Tell The World – Theology Of The Song – Austin Stone Worship: Kids

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“Tell The World” is a song that tells the story of our faith in Jesus, beginning with a revelation of the truth of the good news of the gospel.

Jesus came to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). Sinners like you and me alike sing songs of praise to a holy God because of the grace our Father showed us by sending His son to live a perfect life that we couldn’t, become our sin, pay the penalty for that sin, be crucified, die, and then be raised to life.

Something beautiful happens when we believe in the good news of the gospel.

We have to go tell others.

The same is also true of those who were healed or touched by Jesus in some way. Most often than not, those men and women who were healed by Jesus went and told of this great thing that He had done. The name of Jesus was uttered before and after the healing process. The same is true for those who have been saved. The name of Jesus is uttered both before and after salvation. So we go, and we tell the world not only our own story of salvation, but the how, who, and what was behind this salvation we proclaim. His name is Jesus.

The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. (Psalm 97:6)

“Tell The World” starts by proclaiming that all, every single human being that has walked on the face of the earth, have seen the glory of God and what He as done. Through nature and creation we see with our own eyes the works of God’s hands (Isaiah 40:25-31). For the believer, we don’t just see, but we also hear and believe. We believe the story that the word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. We believe that Jesus is who He says He is in Scripture. We believe that Jesus is actually the son of God.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20 ESV)

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 ESV)

More often than not, those men and women who were healed by Jesus went and told of this great thing that he had done. The name of Jesus was uttered before and after the healing process. The same is true for those who have been saved. The name of Jesus is uttered both before and after salvation.Jimmy McNeal

This Jesus is the one who was obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Through His life, death, and resurrection we now have been given new life. By way of His power, He overcame sin and death, and we now have hope! John 1 tells us of Jesus being life, and the light that shines in the darkness. So as the chorus is sung, we see that there is power in the name of Jesus. Life is given through the confession of belief in Him. He’s the light that shines through the darkness, and what’s our response?

Our response is this: We must go (Romans 10:5-17)! We must proclaim (1 Peter 2:9)!  We go and tell the world about this Jesus who saves. Jesus not only gives us hope. He is our hope.

Our own baptism—both physical and spiritual—gives us reason to sing and tell the world.

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4 ESV)

This gift of new life (1 John 5:10-12) is something that needs to be sung about, it’s the reason that we sing, and we can’t help but tell others of this hope that we now have in Jesus Christ. Our hope has been set in the great deliverer, the living God, who is the savior of the world.

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:10 ESV)

So our aim is for others to know this King of kings and Lord of lords who will return (Revelation 19:16, 17:14).  So we proclaim the excellencies of THE KING, the one who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:13-17 ESV)

“Tell The World” not only reminds us but also urges us to go and tell others about Jesus. It brings the proclamation of the gospel from truth spoken to truth sung by the lips of sinners like you and me. As we sing these words we are reminded:

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 ESV)

So we proclaim that name and “Tell The World” that His name is Jesus!

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About Jimmy McNeal

Jimmy McNeal has a sincere desire for the body of Christ to devote their whole lives to worshipping God not only inside, but outside the walls of the church. Serving as the Worship Leader for West Congregation at The Austin Stone, God continues to challenge him and his bandmates to live out the call He has placed on their lives through love, service, and missional living.

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