As we prepare our hearts to focus on Church Planting this Sunday, I thought it appropriate to consider some of the lyrics we will be singing:
This call is for far more than handing out tracts and casually mentioning Jesus from time to time. We are called to war! An army whose boldness comes from Christ, our shield, armor, and sword; called--not to play it safe, but--to "reach out to those in darkness."
And Christ did't commission us to a lost cause. The fields are full of future Kingdom kids, so we can declare His Word with confidence in the dark where the lost are found.
Through our witness of the Gospel, God births faith in the faithless. "This is the power of God in me!" It is only by the power of Christ that we believe. If we love Him, we will go. And He will work through His church as she proclaims the Gospel throughout the world.
So the warring, the sending, the preaching, the making of disciples, the salvation of mankind... the planting of churches. All of it, every single detail, is for the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
Ready to worship with you,