One of my friends, who'll remain anonymous at least for the moment, made a comment about my Music Tuesday posts. He said, "Why aren't any of the songs you highlight in your Music Tuesday posts in your weekly setlists?" Here's my answer...
It's not about me!
We went over this a little bit on Sunday in the sermon. If I was having a worship service just for myself, I would do a bunch of the songs that I have highlighted on Tuesdays. But not all of those songs work in a worship context, and even for those that do, a new song a week might be a bit much.
On the other hand, we have done Hillsong's Mighty to Save the past two Sunday Nights at church. We have also done At the Foot of the Cross as special music. I also played Hear our Prayers as invitation music for our One Prayer series. And this past Sunday we did By His Wounds off of the Glory Revealed album for communion.
And when I led worship at camp a few weeks ago we did Before the Throne (man is that song high), To the Only God, Revelation 19 & Captivated. I was so close to doing Leeland's Beautiful Lord, but we had already done so many new songs, I didn't want to wear out the campers.
So when you see that the setlist doesn't match the Music Tuesday highlights don't be fooled. I am worshipping with a lot of these songs, just not always in our local church.
What songs do you like for personal worship that maybe you don't sing in church?