Weekend Worship :: 40


This week’s WW is a bit different. The video below is a video of U2 in concert. Anyone who has read this site for any length of time knows that I believe U2 to be the greatest rock band of all time (Beatles eat your heart out 🙂 ). This video, though, was put together before Bill Hybels interviewed U2 front man, Bono, at the 2006 Leadership Summit. It shows how we can praise God at all times and in all situations as Bono uses the platform of a rock concert to praise God and then uses his platform of fame to speak about his passion, that being the poor, at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast. You may not agree with all of Bono’s theology but this is a good time to consider his passion and how he directs his energy. When most of his contemporaries are investing their passions in the pursuit of their own pleasure, he has chosen to live differently in an attempt to please God and make a difference for Him. We would each be wise to consider our own passions, it seems to me, in light of Bono’s example.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Worship :: 40

  1. U2’s the best! I have seen them live 3 times over the years. Bono uses his fame in all the right ways. He is an example for all of us, especially the fallen Hollywood stars who are in jail, rehab, or worse.

    Which leads me to the musical selection @ FBBC. Why only contemporary praise music and hymns played in a vanilla, easy listening, “real-good-feel-good” way? The band is obviously talented. How about the instrumental selection a few weeks ago? Why can’t the selection be jazz, blues, classical, alternative rock, acoustic… The musical varieties are endless. For instance, U2’s “40” based on the 40th Psalm. In my humble opinion, this variety will engage the youth (our future @ FBBC) as well as others.

    This letter is in no way critical of Pastor Chad and co. They obviously spend many many hours in prep for our services. They do a GREAT JOB!! Thank you for your service.

    In any case I remain respectfully yours.

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