AKA "Slash's Advice for Christian Living"
Messages from Secular Songs
If any of you have spent time on-line looking at (or listening to) my sermons before arriving here in Pleasanton, you'll notice a good number that are based on songs by secular groups. For instance
- "What You Need" was based on Aloe Blacc's "Little Miss Fortune"
- "Just in Case" was based on a song of the same name by Tesla
- "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden" was based on Lynn Anderson's version of "Rose Garden"
- "Don't Bring Your Sadness Down on Me, Peace is Free" was based on a song of the same name by Black Stone Cherry
And although those were the only ones that came to mind as I as writing this sermon, there may be more and I've also worked in plenty of other snippets of secular songs into my sermons. That probably may make some folks cringe, but music has always had special meaning to me…speaking to my heart in ways mere words cannot.
So, although I have not yet figured out which songs to include…even for next week…this month I will do a series of sermons that are based on non-Christian songs that seem to have an important message…or which at least have a memorable verse that we can learn from.
If you have any suggestions, please be sure to let me know after the sermon…I always love an excuse to spend more money buying music. 🙂
Now, what we may learn from a secular song might be that they are very very wrong…but there are also plenty of tunes out there that seem to show a bit of what remains of the image of God in this world's inhabitants.
A wisdom that seems beyond our behaviors.