This Sunday we begin a four week study connecting truth about God with it’s impact on us.
This week’s theme is rooted in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” This divine trade is at the core of the gospel offered to us, and is at the heart of the songs we’ll sing when we gather Sunday morning.
In Here For You we sing “Let what’s dead come to life”, speaking of our helplessness before a holy God, and His life giving power to renew and restore what’s broken.
In Happy Day we sing that “Death is beaten, you have rescued me,” and we proclaim “The empty cross, the empty grave”. Sin and death was conquered on the cross by Christ, and because of this “becoming” righteous is made possible.
In O For A Thousand (Hallelujah) attention is drawn to the day when all of God’s people will forever sing of “the One who died for me.” The writer of the song Charles Wesley, overcome with gratitude for this gospel gift, puts to music that if he had a thousand tongues, a thousand voices, thousands of languages, these would not match the praise God deserves.
Besides the chorus for Glorious Day being utterly gospel-centered, the line in second verse speaks to our theme this week: “Suffering anguish, despised and rejected, Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.” Christ bore my sins, took the credit for my shame, in order to present me faultless before God.
To prepare for gathering, read and pray through 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, and listen to the songs we’ll sing together.