Preparing for Sunday - November 12, 2017

Hey Shoreliners!

Check out what we’ll be singing this week:

1.   Open the Eyes of My Heart - Paul Baloche

This simple song is a great prayer to open up our service. Our attitude must be one of humility as we come to learn, repent, and encourage one another during our Sunday service. We must have open eyes, and open hearts to receive what the Holy Spirit desires to teach us through His word!

2.   Sooner Count the Stars - Sovereign Grace Music

We introduced this song last week, the theme is taken from Psalm 40:5 - “Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” The lyrics of the chorus say “No praise is high enough, no thanks is deep enough, no life is long enough to sing of all you’ve done.”  We cannot even come close to understand or fathom the nature of our God - and the little bit we do know, we cannot praise Him enough for it. How amazing is this - and yet He still invites us to come. It’s truly mind-blowing.

3.   Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/’Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus - Traditional (arr. by David Crowder)

These hymns were both written to give us peace and comfort in times of fear and anxiety. The author wrote “Leaning on the…” to be a comfort to two friends whose wives had recently passed away. The theme is taken from Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” When we rest in the sovereignty of our Savior, then we can truly sing, “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!”.

4.   Revelation Song - Jennie Lee Riddle (arrangement by Kari Jobe

With lyrics taken directly from Revelation chapter five, this song drives us to worship our God for His holiness, majesty and great power. It also helps us look to the future, to the great day when we will proclaim His praises forever and ever. Our Lord will prevail! He has already conquered sin & death - one day He will conquer Satan with a final blow and all will be made new.

5.   Your Name - Paul Baloche

We’ll end our service by directing our praise to the one whose name is above every name! May these lyrics be in our mind and on our lips as we start a new week.