What motivates us to live as followers of Jesus? How is our discipleship formed and shaped? How can music be an active catalyst for these actions? Just as this series is a dance between the Gospel of Matthew and Paul’s letter, it is a dance of these two questions of how and why.
An excellent hymn that brings together many of the themes for this series is “A Place at the Table,” 3149 in Worship & Song. Click here to read the History of Hymns article.
Another excellent song for this series is “The Servant Song,” 2222 in The Faith We Sing, which sets forth the theme of journeying toward discipleship together and helping one another along the way.
Week 1 - You Give Them Something
This week centers on the miracle of compassion – the feeding of the 5,000.
Our songs are songs of praise to the Creator of all good things, the Provider of all we need. Let us also sing of the rallying call to mission and service, to right the wrongs of injustice and inequality. Consider using “All Who Hunger,” 2126, in The Faith We Sing as an opening hymn; or create a litany using the phrase “Taste and see that God is good” followed by the singing of a verse. Click here to read the History of Hymns article about “All Who Hunger.”