Archive for March, 2009

27
Mar
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale- 03/27/09- Trial: Marriage and Men

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In the  tenth sermon of the Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series, we’ll be looking at 1 Peter 3:7 with Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church. After a great sermon and discussion time last week regarding the section of Scripture that talks about marriage and women, this week we turn to the men.

Jesus is the only perfect man to ever live. Because most men fail to look to Him as our example, there exists 2 extremes in men: chauvinism and cowardice. Pastor Mark preaches to men about being real men who love God and serve their family well. Again, this is a must see sermon for all married couples and will greatly assist unmarried people arrange their lives in a way that will prepare them for a godly marriage.

We would love for you to come join us Friday, March 27th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for the tenth message in Mars Hill Church‘s Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series, “Marriage and Men.” Dinner begins at 6:00, teaching begins around 7:00. Childcare will be available.

Hope to see you there!

23
Mar
09

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Back in 2007, I (Nate Downey, acoustic guitar, vocals), along with Aaron Souza (drums/background vocals), Lane Kennard (electric guitar), and Joe Montgomery (bass) , put together a band for the purpose of singing congregational worship songs at our church in Fortuna, CA (the now-closed This Side of the Rock Fellowship). Our goal was to be a group of musicians who were as passionate about the subject of the songs we were singing as we were about how well we played the songs. This often led us to mine the deep Christian music traditions looking for doctrinally rich songs that had much more to say than most of the current Christian “worship scene.” We began to work on arrangements of traditional hymns that preserved the lyrical content of the songs but brought the music into more of a modern context

During the year of 2007, we played alot of music together (along with Quentin Salmon of Antarctica fame), hung out with our wives and kids, read the Bible and prayed together, and worshiped Jesus together with the people of This Side of the Rock. It ranks among the top musical collaborations of my (admittedly short and amateur) musical life. At the end of 2007, This Side of the Rock closed it doors and while we kept spending lots of time together, we stopped playing music.

In spring 2008, our  friend/bassist Joe Montgomery was nearing graduation from Humboldt State and making plans to move back to his hometown of Seattle. Before he left we spent one wonderful day recording some of the songs that we played together. We were rusty and out of musical shape, but we had a blast. Over the months and with persistent reminders from Joe, Aaron, Lane, and I continued working on the songs.

The first song that has been completed is our arrangement of what is arguably the greatest hymn of all time, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. This song was written by Isaac Watts in 1707, with the music written by Lowell Mason in 1824. You can learn more about the song here.

Download When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

19
Mar
09

Friday Nights in Ferndale 3/20/09- Trial: Marriage and Women

In the  ninth sermon of the Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series, we’ll be looking at 1 Peter 3:1-6 with Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church. This section of scripture is exceedingly controversial as Peter discusses the role of women in marriage and their relationship to their own husbands. This is a must see sermon for all married couples, and will help unmarried people arrange their lives in a way that will prepare them for a godly marriage.

We would love for you to come join us Friday, March 20th, at 244 Berding Street in Ferndale for the ninth message in Mars Hill Church‘s Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1&2 Peter series, “Marriage and Women.” Dinner begins at 6:00, teaching begins around 7:00. Childcare will be available.




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