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Preparing for Corporate Worship - Let Your Kingdom Come

Written By Ryan Egan on 02/05/2015 | Posted in Congregational LifeWorship

It's time again to re-start our blog posts on preparing our hearts and minds for worship at Living Word.

This Sunday we will hear from a candidate for our vacant pastor position. He will be teaching on the kingdom of God and how we often misunderstand it. I think it's a very fitting topic to talk about, especially as he'll focus on how we often look to build our own kingdoms instead of furthering the kingdom of God.

You can listen to all of the songs we'll be singing this coming Sunday here but I wanted to highlight some of the lyrics.

Let Your Kingdom Come

The first is from the song we will use to open our service and respond to the message, "Let Your Kingdom Come." The opening is particularly strong:

Your glorious cause, O God, engages our hearts. Let Jesus Christ be known wherever we are.

That is what we are called to as Christians, filtered down to sixteen simple words. God, we want Your cause to engage our hearts more than any other, and we want Jesus Christ to be made known, no matter what we are doing.

The song is a song we've sung at Living Word before, although not for awhile, so be sure to head to the music page if you'd like a refresher on it.

Enough

While we think about furthering God's kingdom instead of advancing our own, it's good to proclaim that

"You are my supply, my breath of life. You're my coming King, You're my everything. And all of You is more than enough for all of me."

This song helps us remember that it's not about us, and that God is sufficient for all things in our lives.

Just As I Am

I love this updated rendition to the classic hymn, especially the confessional nature of the chorus, which we'll use as our confession of sin:

I come broken to be mended, I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued, I come empty to be filled
I come guilty, to be pardoned by the blood of Christ the Lamb
and I'm welcomed with open arms, praise God, just as I am.

The Apostles' Creed

It is so good to confess our faith together in a creed that has been confessed for centuries and that sums up the whole of what we believe into something so concise. We, indeed, believe and will confess this creed boldly.

The Mystery of Faith

I love the fact that we go to great effort to merge ancient and modern elements of worship into our services. This song, which we will be singing during The Lord's Supper does that so well. It gives wonderful context to the "why" of The Lord's Supper and helps us continue to declare with the Church throughout the ages that:

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again. This is the mystery of faith that we proclaim.

10,000 Reasons

This has become a favorite song for many and I've loved watching several of our families at Living Word use this in times of family worship within their homes. There truly are endless reasons for our hearts to find to give praise and thanks to God, and we will look forward to eternity with Him.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, worship His holy name.

Be certain to visit our music page to listen to and learn the music for this coming Sunday.


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Ryan serves as Director of Worship & Creative Arts at Living Word. He is a follower of Jesus, husband, father of three, worshiper and creative.

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