Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
1 I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
2 When I was in deep trouble,
I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
but my soul was not comforted.
11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
12 They are constantly in my thoughts.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
13 O God, your ways are holy.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
14 You are the God of great wonders!
You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
15 By your strong arm, you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude
16 When the Red Sea saw you, O God,
its waters looked and trembled!
The sea quaked to its very depths.
17 The clouds poured down rain;
the thunder rumbled in the sky.
Your arrows of lightning flashed.
18 Your thunder roared from the whirlwind;
the lightning lit up the world!
The earth trembled and shook.
19 Your road led through the sea,
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
20 You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep,
with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
It was an amazing morning at FLAME today. Our band consists of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, flute and vocals. I love the way the band interacted and we had some great dynamics and give and take. Anna played a great lick on her flute during Mighty to Save. Really amazing stuff.
Sing, Sing, Sing
Mighty To Save
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
“God’s way is not out of our problems but through them. That’s how we learn from our difficulties and find God’s way. The first direction to look in order to find God’s way through our problems is upwards. Cry out to the One who knows the solution to your problem, the lessons to be learned, and the way to get you there. Our tendency is to play it safe. We’re a little uncomfortable relying on an unpredictable God. But we read in James 1:2-3 ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.’ The second direction to look in times of trouble is inward. Once you’re looked up to God, He will take you on a journey into yourself to teach you valuable lessons. He will shine a lantern of truth into the recesses of your heart, illuminating attitudes, old wounds, fresh hurts, weaknesses, and perspectives where you need to submit to His touch.”
Cloud and Townsend
Here are the songs that we sang this morning.
Holy, Holy, Holy
We had an interesting combo this morning, but it worked really well; Vocals, flute, acoustic guitar and electric guitar. I loved it because everyone was into it from the start. We almost blew the roof off today with the singing.