Click the links in each description to find the song list and links to videos of that Sunday’s songs. Each heading will take you to that date’s sermon.
Jesus’ difficult teaching in this passage brings us to face the completeness of God’s claim on our lives. While the context of Jesus’ other teaching clearly indicates he is not instructing hateful action, the comparative priority of our love for him vs our other relationships, responsibilities, and resources could be perceived as hatred. A great beauty of God’s total claim, however, is that as we surrender totally to him we love those around us most completely.
Christ demonstrates, and calls us to, humility and mercy. May we respond to him knowing that He is the source of these traits, and the loving, redeeming creator to whom we owe all.
As we dedicate children this week we remember that we are God’s children, born of the spirit through faith in Christ – He who paid for us with his death on the cross, rose to life and calls us to him for eternity.
We celebrate Jesus’ love for us as we see him resolutely heading toward Jerusalem, his death, and through it his resurrection and conquering of death. He is our great hope, the Great King and all will bow to him when he comes to rule.
Experiencing the Grace of God; Jesus Came to Save Sinners; The Gospel Transforms Lives; We should thank Jesus that he saves sinners like us. We’ll be tracking these main ideas from 1 Timothy 1:12-17 in our singing this Sunday. Click the links to find the sermon notes, song videos, and song list.
As Jesus teaches us to avoid hypocrisy (all will come to light), to fear the God who loves us, and faithfully hold Him up before others, we turn our singing toward the power of Christ that will lead us in obedience to His teaching. We pray that His will be done in us and on earth. We honor him as King and Creator, having all authority in our lives, and we claim Him as our God in whom we will trust, who alone is able to keep us in the palm of His hand.
Set list is here. Check out the songs linked above.
1 Peter 3:1-7 begins both sections, to wives and husbands, with the word, “Likewise.” Like what? Chapter 2 reveals…be subject to authority, live free – but as servants, honor everyone, fear God, love others, endure suffering to which you are called. Then we see the parallel teaching to husbands and wives that they are to follow with one another. Our songs will track 3 complimentary ideas:
1. Our model for this relationship, how Christ has loved us.
2. In fearing God, we can endure in suffering and “fear nothing frightening” (vs 6). In this portion we will introduce a new song, He Will Hold Me Fast.
3. We are “fellow heirs of the grace of life” (vs 7).
This week we return to the greatness of God as we see Jesus’ calling the focus of worship to himself, “Blessed rather are those who hear [my words] and obey. …Someone greater than Solomon, …greater than Jonah is here.”
See the set or check out the song, Our God.
Our song list this week reflects the coming of Christ’s kingdom in power, overthrowing the kingdom of Satan. Jesus is stronger than Satan, and when His spirit dwells in us we have the Great King as our protector.