And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)
This week, we’ll be learning a new song at LifePoint. The tune is called “New Again,” recorded and performed by Sojourn Music based out of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. Check out the video below, or visit the link toward the bottom of the page hear the song in full.
Lyrics for “New Again”
When death shows his face and bears his teeth
May we, with faith, run to Calvary
Not one shed tear, no strand of grief
Falls to the ground and goes unseen
Death is defeated and Jesus reigns
Tell the world there is hope in His name
He pushed back the darkness; He conquered our sin
And Christ will make all things new again
Christ will make all things new again
We’re blinded by trials; our lives marked with pain
Shadows surround us, but there’s hope today
When sorrow runs deep and the night is long
May we find peace in the Savior’s song
The sun, it is dawning; it pierces the night
It cuts through the shadows with redemption’s light
The fallen will rise; the weak will be strong
As death turns to life in the Savior’s arms
Lyrics by Brooks Ritter and Mike Cosper
© 2013 Sojourn Community Church
Why This Song?
The truth we all know deep down is that something is horribly, horribly wrong with our world. Whether one is a Christian or not, they must at least admit that much. After all, everyone has experienced firsthand just how painful the world around us can be. None of us are immune to the heart-wrenching realities of death, sickness, injustice, and tragedy. As fallen human beings, we’re all in that boat.
But what a difference it makes when all your hopes are banked on Christ and His unbreakable Gospel! As His followers, we know that the forces of darkness which plague our world are no match for the sin-destroying power of the cross. In Christ, God has put these forces to “open shame by triumphing over them in him” (Col. 3:15). Therefore, we are Good-News people in a bad-news world. Certainly, life often hurls us into the throes of grief, yet we do “not grieve as those do who have no hope” (1 Thess. 4:13).
New Again conveys this reality powerfully. With its bet-it-out chorus, it will enable us to unite our voices, declaring the most thrilling truths the human heart will ever know—that when existence in a fallen world haunts us and overwhelms us, we can find refuge in our once-dead, now-risen King who decisively triumphed over the grave. He really will make all things new again.
Therefore, even in sorrow, we can rejoice in the Gospel. That’s why we need to sing this song together—to remind ourselves and one another of the invincible hope we have in Christ as we gather on the Lord’s Day.
Liturgy for Sunday, September 06, 2015:
Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-3
Confession & Assurance: Colossians 1:18-20
Benediction: Romans 16:25-27