This week, Josh preached from Jeremiah 31:31-34. Our songs were gathered around the theme of deliverance. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, there is a brief explanation of how this week’s songs fit together. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Spirit by Jesus Culture
Deliver Me by David Crowder* Band
Oceans by Hillsong United
In the Night by Andrew Peterson
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Holy Spirit: This song talks about the hope and freedom that the Spirit brings into our fear and shame. We sang this last week as well, so be sure to look at last week's post for more thoughts about singing this song in the midst of Lent.
Deliver Me: This song acknowledges that God is the one who is able to free us from the various kinds of oppression we experience in life--both the trivial and the grave.
Oceans: We sing this song as a reminder that when we walk into chaotic or horrific situations, we can be confident that God is there in the midst of them. God is not simply watching us from afar as we follow plans God made a long time ago--God is among us in our joy and pain, our leisure and struggle, laughing and crying with us and pulling us toward the day when God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven.
In the Night: We will be singing this song for the next couple of weeks, as we have every week this Lenten season, adding a verse each time. Lent is often a rough time for us as we confront who we are and who we are becoming, and this song does a good job at placing hardship and hope side by side.
Be Thou My Vision: We will be singing this every week in Lent as well--as we close our services, we will ask God once again to be our vision and wisdom as we continue on for another week in the desert of Lent.