One of the best ways we can spread Christianity is to share our weaknesses. This can be counter-intuitive to us as humans. We like to put on our mask, pretend we don’t have problems or sin in our life, and show that side of us to the world. But when we share our struggles with others, that allows others to see how Christ has changed our lives. I hope our songs this week remind you where your strength comes from, despite your weakness.
1. One Step at a Time
I just recently learned this song, but it’s actually an old standard. It’s a peppy song, so it’s a great start for our worship this week. It reminds us that while we have struggles in this life, if we take one step at a time with God, our faith and hope grow stronger!
It’s hard to believe that this song is 7 years old now. It’s currently in the top 100 songs being sung in churches across America. Its message of Christ being the cornerstone of our lives is a wonderful reminder of His strength in our lives.
3. When My Love to Christ Grows Weak
When it comes to songs that confess our weakness, this song is the epitome of that sentiment. That’s exactly the message that John Wreford conveys in his lyrics to this song. I love how his imagery takes us to a time when Christ felt weak–in the garden of Gethsemane. What a wonderful reminder that Christ struggled just as we did.
4. Jesus Loves Me
I love seeing the look on the faces of children when we sing this song in church. They can be off in their own little world, but they light up when they hear this one. We adults would do well to follow their example. How much would our lives change if we remembered each and every day how much He loves us?
5. You Are My All in All
Dennis Jernigan’s music has been sung widely in churches since the early 1990’s. This one is by far his most popular. The message has resonated with people around the world. The verses contrast our weakness with Christ’s strength in many different ways. It also shows the brilliance of Dennis’ songwriting that the verses can be sung as a counterpart with the chorus.
6. Hear Me When I Call
It’s always a joy to lead Tillit Teddlie songs at congregations in Texas. I almost always have someone come up to me afterward and talk about how they knew him, or were even baptized by him. Brother Teddlie wrote this song in 1962 when he was 77 years old. (He was still several years from the end of his life as he lived to the age 102!) In this song, we can hear a man who recognized his need for God due to his own weaknesses.
7. My God is Singing Over Me
By request, we’ll be singing a song that we learned at our Wednesday night singing last week. I hope it’s a blessing to you to know that even though we are weak, God “is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
ORDER OF SERVICE
One Step at a Time
When My Love to Christ Grows Weak
Jesus Loves Me
You Are My All in All
SCRIPTURE READING – Deut. 5:9
Hear Me When I Call
My God is Singing Over Me