PREPARING FOR LCC GATHERED – WEEK OF 1.18.15
This Week’s Message
This week’s message comes from John 14:15-31. You can read the whole passage, here.
Remember the Gospel!
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:1-6
“Just as the people of Israel gathered to renew their covenant with God (i.e. Josh. 24:1-27), so we Christians gather to renew the new covenant God has made with us in Christ. Christian worship is like a covenant-renewal service in which the gathered reaffirm the vows made with God in Christ…In a worship service, we renew the promises we made (and often failed to keep) to God, and we hear again the promises God has made (and kept!) in Christ.” John Witvliet, Worship Seeking Understanding
Some of the songs we’ll sing include:
- Love Shines (Aaron Ivey, Philip Esdel, Matt Carter)
- In Tenderness He Sought Me (Spencer Walton, Adoniram J. Gordon, Nate Garvey)
- Broken Vessels (Jonas Myrin, Joel Houston)
- Hallelujah! What a Savior (Phillip P. Bliss)
- All the Poor and Powerless (Leslie Jordan, David Leon)
You can keep up with many of the songs we sing at Life Community, by subscribing to our Spotify playlist.
Listen to “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace),” from Hillsong: