Songs for October 11th

Posted by James Wilson on with 1 Comments

As we prepare to hear this Sunday’s message on John 6:16-21 we have chosen the

following songs to meditate on before the service.

 

Rock of Ages:

We have chosen this song because it reflects both the sovereignty and

love/grace of Jesus Christ. In the chorus, the song states “no one takes your life.”

Jesus is supreme over all creation. There is no power above him forcing him to lay

down his life or to act in a way that is contrary to His character. “Nothing in my hand

I bring, simply to the Cross I cling” A powerful statement that talks about our

incapability of saving ourselves from condemnation and instead it exalts God’s

unmerited grace.

 

Behold Our God:

“Who has held the oceans in His hands? Who has numbered every grain of

sand?” Jesus is able to walk on water because He created the oceans. Jesus is God,

and we are invited to behold and Worship the Greatness of our Creator.

 

Your Grace Finds Me:

In light of beholding our God’s greatness and sovereignty, His Grace toward

us is that much more awe-inspiring, which drives us to worship. This is an

appropriate place for the song in the set because just like Isaiah’s interaction with

God in Isaiah 6, Isaiah saw the Lord and form seeing God he was humbled to receive

the cleansing power of Christ. No one is too far away from God where God is unable

to save. His grace can find us anywhere.

 

 

You Never Let Go:

Jesus was perfect and yet forsaken so that despite our imperfections we

could be adopted into His family and legally made God’s children. We are sure then

of God’s never failing faithfulness and we enjoy His care. This continues in the

Gospel of the Great Exchange. Jesus takes our sin, so we may receive his

righteousness. Jesus is forsaken, so we can never be forsaken. He never lets us go.

(Hebrews 13:5) Also, Ephesians 1:11-14

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according

to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his

will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of

his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of

your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy

Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of

it, to the praise of his glory.

 

Here I am to Worship:

In light of all of this: Jesus being our only hope for salvation, Him being Lord

over all and creating all things, His grace being extended toward us, and our

salvation being sealed by God’s promise to never leave us or forsake us, we are

compelled to worship.  Hebrews 4:14-16 reminds us:

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,

Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high

priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every

respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence

draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to

help in time of need.”

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Jonathan Castro Oct 10, 2015 9:12am

Looking forward to sing along with y'all

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