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February 16, 2020

Grace

This week we'll be singing about God's grace.

Prelude – "Grace Alone"

This is a great song (in a Trinitarian form) about the grace of God to us unto salvation. In the verse about the Son, "By your blood, I have redemption and salvation. Lord, you died that I might reap what you have sown. And you rose that I might be a new creation. I am born again by grace and grace alone."

"Grace Greater Than All Our Sin"

We'll begin the corporate singing with the familiar old hymn. Let the refrain stir our hearts: "Grace, grace, God's grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within. Grace, grace, God's grace, grace that is greater than all our sin."

"Christ Is Mine Forevermore"

The first verse sings of the great grace of God towards us as fallen creatures: "Mine are days that God has numbered. I was made to walk with him. Yet I look for worldly treasure and forsake the King of kings. But mine is hope in my Redeemer. Though I fall, his love is sure. For Christ has paid for every failing; I am his forevermore."

"Man of Sorrows"

This song is chock-full of the gospel of grace. The bridge will suffice to show our theme: "Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full, by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled. Now the curse of sin has no hold on me, whom the Son sets free, O, is free indeed!"

Communion – "O the Deep, Deep Love"

We approach the table with a fresh reminder of the deep, deep love of Jesus given for us in the body and the blood. "O the deep, deep love. All I need and trust is the deep, deep love of Jesus."

Response – "Oh Sin-Sick Soul" 

We'll be sent back into the world with the good news that as wherever we go as we exit the church doors, we cannot outrun his grace. "There is joy deeper than our sorrows. There is love strong enough to save. There is strength to suffer with the Savior, Oh the glory of his grace!