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Jesus Is Better: Better Leader

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We'll take a very brief break this week from our series in Hebrews to see how we as Christians should think about the upcoming election and consider Jesus as our Better Leader. 

Prelude – "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

This song sets the tone in so many ways for the morning. As things like the election will inevitably crowd our headspace, we'll sing this together and focus our eyes upon Jesus whom we come to worship. "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace."

"We Believe (The Apostles' Creed)"

We'll open the corporate singing with a statement of what binds us together as Christians, the essentials of our faith. In a world so polarized, what a gift it is to be able to ground ourselves in these precious truths. "We believe in one true God, Father, Spirit, Son. One Church, one faith, one Lord of all, his kingdom come."

"My Redeemer's Love"

We'll then continue to learn our new song together as we sing of what the Lord has done for us. Let it be an encouragement to us as we consider the days ahead and may it serve as a proper perspective for our biggest need which is for a Savior. "Deeper than the rolling seas, higher than the mountain peaks, your love is all I need. Stronger than the rushing wind, shattering the power of sin, your love is all I need."

"Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)"

The corporate set will end with the gospel story which again reminds us of the abiding and eternal nature of our hope. "One day when heaven was filled with his praises, one day when sin was as black as could be, Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin, dwelt among men my example is He. The Word became flesh and his light shined among us, his glory revealed. Living he loved me, dying he saved me, buried he carried my sins far away. Rising he justified freely, forever. One day he's coming, O glorious day, O glorious day!"

Response – "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

We'll respond with a couple of verses and a chorus from the prelude. As we are sent back into the world, may it be with our eyes fixed on Christ. "Jesus, to you we lift our eyes. Jesus, our glory and our prize. We adore you, behold you, our Savior ever true. O, Jesus, we turn our eyes to you."