08.18.13 Worship Confessional

Slide1By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. (Hebrews 11:8-9)

Today we continued our series, “Coordinates” and our Director of Formation/Teaching, Dave Bindewald helped us explore the biblical movements of: placement, displacement and replacement. In the Creation narrative God places humanity in the Garden. Because of the Fall, humanity has been displaced, longs for home and experiences the painful realities of exile. In the above referenced text from Hebrews 11, Abraham, even as he was making his home in the promised land, experienced it as a stranger in a foreign land.

In Psalm 137, the Psalmist records these words:

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:1-4).

How do you experience the reality of exile? In what ways do you feel like a stranger in a foreign land

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Crash This Place (Matthew Reed)
  • Call to Worship from Psalm 104
  • Let Me Sing (Todd Fields)
  • Mighty Fortress (Aaron Shust)
  • Responsive Reading from Reading from Psalm 28
  • You Never Let Go (Matt Redman)
  • Prayers for College Students
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Coordinates 3)
  • Mighty Fortress

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

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