We’ve spent a month glorifying Jesus. We’ve remembered and pondered the depth of His sacrifice and worshipped Him for who He is and what He’s done for us. Now, as we come to the end of October and the world around us prepares to celebrate the darkest day of the year, let us magnify Jesus and lift Him up over all else.
Typically, songs used during communion are reflective and slow. However, I occasionally like to use “Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin which does not fit those characteristics. While this song is not a prayer, it is a declaration that beautifully walks us through the message of communion. Therefore, I feel that it is totally fitting for this part of the service.
Continuing on in our focus on the person of Jesus Christ, and the worship due Him, today’s song feature is one that the rest of my family actually heard before me. They were attending a church service in a different town than I was that particular Sunday, and this song was sung. It deeply touched them and they came home telling me about. However, it wasn’t until more recently that this song really resonated with me too.
As stated back in May on our Worship Set 2, during each month with five weeks I will share a song useful for communion. Now these songs are appropriate for anytime, because they magnify and glorify Jesus. But I feel that they are especially fitting for this part of the service: remembering Jesus’ extreme sacrifice.
It truly feels like summer has arrived! The weather has turned warmer and the sun is shining brightly. It’s a season to celebrate and enjoy. And in the spirit of joy and celebration, let’s rejoice in our Savior and all that He’s done for us—the shining Son of God!
Communion. Jesus instituted this tradition and a way of remembering His sacrifice the night before He was arrested, and it has been observed by the Church for the last 2,000 years. At my church we take communion the first Sunday of every week, and as the elements are passed out we sing a song. Therefore, since May has five weeks in it, I decided to share one of the songs I use for communion.
Continuing on in our theme of celebrating God’s saving work on the cross and our salvation, today’s song for “Here I Am to Worship” is a powerful declaration and anthem of Christ’s victory over death.
Now that we have learned to appropriately prepare our hearts for worship, let’s dive into actually worshipping the Lord through song. The plan is to share one song each week and build a worship set of four songs each month. However, since we’re in mid-March, we will wait until April to start the first worship set.
In the meantime, I have a couple of powerful songs I’d like to share with you as we get ready for Resurrection Sunday and all that it stands for. Today’s worship song is “Behold the Lamb” by Passion Worship.
This song has been circling around in my head for the last week or so. While it hasn’t always been a favorite of mine, God really impressed it upon my heart recently. The most powerful part (and my favorite!) is the chorus:
How wonderful, how glorious
My Savior’s scars, victorious
My chains are gone, my debt is paid
From death to life and grace to grace
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