This weekend we began a new series through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, called Rebuild. In this series, we're looking at rebuilding a heart for God and a heart for the city where He has placed us. This weekend our outreach pastor, Kyle Brown, shared about how God brings "Redemption in the Ruins," and how God meets us in the midst of our failures and sin to call us back to Himself and to redeem and restore us.
Here are our songs from this weekend:
Pre-Service - "How Can It Be" [Jeff Johnson, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle)]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]
"Man of Sorrows (In My Place)" [Philip Paul Bliss, Bill Horn]
"Your Great Name" [Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle]
It was a great kickoff to the new series, and a powerful reminder of the unfailing covenant love of God for us. We introduced Lauren Daigle's "How Can It Be" in the pre-service, and Kelsey Thomsen did an excellent job leading it. I love the lyric of that song, and I look forward to singing it more with our church. We also sang "Man of Sorrows (In My Place)," which we first introduced a little over a month ago. I love the strength of that hymn lyric, as it gives such a powerful depiction of Christ's sacrificial death for us.
For all of our singing, we wanted to focus on how we have been redeemed and brought back by God despite our sin. He is so good to us.
It was a wonderful time for us to cast aside our idols and look to our incomparable Savior.
in the Son,