PREPARING FOR LCC GATHERED – WEEK OF 3.2.14
This Week’s Message
This week, we begin John chapter five. John begins chapter five with a story of Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath, and his subsequent conversation with the religious leaders following the miracle. You can read the story here.
Confession & Assurance
This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season. Lent is a season of forty days of preparation and repentance as we anticipate Good Friday & Easter. We begin thinking this week towards Lent, asking God what he would require of us during this season. You can find out more about Ash Wednesday & Lent, here.
One of the ways we practice Lent is by reminding ourselves of the need for a regular posture of repentance and the grace offered through Jesus. Psalm fifty one is a great prayer of confession, repentance, and restoration from King David, following his sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11&12).
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalm 51:1-2 (read the rest of Psalm 51)
Some of the songs we’ll sing include:
Love Came Down (Ben Cantelon)
Rock of Ages (Augustus Montague Toplady and Dustin Kensrue )
All The Poor & Powerless (Leslie Jordan and David Leonard )
Oceans (Matt Crocker, Joel Houston and Salomon Ligthelm)
How Deep the Father’s Love (Stuart Townend)
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)
Listen to “Rock of Ages” from Dustin Kensrue