I mean, let’s be honest…
Really, who doesn’t love grandparents. The stories, the history, the lineage, and sure the gifts and over affection are great too. This week Jeff will be filling us on on what scripture tells us about grandparenting (is that a word?) well.
The text that Jeff will be preaching from this week is Psalm 78:1-8, so meditate of these verses as we prepare for worship this week. It speaks a lot about making sure to pass down the teachings we have learned to our children, so that the trait continues and they may be steadfast. Are we doing this? Are we preparing to do this by guarding our hearts and holding on to the truths that have been entrusted to us? These are all questions to ponder as we prepare to study the text together. So pray diligently that God would not leave you to your own knowledge and zeal, but would teach us to follow Him in truth.
Some music notes…
While we aren’t doing any “new songs” this week, we are doing some that may be new to some of you, as they are not played on christian radio, and are fairly new songs in the grand scheme of things.
Made alive, Zach Bolen
This song comes out of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, from one of their worship bands “Citizens”. I am convinced that some of the best worship music ever written is coming out of Mars Hill right now, and you really should be checking it out. This song specifically is a simple gospel presentation, set to a very dance-ey groove.
Before the Throne of God Above, Vikki Cook, Arranged by The Modern Post
While this song was written in the 80’s this version is only a few years old. We have been singing this song for a few months but not this way. The version was written by another Mars Hill Band, The Modern Post, whose lead singer happens to be Dustin Kensrue, who if you care about this sort of thing, was the lead singer of the popular post rock band Thrice. I think thats pretty cool.
10,000 Reasons, Matt Redman
Possibly one of the greatest hymns ever written, yeah I said it. We want to sing words that dont just make us happy, but can comfort us in times of trouble, and this song certainly does it.
I Hope You are having a great week, and hope you are ready to join us in worship Wednesday evening. Grace and peace to you all.