This weekend, we continued our Rebuild series through Ezra and Nehemiah and Joe shared about the external resistance we experience when we seek to rebuild our hearts for God. He discussed the sway that external factors can have on us, and the resulting halting of the work of God in us, and then shared how we can resist external sway by focusing on God's presence, promise, mission, and hope.
Here are our songs from this weekend:
"Defender" [King's Kaleidoscope]
"Before the Throne" [Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vicki Cook, The Modern Post]
"It is Well" [Horatio G. Spafford, Philip Paul Bliss, Todd Fields]
"Lord of All" [Kristian Stanfill]
"Always" [Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram]
There were lots of things happening this weekend here in Kansas: Halloween and Daylight Savings Time, the Royals in the World Series, and the Chiefs playing Sunday morning in London. Craziness! Despite all of this, our team did a great job, and we had a great weekend of worship together.
In the pre-service countdown, we sang "Defender" by King's Kaleidoscope, which is a really interesting and creative song comprised of an almost Psalm-like lyric. It was challenging and fun for our team to play together.
The rest of the set was dedicated to looking at Jesus as our faithful High Priest who knows us, loves us, sacrifices for us, and never leaves us or forsakes us. He is so good to us, and we don't have to be afraid of resistance, trials, or sway in this life, because He is with us!
I hope you had a great weekend of worship, too!
in the Son,