Sunday, June 29, 2008

Amazing Grace (1)

I apologize to those of you who are giving me a try and I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. This blogging thing is fun, but so is experiencing life in Christ's hands.

On July 6th a friend and music teammate and myself will be singing Chris Tomlin's Amazing Grace, but I am going to spend the next several entries going over the different verses of the original Amazing Grace...

The First Verse

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.


As I read through these words I am reminded of the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin and lost son found in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 15.

1. In what ways do you feel "lost"?
2. Think of the shepherd, the woman and the father, when we are lost, God looks for us just as hard as these examples...he pains for us and will do anything to get us back into his Kingdom. Have you ever lost something/someone?
3. As Christians, we talk about "loving people into the Kingdom", in what ways can we do this by showing true Christ-like love for those who are "lost"?


Grace...Amazing, isn't it :)

Thanks for reading.

A

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ashli,
You guys sounded awesome yesterday! Beautiful version of the song!
Stacy Pratt

Anonymous said...

WOW! I agree with Stacy. You two made a really nice version of a great song speak volumes!
I think most of us feel lost from time-to-time. People in and out of love, children scared, teenagers frightened by the future, adults haunted by the past, pastors searching for God's will in the next step for an asounding congregation. We FEEL lost, even when God knows right where we are. That is the most amazing thing to me!
Rusty <><