Weekend Worship :: Here is our King

This week, for Weekend Worship, I want to feature one of my favorite modern day songwriters and worship leaders. David Crowder is the Pastor of Music and Arts at University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. He also happens to be the frontman for the David Crowder Band. Finally, and most importantly, he is my daughter, Grace’s favorite worship leader. This video was taken while he was leading worship at the Passion ’05 gathering in Atlanta, GA. The song speaks, as do many Crowder songs, to the greatness of God.

I’ve been contemplating the sovereignty of God a great deal lately. For a sermon a week or two ago I came across this quote by A.W. Pink:

The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him what doest Thou? (Dan. 4:35). To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in Heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will (Psa. 115:3). To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is “The Governor among the nations” (Psa. 22:28), setting up kingdoms, overthrowing empires, and determining the course of dynasties as pleaseth Him best. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the “Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15). Such is the God of the Bible.

What a powerful reminder of the greatness of our God! That is the kind of King that I want to serve! This song serves as a wonderful reminder of God’s greatness. I hope you enjoy it this weekend. I’ll see you in church on Sunday!

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

7 thoughts on “Weekend Worship :: Here is our King

  1. I have so been waiting for my pastor to preach a message on the Sovereignty of God. Last Sunday, at the end of his message, he said that people were getting healed and need to claim their healing. That was so heart breaking to hear, because God doesn’t heal everybody. He’ll provide the strength to go through it, if He chooses not to heal someone. The people that don’t get healed what are they going to think? How many people would stop taking medication, because taking medication would be showing a lack of faith? People are going to get hurt if pastors or teachers exclude the sovereignty of God out of their teachings. God is not a genie that grants peoples’ every wish. He says let your requests be made known unto Him, but the answer is left up to Him.

    By the way Micah, we go to this church because there isn’t a church in our area that believes along the same lines as we do. So, we just take in the good and get rid of the bad. There are three services, and of those three services there are a total of about 3,000 people attending. It’s an Assemblies of God church. There is a little charismatic feel to it, and our pastor is really funny. But sometimes he just gets a little bit of the “word of faith” and “prosperity gospel” in his messages. I won’t give out any names for the sake of his privacy. But I’m glad that your focus is in the right direction. God bless you!

  2. Alright! I was at that conference. In fact, I was front and center when he was performing that song. The camera points at me a couple times….Just a little sidenote: Crowder wrote that song the week before the conference in response to the tsunamis that devistated Indonesia.

    Now on the note of Sovereignty. Beautiful quote! I am sad to say that I didn’t learn about the sovereignty of God until only a few years ago. I grew up my entire life into my early twenties never hearing about God’s Sovereignty. The message I was taught centered on ME and what God owed ME as a believer in Him and how to manipulate God in order to get what I wanted. I praise GOD he showed me the truth and I don’t believe that nonsense anymore. So yes, the Sovereignty of God is sweetly savored to me, a breath of fresh air and it leaves me completely speechless in His sight. No matter how much I read of it, hear of it, think of it, the reality never gets old. He is GOD and I am not. Praise Him!

  3. This is so right! This is my favorite attribute of God. God is the ruler over all things, not just the good stuff. There is not this ying yang thing going on. God is in complete control of everything that happens everywhere forever. This raises huge issues, especially regarding the nature of evil. I believe that based on the word of God that, God works all things out for the good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose. All things. God created this world for one divine end; namely his glory. That is the chief end of all things, the highest reason. Therefore is seems right that even the evil that is present in this world would ultimately find it’s purpose, somehow in the Glory of God. This is a deep mystery that we must trust him with. Some things we will only understand when we behold his glory in eternity. Then we will spend eternity exploring the vastness of who he is. WOW!

  4. This is one of my favorite worship songs!
    The A.W. Pink quote was exactly what I needed, today. I just read an email saying that a wonderful man, who is our friend, is probably dying tonight. He has bravely fought a very rare cancer, and will leave behind a wife and two teenage daughters. This family has been an incredible witness for the Kingdom during his illness.
    I needed to see the passage from Daniel 4:35. “No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: ‘What have you done?'” Praise God for His sovereignty!

  5. Vicki-

    Thanks for sharing that on the blog, as well as in person this morning during church. God’s sovereignty continues to be one of those somewhat bewildering, yet comforting, areas of theology for me. I’m so grateful for it!

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