No funny video this week, but the worship time was sweet. I do not think in the 6 months I have been here at Sunridge that I have heard and seen as much participation as this past Sunday. That is really the “win” a worship team and worship pastor looks for each week. After all, we cannot control the attendance, people’s expectations or please every one. However, we can provide leadership and an excellent environment to meet with God that is real, biblical and inviting.
Greg Sidders spoke about friendship in his final Romans message. His words caused me really miss my Redding friends and others who have spoken deeply into my life by their words and actions. It also made it clear how already God is blessing me with friends here in SoCal.
One thought given this week was ripped off from Louie Giglio. We were singing “From the Inside Out” and the line “consume me” has lovingly haunted me every time I sing it with the congregation. What I shared with the church was how God is the consumer of our worship, and that we are not! We are living sacrifices (Romans 12) and when we consume the worship we offer, it really is not giving to God. Let’s be consumed!
Here are the songs:
- O Worship The King – Chris Tomlin’s version
- Everlasting God – Brenton Brown, Ken Riley
- From The Inside Out – Joel Houston
- Majesty – Stuart Garrard, Martin Smith
- Love the Lord – Lincoln Brewster
How was your worship weekend?