The Orchard Blog


01.26.08 and 01.27.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
January 29, 2008, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

Here’s the music setlist from this weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

What an excellent conclusion to the I Am Spirit series!

Posted by Mike Jones



Orchard Christmas Eve Video #2 by Mike Jones
January 28, 2008, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Christmas Eve, The Orchard, Videos

Here’s the second video from the series of four we showed on Christmas Eve. This one tells just a small portion of Reuben’s story. Reuben is one of our guitarists at the Orchard and he usually has a lot of energy on the stage!

If you haven’t met Reuben, let me tell you – he’s a great guy! God has done some amazing things in his life and continues to do so.

Posted by Mike Jones



01.19.08 and 01.20.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
January 22, 2008, 10:27 pm
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

Here’s the music setlist from this weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

We are spirit and as human beings we are unique in this aspect.  No other thing that God created is both physical and spiritual.  But being spirit changes how we see and experience things.  It also opens our eyes to realize that there is a separation between us and God because of this thing called sin.

There is a solution to this problem.  God sent Jesus to show us a better way and to introduce change.  Scott used a great example – adoption.  It illustrates the moment of change and begins the journey of change.

The journey of following Jesus begins by:  rethinking, believing, receiving, going public, and practicing.  A great message with a lot to check out.  You’ll definitely want to check out the podcast.

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this album may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)



Orchard Christmas Video #1 by Mike Jones
January 14, 2008, 1:36 pm
Filed under: Christmas Eve, The Orchard, Videos

In case you missed the videos we showed at our 2007 Christmas Eve services, or just want to see them again, we’ve decided to post them here on the blog for you to check out.

Here is the first video where Scott setup the evening.

Posted by Mike Jones



01.12.08 and 01.13.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
January 14, 2008, 11:49 am
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

Here’s the music setlist from this weekend (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

I am spirit. You are spirit. Every human being is spirit. Whether we want to believe it or not, we are all spiritual beings. Having been made in the image of the Creator, who is spirit, we are different from everything else God created. Everything else he made was either physical or spiritual, but God made man both physical and spiritual.

Are your eyes open to those things that are spirit? If we know that God has formed us as both physical and spiritual creatures, does it change your perspective on how you see things around you? Does it change how you view yourself – what you say, how you act, how you treat yourself? Does it change the way you view other human beings? What about the rest of creation? Does it change how you view, interact, and live with God?

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this album may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)



Orderliness – God’s idea! by orchardblog
January 8, 2008, 2:50 pm
Filed under: The Orchard

Gavel

This month in Wahabu Land, we are bringing “ORDER TO THE COURT” as we study the virtue of ORDERLINESS- arranging things to make your day easier.

Orderliness is probably not high on the list of importance for most children. It’s probably even harder for them to grasp the idea that it could possibly be important to God. After all, it seems He might ignore something as mundane as orderliness and focus solely on more “spiritual” things, like love and kindness. This month our goal is to bust that myth and make the point that God IS concerned with orderliness.

God is a God of order, not chaos. He’s such an advocate of orderliness that He created ORDER from CHAOS. Because we’re made in His image, we, too, function most effectively in orderly environments. So placing importance on orderliness is for our benefit. We’re able to function at our highest level and change the world around us. Even better, we’re able to give praise to God, the Creator, for the “wildly wonderful world” (Psalm 104:24, MSG) that He crafted from “a soup of nothingness” (Genesis 1:1, MSG).

Our memory verse this month comes from Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIrV): “So be very careful how you live. Do not live like people who aren’t wise. Live like people who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity.”

–Posted by Kathryn Egly



01.05.08 and 01.06.08 – Setlist by Mike Jones
January 7, 2008, 10:37 am
Filed under: Setlist, The Orchard

Here’s the music setlist from the 5th and 6th (with links to iTunes to purchase the original recordings):

Lost my voice this weekend and was only able to sing through part of the set. Thank God for Dave Casey who was able to step in on Sunday morning and lead the rest of it! He did a great job along with the rest of the team!

Take a step in 2008. Leave the boat. Listen for the voice of truth. Sometimes, even amidst the storm, God calls to us take a risk. To get out of our comfort zone and experience Him in a whole new way.

Posted by Mike Jones

*****(Please use discretion when previewing or purchasing other songs by this artist as other songs on this album may contain inappropriate lyrical content.)