PREPARE FOR SUNDAY
As Sunday is approaching, take some time to prepare your heart and mind to worship God when we gather together as a church family. Below you will find some of the details of our upcoming worship gathering. Our hope is that it will allow you to know what to expect and help you to better engage and participate with us, towards the ultimate goal of encouraging your joy and faith in Jesus!
Assurance: 1 John 5:16-21
We will be concluding our sermon series through 1 John, Assurance: Knowing Eternal Life. Sunday’s passage finishes this letter and effectively calls us to consider our relationship status with Christ: is He just part of our life, or is He truly our Lord. John is exhorting the church to flee from sin and completely depend on Christ in faith for assurance.
Take some time this week and read over the passage of scripture that we will be receiving together. Pray and ask that God would open your hearts to the truth of His Word, that we can grow in our faith and joy in Him!
Call to WOrship
Our call to worship this week will be Psalm 73:25-28. In this passage, the psalmist Asaph is declaring his desire for and faith in God despite his struggles and failures. He claims God as his portion - a beautiful image that God himself is our inheritance as believers, rather than the sin and suffering of this world.
Read over this passage for yourself before Sunday and ask yourself “is God himself truly my portion, what I desire most”? Let us be candid before God and allow Him to work in our lives, and our fears and desires. Allow Him to show us that He is completely satisfying and give us the strength and faith to hold fast to Him as Lord.
Here is a list of the songs we will be singing together, as well as some related scripture in which these songs are rooted.
Come Thou Fount - 1 Samuel 7:3-13 and Lamentations 3:22-23
My Worth Is Not In What I Own - Romans 5:6-8 and Habakkuk 3:18
No Longer Slaves - Romans 8:15-16, Galatians 4:7, and John 1:12
Come To Me - Matthew 11:28-30 and Ephesians 3:8-13
This Glorious Grace - Ephesians 1:6-16, 2 Corinthians 12:9, and Hebrews 4:16
Jesus Firm Foundation - 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, Psalm 95:7, and Isaiah 60:15