July 9, 2017

Sermon Text: Romans 6:1-14

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

This hymn is a declaration of praise, but it’s also much more than that. The words both declare the majesty of Christ and task us with making that majesty known to all. We open our gatherings with a reminder of Philippians 2 — at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow.

The Lion and the Lamb

We worship God for His greatness and His goodness; He is powerful and personal. This new worship song calls us to worship Jesus as the Lion and the Lamb. The lyrics of the chorus emphasize both God's power and His tenderness.

Our God is a lion
The Lion of Judah
He's roaring with power
And fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before Him
Our God is a lamb
The lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the lion and the lamb
Every knee will bow before Him

Jesus Is Better

Our congregation continues to learn this new worship song. No matter what we face (or even desire), Jesus is better. That's our focus as a church family this year — that Jesus is better than anyone or anything. The bridge of this song is an honest prayer with the repeated line, "Make my heart believe." 

Glorious Day

Every week, we center on the gospel — and this familiar worship song gives us the opportunity to sing the gospel story. This song traces the story of Jesus from His birth to His death to His resurrection and anticipates His return. We will sing it as we prepare to hear the preaching of God's Word.

All I Have Is Christ

Our response to the proclaimed Word is this song of commitment. The lyrics of the chorus are simple, but true: 

Hallelujah, all I have is Christ
Hallelujah, Jesus is my life