The Church’s One Foundation

I came across this old hymn today by Samuel J. Stone entitled “The Church’s One Foundation”. Here are the words to the first verse:

The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ Her Lord

She is His new creation by water and the Word.

From heaven He came & sought her to be His holy bride;

With His own blood He bought her and for her life He died.

Colossians 1:18 says, “And HE is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything He might have preeminent.”

The authors of the book “Christ-Centered Exposition: 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus” make the following statement:

The church belongs to Jesus Christ. He founded it by His life, death, and resurrection, and since Pentecost He has continued to build it by His Spirit (Acts 2). Therefore, what matters most in the life of the church is not the church’s website or the latest statistics on what visitors are looking for in a worship experience. What matters most is what the Lord of the church has said.

Christ, and Christ alone, is our ONE FOUNDATION!

Crown Him (Majesty)

Well, Chris Tomlin has done it again! He has written an incredible chorus to go alone with an incredible hymn – Crown Him (Majesty). The video below has Kari Jobe singing with him and is just incredible.

Crown Him with man crowns, the Lamb upon the throne

Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own

Awake my soul and sing of HIM who died for me

And hail Him as they matchless King through all eternity