October 30, 2016

Come Thou Almighty King

This great hymn begins with a reminder that even our offerings of worship are in desperate need of God's grace: "Come Thou Almighty King, help us Thy name to sing!" The lyrics are clearly trinitarian, as they call on Father, Son, and Spirit to enable our worship.

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.  - 1 Timothy 6:15-16

Responsive Reading: Psalm 57:5, 7, 11

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!

My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast!

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!

Written by Michael Bleecker and Ross King
© 2012 The Village Church

Look and See

Biblical worship is a constant rhythm of revelation and response. God speaks; we respond. The most important voice in any worship gathering is the voice of God — who speaks most clearly and directly through His revealed Word. This song will call us to worship, as it reminds us to “Look and see our God…” As we see Him for who He is, we will respond in worship.

Written by: Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard

Great Are You Lord

This song of praise is new to our congregation. It combines a catchy melody with solid lyrics to remind us of an unashamed faith in Jesus, our source of hope and light. As we learn this song as a church family, our hope is that it draws us to live out a vibrant faith every day of the week.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. - 2 Corinthians 4:6

Jesus Saves

As we prepare for the preaching of the Word, we will sing of the work of Christ in salvation. Indeed, the song of eternity will be focused on the Lamb of God who takes away sin. These lyrics give voice to our worship in a powerful song of praise for our congregation.

Come Ye Sinners

In worship, we speak the gospel, pray the gospel, and sing the gospel. This modern setting of an old hymn follows the progression of confession and assurance.

- v.1: Come, sinners… Jesus is ready to save you
- v.2: Come, thirsty… you are welcome and will find God’s free gift of grace
- chorus: I will arise and go to Jesus — and he will embrace me in His arms

We will respond to the preaching of God's Word by singing this song together.

Let's come to our weekend worship gatherings as a people prepared.