For our eighth week of our 2 Corinthians series - "Purpose In Christ," pastor Joe preached through 2 Corinthians 9, and taught about what believers receive when we give to God and to others. You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Welcome/Call to Worship - 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 "Your Grace Is Enough" (G) [Matt Maher] "Joyful (The One Who Saves)" (C) [Ludwig van Beethoven, Brenton Brown, Jason Ingram] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Purpose In Christ, pt. 8" [Joe Hishmeh] "10,000 Reason (Bless The Lord)" (G) [Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin] "Because of Your Love" (G) [Phil Wickham] "Beautiful" (C) [Phil Wickham] Dismissal
Thoughts: This was a great weekend. From the call to worship to the end of the last song, it was a beautiful time of worship in each of our services. We continued teaching Phil Wickham's "Beautiful" to our congregation. It is a simple and powerful song that helps us declare the glory and power of Christ as demonstrated through creation, redemption, and the final consummation of our salvation. I love it and hope our church continues to take a greater hold of it. It was also great to sing "Joyful" again. It had been a while since we had sung that one. "Because of Your Love" and "10,000 Reasons" were great fits for where Joe went with the message this weekend. They helped us reiterate and sing the truth about giving and generosity in their proper place--as a response to what God has already done for us and given us.
On a side note, I had an issue with a burr on my guitar's saddle, which resulted in several broken strings--a little frustrating, but not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. My main guitar is getting the frets planed and dressed, so I'll have to get the issue figured out on this guitar in the meantime... I hope you had a great weekend of worship! Thanks for reading and being a part of this with me.
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?