This past weekend, we continued in our sixth message of our series - "Seven." Two of our pastors, Frank Eschmann and Nick Strobel, shared a challenging word from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 about the importance of honoring God with our health choices. You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Welcome "Made Alive" (C) [Brian Eichelberger, Zach Bolen] "Hallelujah To My King" (C) [Brenton Brown, Paul Baloche] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Seven: Health - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20" [Frank Eschmann & Nick Strobel] "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" (D) [Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio] "To Our God" (A) [Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Joel Taylor] "Before The Throne" (A) [Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook, arr. by Dustin Kensrue] Dismissal
Thoughts: This weekend was a great weekend. Our team did a solid job leading throughout the weekend. We brought "Made Alive" after teaching it for consecutive weeks a few weeks back, and it was a great way to start our our services. Becky Tindell co-led this weekend, and she did a great job leading us on "Hallelujah To My King" and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)." "To Our God" was a new song for our congregation that we introduced it at our Overflow worship night a few weekends ago. It was written by Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, and Joel Taylor from Bethel church out of Redding, CA. I'm really enjoying this song right now, as a simple song of worship that declares the surpassing worth of Christ because of who He is and what He has done. I'm looking forward to singing it again soon with our church. We finished our weekend with "Before The Throne," which is quickly becoming one of our church's favorites. It was a great way to close the weekend.
Because of the message this weekend regarding health, and the tendency that we all could have towards shame and guilt, we sang primarily about grace of God and the finished work of cross for us. Our response to the Word of God should not be out of shame, guilt, and fear, but instead it should be out trust, love, and worship of God. That's what we tried to emphasize through what we sang this weekend.
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?