Songs and Scenes from Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

This week’s music set-list review features photos by Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Hebrews 12:2-3 was our call to worship this morning.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

O Come and Mourn With Me Awhile – Words: Frederick Faber (1814-1863), Music: Eric Ashley

The Gospel Song by Drew Jones and Bob Kauflin

These two songs drew us to the cross, reminding us of the greatness of our sin and the even greater love that sets us free because of Christ’s once for all sacrifice.

O love God! O sin of man!
In this dread act Your strength is tried;
And victory remains with love;
Jesus our Lord is crucified!

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

Come Ye Sinners –  Words: Joseph Hart (1759), Music: Matthew Smith

Come ye sinners poor and wretched,
weak and wounded sick and sore.
Jesus ready stands to save you,
full of pity joined with power.
He is able, He is able,
He is willing doubt no more.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

We read Matthew 11:28-30 and confessed the unbelief that leads us away from resting in God’s gospel promises in Christ with an adapted prayer of John Calvin’s from The Open Sourcebook.

Almighty God,

We confess that we are still held back by earthly cares, and we’re unable to fix our minds and hearts on heaven. Lord, help us believe that you can abundantly meet our needs in this life and beyond. Lift our minds above these temporary, perishing things, and fix our hopes and wills on service to you, continually growing in grace until we become full and complete in Christ. We long to lay hold of the eternal kind of life you’ve promised to us and made available to us by the blood of your Son.

In your mercy please forgive us and help our unbelieving hearts. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

O Help My Unbelief – Words: Isaac Watts (1707), Music: Justin Smith (2007)

This hymn by Isaac Watts, reworked by Indelible Grace, puts music to the cry of the struggling father in Mark 9:24, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

How sad our state by nature is!
our sin, how deep it stains!
and Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.
But there’s a voice of sov’reign grace,
sounds from the sacred word:
“O, ye despairing sinners come,
and trust upon the Lord.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39 gave us the assurance of our forgivness and hope in Christ.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

All Must Be Well – Words by Mary Bowley Peters (1847) with contemporary music by Matthew Smith.

We spend a lot of time singing in our services because songs allow us to meditate on and remember God’s word. “All Must Be Well” is a great example of a song that encourages the saints to continually put their hope in God’s promises throughout every season of life’s journey.

Though we pass through tribulation, all will be well;
Our is such a full salvation, all is well;
Happy still in God confiding;
Fruitful if in Christ abiding;
Steadfast through the Spirit’s guiding, all must be well.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

O Great God by Bob Kauflin  (based on the 16th century puritan prayer Regeneration from The Valley of Vision)

O great God of highest heav’n,
occupy my lowly heart.
Own it all and reign supreme,
conquer every rebel power.
Let no vice or sin remain
that resists Your holy war.
You have loved and purchased me,
make me Yours forevermore.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 worship

Music and Tech Team for October 23, 2011:

Zak Burmaster – bass
Andrew Camp – acoustic guitar, six-string banjo
Kristen Camp – vocals
David Currey – resophonic guitar
John Currey – mandolin
Sadie Currey – vocals, fiddle
Scott Johnson – piano, organ, vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Jordan Thomas – acoustic guitar, harp

Kameron Bong – stagehand
Josh Burrell – light and media coordinator
Mike Contant – sermon media
Chris Halsey – lights
Michael Novak – music media
Tim Worstell – sound

The Crossing Music will be releasing a new album,The Shore, on November 12. The album will include”I Fear the Lord” and “One Redeemer,” songs from The Crossing’s most recent sermon series. Here’s a sneak peak at the album.

For more information about The Shore, visit The Crossing Music. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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