Sunday, July 18, 2010
Much more than drums and guitars
We attended the 8:30 service of Secondmile Church this morning. They meet in a high school auditorium. It is a daughter church plant of East Valley Bible Church and they are close to 400 in attendance after a year.
I am most pleased that the woman who you see on the worship team is my Daughter Melissa, singing a strong alto harmony with the worship pastor. I miss drums and guitars, but what felt really the same, what made me very thankful for this church and others like it...is that they are radically monergistic. Now that is a big word for a group of gospel preaching folks who believe the God is the author and finisher of our faith, that He is sovereign and in control, and the one who saves us, not we ourselves.
This leads to reverence, and worshipfulness, and the searching of the scripture to see who God is, not tring to make him in our image. I was very impressed and blessed.