MARCH 29, 2017
"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.
This week we continue our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.” We’ll be looking at Acts 16:11-15 and seeing the power of the gospel to save those who are far from God.
Our Call to Worship is Revelation 1:5b-7.
“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him.”
“Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again” is an ancient statement of faith used by the church in worship for centuries. It reminds us that what is most central to our faith and lives is that Christ has died for our sins, risen victoriously over the power of sin, death, and evil, and he is returning to make all things new. As we gather to celebrate Easter together, we are gathering to rejoice in the power of the resurrection. We remember together how incredibly powerful and good God is. He gained victory through death and atoned for our sins. Because of the brokenness of sin our world was upside down, but through his power he has set us free from the bondage of sin and he is making all things new. As we gather let’s come ready to rejoice in the truest and most important event in world history- Christ’s resurrection.
Pray that we would rejoice freely in the freedom Christ has given us.
Pray that those who don’t know Christ would come to know him.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they rejoice in the truth of the resurrection and remind us of the freedom that Christ has given us.