19 people brought down a nation…

Unified for the right cause

Recently my church joined together in a night of prayer. We came together and joined the nation to cry out to God.

One of the speakers said something that really stuck with me. He said,” 19 people (terrorists) brought a nation to its knees on September 11th, 2001. What would happen if we joined together as a church.”

Now before this time I wrote a song called Unify Us. I’ll be putting the lyrics at the end but I just wanted to post a song again that has been on my heart and explain it a little bit.

Those 19 terrorists were unified. Now they weren’t unified for the right reasons but unified they were.

Imagine the possibilities off Christians all across the globe unifying for one cause.

What cause you ask?? To know Christ and make Him known.

That’s our goal here at Fort Bend Fellowship. “To know Christ and make Him known.”

I love it. I mean our purpose on earth is to glorify God after all. To do this we must make Him known to everyone.

But what about community problems like poverty, sex slavery, abortion, murder, and etc. What if we unified against those things? What would the world look like and how would the world benefit from truly knowing a God full of mercy and grace?

How would the world benefit from truly knowing a God who selflessly sent His Son to die for us?

Wouldn’t that cause a movement? Wouldn’t this movement show people dying to themselves daily? Wouldn’t this movement involve a people that would be more concerned about their neighbors suffering than themselves?

That’s the inspiration behind this song. The concept of coming together as one people. Coming together as one church for one cause: To known Christ and make Him known.

Here are the lyrics to my song. I really hope you enjoy them and I challenge you to think about that idea and how you can unify with the local church and the Christians around you.

Unify Us

The world is dark; it needs your grace.

We call upon your name to fill this place.

The world is sick; it needs your mercy.

Will you open up the floodgates and let the whole world see?

The world is cold; it needs your love and the purifying power of your only Son.

Unify us to know You and make You known.

We are your people.

We are your Church.

We are your hands.

We are your feet.

Unify us for one cause.

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Could you die for your enemies?

At the RIGHT time, Christ died for us all

I went through a sermon series with my youth called “He is the cure.” I spent months diving into and exploring Romans.

It was hard for me to go through Romans 5 because I felt like I could have done four or five sermons just on this chapter alone.

The whole chapter paints a beautiful picture. At the exact moment we needed salvation, Christ died for us. Not when we were on good terms with Him and not when it was necessarily convenient for Him either.

When I say, “not when we were on good terms,” I mean the worst of terms. We weren’t just unliked acquaintances, we were enemies. We were rebelling. We were literally running in the exact opposite direction of the way He wanted us to go.

But, the beautiful thing is that He relentlessly pursued after us in an unseen fashion. And, to show His love for us He allowed His Son to be murdered on the cross on our behalf.

All of this was while we were enemies.

Now I don’t know about you but I could not imagine giving up a child, or even a pet, to die on behalf of an enemy. But, God did just that.

Lately, God has really been blessing me in the musical category. He has been putting songs in my heart and I’ve been using them to lead worship for my church.

I wanted to use this blog to share a song that I wrote and that we sing at our church that was inspired by Romans chapter 5.

It’s probably not surprising that the title for this song happens to be, you guessed it, Romans 5.

Romans 5

Though I’ve Failed Lord you never fail.

Though I’ve rebelled Lord you never fail.

 

The thorns, the thorns pressed upon your head

The nails, the nails hammered in your hands

 

You saved your enemies, the helpless, the diseased, the lost, and the defeated.

Christ died when He was needed.

While we were enemies you reconciled with me, the lost, and the defeated.

You died when You were needed.

 

Because of me, You’re on the cross. I’ve caused Your pain.

But you redeemed all of the lost and gave us new names.

 

You saved us all from drowning.

You came and took our place.

You showed Your own love towards us through your saving grace.