November 6, 2016

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

As the people of God, our trust is in the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. On this Sunday before a national election, we will open our worship gatherings with this musical reminder from Psalm 46.

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
  — Psalm 46:1-3

We do not trust in a political system or in a government. We trust in God alone.

O Church Arise

This new hymn follows much the same theme as A Mighty Fortress, in its call to the church to not lose heart as we engage in a spiritual battle. We do not fight "against flesh and blood," but against "the spiritual forces of evil" (Eph 6:10-12). As believers, we take comfort in knowing that we can stand firm because of what Christ has already won.

Be Thou My Vision

This hymn acts as a prayer to our God that He would be the first that we seek after, and continually refocus the direction of our lives. "Thou and Thou only be first in my heart" is (or should be) the prayer of every believer. May God grant us the grace to seek Him above all others, for He alone is our treasure and satisfaction.

Redeemer

Route 56 Choir (5th-6th grade) will sing this anthem as we prepare for the preaching of the Word. This song of faith is a musical proclamation of Job 19:25 — 

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

You Are God Alone

We will respond to God's Word by declaring together that there is no god but our God — and that we can trust in His sovereign hand. 

You are God alone from before time began
You were on Your throne You are God alone
And right now in the good times and bad
You are on Your throne You are God alone

Let us come to our weekend worship gatherings as a people prepared.