This week on Maasbach Radio we’re meeting up with Alwin to hear his incredible story.
At 16-years old, Alwin suffered from a severe blood poisoning. His whole life was turned upside down as he had to trade his soccer career for hospital visits and rehabilitation. As a result of this illness, Alwin’s fingertops needed to be amputated.
Now, Alwin is a gifted guitar player and uses this gift in church as a worshipleader.
If you want to listen to Alwin’s incredible story, make sure you tune in to Maasbach Radio on saturday and sunday for SHARE YOUR STORY!SHARE
This is your Message of the Week!
About the message:
A lot of people know the Scriptures, but they do not know the life Giver of the Scriptures. The message of God’s Word for us, since the death and resurrection of Christ, is only good news! The message is God’s promise to everybody, is fulfilled; that God raised Jesus from the dead. Therefore every person can have new life if they want it. And that is where we can find our identity!
Maasbach Radio is in the middle of three days of prayer and we would love to pray for you.
If you want to fill out a free prayer request, click here and we will pray for you during these special prayer days.
Let’s believe for miracles together and see victory in our lives and the lives of those we love.
VICTORY IN BATTLE!
‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds!’ – James 1:2
Scripture to read: 1 Timothy 6
Let the Spirit of God fill you completely during these days of prayer, so that you will be completely
caught up by the things of the Lord. When you are melted together with the Holy Spirit of God, your
will, your mind and your heart will move themselves in the center of God’s being. Then God can
bring you into His presence, glory, light, love, mercy, power, strength and victory. There you will be
able to hear His voice. There the living God can tell you what you should pray, and He can send you
to places where you need to testify. Are you ready to enter this place, where you no longer live for
yourself and where you will have victory in battle?
Thoughts for today: Only those who have fought the battle can speak of victory!
1. Prayer is the pathway for God to enter in and involve Himself in our lives. He wants to guide
us, heal us, deliver us, comfort us, give us new life etc.
2. Prayer is our invitation to God to come into our lives and save us, bless us etc.
Jesus has power:
• To forgive our sins, save us and continue in salvation (Mark 2:10; Matthew 1:21; 1 Corinthians
1:18; Jude 1:24).
• To give us a long and abundant life until He returns and gives us eternal life in the house of His
Father in heaven (Psalm 91:16).
• To bring healing and restoration in our lives.
• To give us prosperity.
• To cast out evil spirits, and to give us victory.
• To help us resist temptation, and to live in God’s righteousness.
• To let us bear good and lasting fruit.
• To make us true witnesses of Him.
• To do miracles and signs through us, just like He did, to build His Church and His Kingdom.
• To help us to give all praise, honor, glory and thanks to God alone.
• To help us to love God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
• To help us to live in purity (through repentance, the Holy Spirit, the blood of Jesus and the
Word of God).
Jeconia, 25, is featured in this month’s personal playlist!
As a talented composer and avid music lover, he shares with you what his favorite songs are at the moment and what they mean to him.
1 Shoulders — For King & Country
I’ve been following this band since the beginning. My favorite For King & Country song and number 1 on my playlist is: ‘Shoulders’. They’re the brothers of Rebecca St. James and have a great sound. This song is about the fact that God always helps us and it tells about His love. It doesn’t matter in what kind of situation we are. Our help comes from Him.
2 Come Awaken Love — Bethel Music
Bethel, a great worshipband, has written this fun, fast song with a deep meaning. Hunter G K Thompson’s voice is very ‘interesting’ but in a good way. The song is about wanting more of God’s heart, which is very applicable for my life as well.
3 Love Has Come For Me — Colton Dixon
He became well known for participating in the Idols tv-show in America (in the 7th and 11th season) and he has an unbelievable voice. This is real Christian rock music. The Bible says that God is love and this song says that where ever I end up, God continues. Love (Jesus) has come for me.
4 Perfect Love — Leeland
A synth driven song, a beautiful voice and well arranged song. This song is about the perfect love of God that drives out all fear. Fear can fall upon us very easily, the question is: ‘what do we do with it?’ This song will certainly help you to get rid of your fear.
