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Spend any time talking with minister/artist Matt Papa, and one thing becomes immediately apparent: He’s clearly a man on a mission.

Eschewing the typical small talk that usually happens before a conversation really gets started, Papa wastes no time digging into the heart of the matter. As an artist who isn’t interested in simply making music for music’s sake, Papa writes songs that center around God’s word and doesn’t consider his job done until the lyrics have taken permanent residence in a listener’s gray matter.

“If you can write a song that’s full of God’s word, and that song gets in someone’s head, that’s a powerful thing,” Papa says. “I often don’t remember a sermon I heard yesterday, let alone a year ago. But with songs, there’s a hook, and people remember it. So that’s why I want to write about Scripture. I don’t want to waste time.”

Staying right on point, the call to live intentionally is a theme that resonates deeply through the songs of Papa’s new Centricity Music release, Your Kingdom Come.

“The main thing that’s been on my heart is missions and how I can inspire students to be the hands and feet of Christ and go to the places where people haven’t even heard the name of Jesus,” Papa shares. “I heard someone say once that it’s easy to lift your hands before God in worship, but if you aren’t reaching those hands out to the world, those hands lifted to God are worthless. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not against lifting our hands in worship. But we also must love this world with those same hands.”


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  • Bananar_Hananar

    Love Matt Papa. We need to get him more listeners!!

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Leichengott

    Mad Papa? Hahahaha. Wohl nur für Insider lustig.

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
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    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • easyisntsleazy

    MATT PAPA<3 He's seriously one of my fave. christian artists. Saw him live for the entirety of last week, it was amazing. It completely changed my life and it was his song "Here I Am, Send Me" That helped lead me to the lord.

    7 Jun 2009 Reply

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