The Bypass Blog

Anything and everything dealing with The Bypass or any of its band members. Thoughts, observations, statements, questions, pictures, mentions, shout outs, and any other form of expression missed in this brief description.
Dec 31
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I am excited about our show in Cameron MO tommorrow or I guess today…..At the United Methodist Church….it will be a great New Years Eve Bash! Bring your friends and come hang out with The Bypass!

Dec 15
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Dec 04
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Where does the name “The Bypass” come from?

Here’s the story for those that are wanting to know.  It didn’t start with a highly spiritual name, but please keep in mind that from the beginning we had our hearts solely focused on Jesus and His desires and purposes for this project.  We were setting down one night as friends still kinda stuck on what do we call this thing we are doing?  Going back and forth with names and such.  Well we sat down and watched a movie called “Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy”.  Now granted this isn’t the most spiritually accurate movie, but it’s funny if you have that weird kind of sense of humor like myself.  Well after the movie I started looking through the chapter titles and two of them popped out.  “The Bypass”, the chapter where the aliens destroy planet earth to make way for the intergalactic planetary bypass, and “The Ultimate Answer”, which is 42 if you didn’t know.  Well as you can see the name “The Bypass” has stuck because it’s easy to remember, but we have come up with meaning behind it now based out of Hebrews 9:11 from The Message Bible

But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven’s “tent”—the true Holy Place—once and for all. He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.

“The Ultimate Answer”, our second choice became the title of our first e.p.  And we all know that the real ultimate answer is not 42.  So there is the brief story behind the name of “The Bypass”

Jeremy Sharp

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Making Decisions

Well,  Where do I start?  Recently I’ve been traversing through many hard choices and questions that so often entangle me.  How do you balance friendship, business, family, desires vs. needs, etc….  The one lesson lately that I believe God is trying to reveal to me is this.  Leadership is tough.  Leadership requires making hard decisions and risking hurt feelings, and making choices that are abrasive or cause quarrels or fights at times.  But someone has to step up and do it.  If no one does then the whole suffers.  So that’s where I’m at.  I want to make sure the whole isn’t suffering and at the same time keep myself in check on why I make the choices I do make.  Is it for my benefit, or the whole.  We all have learning moments and this happens to be one for me.  So take it for what it’s worth.  If you are a leader of  your Youth group or maybe someone at a work place with people under you, just maybe this little paragraph will encourage you to step up and make the tough decisions that you as a leader need to make.

Jeremy Sharp

Dec 02
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Hello everyone, just wanted to drop a note and say we had a good show on Saturday with Made for the Fall, Destiny, and Adam & Amanda. Everything was interesting, and we met alot of new people. Take care!

Nov 26
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I’m currently working on website/graphic design stuff with our good friend Allen Lorton. His band is called the Allen Lorton band. check them out on myspace!!

Nov 20
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hey for those that are looking and watching you can also connect with us on twitter.

http://twitter.com/thebypass

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things are going great for the Bypass….Can’t wait to see you at our next show!

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Full band on stage at The FireEscape.  For More photos go to myspace or Facebook.

Full band on stage at The FireEscape.  For More photos go to myspace or Facebook.

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really cool shot

really cool shot