Chris Powers has been putting together animated videos of Sovereign Grace songs for a while now. The first one I saw was The Prodigal, followed by The Gospel Song.
Recently he put a video together based on the song my son, Jordan, wrote, All I Have is Christ. He sets the song in the context of preaching the gospel in a country that’s closed to the gospel. I found it very moving. Let me know what you think.
If you’re interested, Chris has graciously allowed you to download a high-res copy of the video at Vimeo.
Amazing song. And a great illustration of a positive use of visual arts.
Very good job!!! I LOVED the verse he put at the end of the video :)
Wow. That was amazing. What an awesome picture of Christ on the cross blocking the wrath that we deserve!
Thank you for sharing that!
Powerful – found tears in my eyes at the end. Loved it.
beautiful. thank you, chris, for doing this to help us draw closer to the Savior!
God continues to use that song in my heart over and over and over. and the video is indeed very powerful– especially the part about “You bore the wrath reserved for me…”
may God continue to bring glory to Himself through this added artwork.
thank you, chris…
Have a very close friend moving tonight to just such a country where just such a scenario is possible. This video was especially poignant to me. Thank you. Most amazing scenes: Jesus absorbing the wrath and the disciple running to Jesus at the city gates.
All I have is Christ.
I was so excited to find that Chris Powers made a new video. “All I Have is Christ” is a song very, very dear to me. So thank you Chris and thank you Jordan for encouraging the body of Christ through your creativity. I’m about to forward this video to my entire worship team! Again, thank you both! And thanks Bob for posting!
Wow, very effective. When you said “animated” I was a little fearful the quality would be lacking but these graphics are fantastic. Really brings home the theme of the song. Love it!
Glad to know there are more Chris Powers animations. We just used “The Gospel Song” at Easter, and it was powerful. Thanks Chris, for doing these, and to Bob for letting us know. They are emotive for the right reasons.
That’s powerful. Thank you, Chris, for your ministry!
Really love the video. I would love to use it in a service sometime if I could get permission granted. Both of your ministries have such an impact for Christ. Thank you!
Wow, the animation brought a whole new perspective to the song. It really made the line “Christ is my life” poignant. Thanks for sharing.
The song is moving, powerful, convicting. The video makes it even more so.
I just posted on my facebook page after receiving from a friend! Ifound myself weeping uncontrollable tears of joy in knowing that if I’m ever called to b that person featured in this video that I’m so honored to bear anything close to my LORD JESUS my HIGH KING in what HE took on for us! For me.. such a dirty sinner.. & now to see those chains broken!.. relief doesn’t cover it! GOD be with & bless all of You who faithfully serve JESUS & chose to honor HIM & encourage us to walk closer thru such ministries as this! Please please please do not give in or give up! You have edified Your Bros & Sisters in CHRIST! May GOD get All the GLORY!
YES, ALL I HAVE IS CHRIST, YES JESUS IS MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING IS HIS, ALL OF CREATION AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF!!!!
I like Chris’ work, and Jordan’s song is wonderful. We use it at our church, and it’s always powerful.
If I make a suggestion, I hope it won’t be out of place. The only studio version of “All I Have Is Christ” (that I know of) is on the Na Band album “Looked Upon,” which is an interesting and creative arrangement – but it’s not one that I think most congregations would actually use in their worship meetings. Even the Sovereign Grace events I’ve attended where this song is used have arranged the song quite differently.
So my suggestion is for an upcoming Sovereign Grace album to feature a studio version of “All I Have Is Christ” that more closely resembles the arrangement used in the live recording featured in the video.
Thanks for listening. :-)
Kyle, thanks for your encouragement. We’re already looking for another album to put All I Have is Christ on. Couldn’t agree with you more.
Wow, wow, wow! First heard this song at a New Attitude or Next conferences…LOVE the song, and the video to go with it is just amazing.. esp the part showing Jesus aborbing the wrath we deserved!
powerful video. the image of the cross blocking God’s wrath is very moving
Wow, pretty interesting. The animation really brings a different level of emotion to the song. Love the hymn style of the song.
Very good, I especially like the image of Christ taking the wrath of God upon Himself, in our place. Moving.
While I probably won’t ever go outside of this country, I feel it is very appropriate to whatever situation the Lord has us currently enduring. I may not face a firing squad, but the reproach from family and friends because of the gospel can be quite difficult. What a beautiful reminder and visual image…I really needed to see that right now. Thank you.
What an amazing video and great use of animation to challenge the church to go!
wow that is so encouraging
Amazing video, and a great song. All we have, or need, is Christ. We are nothing without His shed blood for us, and that is simply all we need to be saved, because nothing else could cover our sins but the spotless Lamb taking our sins upon Himself! What an amazing thought. Praise be to God for sending Christ, and giving us all we could ever need in Him!!!
Thank the Lord for Christ. I came to know him when I was 11. Now I can honestly say I do not fear death. If I were never to reach my 13th birthday I would have no sorrow.