August 7, 2011 – Hawesville Baptist Church
Welcome & Fellowship Holy, Holy, Holy, 2 & Revelation Song
Choir Anthem Bow the Knee
Time of Prayer
Song of Praise On Jordan’s Stormy Banks, 521
Song of Faith My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness
Offering Prayer & Offering Endless Hallelujah
Message “I Die, Then What?” (2 Corinthians 5:1-8)
Song of Response Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
This service is a service in between sermon series’. We have just ended our Habakkuk series and next week we begin our Philippians series. Bro. Mark is sharing about what happens after we die from 2 Corinthians.
Several songs could have worked thematically to support his message, but I selected these based on the following:
Holy, Holy, Holy(traditional hymn-setting) / Revelation Song (Riddle)- I selected these songs because, after death, we long to worship at the feet of our Savior and cry out holy, holy, holy…both songs breathe this theme.
The choir shared Bow the Knee (Fettke) in worship. Many times, the choir anthem (selected weeks prior) will not go along exactly with the message of the day. But several phrases of the lyrics help to remind the listener about God and His plan in our lives. And when we don’t understand the purpose of His plan, in the presence of the King, bow the knee. Also, the section of “we walk by faith and not by sight” was mentioned word for word in the passage.
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks – this traditional song has been sung for many years in the church and the lyrics allow the worshiper reflection about where we will be after God calls us home…I am bound for the Promised Land…
We also sang the Keith Getty modern hymn, My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness because of an amazing last line about living our life to its fullest potential: for every day I have on earth is given by the King so I will give my life, my all to love and follow Him.
The praise band led An Endless Hallelujah from Matt Redman’s newest album, 10,000 Reasons. This fresh modern hymn shares a great message about worshiping forever in His presence when we stand before His throne.
Finally, we shared Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Tomlin) because of an amazing lyric: the earth shall soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine, but God who called me here below shall be forever mine.