Preparing for Sunday 7/23/17

Hey Shoreliners!

I was so fired up and encouraged by our pastor’s message last Sunday! We can trust in the reliability & inerrancy of God’s word - may we live out verse 19 and “heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” We are to be people of one book, and that plays out in every area of our lives - even in the worship songs we listen to and sing on Sunday. We must do our best to surround ourselves with biblically faithful songs. To that end, come prepared to sing to our God on Sunday! Here’s what we’ll be singing:

1. Forever

Taken from several of the Psalms, the first line of this song encourages us to “Sing praise to the Lord, our God and King, His love endures forever!” From there the song extols our God for some of His attributes and culminates in a chorus that reminds us that our God is eternal, and never changes. Forever He is faithful!

2.  Mediator

This was our theme song for the book of Esther, and I don’t want us to forget this one. I love it when we can sing directly from scripture, in this case directly from 1 Timothy 2:5. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice and constant mediator between us and God the Father. Worship songs don’t get much better than this one!

3.  Our Great God

Sony led us in this great song a couple months ago. This is another example of a really well-written song that clearly praises God for His many attributes and what He has done for us. He is eternal, unchanging, mysterious, and unknown. He lavishes His boundless love and grace upon us in spite of our weakness and frailties. The chorus sums up what our response should be - “Hallelujah! Glory be to our great God!”

4. Hosanna

As we continue in 2 Peter, we’ll be singing this song that is focused on Christ’s return. We’re looking forward to the day when we’ll see the King of Glory coming in clouds of fire, and we echo that cry of praise that was uttered so long ago, “Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest!”

5. Be Thou My Vision

As Pastor Pilgrim closes out his teaching this week, we’ll leave with this great hymn on our lips. This prayer asks the Lord to be our vision, be our everything and for help to put Him first above all else, until we we reach “bright heaven's sun” and our faith becomes sight.