Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Gospel According to the Eagles

In this morning's worship service Hal Wiley and Casey Brown provided the special music; their selection was "Amazing Grace" set to the tune of the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling." It worked.

It also got me to thinking about how I might incorporate Eagles songs into a sermon.

How about this?

Desperadoes, why don't you come down from your fences?
Stop living life in the fast lane.
One of these nights all those witchy women (or men, as the case may be) and tequila sunrises are going to catch up with you. It's hardly worth it anyway, after the thrill is gone.
Don't look at me that way--Jesus can see right past your lyin' eyes.
Besides, you never know how much time you have left--just like all those people you knew who are already gone--so why take it to the limit?
If you'll wear his yoke you can take it easy.
Be sure to give him the best of your love
and all will be well in the long run.

Now, that'll preach!

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