"Bear Hug Band? Who is the Bear Hug Band?" we hear you ask. "Yeah, what a weird name. And why am I on this website anyway? Who are these fools?!" your friend also inquires. "Let us tell you." we respond. So, here we go: We were formed in Costa Mesa, CA, around 2006 (AD, in case you were wondering) as a fortunate accident and a worship song that was just way too goofy for an adult congregation. This caused us to change direction, and now we write and perform worship music geared for children, with a gospel centered focus and a heavy Biblical influence. If we had a life verse as a band, it would probably be Colossians 3:16. It says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, giving thanks in your hearts to God." The greatest story in the world is the true tale of Jesus Christ and His rescue plan for the world. We want to communicate this amazing message through “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,” singing with thankfulness in our hearts to the God who saved us. Our prayer is that the loving heart of God would be evident to all who come in contact with these songs. The love Jesus Christ has for you is furious, strong, and never ending. Seriously! No matter who you are, how far you think you have fallen, or how distant you feel from him, Christ’s love for you is the same today as it was yesterday: it’s a big BIG love that will never let you go! Jesus Christ is God become man in order to die in our place, taking the punishment for our sins, and rising again three days later in victory. The story doesn’t end there, because now He is calling everyone to Him, saving those who believe and call on His name. This is the message we wish to proclaim though all of our various styles of music and ridiculous dance moves (groovy!). He has given us joy, and what should we do then but dance! Our hope is that these songs instill Biblical truth in your hearts, cultivating the Kingdom of God for His glory and your joy!
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