I have a friend still attending the assembly which we’ve left, and he tends to fill me in with a lot of the nonsense going on there. Recently the new youth pastor was going to preach on John 8:48-49, focusing on vs 58 where Jesus refers to himself as “I Am.” Well the “pastor of worship” decided that he had a song to sing before the sermon, which he said tied right in with the message. The song of choice was “I Am,” by David Crowder. Take a look at the lyrics now:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but is there anywhere in this song where it refers to God as “I AM”? What I read is the singer saying, “I am holding on to You” — i.e., he is holding on to God.
There is a whole lot here about the lyric-writer but not a whole lot about God. The endless repetition is one of the problems with today’s “worship” songs.
I also have to ask, “Where’s the meat?” Yet this is what passes for “worship” in today’s church assemblies.