The coming of Jesus and his alternative story bring about not only a new way of seeing and believing but a new way of experiencing and living. Join us this week as we gather to learn about how Jesus has come to enable us to experience a life that has purpose, fullness and is fruitful. Join us this we as we speak words of encouragement, sing and celebrate God’s big Story together:
Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God / Keith & Kristyn Getty
How Great Thou Art / Carl Boberg & Stuart Hine
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) / Chris Tomlin, John Newton & Louie Giglio
Come Ye Souls By Sin Afflicted / Joseph Swain & Kevin Twit
We Labor Unto Glory / Craig Harris, Paul Zach & Isaac Wardell
Build Your Kingdom Here / Rend Collective
John Lennon starts off his well known hit “Imagine” asking us to use our imagination to envision a world free of nationalities, religions and material possessions with the hope that the world would finally be at peace and humanity would finally be one. The song has remained popular primarily because of its easy flowing tune and really who doesn’t want to imagine a world finally achieving happiness and rest.
The question we have to ask ourselves is this the Story that is true and will actually bring about the desired end? There are many stories being told in our world: politicians tell them, spiritual and self-help gurus sell them and our cultures subtlety share and shape them. But is it possible that there is an Alternate Story? Is there a Story that makes sense of all that has and is happening and achieves what all our hearts long for deep inside? Is True unrelenting never ending always and forever love and happiness possible? Paul in his letter to the Colossians is appealing to them and to all who will listen that there is such an Alternate Story. He is asking us to Reimagine the Story of life and to see not only its benefits but more importantly to know the benefactor.
Join us as we gather over the next 12 weeks to reimagine the Story of Life its easy if you are willing to try.
Truly Today / Liz Vice
Come People of the Risen King / Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristin Getty
In Christ Alone / Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
For All The Saints / William How & Christopher Miner
In the Fields of the Lord / Audrey Assad & Isaac Wardell
All Must Be Well / Mary Bowley-Peters & Matthew Smith
As Christians, God calls us to live a life directed by: loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, loving our neighbor as ourselves, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:16-20 contains some of the last words Jesus speaks to the Apostles before He ascended into Heaven. These are the last things he is leaving with them before he sends the Holy Spirit to be with them at Pentecost. What does Jesus tell them? He tells them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, to teach them all He has commanded, and that He would be with them always. These words give us insight into the concern of Jesus for the Mission God to continue and of his commitment to be with us as we continue to pursue it.
Come join us as we gather to hear and celebrate in worship.
Build Your Kingdom Here / Rend Collective
Let Your Kingdom Come / Bob Kauflin
We Will Feast In The House of Zion / Sandra McCracken
The Steadfast Love of the Lord / Edith McNeill
The Church’s One Foundation / Samuel Stone & Brian Moss
At the end of Romans 8 Paul begins a series of questions related to those who have been chosen by God and have place their faith in him to consider. These questions are really asking one big question. Do you believe God Loves You? That seems so simple. However, this question plagues modern people both outside and inside the Church. Join us this Sunday as we gather to hear Paul’s answer and sing together the following songs.
Come To The Table / Ben McDonald, Dave Frey & Ben Glover
Forever Reign / Reuben Morgan & Jason Ingram
His Love Can Never Fail / Christopher Miner & E. S. Hall
Before the Throne of God Above / Charitie Bancroft & Vikki Cook
I Glory In Christ / Horatius Bonar & Sandra McCracken
More Than Conquerors / Rend Collective
The Whole Bible tells a consistent story of God creating a people, creating a place and placing them under his good and kind rule. When humanity has lived this out to any real degree we can see moments of hope, renewal and societal good. But even in these best attempts we see their imperfection and their inability to be sustainable. Much like the saints of old we long for something more but want to live with purpose in the present producing something that will last.
Paul, has been addressing this throughout his letter to the Romans but now here in the middle of Chapter 8 he draws us once more to see that understanding our present circumstances and our present comfort moves us towards a present confidence rooted in a destiny and future that is impacting us now and enabling us to Love God, Love People and Love our Place.
Grace Alone / Dustin Kensrue
Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners / John Chapman & Rowland Prichard
One Thing Remains / Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Christa Black-Gifford
Approach My Soul, The Mercy Seat / John Newton, Kevin Twit, Joel Littlepage
Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting / Jean S. Pigott & David B. Hampton
Father, Long Before Creation / Andrew Osenga & Francis Jones
People have wrestled with questions like “why am I here” and “what should I do” for millennia”. Maybe no greater question and one that lies at the root of all others is who am I. Knowing who you are can completely change your way of looking at the world and thinking about how you will live. In Romans 8 Paul tells us that those who have placed their faith in Jesus have not only been set free from condemnation but even more incredibly they have been adopted as children of God. We will gather this Sunday to pray, listen, confess and sing the following. We hope you will join us:
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken / John Newton & Kevin Twit
Father, Long Before Creation / Francis Jones & Andrew Osenga
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus / Samuel Francis
Good Good Father / Anthony Brown & Pat Barrett
You’re Free! There can be no greater words for a person who has been enslaved or imprisoned to hear. The incredible words of “There is now no condemnation” and the implications that you have been set free to live come to us from the letter Paul writes to the Romans. We begin our look at Romans 8 this week and have the opportunity to hear and rejoice in the freedom offered to us in Christ. We hope you will join us as we hear, confess, celebrate and sing together:
Empty Me Out / Liz Vice
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed / Sandra McCracken
O Church Arise / Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
Beautiful Things / Gungor
God the Spirit / Matthew Boswell & Samuel Stone
Christ Is Risen / Matt Maher