May 21, 2017

Sermon Text: Hebrews 7:11-28

Psalm 24

Our worship choir will open our gatherings with this powerful setting of scripture, from Psalm 24:7-10.

[7] Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
[8] Who is this King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!
[9] Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
[10] Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! (ESV)

Holy, Holy, Holy

We worship a God who is supremely holy. This classic hymn (with new chorus) will give voice to our praise as we worship the Lord for His holiness. It is only as we understand the character of the God we worship that we will see our desperate condition and radical need for His grace.

Jesus Is Better

As we prepare to hear the preaching of God's Word, we will sing this new song of worship. It declares that no matter we face — whether good or bad — Jesus is better. Our prayer is that God would "make our hearts believe" the deep truths we sing.

Death Was Arrested

We will sing this new song as we partake of the elements of the Lord's Supper. Our great desire is to sing the truths of the gospel every time we gather. This song reminds us that we were "alone in our sorrow and dead in our sin," but Jesus does not leave us there. Indeed, "God made a way to let mercy come in." We celebrate the riches of His grace, so free, so infinite.

You can read more about the writing of the song here.