Archives for May 2019

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June 2, 2019

Living Hope

The Rejoice Youth Choir has been on a mission tour to Philadelphia this week and will be leading us in worship on Sunday. The songs for the week will reflect the missional heart behind their work. Prelude "O Sifuni Mungu" This is a great call to worship that is in the African Swahili language. It does have some English quotations of "All Creatures." This is our tie into...

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May 26, 2019

Mercy

We continue our season of Eastertide this week with a focus on the great mercy of God. This comes to us in many forms. This week, we'll sing chiefly about God's mercy as seen through him willingly sending his Son, because of nothing good in us, to die and be raised again for our sin. Prelude "Crown Him with Many Crowns" This will be a piano/violin instrumental but the...

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May 19, 2019

Sanctification

We'll continue our celebration of Eastertide this week with a focus on sanctification. This is just a big word that simply means that as believers, we are to progressively increase in holiness as we are conformed by God evermore into the image of the Christ who has justified us. Places like Romans 6:18; 12:1-2; Gal. 2:20; 1 Thess. 4:3; 2 Peter 3:18give us a good starting p...

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May 12, 2019

Justification

As promised, we'll continue our celebration of Eastertide this week by taking a look at the liturgical theme of Justification. Paul uses the term "justified" in a way that refers to a legal standing before a holy God. Justification to him is how we aredeclaredto be righteous before the Father. (Isaiah 6:1-7; Rom. 5:1, 9-11; Gal. 2:15-21) Only through the imputed righteousn...

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May 5, 2019

The cross 2

During our third Sunday of Easter we'll sing of the Cross. We'll celebrate the great work of true love and justice shown perfectly on the cross. It'll also serve to prepare us for what we'll sing about next week in the doctrine of Justification. "O Praise the Name" The first verse prepares us to celebrate the victory of Easter by singing of the cross that came beforehand...

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