5 Heart Like Heaven — Hillsong United
Ofcoarse I can’t forget this one on my list: Hillsong United. This cd, that was recorded in the well known Ocean Way studio in Hollywood in America, is a real top dog. This song is about the holy name of God and that He is worthy of all worship and praise.
6 Made For Me — Toby Mac
I know little artists that have been at the top for so long and who are nominated for a Grammy every year. Toby Mac, who pursued a solo career after DC Talk, is always innovative with a great sound. This song is about his wife and it just has such a great vibe. He sings about the fact that God made her for him and that he can’t believe she’s his.
7 Real Love — Hillsong Young & Free
A band for youth or adults that are young of heart. God’s love is real and it’s for us. I especially like the vocal effects. This song is very helpful during a workout or to get active, ha! This band is fairly new to the scene. They have a modern sound with lyrics that clearly show that God is number one in their lives.
Want to listen to this playlist for free? Click here to listen to Jeconia’s personal playlist!SHARE
Maasbach Radio recently participated in a VLOG for Dutch National television!
For all of our Dutch and Belgian listeners, here’s the video of the item we did.
We are so excited to share it with you!
Thank you for listening to Maasbach Radio and we pray you will be blessed by uplifting music and quotes.SHARE
You can use Maasbach Radio as a tool to share God’s love without even saying a thing!
At Maasbach Radio, we have made it our highest goal to speak uplifting words to our listeners and encourage them with positive music about who God is. You can trust us when we say that at any moment you’re listening to Maasbach Radio, a sound of hope is coming to your ears. Why not share it with the world?
1. Share Maasbach Radio on social media (facebook/instagram/twitter) and let people know that they can listen to uplifting hits 24/7!
2. Tune into Maasbach Radio at work so your environment is filled with hopeful lyrics!
3. Listen to Maasbach Radio at home when you have guests over. They’ll be encouraged by positive quotes and songs.
4. Share a song that you like on Maasbach Radio by tapping the ‘share’ button in the radio app.
It’s so easy to share God’s love! Just by speaking uplifting and positive words to the people around us, we are sharing what has so freely been given to us.
We’ve had such a good time with Rachel at Maasbach Radio. You might know her from Maasbach Worship or The Blessing Singers. This week, Rachel came to the studio to talk about her life a little bit.
From the young age of 6 years old, Rachel had a burning desire on her heart: for her father to accept Jesus Christ into his heart. She began praying for him. It wasn’t until many, many years later that Rachel saw this prayer answered. Rachel shared with us how she overcame discouragement and eventually developed an entire new kind of relationship with her father.
Don’t miss out on more awesome interviews and life stories on Maasbach Radio! Like Maasbach Radio on facebook and follow us on instagram and twitter to stay updated on everything going on at The Blessing Music Station.SHARE
An all new hour of Hits for Kids on Maasbach radio!
Every saturday on maasbachradio.com and on our Maasbach Radio app (download the app for free in your Google Play or App store!)
Your hour of Hits for Kids focusses on the little ones of your family and brings you fun tunes and Biblical lyrics that your kids will be singing along with in no time!
Hits for Kids will air on Maasbach Radio every saturday at 9am CEST (09.00 u.) and 6pm EDT. We wish you and your family a wonderful day filled with positive lyrics and uplifting quotes on The Blessing Family Music Station!
It was such a delight to have 17-year old Abigail in the studio. She’s recently been featured on Maasbach Radio’s ‘Share Your Story’.
Abigail is from the Philippines but was raised in Switzerland. She went on her first missiontrip that took her to Trinidad. Abigail shared openly with us about accepting Jesus in her heart when she was only ten years old and how she’s been searching for her place in God’s plan.
Don’t miss out on more awesome interviews and life stories on Maasbach Radio! Like Maasbach Radio on facebook and follow us on instagram and twitter to stay updated on everything going on at The Blessing Music Station.
This month Maasbach Radio teamed up with the entire Blessing Family in the Netherlands for a day of spreading the good news!
We were excited to go in to the city of The Hague (where the king of Holland lives) to bring the good news of the gospel to the streets with music! During an hour of Maasbach Radio’s Hits for Kids, we invited kids to come and receive free facepainting and to bring home free animal balloons. We were also able to provide the newest hits while a dance and drama team showed their talents. Many people came to watch as we played uplifting music on the streets of the Netherlands.
