January 4, 2009! Happy New Year everyone! I love the new year and new beginnings! I am looking forward to what God has for our church this year. These are exciting times for our church, and I am so glad that I get to start the new year here at Glenville to see God move and work among our people. Ok, moving along!
Our day today was really good. I had the opportunity to speak today, and sometimes it is hard for me to take everything in when my mind is so full of so many things. The people did seem a little tired, but that could have just been me. I was so wired that I did get but two hours of sleep last night! Certainly not what I had planned, but hey, it happens sometimes!
We started out bother services with:
- Your Grace Is Enough – Maher (I love the energy of this song! Great opener to get people singing!)
- Mighty To Save – Fielding, Morgan (Powerful words! Our people love this song!)
Our pastor welcomed everyone, and took a couple minutes to introduce our new series called, “The Big D.” Basically it is a series about God delegating to us the responsibility of being the church to this world… the church as it should be… a people that are loving God, loving others and serving both.
We had a special by a few of our teens and the guy that leads them. It was a song that he wrote called Consuming Fire. They did a great job!
During the second service, we had another set here…
- From The Inside Out – Houston (This one is still a little new for us.
- The Stand – Houston
- Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Tomlin, Giglio, Excell, Rees
Our band then did Give Me Your Eyes (Brandon Heath). Our guys just tore this up! Awesome job guys! You sounded great and I had some great comments about the song.
One of my sons friends was here for the weekend. He is a great lead electric player, and did all the solo work for the Hillsong stuff today, as well as played with the band on Give Me your Eyes. Great job Timmy! Thanks for playing with us! In fact, everyone in my band did an awesome job today! They are so great to work with! I have a great team!
I spoke today. As I mentioned, we started a new series today called, “The Big D.” I spoke from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 on how the body is fit together, and that everyone is in the body because God placed us there as he thought best (vs. 18). I encouraged our people to find where God has gifted them, and the step up and start serving with their gift, that they were a piece of the puzzle here at our church, and that the picture could not be complete without them fitting in where God made them to fit.
I love the church. I love seeing people fit in to the the church where God has gifted them and then seeing them soar as they serve Him! Loving God, loving people, and serving both! That is what it is all about!
How were your services today? I hope God moved in your church and made Himself BIG!
This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.