Turn, Turn, Turn

Word in Song IV
Turn, Turn, Turn
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We finish our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Turn, Turn, Turn.” What are the times that we experience in our lives? Where is God during the good and the bad? How do we know what it is we need to do? Do we know how to respond in every situation? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds.

Hold My Hand

Word in Song IV
Hold My Hand
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We continue our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Hold My Hand.” How are we called to help others? How are we called to accept help? How are those two ideas intertwined? Do we put our faith and trust in Christ? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Matthew 14:22-36.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Hold My Hand” by Hootie and the Blowfish.

Doctor My Eyes

Word in Song IV
Doctor My Eyes
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Today marks the beginning of our fourth installment of The Word in Song with “Doctor My Eyes.” What does your heart long for? What do you desire? It it good? Is it bad? Do we consider our intentions when we act? The intentions of others? What does God want? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Isaiah 38:1-20.

Our musical inspiration comes from “Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne.

Singing Praises

It's Pastor Cam
Singing Praises
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“Singing Praises” looks at the role music plays in our life of faith. The command to sing is all throughout the Bible. Scripture has many songs woven in. We go and sing at church on Sunday, but what about the rest of the time? Do we sing God’s praises? Why is music so important? Why is music so powerful?

Our scripture reading comes from Isaiah 12:1-6.

A Love Song

Difficult Readings
A Love Song
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“A Love Song” is this week’s entry in our Difficult Readings series. Why is the Song of Songs in the Bible? What is the point of a romantic, even erotic, poem? What can it tell us about God? About ourselves? About what it truly means to be human? Let us grow together as we explore these difficult readings!

Our scripture reading comes from Song of Songs 3:1-5; 4:10-16.

If Everyone Cared

The Word in Song III
If Everyone Cared



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The last message in this installment of The Word in Song is “If Everyone Cared” and comes on All Saints Sunday. As we remember those who have passed from this life, do we do so with hope? Do we wait patiently for the kingdom? Or are we called to something greater? Where is our hope? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Isaiah 65:17-25.

The musical inspiration is from “If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback.

Happy

The Word in Song III
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As we continue in The Word in Song, we come to “Happy.” This familiar reading might sound strange, but it makes us ask an important question. Are we happy? What do we have to be happy about? What does Jesus say about being happy? Does God make us happy? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Matthew 5:1-12.

The musical inspiration comes from “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

My Back Pages

The Word in Song
The Word in Song II
My Back Pages



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The last message in this run of The Word in Song is “My Back Pages”, inspired by the time by Bob Dylan. This Father’s Day message reflects on what it means to be like a child. Do we still ask questions like a child? Be humble like a child? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from Matthew 18:1-5, 10-14.

The musical inspiration comes from “My Back Pages” by Bob Dylan.

The Man In The Mirror

The Word in Song
The Word in Song II
The Man In The Mirror



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Today marks the beginning of The Word in Song II, the second installment of the series. We begin with “Man In The Mirror” and it was inspired by the song of the same title by Michael Jackson. In it, we explore how we change ourselves to change the world. What examples does the Bible give us? Can we change others? Can we see how to change ourselves? Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and hear the Word in song!

Our scripture reading comes from James 1:19-27.

The musical inspiration comes from Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.”

A Baffled King Composing Hallelujah

HallelujahIn preparation for my latest installment of The Word in Song, I asked friends for suggestions for songs. One that came up was one I expected to have pop up. It was “Hallelujah”, written by Leonard Cohen and performed by many different artists. Though I love the song, I wasn’t sure I could do it justice in my sermon series. Continue reading “A Baffled King Composing Hallelujah”