This morning John will be talking about his experience of seeing God in the Albert Camus book, The Plague. As most of you will know by now, our aim is to be a Church that is constantly engaging God everywhere, and this week John is helping us to engage God in literature. Whether you are visiting us virtually for the first time or you have been a part of this congregation for many years, I pray that today God will meet you where you are and that his truth will fill you with hope and peace. If you haven’t already watched this week’s message, it will be posted both here on our website and on our YouTube channel so don’t forget to check it out!
No One But You – Hillsong Worship
10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman
As we begin our worship, these first songs can help us to quite our minds and focus on the things above. There are always so many things that are competing for our attention, and especially in a time with so much uncertainty there are even more things to fill our thoughts. Fortunately, there is nothing wrong with having many thoughts and questions, and many of these things that are taking our attention are important things to think about. But in the midst of these things, let us keep God at the forefront of our minds, and right now I encourage you to let all other things fade into the background as we focus on God alone in our time of worship.
Give Thanks To God – Housefires
In times of trouble and uncertainty it can be easy to focus on the darkness. As you listen to Give Thanks To God, I hope that you can allow your heart and your mind to be turned away from the dark things and focus on the light. This song walks through a few of the many aspects of God’s character that we can be thankful for. I encourage you to focus on truth this morning. The truth found in Camus’s book that John will be talking about, the truth found in these songs, and the truth that is the Word of God written in scripture.
Your Glory / Nothing But The Blood – All Sons and Daughters
Goodness Of God – Bethel Music
Psalm 145 says, “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness” (Psalm 145:5-7, ESV). Today and as we go into this next week, let us meditate and dwell on God’s wondrous works. When we are tempted to despair, let us declare his greatness instead. Though the situation may seem bleak, let us continue to engage God everywhere together, and let us seek to name God in books, and songs, and people alike.
As always, all of these songs are also available at the top of our Spotify playlist, so if you would like to have these songs in a playlist format for as you go about your week you can check out the link below. Thanks, and God bless!