I am excited about another Crossing Church night of worship! (Jan 29th @ 6:00pm) The inspiration for this night came from G.K. Chesterton and Brennan Manning as they described the idea of God’s love and longing for us as furious. Chesterton’s was one of quick mention while manning expounded into definition. Furious is, rightfully so, associated with anger and rage. However it is synonymous with ferocity and fierceness. And as Manning expounds, a growing intensity and emotion. While this is most definitely not a systematic theology that exhaustively explores the vastness of God’s love and longing for His creation it is one aspect on which we can meditate upon and within find solace. For ours is not a story of man searching for God rather a story of God searching for His creation that has gone astray.
I like the correlation we find in a God whose longing for union with His creation is compared with the swelling intensity of a raging storm; one that compares with the same passion and ferocity – a Furious Love.
We will be meeting in our gym rather than the comfortable surroundings of our sanctuary. The thought of hundreds of voices bouncing off the hard surfaces, resonating around the room like the gathering heaviness of clouds about to burst with rain, gives me chills. It will be a much different night than those in the past as we drive with a very low key set up and acoustic arrangements to let our fierce passion shine.
Sunday January 29th @ 6:pm at The Crossing Church
Furious – Jeremy Riddle
Came To My Rescue – Davies, Joel | Sampson, Marty | Thomas, Dylan
Hallelujah What A Savior – Philip Paul Bliss and Tommy Walker
Take The World But Give Me Jesus – Fanny Jane Crosby and John Robson Sweney
Always – Jason Ingram and Kristian Stanfill
You Never Let Go – Redman, Beth | Redman, Matt
Lead Me To The Cross – Fraser, Brooke
How He Loves – John Mark McMillan
With Everything – Joel Houston