Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – January 12th, 2014

SERMON

Last week marked the end of an extensive and formative sermon series from the book of Romans. The next few weeks we will spend some time in the book of Ezekiel.  Join us this week as we gather to look at our vision as a church in response to the truths found in our scripture text, which is Ezekiel 36:22-36.

LITURGY

C: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood
–Romans 3:23-26

 Our reading of Assurance this week comes from the book of Romans. It is such a hopeful reminder that through Jesus we have been made right with God, regardless of our sin and failures. God, our Father, has initiated the process of forgiveness and completed it all at the same time through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross on our behalf. This is a truth that we can rest assure in!

MUSIC

Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:

  • “Your Love Shines” – a new song that beautifully portrays the essence of the Gospel as well as praises God for his trinitarian nature.
  • “Come Thou Fount” – a very popular hymn that is saturated with gospel truths
  • “White As Snow” – An honest song of confession inviting us revel in the mercy of God.

Here is a link to a Spotify playlist.

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!