- Here For You – Matt Redman (B)
- The Same Love – Paul Baloche (B)
- Everlasting God – Lincoln Brewster (B)
- God Of The Redeemed – Jeremy Riddle (B)
- God With Us – Mercy Me (B)
Well, Sunday was Mother’s Day. I hope all the mom’s (mum’s for UK readers) had a great day. At STORYCHURCH we gave the mom’s a shout-out and a free gift. We also had a baby dedication (photo above).
Joel preached on Sunday, following the a similar theme from last weeks message – all about following Jesus. Following the narrow road instead of the wide road. Being different to those around us in the world – appearing “weird” in a way – because we have stepped out of the normal.
I think it’s probably the first time we’ve ended a service with God With Us. After the service, a couple of people asked what the song was called because they liked it. It’s funny how many times you can sing something and then just that one time it stands out and resonates with you.
When I was thinking before-hand about what I would pray at the end, part of the song really stood out to me. I guess the whole theme of grace has been on my mind recently, but I loved the lyric, “Lord you know, our hearts don’t deserve your glory, still you show a love we cannot afford.”
How powerful is that? That is grace. This is God’s love. And no matter who you are, and what you have done, God loves you as deeply as anyone else. Let that sink in for a minute. We don’t deserve it, I know that, we were all born into sin. But Jesus made a way and all we have to do is follow.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39