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The new project from AnchorMEN’s Chris Treborn – DemoGraphFix

Chris Treborn is fresh off the release of his free release of AnchorMEN “We Hold It Down” – a group effort with eCsiLe, TwenTy Peace, Ben Jammin & Kirk Bathke. AnchorMEN & Treborn performed for middle schoolers & saw the different thinking & mentalities between 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. This is how he came up with the goals for DemoGraphFix – to share the truth of love and relationship with pre-teens.

For the most part, a lot of us deal with identity, selfishness, and knowing the great I am. United we stand together against bullies and we will infiltrate peer pressure with counter culture. We don’t need the world to tell us who we are. We just need our father to raise us up properly.

Order the extended digital version of the project for only $2 @ SoulAnchorMusic.com/DGF or http://j.mp/ctfix & receive the instrumentals as a bonus. The project will be officially released on Tuesday, December 25th – online only. Email all questions & comments to Christian@SoulAnchorMusic.com or tweet @ChrisTreborn using the #DGF hash tag. You can also like Chris Treborn @ fb.com/2Co517.

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The Process…

The pre-process…

Choosing the demographic and target audience for Chris Treborn’s next project was an easy task.

Chris Treborn has performed for a few Middle Schools in 2012 and has found that the attention span of pre-teens varies from 6th – 8th graders. In fact, their entire attitude and swagger varies greatly among 11, 12, and 13 year olds. So how can you approach them with music and have them all listen and relate. The mission to reach the pre-teen demographic can be daunting. But that was a challenge Chris Treborn was up for. He knew he had an opportunity to grow and potentially speak the middle schooler’s language.

And now the creative process…

First off, Chris Treborn chose instrumentals that were appropriate for the youth he intended to reach. The genres of beats vary from Hip-Hop, to Dance, Electronica, Dub-Step, and even some Pop and R&B. After which, he narrowed it down to 15 ear-pleasing songs. Second, the writing process. Chris Treborn listened to the instrumentals thoroughly and chose a few songs which he knew would sound perfect with a featured emcee. Next, he sent out the beats for other rappers to write to while he writes to his solo tracks. Between writing lyrics, Chris Treborn records a new song each week. The plan is to write and record until all 15 songs are complete. After all is said and done, Chris Treborn will go back in and ensure each song sounds good in quality by mixing and mastering.

In the end…

Chris Treborn will be able to release this project for free and allow the masses to download and duplicate the music. Hopefully, fans will share and spread the music with the youth in their lives and Chris Treborn can perform the age appropriate & family friendly material with the middle schoolers.

People-Pleasing…

In the face of intense pressure, Aaron gave in to the demands of the people. 

As a parent, I’m sure you know about pressure. Our kids can be relentless in asking us to do things outside our value system, including the movies they want to see, the kids they want to hang out with, and the people they want to date. They can be every bit as demanding and intimidating as the angry crowd facing Aaron! 

When that happens, think of Aaron’s failure and stand firm. Let your desire to be obedient to God give you strength, and lovingly explain why you’re not willing to compromise your beliefs. 

Be a God-pleaser rather than a people-pleaser.

Then he melted them and made an idol in the shape of a young bull. All the people said to one another, “This is the god who brought us out of Egypt!” (Exodus 32:4 CEV)

 

Additional Scripture:

2 Corinthians 5:9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—

Colossians 3:22-25 Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Galatians 6:1-18 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Colossians 1:27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 2:10 And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

1 Peter 2:13-14 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Romans 14:10-12 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

I Am…

  • I am a member of Christ’s body.
    1 Corinthians 12:27
    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
  • I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him.
    1 Corinthians 6:17
    But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
  • I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 3:16
    Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
    1 Corinthians6:19
    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
  • I am a friend of Christ.
    John 15:15
    I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
  • I am a slave of righteousness.
    Romans 6:18
    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God
  • I am the righteousness of God in Christ.
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
  • I am enslaved to God.
    Romans 6:22
    But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
  • I am chosen and ordained by Christ to bear fruit.
    John 15:16
    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
  • I am a prisoner of Christ.
    Ephesians 3:1
    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
    Ephesians 4:1
    As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
  • I am righteous and holy.
    Ephesians 4:24
    and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
  • I am hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:3
    For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
  • I am the salt of the earth.
    Matthew 5:13
    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness,how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything,except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”
  • I am the light of the world.
    Matthew 5:14
    “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”
  • I am part of the true vine.
    John 15:1-2
    “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
  • I am filled with the divine nature of Christ and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.
    2 Peter 1:4
    Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
  • I am an expression of the life of Christ.
    Colossians 3:4
    When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
  • I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.
    Colossians 3:12
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
    1 Thessalonians 1:4
    For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you
  • I am a child of light.
    1 Thessalonians 5:5
    You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
  • I am a partaker of a heavenly calling.
    Hebrews 3:1
    Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
  • I am more than a conqueror though Christ.
    Romans 8:37
    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
  • I am a partaker with Christ and share in His life.
    Hebrews 3:14
    We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first
  • I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house.
    1 Peter 2:5
    you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
  • I am a chosen generation, a royal priest hood, a holy nation.
    1 Peter 2:9
    But you are a chosen people, a royal priest hood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
  • I am the devil’s enemy.
    1 Peter 5:8
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
  • I am born again by the Spirit of God.
    John 3:3-6
    In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
  • I am an alien and a stranger to this world.
    1 Peter 2:11
    Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
  • I am a child of God who always triumphs in Christ and releases His fragrance in every place.
    2 Corinthians 2:14
    But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
  • I am seated in heavenly places in Christ.
    Ephesians 2:6
    And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus
  • I am saved by grace.
    Ephesians 2:8
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
  • I am a recipient of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places
    in Christ.
    Ephesians 1-6 (The Whole book!)
  • I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
    Revelations 5:9
    And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”
  • I am part of the Bride of Christ and am making myself ready of Him.
    Revelations 19:7
    Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
  • I am a true worshiper who worships the Father in spirit and in truth.
    John 4:24
    God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.