Thank you for joining us for our corporate worship gathering this Sunday! This past week, a friend of mine posted a quote by A.W. Tozer. It paints a glorious reminder for us as we gather together each Lord’s day:
Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.
As we gather together this Lord’s day, and each Lord’s day, let us look away to Jesus, “the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Sunday, we continue our Great Commission Reset series! Last week, Mike preached the first of two sermons on Heaven. He’ll continue with Part 2 of that subject next week. This week, we look at the importance of prayer in our mission to reach the nations. Resting in God’s faithfulness, Christians are charged to pray for the advancement of the Gospel! To that end, at the conclusion of our sermon on Sunday, I’m going to ask you to pray with me throughout the remainder of 2021, that the Lord would “cause His word to run and be glorified in my/your life, and in the ministries of this church.”
We just recently started a new series in our Student Ministry! For (much of) the remainder of this school semester, we’ll be looking at Old Testament Messianic Prophecies! The prophets typically delivered a word of judgement and a word of salvation. The word of judgment rebuked the people for their violations of the relationship with God. The word of salvation pointed to God’s redemption of the people in the future, ultimately fulfilled in the person and works of Jesus Christ!
It will be an exciting series as we seek to show students that the Bible is one book with one ultimate author, God, who tells one cohesive story. Even though our primary text each week will be from the Old Testament, students will see that the Bible is ultimately about God’s redemption of mankind and the world through the person and work of Jesus. Throughout the course of this study, pray for our students, leaders, and most importantly, parents.
If you are visiting us today, you’ve come to the right place. This is an amazing church family and we’d love to meet you after (or before!) the service!
Prepare To Sing
Gathering together on Sunday mornings is a congregational and corporate act of the church. So that you can fully participate in our worship gathering this Sunday, we’re providing the songs that we’ll be singing together. We encourage you to listen to all of these songs, but especially those songs which may be new to you. Further, we pray that these songs allow you to memorize, meditate, and reflect on biblical doctrine throughout the week.