Apr 18, 2011

Contemporary Call to Worship


Jesus is Lord
(based on Philippians 2:5-11)

(gradually getting quieter)
Equal with God:
Jesus is Lord
Emptied himself:
Jesus is Lord
Came as a slave:
Jesus is Lord
Found as a man:
Jesus is Lord
Humbly obeyed:
Jesus is Lord
Went to his death:
Jesus is Lord
Death on a cross:
Jesus is Lord

(getting louder)
God raised him up:
Jesus is Lord
Gave him the name:
Jesus is Lord
Higher than all:
Jesus is Lord
Every knee bow:
Jesus is Lord
All tongues confess:
Jesus is Lord


Posted on the EngageWorship.org website.
Text by Michael Perry
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Suggestions for use from EngageWorship: “This piece of spoken worship is particularly useful because it requires no printed or projected words to involve a whole congregation. Explain to the congregation that you are going to say a line, to which you want them to respond 'Jesus is Lord'. The interesting bit comes in that they say the response louder if your hand is higher, softer if your hand is lower.  Start the paraphrase of the famous passage with your hand held high, and then gradually move it lower, so the crowd end up speaking the phrase in a hushed whisper.  Then begin to raise your hand in the second half, building the response to a joyful shout.  We've often had the band begin building music under the second half to aid the crescendo and help us move into a song of praise.”