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 4 - Who Do You Say?
The two texts for this week lend themselves to hymns affirming our faith and praising God. Hymns this week should also center on lifting up the name of Jesus. Some hymns to consider are “Christ, from Whom All Blessings Flow,” 550, The United Methodist Hymnal; “Here I Am, Lord,” 593, The United Methodist Hymnal; and “As a Fire Is Meant for Burning,” 2237, The Faith We Sing. More contemporary suggestions include “Grace Alone,” 2162, The Faith We Sing, and “Redemption,” 3111 in Worship & Song.