Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Early Christian Church Worship: hidden hymns

Been out for a while, I was on a retreat (I'll have some stuff to share from that posted soon) and then my computer wasn't working with me... but now we're back functioning in normal-ish life, so here are some more of my thoughts on life and God and Scripture...

I went to a Beth Moore Bible Study this evening, and was blown away by some knowledge: I had no Idea that early Christian Church Hymns were stuck into random books of Scripture. isn’t it awesome to think that Paul, while writing Timothy, broke out in chorus with,

 “He was manifested in the flesh, 
vindicated by the Spirit, 
seen by angels, 
proclaimed among the nations, 
believed on in the world, 
taken up in glory”
(1 Timothy 3:16)

...and Timothy probably broke out in chorus while reading the freshly scripted word of God?
I think that’s neat. 
There was sooo much I learned tonight, but I’ll just keep things simple and post a couple more of the New Testament passages that are supposed or known to be Early Church Hymns.
As you read these, imagine your spirit soaring with the fervor that the Early Church sang them with.
One day, maybe we’ll join in on the original version, language and melody with them in heaven. 
1 Timothy 6:15-16
"He who is the blessed and only  Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen"
Philippians 2:5-7
“[Christ Jesus] who, though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess  that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

God's Word is SO refreshing for the soul. Reflect on these beautiful descriptions of Jesus. He IS truly the image of God, somehow wrapped in human flesh. Praise Him!

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