Songs for Sunday, May 2, 2021

If you are in or around the Grenada, MS area tomorrow morning, we would like to invite you to join us at Christ Community Church! Everyone is welcome!

Thinking on the Scripture passages that we are reading in worship in the morning, I hope it is evident that our goal is to point to Jesus — to point to Him only.

His name is to be praised forever (Psalm 113:2-3).

He, despite being God (John 1:1), humbled Himself – laid His divine glory and splendor aside – coming in human form to dwell among us (John 1:14) to live for us and die in our place (Philippians 2:5-8).

His loving sacrifice as our Substitute – according to the will of God the Father – set His name above every other name, making Him the ultimate object of worship for all of time (Philippians 2:9-11).

His name – that name above every other name – is the name of salvation. There is no salvation apart from Him (Acts 4:12).

Not only is His name above every other, but it becomes a synonym for hope! Nothing on earth can shake those who are His because He is the Creator. He is forever faithful. He executes justice, frees captives, gives sight to the blind, lifts the oppressed, loves the righteous, adopts the sojourner, husbands the widow, fathers the fatherless, and rightly handles the wicked. Simply put, He is the Sovereign, Holy, Omnipotent, Glorious God of the universe for all of time and into eternity. (Psalm 146:4-10)

If you find salvation in Him alone, He frees you from the sin that enslaved you. You are a slave to sin no more. He redeems you – has already paid the price for you, but He does not Lord ownership over you, instead adopting you as His child. And – this is good news – if He sets you free, you – are – FREE (John 8:34-36)!

Here’s what we are signing tomorrow:

  • Psalm 113:2-3

Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!

  • Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  • Acts 4:12

12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

  • Psalm 146:4-10

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.

    Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
    who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
       who keeps faith forever;
        who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.

       The Lord sets the prisoners free;
        the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
       The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
    The Lord watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10    The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.                        
Praise the Lord!

  • John 8:34-36

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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