As Jesus teaches us to avoid hypocrisy (all will come to light), to fear the God who loves us, and faithfully hold Him up before others, we turn our singing toward the power of Christ that will lead us in obedience to His teaching. We pray that His will be done in us and on earth. We honor him as King and Creator, having all authority in our lives, and we claim Him as our God in whom we will trust, who alone is able to keep us in the palm of His hand.
Set list is here. Check out the songs linked above.
1 Peter 3:1-7 begins both sections, to wives and husbands, with the word, “Likewise.” Like what? Chapter 2 reveals…be subject to authority, live free – but as servants, honor everyone, fear God, love others, endure suffering to which you are called. Then we see the parallel teaching to husbands and wives that they are to follow with one another. Our songs will track 3 complimentary ideas:
1. Our model for this relationship, how Christ has loved us.
2. In fearing God, we can endure in suffering and “fear nothing frightening” (vs 6). In this portion we will introduce a new song, He Will Hold Me Fast.
3. We are “fellow heirs of the grace of life” (vs 7).
This week we return to the greatness of God as we see Jesus’ calling the focus of worship to himself, “Blessed rather are those who hear [my words] and obey. …Someone greater than Solomon, …greater than Jonah is here.”
See the set or check out the song, Our God.
Our song list this week reflects the coming of Christ’s kingdom in power, overthrowing the kingdom of Satan. Jesus is stronger than Satan, and when His spirit dwells in us we have the Great King as our protector.