I really enjoyed today, though the worship time was a bit shorter than usual, I really enjoyed the songs – if you are only going to do a few songs…make them powerful, weighty songs rich in truth, eh? 🙂 It was also a communion Sunday which is always special!
- I Exalt Thee (Sanchez)
- You are Holy (MWS Smith)
- Come Thou Fount (custom version)
- Power of the Cross (Getty/Townend)
Today, after we hear from the Word, we will be celebrating Communion together. We will be remembering the sacrifice that our Lord Jesus made on the cross to pay the penalty, the price, the cost of our sin – not only our sins, but the sins of the whole world.
Pastor has been preaching on the coming of Christ and the life in Heaven that we will enjoy if we have put our faith in Jesus and that sacrifice. It would be good to pause before we sing this next song to realize that we will never forget the sacrifice on the cross Jesus did when we get to heaven. He is both the means and the end for us in Heaven. He is the only way we can get to heaven, and he is the main object in heaven – we will forever worship this sacrificial “lamb” – here listen to what Revelation Chap 5:11-14 says:
11Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering(S) myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice,(T) “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard(U) every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14And the four living creatures(V) said, “Amen!” and the elders(W) fell down and worshiped.
JC Ryle says that one day preaching and praying will cease, but praise will never die.
We will forever praise Jesus for his work on the cross. This next song explains the power of the cross – Christ became sin for us, took the blame, bore the wrath – and we – we stand forgiven at the cross.
If you have faith in Jesus Christ – today – you are forgiven because of the cross – you stand justified before God because of the power of that sacrifice that Jesus made for you.
Let’s sing and praise him, as we will do forever, for the Power of the Cross.