My Shot- Hamilton

My Shot- Hamilton

Sermon for August 30th, 2020 Summer Concert Series 2020 This is the third Summer we have done this series. We take a look at different pop songs over the generations and see what we can mine from the lyrics and the intent on the songs. Culture is not evil and God can use even those far from Him to communicate a message to us. We’ll spend the next five weeks looking at different songs and see what God teaches us through his word. Week 5: My Shot- Hamilton the musical This song was written for the 2015 musical Hamilton. This was written to open the musical to show that these fathers of our country were hungry to put something in place that would be a benefit. Manuel labored over trying to write a song that would encompass so much of history into a single song. The last portion of the song really speaks to rising up and not throwing away any opportunity. I hear this as the charge for the church today. We have an opportunity right now to rise up and not throw away any shot that we are given to be Jesus to our family, friends and neighbors. Jesus has given us a charge to Go! Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.

Stupid Deep

Sermon for August 23rd, 2020 Summer Concert Series 2020 This is the third Summer we have done this series. We take a look at different pop songs over the generations and see what we can mine from the lyrics and the intent on the songs. Culture is not evil and God can use even those far from Him to communicate a message to us. We’ll spend the next five weeks looking at different songs and see what God teaches us through his word. Week 4: Stupid Deep- Jon Bellion   Jon Bellion released this song in 2018. It is a track in which Jon Bellion questions the validity of aspirations that have defined his life. In other words, he ponders if some of the things he has searched for have been in vain not only because he may have already possessed what he sought but also due the fact that what he actually requires, which is love, is relatively easy to find. The lyrics of “Stupid Deep” speak to the hole in our hearts, our attempts to fill it, and our continual failure to do so. God’s love is always free. It is a gift that is undeserved. God can fill the holes in our life because he is life. Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.

Already there

Sermon for August 16th, 2020 Summer Concert Series 2020 This is the third Summer we have done this series. We take a look at different pop songs over the generations and see what we can mine from the lyrics and the intent on the songs. Culture is not evil and God can use even those far from Him to communicate a message to us. We’ll spend the next five weeks looking at different songs and see what God teaches us through his word. Week 3: Already There- Lonestar The song was released in 2001 by the band Lonestar. The song was inspired by a phone conversation with his 2-year-old son, Rhett. “We were on the West Coast, and he said in his little voice, ‘Daddy, when will you be home?’ It just broke my heart. I thought, physically, I’m not home yet, but mentally, I’m already there.” Just like that father who wants to be there, God is actually there for us. He reminds us that we should not fear but have courage. God will never fail or abandon you. Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.

My Love- Petula Clark

Sermon for August 9th, 2020 Summer Concert Series 2020 This is the third Summer we have done this series. We take a look at different pop songs over the generations and see what we can mine from the lyrics and the intent on the songs. Culture is not evil and God can use even those far from Him to communicate a message to us. We’ll spend the next five weeks looking at different songs and see what God teaches us through his word. Week 2: My Love- Petula Clark This song was released in 1965 by Petula Clark. Tony Hatch wrote this song as he flew from London to Los Angeles, where Clark recorded it. The air travel gave him the idea for the idea of love transcending distance. Petula did not like the song and didn’t want it released, she thought it was too ordinary. The lyrics from the song resemble the words of the Psalmist as he talks about God’s love. God’s love is vast as the heavens. God is so big and yet does not neglect us or even creation, as He is the fountain of all life. Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Sermon for August 2nd, 2020 Summer Concert Series 2020   This is the third Summer we have done this series. We take a look at different pop songs over the generations and see what we can mine from the lyrics and the intent on the songs. Culture is not evil and God can use even those far from Him to communicate a message to us. We’ll spend the next five weeks looking at different songs and see what God teaches us through his word. Week 1: You’ve got a friend in me- Randy Newman This song is used as the theme song to Toy Story which was released in 1995. The song is about having a friend that is there for you. Your friend will help you and guide you through life when there are tough times. Do you have friends that you can depend on? Or do you find that they can be flaky? We have a friend in Jesus. Jesus calls us friends when we do what he has told us. That is a dependable friend who then tells us to love one another, building relationships is what it is all about. Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.