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CITY ON THE HILL
MATTHEW 5:13-16;  I CORINTHIANS 12:12-20;  PHILIPPIANS 4;  EPESIANS 5:8
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'Casting Crowns'
Barnabas was the encourager. Peter was a confronter. It worked in Jesus' day buts it's not working very well today.
Today, Barnabas sees Peter as not being relevant to the culture and Peter sees Barnabas as a weak sellout.
Instead of being likeminded thru Jesus, we gather with the likeminded in personality and conviction.
Meanwhile the world watches as we eat each other and wants nothing to do with it.
Father bring us back together under Your banner and let us be a part of You reconciling the world to Yourself.
 
Did you hear of the city on the hill?
 
 
Said one old man to the other.
 
   
It once shined bright and it would be shining still
   
   
But they all started turning on each other
   
   
You see, the poets thought the dancers were shallow
   
   
And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
   
   
And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
   
   
And the rich man never heard the poor man speak
   
   
And one by one they ran away
   
   
With their made-up minds to leave it all behind
   
   
And the light began to fade in the city on the hill
   
   
The city on the hill
   
   
Each one thought that they knew better
   
   
But they were different by design
   
   
Instead of standing strong together
   
   
They let their differences divide
   
   
And the world is searching still
   
   
But it was the rhythm of the dancers
   
   
That gave the poets life
   
   
It was the spirit of the poets
   
   
That gave the soldiers strength to fight
   
   
It was the fire of the young ones
   
   
It was the wisdom of the old
   
   
It was the story of the poor man
   
   
That's needed to be told
   
   
One by one, will we run away
   
   
With our made-up minds to leave it all behind
   
   
As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill
   
   
One by one, will we run away
   
   
With our made up minds to leave it all behind
   
   
As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill
   
   
The city on the hill
   
   
Come home
   
   
And the Father's calling still
   
   
Come home to the city on the hill
   
   
Come home
   
   
   
Mark Hall & Matthew West
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