Weekend Worship :: When I survey the wondrous cross


This weekend I am excited as I think about the cross. I’m concluding a 6 week series this week by talking about salvation. We’ll look at the purpose of salvation, the passion of salvation and the perils inherent when we think about salvation. Next week we start a series of 3 messages that look at the cross in some detail leading up through Easter Sunday when we’ll conclude the series by seeing how Jesus cancelled the written code against us while on the cross. All of this studying has just driven my head and heart to the cross and so this week, for Weekend Worship, I wanted to post a song the reflected the cross and caused us to think more deeply about the cross.

This video, of the classic hymn “When I survey the wondrous cross”, is not typical in that it’s not a live video. In fact, I didn’t even watch the video when I played it. It is a great opportunity, however, for you to just sit back, close your eyes and think about the cross.

I hope it encourages you this weekend. I’ll see many of you 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.

One thought on “Weekend Worship :: When I survey the wondrous cross

  1. What a touching, amazing song. I remember “teaching” the bass part to the alternate melody for this hymn to a friend a lifetime ago, and we used to drive around talking about the things of God and singing this hymn and “A Mighty Fortress…” Not too long after that, he died totally unexpectedly while visiting future in-laws on a mission field. To this day I don’t understand all the “whys” of his death. But this I know: the awe of a sinner saved, singing a great hymn of humble gratitude and amazement at the mercy of God has now been replaced, for him, by unending worship in His presence. Whenever I’m called home, I hope to join him before the throne, singing together again–all for the God of the Wondrous Cross.

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