Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – August 4th, 2013
This weeks sermon is based out of Romans 10:1-8. Considering salvation from God, what role do we personally play? Is there anything that we can do which will bring us salvation? Will our righteousness ever be enough? No. It won’t. Christ’s righteousness once and for all put an end to the old testament law in terms of its judgment over us. Join us this sunday as we look at what Paul has to say about this topic that we so often think inaccurately about.
L: Merciful God, In your gracious presence we confess our sin and the sin of this world. Although Christ is among us as our peace, we are a people divided against ourselves as we cling to the values of a broken world. The profit and pleasures we pursue lay waste the land and pollute the seas. The fears and jealousies that we harbor set neighbor against neighbor and nation against nation. We abuse your good gifts of imagination and freedom, of intellect and reason, and turn them into bonds of oppression.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us; heal and forgive us. Set us free to serve you in the world as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ. Amen.
How seriously do we take the sin in our lives? Do we ever take the time to honestly reflect on the reality and severity of our sins? It is so easy for us to proclaim that we live for “the things above” but in reality we daily “cling to the values of a broken world.” There is hope, however. All that our Father demands of us is repentance. Reflect on this reading of confession this week and come prepared to worship our merciful God, in light of our sins, for the grace and mercy he offers in Christ.
Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:
- “Hail The King” – A song that lets us proclaim the kingship of our Lord.
- “Praise to the Lord”- This is a song which calls us to complete and utter worship of God.
- “White As Snow”- Taken from Psalm 51 is a song of confession that allows us to come before God in utter repentance.
- “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us”- A beautiful song reminding us of the depth of our Heavenly Father’s love for us.
Even though our arrangements might be slightly different, listen through these songs and see the great truths that they speak about our God and then come prepared to sing them out loudly and joyfully as a gathered church.
See you Sunday!