Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Unanswerable Question

As a minister of music, I have always worked hard to plan worship so that it hangs together. One of the ways I do this is by choosing congregational song that is related to themes in the focal scripture for the spoken message. I just talked with the gentleman speaking in our Wednesday evening worship, and he told me he would be forever impressed if I found something to amplify his text. Honestly, I think pastors sometimes have secret competitions with each other to see who can come up with the most difficult text to find worship support for.

Here's the question: What do you have the congregation sing when the text is Isaiah 2:23-25?
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you bald head!" He turned and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria. (Is. 2:23-26, NIV)


Blogger JATB said...


"Must Jesus BEAR the Cross Alone?"
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (all our sins and griefs to BEAR)
And of course,
"Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear"

6:25 PM  
Blogger Morris said...

"BEAR the News to Every Land"

5:26 PM  

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