Here at Genesis Community Church we want to be transparent and clear as to why we do what we do. For me as the pastor of worship, I want to keep you all up to date with the music we sing and why we sing it.
This “Worship Blog” will be the way I do that.
I pray that this will be a great resource to the church and that it will deepen your understanding and passion for the music we sing!
What are we singing?
- Redeemed to Redeem (Austin Stone Worship)
- One Thing (Housefires)
- Man of Sorrows (Hillsong)
- No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)
We had a rich time of worship this past Sunday! It was a joy to sing His praises with the church body! We introduced a new song called “No Longer Slaves.”
This song proclaims the great news that we have a new identity in Christ. We are no longer slaves to sin, but now children of God!
Romans 6:17-18 says,
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
- Forever Reign (Austin Stone Worship)
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Robert Robinson)
- This is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle)
- Romans 11 Doxology (Andrew Peterson)
This week as we sing in corporate worship, I want you to think upon the lyrics “Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God”.
The word “wandering” here literally means fleeing. So you could say, “Jesus sought me when a stranger, fleeing from the fold of God”.
Jesus came to us in the midst of our rebellion against Him and rescued us to Himself! Let that sink in for a second. The God of the universe came to us and gave us salvation while we were running away, fleeing, and hostile.
Family, remember this great news while you sing these words this Sunday.
Don’t let them just be lyrics you sing out of habit, let them make you worship and praise the one who saved you!