A while back, I was brainstorming about song selections with someone who was going to be bringing a series of sermons to our church to fill in for our pastor. For one of the planned messages, he said, “I’m not sure which songs you’ll find to go with this topic.”
I smiled and said, “That’s not a problem. If I can’t match the theme, I can always go with the gospel.”
A worship leader can never go wrong having his congregation proclaim the gospel in song. In our weekly quest to find something that “works”, we quite simply don’t have to look any further than to Jesus, to what he accomplished for us, and to what he has secured for us. Regardless of your church’s setting, demographics, traditions, worship style, successes, failures, attendance numbers, and whatever buzzword is floating around at the moment, singing songs grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ always – always – “works”.