Everything Glorious – David Crowder Band
Fire Fall Down – Hillsong United
Enough – Chris Tomlin
Mighty To Save – Hillsong United
Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle
This was Week 2 of our “Famous Last Words” series. Pastor Bill is speaking about the phrases that Christ said while he was on the cross. This week we looked at the phrase “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
What a powerful sermon. It was one of the best sermons I’ve heard Bill preach (which is saying something – Bill is an awesome speaker). One of the main points was that it is tempting for us to think we relate to Christ when he said these things. We feel pain and loss in our lives, and sometimes it feels as though God has abandoned us in our time of need. But, no matter what we go through – we will never, ever understand what that moment was like for Christ, because it would the only time in history – past present and future – that the relationship between Jesus and God the Father was ever, or will ever be broken. And we can’t understand that. And he did that for us.
Our drummer wasn’t with us this morning – he was playing with another band that has an opportunity to play Christian music in a prison, which is pretty awesome. We did more of an acoustic set with keys, bass, electric guitar, vocals, and acoustic guitar. It’s cool to change it up every once in a while from the straight up rock and roll vibe we usually do.
We started with “Everything Glorious”, Bill welcomed people, and then we did “Fire Fall Down”, “Enough”, and Mighty to Save”. After the message we did “Sweetly Broken”, which fit beautifully with what Bill said during the message. “Sweetly Broken” has one of my favorite phrases in all of modern worship music that goes like this:
To the cross I look
And to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing
For on it my Savior
Both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just
Speaking (or singing) those words out loud is a powerful thing.
I’m the worship leader at River Oaks Community Church.