Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – June 23th, 2013
This weeks sermon will be from Revelation 3:1-6 and will be preached on by Pastor Joe Byler. Joe is normally leading us in worship on Sunday mornings but this sunday he will be teaching on the letter to the church of Sardis. Join us as we take a look at what it means for our hearts to awaken towards Jesus in the midst of our tendency towards death and destruction. In light of that, what is the purpose of our worship gatherings? We believe at Veritas that one purpose of gathering together as a body is for us to join in with the spirit of God as he awakens us to the nearness of God.
L:For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.
C:Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
– 1 Peter 1:18-21
This is our liturgy reading this week for our time of commitment. It reminds us of the great and precious nature of our salvation. God, our Father, sacrificed his one and only son so that we could have a means to be saved and sanctified from our sin and death.
Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:
– “Praise To The Lord”, a newer rendition of an old hymn calling us to turn our worship back to the Lord.
– “Lead Us Back”, A beautifully written song of confession and repentance.
– “Jesus Paid It All”, allows us to confidently boast in the work of Christ on our behalf.
– “Grace Alone”, this is a high energy song preaching the truth that it is only by Gods grace that we have salvation.
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!