I was tidying my room today when I found a copy of ‘Our World Belongs to God’- A Contemporary Testimony. It is avialable online here. It is certainly worth a look. Here is a sample from the Premamble.
1. As followers of Jesus Christ,
living in this world—
which some seek to control,
but which others view with despair—
we declare with joy and trust:
Our world belongs to God!
[1 Ps. 103:19-22]
[2 Ps. 4:6]
[3 Ps. 24:1]
From the beginning,
through all the crises of our times,
until his kingdom fully comes,
God keeps covenant forever.
Our world belongs to him!
God is King! Let the earth be glad!
Christ is Victor; his rule has begun. Hallelujah!
The Spirit is at work, renewing the creation. Praise the
[1 Ps. 145]
[2 Rom. 11:33-36]
[3 Rev. 4-5]
But rebel cries sound through the world:
some, crushed by failure
or hardened by pain,
give up on life and hope and God;
but still hoping for human triumph,
work feverishly to realize their dreams.
As believers in God
we join this struggle of the spirits,
testing our times by the Spirit’s sure Word.
[1 Ps. 2]
[2 Eph. 6:10-18]
[3 1 John]
Our world has fallen into sin;
but rebellion and sin can never dethrone God.
He does not abandon the work of his hand;
the heavens still declare his glory.
He preserves his world,
sending seasons, sun, and rain,
upholding his creatures,
renewing the earth,
directing all things to their purpose.
He promised a Savior;
now the whole creation groans
in the birth pangs of a new creation.
[1 Ps. 19]
[2 Acts 14:15-17]
[3 Rom. 8:18-25]
God holds this world
in sovereign love.
He kept his promise,
sending Jesus into the world.
He poured out his Spirit
and broadcast the news
that sinners who repent and believe in Jesus
and move again
as members of the family of God.
[1 John 3:1-21]
[2 Acts 2]
[3 Acts 17:22-31]
We rejoice in the goodness of God,
renounce the works of darkness,
and dedicate ourselves to holy living.
As covenant partners,
called to faithful obedience,
and set free for joyful praise,
we offer our hearts and lives
to do God’s work in his world.
With tempered impatience, eager to see injustice ended,
we expect the Day of the Lord.
And we are confident
that the light which shines in the present darkness
will fill the earth when Christ appears.
Come, Lord Jesus!
Our world belongs to you.
[1 Mic. 6:8]
[2 Rom. 12:1-2]
[3 2 Pet. 3]
[4 1 Cor. 15]
[5 Rev. 22:20]