On Sunday I will be serving as the worship leader at State College E-Free Church. I had planned to have an informal music practice tonight but the flu-like virus I’m fighting caused me to cancel that. I’m hoping that my immune system pwns this virus in the next 24 hours or so, leaving me ready for the weekend.
The message will be taken from John 5. As I read over the passage the ideas that stuck out to me were the authority of Jesus to judge and His offer of life.
Prelude: (G) Holy is the Lord - Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio
I really like this song as a prelude. It is very straightforward and simple both lyrically and melodically. As we meet together we lift up the anthem of the Lord’s renown, an anthem we should continue to sing throughout the week.
Song #1 – (G) No One Like You – David Crowder et al.
Considering John 5 talks about Jesus having the authority to judge and offering life, this song is very appropriate. The main focus is on the hope we have through Jesus, asking “How could You be so good to me?”
Song #2 – (E) Sing to the King – Billy Foote & Charles Silvester Horne
Here we offer glory to Jesus. His empire shall bring life and salvation, and we belong to Him.
Song #3 – (A) Majesty – Martin Smith & Stuart Garrard
This song has a similar theme to the previous song. My own emptiness, sinfulness, and brokenness is acknowledged. My desire is to reflect on the majesty of Jesus’ grace and love often, to live in response to it.
Song #4 – (A) Jesus Paid it All - Elvina Hall & Alex Nafong
The main set closes by focusing on the life Jesus offers us once again. When I stand in judgment my hope is in Jesus.
Closing: (This will be an audible; I’ll select one of the two)
Option #1: (B) Everyday – Joel Houston
Option #2: (A) One Pure and Holy Passion - Mark Altrogge
I had quite a few musical ideas and arrangements I wanted to work on, but I think I’ll scale back after losing the extra practice to the flu. I’m planning to use my Schecter for part of the set. I use that guitar at home quite a bit, but not at church very often.
I wish I knew what JoePa said to the Nittnay Lions at halftime last Saturday; I’d try giving that same speech to my immune system right now.