Christmas is such a special time of year! Lots of lights, parties, decorations, beauty, and celebration. But what’s it all for? Who are we celebrating? Jesus.
The focus is Jesus. The celebration is for His birth. The giving of gifts is in remembrance of the greatest Gift of all. But sometimes we lose sight of Him in Christmas. Sometimes the Christ Child gets lost in the busyness. Sometimes we forget the reason of the season.
Advent is here! The long awaited Christmas season is upon us! A time for merriment, carols, and festivities. Therefore, let’s make our worship reflect this special season. Let’s celebrate Christmas by worshiping and adoring the King of Kings!
November, a month and season of reflection and thanksgiving. A time when we can look back over the year and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. We have so much to be grateful for. From the clothes that we wear to the cars we drive and homes we live in. Our lives have been abundantly blessed. However, as believers, we have an extra layer of blessing. We know and believe that we have been redeemed and ransomed. We are no longer slaves to sin but children of God. And that is something to give thanks for!
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.
Welcome to a new month and new worship set! Over the last two months, we’ve enjoyed focused worship celebrating God’s faithfulness and His power. This month, God has really laid upon my heart anew the person and sacrifice of Jesus. Who Jesus is and what He did for us is amazing, slightly unfathomable, and completely worship-inducing. As we center our minds and remember Jesus’ sacrifice, our hearts should fill with awe, wonder, and heartfelt praise.
As we close out this worship set focused on the power of God, I have one last song to share with you. It’s a simple song, but one packed with great truth and heartfelt praise and adoration to God. Originally written in 2013 by All Sons and Daughters, this song has been covered and sung by many.
God’s faithfulness is displayed in so many ways! He has been good and constant in our lives and there are so many ways we can celebrate and remember that fact. However, as we begin a new month and start a new worship set, we’re going to shift our focus to God’s power and greatness.
As we wrap up our worship focus of God’s faithfulness, I want to share with you a beautiful retake on a classic chorus. “God, You’re So Good” was originally written by Travis Green and became popular during the Jesus movement. This was a time in Christian music when songs were simplified and contained choruses that were catchy and easy to remember. Song writers were moving away from the hymn style and structure and were creating short, easily learned melodies and lyrics.
The Bible tells us that God the Father lifted up God the Son—Jesus Christ—above all and that at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2). He alone is high over all, and by His name and His sacrifice are we saved. Therefore, how fitting it is to worship Him and lift His name up as the only name.
Psalm 19:1-4a states, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
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