to come to Jesus Christ and embrace him as his Savior? Maybe. But the truth is we need as much grace as Brian does. Every day, every moment of our lives.
In the podcast you’ll learn about:
- His rough childhood filled with bullying
- A friend’s Mom who first told him about Jesus when he was a child
- How his 5 year old daughter singing a Korn song was an appointment from God
- The desperation he felt to break the drug and alcohol abuse that was killing him
- Walking away from a $25 million contract and leaving the band completely, forever.
- How God showed up in truly amazing ways, including at his baptism in the Jordan River in Israel. (You don’t want to miss this!)
- ...and so much more.
This podcast is a good listen for teens on up. And the really neat thing: Even though he came to Christ several years ago his passion for the Lord is still on high octane. A natural high, you ask? Absolutely!
If you’re in the Jamestown, New York area, he’s going to be speaking at a fundraiser this weekend (Sunday, February 27th) at The Crown Theatre. 4pm is the time and tickets are $10 before Sunday and $12 the day of the event. For more info on the event: (716) 573-6539. All of the proceeds will benefit three local ministries that focus on helping people with drug and alcohol abuse issues as well as various other struggles.