Busy as ever in this group, I see!
I need some songs about the Kingdom of God.
Aha! That joins a few dots up.
For songs, anything which refers to the King (and related themes - how about Majesty?) would be fair game; if you don't have a king, you don't have a kingdom. For thinking about the kingdom on earth you have songs about what we can do (another oldie: I Want to Serve the Purpose of God), songs about what God can do (one of my favourite songs is The King of Love ... captive hearts will be released because the King of Love is here) and even laments that draw attention to the gap between kingdom promised and kingdom realised (eg. Graham Kendrick's How Long).
Or, if you want something fresh, what about Break Every Chain by Jesus Culture, which was one of my take-home songs from Soul Survivor. It sings about power in the name of Jesus (the King) to break every chain (the kingdom mandate), how his sacrifice has swung the gates of heaven open (the kingdom victory) and an army rising up (that's us, living for his kingdom).
I would be interested to know if that one caught Jack's ear - and he might have other suggestions too, as there were lots of kingdom songs at SS (including the Rend Collective one Andrew mentioned).
Last Sunday is an object lesson on when the WL and the Preacher are out of sync. I took the usual, orthodox interpretation of the treasure in the field and the pearl parables. Unfortunatel,y the preacher did not :-)
All my songs (well, most) were about Jesus' worth, how much we treasure Him, what we'd give up for him etc. We had a activity which reinforced this point too. The sermon though was all about us being the treasure/pearl and having been bought with a price. The congregation must have been very confused. LOL! Still that's what happens when the WL plans a few days in advance, the preacher decides what to say very late in the process and doesn't communicate that to the WL.
Oh well, can't win them all!
PS think you've met my husband too, at a Life-Songs gig. And of course our daughter Grace was at SS too.
Yes - just need to meet you now to get the whole set :-)