Watch the video for an impression of this great day!SHARE
We’ve had such a great time with Christafari’s frontman Mark Mohr at Maasbach Radio! He’s been featured on ‘Share your Story’ where he told Maasbach Radio how he escaped a life of using and dealing drugs like marijuana and crystal meth and founded Christian reggae band: Christafari.
Also, we’ve livestreamed an exclusive interview with Mark on Maasbach Radio’s periscope. He tells us how ‘the Great Commission’ is sometimes perceived as ‘the great suggestion’ and Mark challenges us to reach out to someone in our community and show them Jesus’ love. If you’ve missed this awesome interview, make sure to follow Maasbach Radio on social media to never miss out on these special moments again!
Tune in on the weekends to listen to ‘Share your story’.
We’ve added some new countries to the The Blessing Family Music Station list!
(You can find a full list of countries that are listening to Maasbach Radio when you scroll down)
Thank you to everyone who is spreading the news on Maasbach Radio. You can encourage someone by letting them know about Maasbach Radio. You’ll never know what an uplifting song or quote can do to their day. So shine your light and tell a friend about Maasbach Radio right now! Click here to share Maasbach Radio on Facebook.
Isle of Man
Saint Kitts and Nevis
The MAP band is currently touring Indonesia to reach the young people with the good news of the gospel!\
Not only will they be visiting many churches and a huge youth camp, they will be playing their music on the streets for anyone who wants to hear! We pray they will be very fruitful and that many may have a special encounter with God during their worshipsets. We can’t wait to have them tell you all about their trip on Maasbach Radio when they return.
To stay updated on The MAP Band Indonesia – tour, you can follow them on social media:
Maasbach Worship surprised us with the release of a new studio recording!
The Dutch version of ‘Jubilee, breakthrough, blessings’ was posted on Maasbach Worship’s youtube channel this week and it’s been on repeat ever since.
Tune in to Maasbach Radio to listen to a special message by David Maasbach about this special song.SHARE
This year is a very special year at Maasbach Radio!
Maasbach Radio is a part of the Johan Maasbach World Mission and we are celebrating all that God has done in and through our ministry for the past 50 years. If this ministry has impacted your life in any way over the years, we would truly appreciate it if you took the time to tell us about it. Your testimony will be celebrated!
We believe that God will continue to work through this ministry and are expecting many more testimonies of how God is working! For more testimonies and videos on this year of jubilee, visit http://www.50jaarcapitol.nlSHARE
Maasbach Radio is part of the Johan Maasbach World Mission.
Our goal is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the greatest number of people in the shortest possible time, using all means and media at our disposal. You can be a part in spreading the gospel today! Share Maasbach Radio with others by sharing on your social media or make a gift. We believe God will bless you for it.
At Maasbach Radio we connect with people from all over the world! We were so excited to have some students from Christ for the Nations, Dallas TX in our studio. All of them are students at CFNI Bible School and are currently on a missiontrip in Europe.
They shared their favorite Bible scriptures and some life experiences with us that testify of the great God we serve. One particular story of CFNI student Jose touched our hearts as he shared his testimony. The interview was live on CFNI’s periscope and watched by many as Jose prayed God’s restoration over broken lives.
Did you miss the interview? Don’t worry! We’ll make you sure you get to listen to CFNI@Maasbach Radio soon. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to make sure you won’t miss the next broadcast of this wonderful get-together!SHARE
We are excited to announce the release of Micha Maasbach’s first solo EP!
On Ascension day, May fifth, Micha’s first EP will be released, but you will be able to listen to his beautiful songs TODAY! Only on Maasbach Radio.
We remember talking to Micha about his music when we met up with him at his concert in Amsterdam (click here to read the interview). He told us about wanting to release an album and what the songs would be like. Well, the wait is over! Listen to Maasbach Radio to hear exclusive previews of off his brandnew EP. Congratulations to Micha on this amazing album, it truly blessed us and we know it will bless our listeners!SHARE
We love receiving messages on how Maasbach Radio is blessing you! Recently we’ve received a message from David, who lives in South Africa. Here’s what he had to say:
‘I am especially blessed to have found this page – www.maasbachradio.com. What joyous and uplifting music. I’ve had it keeping me company while working late nights here in South Africa. Edifying. Thank you.’
