PREPARING FOR LCC GATHERED – WEEK OF 3.8.15
This Week’s Message
This week, in our Gospel of John series, we will cover John, chapter 17. Read the passage, here.
Don’t forget to spring forward this week. Put your clocks ahead an hour on Saturday night!
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
“Our best efforts to worship in spirit and truth, feeble or confused as we may be, ascend to the heavens through faith in Jesus. They’re cleansed by his blood, and they arrive at God’s throne a perfect, pure, and fragrant offering.” Mike Cosper, Rhythms of Grace
Some of the songs we’ll sing include:
- Your Great Name (Michael Neale)
- Heart Starts Beating (Andrew & Jen Polfer)
- How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
- Nothing But The Blood (Charlie Hall, Matt Redman)
- Praise The Invisible (Daniel Bashta)
You can keep up with many of the songs we sing at Life Community, by subscribing to our Spotify playlist.
Check out “Praise The Invisible,” from Daniel Bashta: