This weekend, we will introduce a new song to our congregational worship called Our God Reigns Forever by Israel and New Breed.
Our God is great and Glorious
We put our trust in Your Name, Jesus
Able to save and deliver us
We put our hope in Your Name, Jesus
It is important for the church to recall its testimony. What it believes and the truth that is the foundation of why it exists. These words echo the heart of the Apostle Peter in the book of Matthew. When the church says things like this, it re-presents God's truth in a powerful that testifies to His work being alive and present not just in the past, but in our lives today and into the future.
Blessing and honor, glory and power
Unto our God forever and ever
All of the honor,
All of the praise is Yours,
These words from John's revelation of what worship looks like in Heaven gives our imagination a picture of something greater than the worship space we've created for our gatherings. It reminds us that our worship does not start or end with us. We are invited into this opportunity to commune with God through Christ every time we answer the call of the Spirit and turn our eyes and hearts toward Him in worship.
Some trust in the powers of this world: Fame, money, politics, possessions. But as the church, we declare that our trust is in Father, Son and Spirit: the creator of Heaven and Earth.