Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Few Quotes

Here are the quotes Doug shared with us on Sunday morning:

"He who is the Creator God is the creative God, and he created us in his image and likeness. He created us with imagination and curiosity, with the capacity to hope and dream and he placed within us all the material necessary to live an extraordinarily creative life."

"We have an idea of a world which should exist and some people find the courage and resolve to not surrender to what is but to surrender to what must become."

"If we want to create a better world we had better start to unleash the creative potential inside each person to create all that is good and beautiful and true."

"You will never become less when you're committed to making others more. The happy are those who give their lives away and, when they give their lives away, they find life in the fullest."
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus' book, "The Artisan Soul", is recommended reading.

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Mercy Tree

On Sunday morning Doug showed us part of the testimony of Lacey Sturm and the song "The Mercy Tree". Here are the links for anyone who would like to listen to them again.

Lacey Sturm's Story

The Mercy Tree


On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree
Every broken weary soul
Find your rest and be made whole
Stripes of blood that stain its frame
Shed to wash away our shame
From the scars pure love released
Salvation by the mercy tree

In the spot between two thieves
Hung the blameless Prince of Peace
Beaten, battered, scarred, and scorned
Sacred head pierced by our thorns
'It is finished' was his cry
The perfect lamb was crucified
His sacrifice, our victory
Our Savior chose the mercy tree

Hope went dark that violent day
The whole earth quaked at love's display
Three days silent in the ground
This body born for heaven's crown
On that bright and glorious day
When heaven opened up the grave
He's alive and risen indeed!
Praise him for the mercy tree!

Death has died, love has won
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome
He has risen from the dead

One day soon, we'll see his face
And every tear, he'll wipe away
No more pain or suffering
Praise him for the mercy tree

(Chorus 2x)
On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree