Sunday @ Northridge

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There are a few things I’m looking forward to tomorrow @ Northridge:

  • I’m looking forward to 1 Corinthians 14. Tomorrow we will talk about prophecy, miracles, and healings. Do they happen today? If they happened in the Bible – why not now? If they do happen now, why don’t we see it at Northridge?
  • The countdown is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a long time. You won’t want to miss it. For those who’ve not been on time to church – we often play a video in the last few minutes before church starts – just to get people in there for the start and to calm the fears of new people – that they aren’t about to experience something scary. We want them to relax and be surprised that this won’t be painful. We are normal people who simply have the priority of God in our lives.
  • Sunday afternoon I’m going to do a Q&A based on the sermon. I hope you can join me at 3:00 PM on Periscope! Download the app, follow me (DavidWhiting4), set up notifications, and I will hope to see you at 3:00 PM.
  • Tomorrow AM, we also get to sing one of my favorite songs. I think I’ve listened to it 50 times this week. It is called “Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration).” We taught it last week. If you want to hear it/see it – watch THIS video (click that link or watch below). The lyrics are amazing. The music supports the beauty of the lyrics so well. And on the video, I love the bubbles, there is just something cool about the female percussionist (I’m not even sure what instrument she is playing), and I love the energy of the lead singer (during the interlude before ‘This is the art of celebration’). The video and the lyrics are below…watch and read along!

“Boldly I Approach (The Art Of Celebration)”
By grace alone somehow I stand – Where even angels fear to tread
Invited by redeeming love – Before the throne of God above
He pulls me close with nail-scarred hands – Into His everlasting arms

When condemnation grips my heart – And Satan tempts me to despair
I hear the voice that scatters fear – The Great I Am the Lord is here
Oh praise the One who fights for me – And shields my soul eternally

Boldly I approach Your throne – Blameless now I’m running home
By Your blood I come – Welcomed as Your own – Into the arms of majesty

Behold the bright and risen Son – More beauty than this world has known
I’m face to face with Love Himself – His perfect spotless righteousness
A thousand years, a thousand tongues – Are not enough to sing His praise

Boldly I approach Your throne – Blameless now I’m running home
By Your blood I come – Welcomed as Your own – Into the arms of majesty
[x2]

This is the art of celebration – Knowing we’re free from condemnation
Oh praise the One, praise the One – Who made an end to all my sin
[x2]

Boldly I approach Your throne – Blameless now I’m running home
By Your blood I come – Welcomed as Your own – Into the arms of majesty
Into the arms of majesty

2 comments
  1. Such a great song and video! I love that they took some lines from “Before the Throne of God Above”: Before the throne of God above / When Satan tempts me to despair / Who made an end to all my sin / perfect, spotless righteousness.

    The female percussionist plays keyboards and drums at various points, but around the 4 minute mark she is playing tubular bells (also called chimes), which are meant to sound like church bells.

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