This post is part of our “THIS WE BELIEVE” series in conjunction with the “From the Desk” video blog. This week's video is embedded after the article.
Article 1: GOD
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
When we talk about Worship songs, we have to begin with understanding that WORSHIP is the act of ascribing worth and giving honor to God. It is an intentional process that is reflected in our whole lives, not just in the songs we sing (see Romans 12:1-2) and is our primary purpose, or as the Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it:
“The chief end of man is to Glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”
When we look at the songs we sing that reflect this first article from the FEFC statement of faith, we look at how we rightly describe His nature. The songs that we sing should serve as reminders as we gather of the nature and character of God now and throughout time. One such song that is like that here at First Free is “He is our God” from Sovereign Grace Music.
In Verse One, we see how God is the creator-God of the universe
In Verse Two, we remind each other that He is sovereign over all earthly powers
In Verse Three, we declare to one another that He is the author of our salvation, in spite of our sin.
In the Chorus, we acknowledge that God is Holy, Worthy, unlike all others, and the only true object of our worship.
In the Bridge, we sing that He is still on His throne, He is eternal, and that He is the source of our salvation.
No one song will succinctly summarize all of what we believe regarding any of these articles. That being said, the point of this series is to show how the songs we sing reflect what we believe. Next week, we’ll talk about our second article of the faith regarding the Word of God. On Tuesday you can watch the video on our YouTube page (with a link on Facebook) and on Thursday we will be back with another song that reflects THIS WE BELIEVE.
For His Glory,