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Sunday Replay 07.06.08

At the risk of sounding like a scratched CD, we had another incredible day in worship yesterday…

The worship band did a nice job on that old, gospel favorite, “Living on a Prayer.”  It was rockin!  And the snippet of “Sweet Home…” after the service almost brought a tear to this pastor’s eye…  Seriously, you guys did a great job, again.  I hope we never take for granted how far we’ve come in worship – just since the first of the year!

UPDATE: I’ve had a couple of inquiries, and yes, I know “Living on a Prayer” is not an “old, gospel favorite.”  It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, and it’s about a young couple sticking together through hard times, hanging on even when the going gets tough, when they have nothing to hold them together except prayer.  Oh, and we didn’t play it during worship, but before church started.  Oh again – it sounded really good.

We began a new message series, The Jesus Questions, focusing on some of the questions Jesus asked others in the gospels.  We looked at Mark 12, when Jesus asked His critics, “Are you not in error, not understanding the scriptures and the power of God?”  We saw that the truth is critical in our lives – it keeps us on track and out of trouble, and it’s absence leads us to be “greatly mistaken” and in trouble.

We had a great turnout for the first installment of the “Love and Respect” small group.  If you weren’t able to be here last night, you can still jump in next week.  The material – the conference led by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs – is hands down the best marriage enrichment stuff I’ve ever seen or experienced.  Last night we saw two important things: 1) Regardless of what’s going on in our relationship now, there was something that drew the two of us together at one time, and 2) No relationship, no matter how good it is, is perfect!  So, no matter if your marriage is healthy or not, you can benefit from being part of this small group!  Sunday evenings, 7 PM, in The Dome.

The 4H Fair starts Friday night, and we’ll be there in the Merchants Building, handing out cold bottles of water and popsicles for the kids.  Be sure to stop by and say “Hi!”

Have a great week!

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  1. July 7, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Living on a prayer? By Bon Jovi? Are you just messing with me now? Of course, now I can’t get it out of my head.

    whoa, whoa, we’ll make it I swear…

    Actually, that’s not a bad song, at least it’s talking about making a tough relationship work. Better than “You give love a bad name!”


  2. fiercegrace
    July 8, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Um, err, no, no… The one by Fanny Crosby as sung by the Gospel Lads…

  3. July 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    The Gospel Lads? I think I would prefer Bon Jovi! 😎

    Seriously, with your marriage enrichment seminar, the Bon Jovi one would be awesome!

  4. sprocket23
    July 18, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Ok I feel like such an idiot. I thought you were being truthful about the “Gospel Lads” song. I did think it was odd that you would do a Southern Gospel song… Well, you got me– good one! Of course, that 5 minutes of actually looking up the discography of the Gospel Lads is time I’ll never get back.

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