We praise God for the opportunity that we have to spread the good news of the gospel all around the world. If we have blessed you in any way, we’d love to hear about it. Send us a message and let us know about how Maasbach Radio is blessing you. Click here to send us message.SHARE
The Blessing Pact, straight out of the principles in the Bible, is the formula through which God is able to supply you in all of your needs.
The Blessing Pact shows us how followers of Christ in the Bible were supplied in all of their needs and how God sustained them in their daily lives, because they gave God what belonged to Him. This principle is still the same for us today. God has not changed and He wants to supply in your needs and sustain you in your every day life.
Recently, Maasbach Radio was asked to be a part of an item for Dutch television, called: ‘Christen zijn is niet saai!’, meaning: ‘Being a Christian is not boring!’ We got to explain the difference between Maasbach Radio – Message and – Music station. We also shared the purpose of the radio station and how Maasbach Radio wants to encourage people.
We had so much fun recording this item and we pray that it will inspire more people to listen to Maasbach Radio!SHARE
‘Oh the blood of the Lamb’, a song by Maasbach Worship is featured on their new album ‘My future rewritten’ that was released on March 28th!
Listen to Micha Maasbach as he tells us the story behind this beautiful song.
We want to celebrate victory with you! What is your story of victory? How has God made a difference in your life? If you want to share your story, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us and we’ll celebrate the victory with you and everybody on The Blessing Family Music Station.
If you’re all for big orchestra’s and the more dramatic kind of music, then take a look at Maasbach Musicals YouTube channel!
The channel provides you with an inside look behind the scenes of Maasbach Musicals. You’ll also get to see spectacular scenes from the musical ‘Forbidden Love’, a story about David & Bathsheba and other productions.
Take a look if you appreciate the musical genre!SHARE
Do you need inspiration or are you craving some encouragement?
You can read back into the archives of our free devotionals that we’ve been posting on our website for the past 2 weeks and find out how you can contend earnestly in different areas of your life.
Contend earnestly to become like Christ pt. 1
Contend earnestly to become like Christ pt.2
Contend earnestly for your purpose pt. 1
Contend earnestly for your purpose pt. 2
Contend earnestly to bear fruit
Contend earnestly for success
Contend earnestly through success
Contend earnestly through prayer pt. 1
Contend earnestly through prayer pt. 2
Contend earnestly to overcome
Contend earnestly for courage
Contend earnestly for the supernatural
Contend earnestly to love like Christ
Contend earnestly through fasting and prayer
This Free Devotional was brought to you by the Johan Maasbach World Mission.SHARE
My name is Alfa Shehu and I am from Katsina, a state in Nigeria, Africa. I listen to Maasbach Radio almost every day at work and it has been a great companion. Maasbach Radio has been a blessing to me and many around the work area.
As a banker and a preacher of God’s Word here in Nigeria, Maasbach Radio helps me to relax my mind, keep me in a happy mood and it encourages me during working hours. Most importantly, anytime I am to speak in the evening, especially during midweek service, Maasbach Radio keeps me in a perfect shape and spirit for the message. I’ve received lots of inspiration listening to Maasbach Radio. I also listen to messages on Maasbach Radio – Message Station and this has been a tremendous source of materials and spiritual growth for me.
I pray that God will continue to strengthen, provide and uphold Maasbach Radio in this great work.
Do you have a testimony to share? We’d love to connect with you! Send us a message – click here.SHARE
What are your New Years Resolutions?
Have you set goals? Have you been making plans or have you been dreaming of actually following through on some old plans? We would love to help you with your resolutions by praying for them! Contact us on twitter, facebook, instagram or send us a message through the contact form on our website. We’ll promise to pray for every positive goal you set for yourself. Also, keep listening to Maasbach Radio to find encouragement in uplifting music and quotes every single day!SHARE
After joining Micha Maasbach for his concert in Amsterdam, we got to hang out with him for a little bit. – You can catch the review on Micha’s concert here – We asked him about his current tour and plans for the future. Enjoy!
I don’t think we’ve ever seen you in a solo-project. What made you decide to take on this one?
