God the Deliverer on 02.10.13

This last weekend during worship, we focused on God’s incredible love, grace, and action on behalf of the poor and oppressed.

We began with the great hymn “O For a 1000 Tongues“…

Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

Murderers and all ye hellish crew
In holy triumph join!
Believe the Savior died for you;
For me the Savior died.

And then we launched into the celebration of “God’s Children“…

We were all once aliens
And we’re all so full of sin
But in Jesus’ name we are welcomed in, as citizens
A brand new family, old and young
From every nation, faith, and tongue

Oh—You love your children, Love your children
Every daughter, every son
Oh—You love your children, All your children
Help us see You in each one

At this point, Shawn sang the old spiritual “O Mary Don’t You Weep“…in this spirit…

After reading this wonderful quote…

“God loves all of humanity, all are made in His image, but, when there is oppression or poverty or suffering, He sides with the disadvantaged and intervenes to liberate them.  …He is the God of the Exodus, God the liberator, who leads His people, all His people, out of all kinds of bondage – political, economic, cultural, the bondage of sin and disease – into the glorious liberty of the son of God.”  (Desmond Tutu)

…we all sang “O Mary Don’t You Weep” in solidarity with the oppressed around the world, and then ended by belting out 10,000 Reasons.

 

All weekend I was reminded that God has never stopped rescuing the weak, healing the sick, freeing the oppressed, feeding the hungry, and siding with “have nots”.  God has not and will never give up on this world.  Hallelujah!!

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 02.12.13 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

2 Responses to “God the Deliverer on 02.10.13”

  1. Sometimes I visit the Willow services via internet (from germany), its the only meeting with god and faith in my live.
    I´m no believer, but there is something what is touching me, particulary the worship in this church.

    Thank you!

    Posted by martin on 12/13/09 February 21st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

  2. 万年筆 カートリッジ

    Posted by 格安ウェディングドレス on 12/13/09 August 19th, 2013 at 12:29 am

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