This weekend we continued our "Family of Tomorrow" series, with our Family Pastor, Brian Tryhus, sharing about relationships within our families. He led our congregation in answering the question, "What does my family need from me?"
Here are our songs from this weekend:
"In Tenderness" [W. Spencer Walton, Adoniram J. Gordon, Nate Garvey, arr. by Citizens & Saints]
"It is Finished" [Dustin Kensrue]
"Be Thou My Vision" [Ancient Irish Hymn]
"Great Are You Lord" [Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard]
"Because of Your Love" [Phil Wickham]
We had a great weekend of worship together. We sang songs that primarily looked at how God loved us first and sought us out. We also looked at the reality that He made us and saved us (remade us), and adopted us as His own sons and daughters, which all gives us a picture of how we ought to love one another in our families and beyond. We introduced Dustin Kensrue's "It is Finished," which is a song about the finished work of Christ for us. The chorus is the biggest section of the song, and it sings,
"It is finished, He has done it/ Let your weary heart rejoice/ Our redemption is accomplished/ Raise a shout with ragged voice/ And go bravely into battle/ Knowing He has won the war/ It is finished, lift your head/ And weep no more!"
I love the powerful declaration of Christ's victory in this song, and it moves me as I am reminded of the freedom and salvation that He has won for me. He has done it all! I look forward to this song taking a deeper root in our congregation and giving us courage to live out our faith because it is finished!
Despite some instrument challenges, I walked away from this weekend very encouraged. I was encouraged by our times of singing together as we remembered, celebrated, and proclaimed the goodness of God in the gospel. And I was also encouraged by what I heard from our congregation, and how they are being impacted by our worship arts ministry. God is faithful, and I am humbled to be a part of His work here.
I hope you had a great weekend of worship!
In the Son,