November 20, 2016

Victory in Jesus

We will open our gathering with our attention firmly fixed on the work of Jesus and the grace that He has given to us as His people. Our victory is not based on our merit, but on Christ's. The old story of the Good News of Jesus calls us to respond in praise for the victory we have in Jesus.

When I Think About the Lord

In a rhythm of revelation and response, God reveals Himself and we respond in praise. When we reflect on who God is and what He has done for us, our only right response is that of "Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!" Most importantly, this song reminds us as God's people that His lavish grace calls us to give all glory and honor to Jesus — for it is His work on the cross that has paid our debt.

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Each week, as we sing the Gospel, we think about how we were lost, blind, and in need of a Savior. Even in our brokenness, Jesus came down and lived the life we could not and died the death we deserved. He took our place so that our chains of sin and shame might be broken by His amazing grace.

Mercy

As we come to the Lord's table, we come honestly, recognizing our need of redemption. We confess the areas of sin to which we hold and we "kneel in the dust at the foot of the cross where mercy paid for me." We do not move past the Gospel, we only go deeper into it. God has shown His mercy to us, and our prayer is that we do not lose the wonder of that good news, but that we believe it more every day.

May I never lose the wonder
O the wonder of Your mercy
May I sing Your hallelujah, hallelujah amen

Let's come to our weekend corporate worship gatherings as a people prepared.