Songs We Sing, 02/16 - 02/17/13 - Fellowship Bible Church

This was the fifth week of our 2 Corinthians series - "Purpose In Christ." Our pastor Joe Hishmeh preached through a second video message he recorded--this week time India. As I type this, he is somewhere over the northern U.S. headed to Kansas City International Airport, after visiting our mission partners around the world for the last 19 days. I can't wait to hear more about what the Lord has done in and through him on his journey. This week, he shared about being controlled by the love of God. It was a great reminder that we should not allow any other factor to control our interactions with the people in our lives--only the love of God, demonstrated through the cross of Christ. You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:

Pre-Service - "Beautiful the Blood" (Bb) [Louie Giglio, Steve Fee] Welcome "Those Who Trust" (Em) [Don Chaffer] "Our God's Alive" (Em) [Andy Cherry, Jason Ingram, Dan Muckala] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Purpose In Christ - Controlled by the Love of God (from Chennai, India)" [Joe Hishmeh] "From The Inside Out" (Bb) [Joel Houston] "Your Great Name" (Bb) [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff] "Beautiful the Blood" (Bb) [Louie Giglio, Steve Fee] Dismissal

Thoughts: It was another great weekend at Fellowship. We introduced (or reintroduced) "Beautiful The Blood," which is a great song about the gospel. During the service, we incorporated a video background that was created for the song with the lyrics of the song in motion. I loved how that incorporated with the song and enhanced our focus on what we were singing together. That was probably the highlight of the weekend for me. Beginning our service with "Those Who Trust" and "Our God's Alive" back to back was a great way to start, setting the tone for the service and developing a great energy in the room. (Plus, they're both a lot of fun to play with the band - I did not account for how little breath I would have as a result of doing the two together, however...)

Our team did a great job throughout the weekend, and the church was singing beautifully all weekend. Praise God for what he's doing in our church!

Thanks for reading and being a part of this with me!

- Bill

What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?