Worship Series for July:
HEALINGExperiencing God’s Wholeness
Tupelo native Paul Thorn is a singer-songwriter who always seems to sing exactly what I need to hear. Five years ago, he released an album titled, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, and one of the songs on the album has run through my head as I read the Scriptures assigned to the Sundays of July.
Got to get you a healing for your body and your soul
Get you a healing, it’s good for young and good for old.
Fix all the problems with people that you know
Get you a healing and let your loving show.
Paul Thorn grew up the son of Pentecostal ministers, and his songs often reflect the Spirit-filled theology of that upbringing. We all need healing, maybe not only in terms of physical illness but in our relationships with others—and in our relationship with God. The sacrifice of his Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, heals the sin-sick soul, and we have the freedom to accept that gift. But the good news doesn’t stop there. Like Paul Thorn sings, healing and love are connected.
This month our Sunday worship series will revolve around healing. As we explore the Scriptures, we will witness how God longs for us to be made whole in body, soul, and spirit. We will also discover how God wants for his Church to experience healing from the brokenness that so easily divides us. I look forward to worshiping with you as we “get a healing” together.
all good things to each of you,
Lectionary Texts for July 14, 2019