6.19.11 Worship Confessional

Yesterday in worship we leveraged Father’s Day and focused our worship around the theme, “the God Who Hears and Responds.” Our text was Luke 11:1-13 and I highlighted these verses:

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?  Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11-13)

Here are a couple points for reflection:

  • How does it impact your faith as you consider the reality that God is the Father who not only hears but also responds to our needs with the good gift of the Holy Spirit to those who ask? In this very moment, in what realm of life do you most need the presence and power of the Holy Spirit?
  • Imagine your life being “fathered” by a “how much more” God? Envision the possibilities and opportunities.  Take a moment to pause and thank God for what God wants to do in your life remembering that ” Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

One of our guitarists, Greg, led our music through worship yesterday. Greg is a sensitive and diligent musician and I especially appreciated his selection of the song, “How Deep Is the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townsend. This isn’t the type of song I naturally gravitate toward but was a perfect closer for our gathering (thus demonstrating the power of teamwork and collaboration):

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Like a Lion (Daniel Bashta)
  • In the Morning (original)
  • Glory to God (Steve Fee)
  • Your Love Is Strong (Jon Foreman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message
  • How Deep Is the Father’s Love (Stuart Townsend)

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend at The Worship Community.

Stay connected…


  1. Listening to “God is Near” by Rend Collective today, I am reminded of the message yesterday, which itself was a much needed reminder that God has gifted us with his presence. Good stuff.

  2. Terry- I’ve noticed you have done “Like A Lion” a few times. How does the congregation relate to that song?

    • Jeremiah –

      Like a Lion has worked surprisingly well in our congregation. We’re more of a 30-40+ community of faith but our people have latched onto the song. One more mature member, who grow up in the “God is dead” movement commented to me how much she loved declaring, “Our God’s not dead, He’s surely alive!”


  3. Terry- I’ve noticed you have done “Like A Lion” a few times. How does the congregation relate to that song?

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