Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – May 19th, 2013
This week at the Veritas Worship Gatherings we will be taking a look at Romans 8:31-39. This passage speaks both beautifully and earnestly about God’s love for us, yet also challenges us with weighty questions. Do we live our lives as though we are the chosen and elected people of God? Do we embrace the confidence that we have been given in God’s love or do we run and hide from it? Join us this week as we take a look at the relationship that we have with the Father because of the work of His son, Jesus Christ.
The following scripture text is what we will be using as our “Call to Worship” this week. We begin each gathering with a call to worship because it reminds us of the fact that we often worship many other things in our lives besides God. We have been created to worship God and what better way to refocus our hearts on the Lord then to turn to His word. This passage from 1 Chronicles is filled with vivid truths about God and is an excellent reminder of His great and surpassing worth!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Each day proclaim the good news that He saves. Declare His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround Him; strength and joy fill His dwelling. O nations of the world, recognize the Lord, recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong. Give to the Lord the glory He deserves! Bring your offering and come into His presence. Worship the Lord in all His holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before Him. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
—1 Chronicles 16:23-30
Here are a few songs we will be singing together this week:
– “Come Thou Fount”, a very popular hymn that is saturated with gospel truths
– “All Creatures of Our God and King”, a hymn written by St. Francis of Assisi calling all of creation to worship the Lord
– “Oh God”, a song from the band Citizens at Mars Hill Church. This song was inspired by part of our sermon text this week. Check out this link about the story behind this song—you won’t regret reading it!
– “I Have to Believe”, a great song that calls our souls to believe in God and His Gospel, which brings us life
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!