Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – February 1st, 2015
This week we starting a new series on the book of Acts! This Sunday’s message is titled “Waiting and Witnessing”. The sermon text for this series is Acts 1:1-14. Acts shows us the start of the Christian church and this book is unique because it links Christ’s time on earth with the growth of His church. As we go through this very historical and apologetic book lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word.
L: Christ is our peace. He came to earth proclaiming peace to those who are far off and those who are near.
C: This proclamation has reached our ears but we confess it has not settled into our hearts.
L: Anxiety and fear haunt our frenzied days and our restless nights. We numb ourselves with mindless activities and shallow pleasures.
C: Forgive us, O Lord.
L: Christ is our peace. In his flesh, through his blood, he has taken those divided by hostility and made them one.
C: Forgive us for not seeking peace in Christ but in our divisions.
L: Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with us.
C: Christ is our peace! Open us and fill us with this peace. For your mercy we pray. Amen.
– based on Ephesians 2: 11-22
Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:
- “Everything Is Yours – Liz Vice” – Simply put this is a song proclaiming that nothing belongs to us. All the we have and need is our Father’s.
- “Jesus at the Center – Israel Houghton” – This is a song that speaks to that truth that Jesus needs to be the focus of every aspect of our lives
- “Grace Alone – The Modern Post” – This song tells of the truth that all means of earning salvation are done in vain and it is only by grace that we are saved.
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.