Last weekend I was privileged to minister the Word at Burge Terrace Baptist Church in Indianapolis. I had a tremendous time of fellowship with them and was excited to see and hear what the Lord is doing in that body of believers. It’s a “grace place,” and their pastors are great examples of humble, gospel-centered leadership. I preached for their men’s retreat (once I dried off from my kayak excursion), then preached from John 4 in their morning worship service: “I Am a Samaritan Woman.”
Sunday night I got to take part in a “singspiration” of hymns from ChurchWorksMedia.com. Burge Terrace is the former church home of my hymn-writing partner Greg Habegger, which made it especially enjoyable. I would spend about 5 minutes explaining the text of a hymn (how it was written, the passages behind it, etc.), then we would sing that hymn as a congregation. You can hear my explanations from the service here, though the congregational singing has been edited out. You can also hear recordings of the 6 hymns we covered (in order) at the links below. It was a moving, edifying night, during which I trust the Lord Jesus was exalted (Psalm 115:1). Grace.
- Holy, Mighty, Worthy (PDF, demo)
- My Jesus, Fair (PDF, demo)
- His Robes for Mine (PDF, demo)
- Draw Near through Christ (PDF, demo)
- I Run to Christ (PDF, demo)
- For the Sake of His Name (PDF, demo)