Olsen Park Church of Christ

Songs of Encouragement

Introduction.  Colossians 3:16 teaches that we are to teach one another in song.  Singing in worship is not about entertainment (although we would hope that Christians enjoy praising God). It is something by which we educate and encourage one another through the struggles of life.  Tonight we are going to do this as we focus on some songs and themes of encouragement.

I.  The Grandeur of Christ.

A.    Jesus is God (Isa. 9:6; Col. 1:15).

B.     He offered Himself for mankind (Phil. 2:5-8; Rev. 5:9-10).

      A Wonderful Savior  no. 363.

      Hallelujah! What a Savior  no. 161.

II.  The Encouragement of His Atonement.

A.    Although sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 3:10-12; 5:6).

      He Bore it All  no. 666.

III.  The Encouragement of Victory and Deliverance.

A.     Christ overcomes the world (John 16:33). The Gr. here is nenikeka in a form called the “perfect” which indicates something that is in a state of having attained a present condition.  Lit. “I am in a state of having overcome.” He had not yet died when he said that, but his crucifixion was ordained from the foundation of the world.

B.     In Christ we can overcome trial, temptation, persecution, and death (Rom. 8:37-39; 1 John 5:4).

      Faith is the Victory  no. 576.

      He is Able to Deliver Thee  no. 279.

IV.  The Nearness of His Coming.

A.     In Spite of Mockers Christ will Return (2 Pet. 3:1-4, 10).

B.     Jesus is coming quickly (Rev. 22:12-14).

      It Won’t Be Very Long  no. 380.

Kyle Pope 2010

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