Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, September 11

Scripture Passage

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Reflection

The following lyrics are a meditation on what it means to be “the lowly and despised things of the world” – the things that God Himself has chosen, the people whom Jesus saw and loved. Can you say “I am one of those?”  

I Am One of Those

I am one of those, at the table not invited,

And to all here at the feast it’s very plain,

I cannot hide in etiquette or conversation,

But Christ himself sent word to me and so I came.

 

I am one of those who was dead and fully buried,

And I still bear every stigma of decay,

There is no way I can hide just what I’ve been through,

‘cause when Jesus called I came fresh from the grave.

 

Though the world may number me among the foolish,

I think Jesus Christ is all I need to know

Jesus suffered and paid blood to buy the lowest of the low

Hallelujah! Amen! That’s me! Yes, I am one of those!

 

I am one of those, who was a leper and contagious,

The deformities and scars I have today,

Yet while I was vile with sickness Jesus loved me,

And He healed, restored and through and through remade.

 

I am one of those who was doomed to death in prison,

And I’ve done more evil things than I could say,

Jesus broke inside and there unlocked my shackles,

And to set me free, he died and took my place.

 

Though the world may number me among the foolish,

I think Jesus Christ is all I need to know

Jesus suffered and paid blood to buy the lowest of the low

Hallelujah! Amen! That’s me! Yes, I am one of those!

 

I am one of those, who was hard to love and ugly,

Self-Righteous critical religion was my stain.

So I ran Christ to wash and be discovered,

Jesus came to me and covered up my shame.

 

Though the world may number me among the foolish,

I think Jesus Christ is all I need to know

Jesus suffered and paid blood to buy the lowest of the low

Hallelujah! Amen! That’s me! Yes, I am one of those!

-Nathan Partain

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: Shout Hosanna

Adoration: Holy, Holy, Holy

Confession: Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Thanksgiving: Your Grace is Enough

Response: King of Saints