A while ago, I was asked to sing a few songs in a city in Holland called ‘Leeuwarden’ as a performance. (we’re used to seeing Micha as a worshipleader for MAP band and Maasbach Worship) I realized right then and there that this concept of a vocal with an acoustic guitar, singing out Bible scriptures in the Dutch language, isn’t really out there. I define it as ‘music to relax’. After this performance I was asked to use this concept while performing in another meeting and then another one. Eventually I was asked by David Maasbach (president of the Johan Maasbach World Mission and director of Maasbach Radio) to tour around the Netherlands using this exact concept.
What is your favorite song of the evening?
I don’t have one particular favorite. I think all of the songs have something about them that makes them exciting to play. I do get goosebumps when I play the song ‘Lachai-Roï’ and I cry almost everytime when it’s time for the song: ‘Ik wacht op U, o Heer’, meaning: ‘I wait on You, Oh Lord’.
Yeah, we noticed that. Thank you for sharing your story behind that song! It was about a particular period of your childhood..
Yes, it’s about the time when I was too young to go to youthservice with my older brother. My younger brother and I stayed home with my uncle, who took this time to study the bible with us. I have such a special memory of those moments that it touches my heart everytime I talk about it!
You seem very comfortable showing your heart on stage.
When I was asked to do this tour, I was asked to really be me. To give the church a taste of what I do when I’m alone with God. I can be an emotional wreck sometimes! These songs are about me, my friends, my family, stuff I’ve been through, stuff I’m going through. So naturally it’s gonna lead to an emotion. All of us go through the ups and downs of life and with my stories I show how I deal with those circumstances.
Yes, we loved it! How many concerts are included in this tour?
8 in total. I will be visiting all of The Blessing Churches. Everybody’s more than welcome to come! I still have a few more to go, you can find my tourdates on maasbach.nl
All of the concerts take place inside the Netherlands, your homecountry. Do you think you’ll ever take the tour international?
I think one of the strengths of this tour is singing songs in Dutch. I’m not a real big fan of translating songs so if I were to tour outside of Holland, I would write new English songs instead of translating these ones.
Stephen, Maasbach’s main drummer, is your wingman on this tour as a percussionist. Do you write his parts for the song too?
In my head, I know what I want the song to sound like, but I’m very bad in articulating that to other people. Stephen really understands the value that a drummer/percussionist can add to an arrangement. He’s great at using the freedom he has in writing a rendition, yet not overdoing the part. We always try to give each song it’s own sound.
The final question we’re dying to ask… Can we expect a solo-cd to be released anytime soon?
I might, I’m not sure yet. Can’t tell you more right now… I guess you’ll just have to stay in touch about that one!
Micha Maasbach, leader of the MAP Band and gifted songwriter for MAP and Maasbach Worship is solo-touring the Netherlands! Maasbach Radio had the pleasure of joining Micha in Amsterdam for one of his concerts and got to hang out with him for a little bit – the interview will be posted in a seperate update! Here’s a little inside info on the evening and the world of Micha Maasbach.
Before the concert starts we meet Micha and Stephen at the door, where they’re welcoming all the people that are coming in. It’s an intimate set-up with candles and a little elevated platform where Micha will be sitting with one of his guitars. “The guitar sitting on one side of the platform is tuned differently and the one on the other side of the platform is for back-up purposes”, he explains. Stephen will be accompanying Micha throughout the night with his serious skills of rythm and beats. The drummer for MAP band and Maasbach Worship brought his own setup of percussion instruments.
When the concert starts, everybody immediately eases into the calm and wonderful atmosphere of worship. We see some closing their eyes and simply relaxing in Gods presence. Instead of taking notes, we decide to do the same and we join Micha in a journey through song, scripture and testimony. Every song in the repertoire has a special story and Micha doesn’t seem to hesitate when it comes to sharing his heart in the story. At one point he got a little emotional, sharing a precious childhood memory and how it inspired his song ‘Ik wacht op U, o Heer’ meaning: ‘I wait on You, O Lord’. A touching moment, which we’ll highlight in our interview with him.
Two songstory’s included a funny sidenote. These particular songs were actually written for other Maasbach productions: Maasbach Musicals and Maasbach Worship. The songs didn’t make it on the original project it was written for, “but”, Micha says: “that actually makes me kind of happy, cause now I can use it for my solo-tour. Which is awesome!”
