Global Missions Sunday 2020
This week is a highlight of our church calendar as we come together for Global Mission Sunday. Our songs will sing about our call to take the gospel forward, about God building his Kingdom, and about his absolute holiness and glory.
Prelude – "Your Labor Is Not In Vain"
We simply wanted to do this one as an encouragement to our missionaries. Give it a listen and I really think it'll help tune your heart and mind Sunday morning.
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
This song is a good one to open with because it paints the picture of God as the sovereign Creator who rules over all his creation. Our call is to take the gospel to the ends of the earth – to all peoples. "Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, O praise him, alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One, O praise, him, Alleluia!"
"Great Are You Lord"
So much could be said about this song's relation to the morning but the big sticking point is a play off of the previous song. The apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 2 that one day, every knee will bow down and tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to glory of God the Father. For those found in Christ, this will be a moment of great rejoicing indeed! The bridge gives us the opportunity to sing that truth: "And all the earth will shout your praise. Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing, "Great are you, Lord!"
"Only A Holy God"
We'll conclude the corporate singing by proclaiming the greatness of God and of his gospel message. "Who else could rescue me from my failing? Who else would offer his only Son? Who else invites me to call him, Father? Only a Holy God. Only my Holy God."
Response – "Behold Our God"
We'll be sent back into the world with the vision that our God reigns and is even now seated upon his throne. What confidence as we seek to share the good news in whatever sphere of influence the Lord puts us. "You will reign forever, let your glory fill the earth. Behold our God, seated on his throne. Behold our King, nothing can compare. Come, let us adore him."