For our Fourth of July weekend, we looked at 1 Corinthians 13, which is most often associated with weddings. However, our family pastor Brian Tryhus examined the passage and showed how it teaches the church how to love one another as part of the body of Christ, and how love is the one gift that surpasses all others and that makes all the other gifts function as they should. As Brian said, "All we need is love."
Here are our songs from this weekend:
Pre-Service - "The Love of God" [Frederick M. Lehman, Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai, my arrangement]
"There is a Fountain" [William Cowper, arr. by Zach Bolen]
"This is Amazing Grace" [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle]
"One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)" [Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Christa Black]
"You Alone Can Rescue" [Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin]
"Rejoice" [Dustin Kensrue, Stuart Townend]
For our singing, we focused on the unfailing love of God, and how He demonstrated His love for us in Christ's sacrificial death for us. His example of love for us teaches us to lay down our lives for one another. Because the Fourth fell on a Saturday night, we only held one service, and we used a very simple team, with Eric Dehner on a cajon-based percussion setup and me on guitar, vocals, and harmonica on one song. It was a great weekend, and it was very enjoyable to strip everything down just sing the songs together.
I hope you had a great weekend of worship wherever you were, and that you had a great celebration for the Fourth of July.