During the concertbreak we see Micha hanging out in the crowd and talking to everyone who came. “He likes to mingle with the people”, Stephen tells us. This ‘family’-kind of feel is exactly how we would describe the evening. After the evening you feel like you actually know Micha. We love how he made it feel so personal and yet the center of it all is and remains: God.
So after this evening of music with Micha Maasbach we go home with a fulfilled and happy heart except for one thing.. we can’t wait to get our hands on a Micha Maasbach solo album! Read Micha’s response here.SHARE
We hope you’ve updated your Maasbach Radio app on your phone, because we have a brand new app and it’s simply AWESOME.
The biggest change you’ll notice is the new look, it’s much cleaner and calmer. We wanted to focus on our goal in all simplicity and make it easy for you to listen to uplifting music & quotes with just one tap! If you’re really into the song you’re listening to, just tap the share button to tell your friends. We love it when you help us spread the news!
We’re already working on new features, so make sure to check for new updates on our website or social media. Also, if you have any suggestions or questions for us, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us on our social media @maasbachradio.
Maasbach Worship’s newest album recording was an unforgettable experience and Maasbach Radio was honoured to be there. The smaller set-up for this recording was entirely different compared to the full choir, horns and strings of Maasbach Worship’s latest album: ‘Point of Contact’. This surely made it a memorable one, with an atmosphere of intimate worship and praise.
As we kicked of the night with the first song ‘Thank You’, the high-octave voice of one of Maasbach Worship’s songwriters Micha Maasbach, took us straight to the heart of worship: thanking God for all His blessings.
The song ‘Masterplan’ was led by Maasbach Worship’s frontwoman: Jesselyn Afriyie. ‘Masterplan’ had been introduced to the world on Maasbach Radio earlier this year and everybody loved the clean studio sound of it. Now, they presented us with a new rendition of the song. Replacing the intro with an A-major chord really added to the whole intimate worship vibe.
We ended the night with the titlesong ‘My future rewritten’. Again, very innovative arrangement with the song starting slow-tempo and minor chords but building up to an up-tempo, major melody. We ended the night with a danceparty!
After the recording we had the chance to ask some people about their favorites. ‘Oh the blood of the Lamb’, was clearly in the top 3 and could easily be named a classic hymn as the powerful melody and strong lyrics made everybody sing a little louder.
Maasbach Worship’s new Dutch album called: ‘My future rewritten’ is expected for release april 2016.SHARE
The Maasbach Conference took place in The Hague, Holland from October 18th – 25th 2015.
Maasbach Radio couldn’t be more excited about hearing the radio being played literally everywhere in the Maasbach Conference! We are here to serve you the newest hits when you drink your coffee at the Cups & Cakes coffeebar, the best lounge music when you have dinner at The Blessing Bistro and the sweetest worship when entering Capitol Theatre for the next revival meeting. Thank you for letting us join you in this amazing conference week!
Today is the fifth day of the annual Maasbach Conference in The Hague, Holland. Last night, Capitol theatre was packed out with people from all over the country for our first revival meeting with John TL Maasbach. A special moment for Maasbach Radio when we got to honor one of the founders of the Johan Maasbach World Mission: Willy Maasbach. Together with her husband, the late Johan Maasbach, she layed the foundation for Maasbach Radio to be born when it was founded by their son: David Maasbach. Last night David Maasbach revealed the autobiography of this powercouple and we’re so glad we got to be there!
Your wish is our playlist! Email us your favorite songs and we’ll be sure to play your choice of songs on Maasbach Radio. You can send your request here and we’ll get back to you right away!SHARE
Congratulations to Maasbach Radio! 3 years ago we streamed the very first song on The Blessing Family Music Station. Do you remember which one? ‘God’s not dead’ by Newsboys, an all time favorite! What a special moment when you all joined us in our countdown and director David Maasbach launched the Radio Station. We will always remember this day as a very victorious one and will treasure gratitude in our hearts forever. We love to share uplifting music and quotes all around the world and we will keep on doing so by the grace of God. Help us spread the news! Share Maasbach Radio with your fellow music lovers and see how positive music can uplift their spirit.SHARE