This post is part of our “THIS WE BELIEVE” series in conjunction with the “From the Desk” video bog. You can see the latest entry at the end of the post.
Article 4. Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus-Israel’s promised Messiah-was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
There are no shortages of good songs for a church to sing that proclaims the name of Jesus. More than any other “topic” that a song could address, glorifying the name of Jesus seems to be an inherent, natural thing for song writers to focus on.
That being said, when we are talking about the life of Jesus, there are some songs that definitely stand out. One such song is a favorite (at least among the staff) here at First Evangelical Free Church from songwriters Matt Boswell and Matt Papa. Within the lines of each song we have declared for all who hear the life of our Savior. Each verse chronologically goes through his coming at Christmas, His sinless life lived as the “true and better adam,” His death on the cross as an atonement for our sin, and finally His glorious resurrection - signifying the Acceptable sacrifice of our LORD.
So often we declare to one another our good love for Jesus, we need to often remind one another the wondrous mystery of our Lord’s life, death, and resurrection. As I have with each one of these articles, I encourage you to listen and sing along with this excellent song of the faith!
For His Glory,