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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Afternoon music video- being loved and loving ourselves

The scriptures today bring us Jesus challenging words:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Those words in the middle of this short passage "you shall love your neighbour as yourself" call us up short again and again, loving ourselves can be tough, loving ourselves is not about indulging ourselves but about accepting ourselves as God accepts us! I wonder if the crux of the problem is that too often we are too busy... with that thought I offer you this video from Chris Tomlin that speaks about the unfailing love of God. Perhaps it is only when we allow ourselves to experience the unfailing love of God that we are able to love ourselves! ( apologies for the fact that the video comes to rather an abrupt end, I hope you enjoy it anyway!)

What did you sing in church today? Did you sing about God's love for us? As always let us know in the comments


  1. Lovely...

    I never can remember what we sang in church....I need to remember to bring home the bulletin with the hymns listed...sigh...

  2. the hymn after the sermon at the two later services was "Won't You Let Me Be Your Servant" which was perfect for my sermon.

    Also, at all three services the anthem was a Carrie Newcomer song called "I Heard an Owl"--it was fabulous. There's only one YouTube video that I can find and it's not great, but maybe I'll figure out how to get something up on my blog later....

  3. I'll have to check that out Teri

  4. We listened to the Lads. A song written before the advent of Napisan OxyAction pre-wash laundry aid! Seems like a summary of reformed theology :-)

    I thought I was a loser
    That I wasn’t good enough
    I could not see how You could care about me
    Or how I could deserve Your love

    But You, You specialise in comebacks
    And over time You’ve made me see
    That even though I may not be perfect
    You will not give up on me

    Your love, love is like a beetroot stain
    That never ever goes away from me
    Your love, Your love is with me everyday
    I know Your love is here to stay with me

    Things can get a bit confusing
    But there’s one thing that I know
    That You will stay, You really care about me
    And You will never let me go


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