This week, Josh preached from Luke 13:22-30. Our songs were gathered around the theme of the radical grace of God. 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 an example of one way you might think of these songs in light of this week's theme. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Creatures of Our God and King by David Crowder* Band
This is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham
All the Poor and Powerless by All Sons & Daughters
Bonfire by Jameson McGregor
Future/Past by John Mark McMillan
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.
All Creatures of our God and King: This song runs with the idea of the whole of creation praising God--the idea here is that, in creating the cosmos, God is Lord over all of it, and the very existence of stars, planets, and particles way too small to see, declare the glory of the God who made them all. We sang this to begin our service thinking about the grandeur of God.
This is Amazing Grace: This song juxtaposes the grandeur of God with the sacrifice of Jesus--in Jesus, this Holy God chose to become human and to endure the worst that the human condition had to offer. The Incarnation was an invitation for humanity (all of us) to know what the Creator is like, but also to know the Creator.
All the Poor and Powerless: This song focuses on the significance of the invitation to know God for those who are socially disadvantaged, those who feel they have no hope, etc. The hand that is extended in Jesus is for everyone--not just those who society lifts up as ideal citizens.
Bonfire: We sang this song to think about the day when God will make all things new, when the things that are broken inside all of us, and in the world around us, will be mended. All of us are broken in different ways, and we have no ground upon which we may stand and call ourselves somehow better than any other person. In the end, we will likely be surprised at just how many different kinds of formerly broken people God has drawn together.
Future/Past: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. Last week, we said this about Future/Past: We sang this song to emphasize the fact that to be related to God through faith is to love and be loved by One whose perspective is much greater than our own. This means that God is worthy of our trust and worship in the midst of suffering, and that we can be confident that God is weaving human history into something more beautiful than we can imagine.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.