Probably the first rock concert I ever attended was in 1980 by the Christian band "Servant". I became an instant fan, bought all of their albums, and dragged friends to their next concert. The next year as a freshman in college I also saw them in Chicago.
To be honest, I haven't listened to any of their music in years. I'm not sure if it still holds up or if I was simply wowed by experiencing a concert in person. I do remember that the message of their song "Shallow Water" was a challenge for Christians to really put their faith into action rather than simply focusing on themselves. It is a pretty cool album cover!
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday in which we remember Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Although the crowd's cheering didn't last for long, at least they had the proper focus at the moment. When the Pharisees told Jesus that he should tell the people to be quiet, he responded, "If they're quiet, a rock concert will break out!" (that's my own paraphrase translation).
For the next two Sundays we'll be stepping away from our "FreeWay" sermon series to look at the reason Community Covenant Church exists: Jesus' death and resurrection! I'm calling this series "Rock 'N Roll" and I hope you'll be able to join us. Head banging will be optional :)
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church