MOORE, OK—In what would turn out to be a wildly popular message, Joe Thomason, Pastor of Preaching at First Evangelical Free Church of Moore, compiled an entire sermon from song titles and lyrics attributed to Chris Tomlin.
“How Great is Our God?” he reportedly began as the worship band stepped down from the stage, having masterfully performed four Tomlin songs for the congregation. “Indescribable! Who is this King of Glory? Jesus Messiah! Holy is the Lord!”
While the message sounds like a stroke of brilliance, Thomason admits it was almost entirely happenstance that led to the hit sermon, which has been downloaded over 100,000 times on SermonAudio. “It was late Saturday night, and I hadn’t had a single free moment to even crack open my Bible and pick a passage yet. Tomlin’s songs kept creeping into my head from the dozens of hours of Christian radio I listen to each week, so I decided that where God leads, I Will Follow. His Grace Is Enough, after all.”
When asked how long he could keep this up, Thomason responded, “Forever.”