PREPARING FOR WORSHIP – WEEK OF 8.31.14
This Week’s Message
This week’s message comes from John chapter 11, verses 1 through 44. In this section of John’s gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. In doing so Jesus proves that he is the “resurrection and the life,” holding power over death.
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.[d] Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Confession & Assurance
15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:15-17
Some of the songs we’ll sing include:
- You Have Won Me (Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Joel Taylor)
- There is Power in His Name (Ben Cantelon & Nick Herbert)
- Oceans (Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, & Salomon Ligthelm)
- Be Thou My Vision
- We Are (Chuck Butler, Ed Cash, Hillary McBride, James Tealy)
Check out this acoustic version of “We Are,” from Kari Jobe.