Hymn Parade – How Great is Our God!

The 500th Anniversary of the New Testament in the Language of the People 1522 – 2022
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How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin

How is the miracle of faith changing your life?

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIcqoKOz2M 

The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
All the Earth rejoice

He wraps himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God.

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God.

Name above all names
Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God

You’re the name above all names
You are worthy of our praise
And my heart will sing
How great is our God

How Great is our God Tomlin

 Psalm 33:8“Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!”

Psalm 89:16“who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.”

Psalm 104:1“Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty,”

Psalm 119:73“Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.”

Isaiah 66:2“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”

2 Chronicles 2:5“The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.”

 

Martin Luther preached to a person’s heart rather than to a person’s intellect. God is great in our lives because faith changes us from a person of unbelief into a loving person filled with God’s grace and presence. This is so simple and yet we make it impossible to accept and understand. Read the excerpt below from Martin Luther’s sermon in 1523 on the ascension of Jesus to heaven based on the text in Mark 16:

“Thus, there is no need of your demanding good works of him who believes, for faith teaches him all that; and, being done in faith, all he does is well done and all are good and precious works, however insignificant they may seem. Faith is such a noble thing that it ennobles the whole man.”

Now, it is not possible for a man to live on earth and not have anything to do. Hence all such works as are done by faith are precious works….Hence, the statement of St. Paul to the Romans 14:23:Whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” As though he would say, on the contrary: Whatsoever is of faith is all grace and righteousness; that is a foregone conclusion. Hence, there is no need of asking whether good works shall be done, for they come of themselves, unbidden. Such is also the sense of the Psalmist, Psalm 25:10: “All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth.”  That is to say, when God works and creates faith in us, all that we do is lovingkindness, and all is truth; that is, all is done sincerely and not from hypocrisy. It follows, however, on the other hand, that all the ways of men are not lovingkindness but sheerest wrath not truth but mere sham and hypocrisy, because they spring from unbelief.”

Comments: hbitten@reverendluther.org

 

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