Hello Hill Country Warriors! Please check out the songs that we will be singing together this coming Sunday. I don’t think there are any new ones this week, so we should all be able to sing them loudly to the Lord. God loves to hear his people praise him with song. In fact, some of you are confused as to who the worship leader really is at our church. It’s not me! It’s not any of the other band members, and it’s not you. The Bible says when there are two or more fellow believers gathered together in Jesus’ name he is also there with them (Matt. 18:20). That is true for anytime, anywhere. We certainly believe this is true on Sunday mornings at Hill Country. That being said, in Hebrews 2:12 Jesus calls us his brothers and sisters and declares,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
So, Jesus is our worship leader. He comes and meets with us each Sunday morning at Hill Country and leads us in singing and shouting praises to the Father. Isn’t that an amazing thought? Jesus is our worship leader!
This weekend we are finishing up our “Warrior” series. 2 Timothy 2:4 says,
“No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
We hope that you (especially you men) have been both challenged and encouraged to take a stand as warriors in God’s kingdom. He is truly our Warrior King, and he deserves warriors that seek not to get “entangled in civilian pursuits,” but who aim at pleasing “the one who enlisted him [as a soldier].” Seek to please King Jesus in all you do. It is our hope that you will endeavor to “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men (i.e. “be courageous”-NLT), be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13, ESV).
I am encouraged each week by the way many of you men sing to the Lord (not just with your hearts, but with your mouths also!). Remember, the great warriors of old would sing songs of victory to their King. Some would even write their own songs (Moses, David, etc.). Singing to our Warrior King is a manly act, and as men it rests upon our shoulders to model joyful singing in the congregation of the saints. It is our responsibility to follow Jesus (the manliest man who ever lived!) in singing praises to the Father. We model this type of worship for our wives, our children, and for those around us who don’t know Jesus.
So, here are the songs we’ll be singing to our King this week (click on the song to hear it online):
1) God Of Wonders (Third Day)
3) Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)
4) The Wonderful Cross (Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman) -communion song
5) To Know Your Name (Hillsong) -offering
6) Mighty To Save (Rueben Morgan)
Enjoy, warriors. See you on Sunday.