A key purpose of this blog is to supplement the preaching and teaching we do in our Whole Life Offering discipleship training materials. Each month we focus on a different Work of Mercy, and you can see excerpts from each week’s preaching videos here and listen to a weekly Q&A session about the contents here. Starting next month we’ll be posting videos from our new Sunday morning service in Colorado Springs where we’ll be training individuals to lead their households in daily family worship. Let me know if you’re nearby and want to come. (Of course, there’s an application process.)
The blog, however, gives me the most up-to-the-minute opportunity to ruminate on news of breaking Works of Mercy and to provide supplemental resources for worship, reflection, and discussion. On any given day, after all, somebody’s bound to do something that requires forgiveness, and likely these days we will get to read about it.
So on this final post of our month-long focus on forgiving and reconciling, it seemed appropriate to end on a musical note. My son begins his studies this week at Nazarene Bible College, where he seeks to learn to be a worship pastor–one rooted deeply in good theology and as likely to lead via composing Christian theologico-electronica music (you’ll have to ask him, really) as by playing the piano or working the sound board.
So in recognition of this milestone of the youngest of our children entering college, which represents a lot of mutual forgivenesses along the way, I want to invite you to sing forgiveness with me. I don’t normally highlight or listen to contemporary Christian music (my tastes are more traditional and, uh, theologico-electronica), but the lyrics to the song I want to share with you cover a surprising number of the issues that are Scripturally central to forgiveness.
And besides, my son sent it to me, sharing with me how it reached him this month. Perhaps you can take a moment in the comments section down below to let me know what God did in your life this month to shape you more in the image of Christ in the Work of Mercy of forgiving and reconciling.
Enjoy the song. Expect, as always, that God is going to give you the opportunity to put it into practice even today.