Preparing for Sunday 8/13

Hey Shoreliners!

So, have you figured out your views on eschatology? I think I lean toward the “pan-millenial” view. 😉Well, wherever you landed - I trust it brings you joy & hope. Christ is coming back! Let us not scoff, or be ashamed at His coming. I’m excited to start the book of Ecclesiastes this Sunday, so this week and all through this series we’ll be singing songs that speak about our hope in Christ, and in him alone. There is no peace or worth found in anything else! 

Check out what we’re singing this week:

1. Holy is the Lord

We see God’s holiness on display all throughout scripture. It’s so important that we never forget or diminish this truth. We have no right or claim to call on God, yet He invites us to come boldly before His throne of grace. This is possible only through Jesus, so let’s stand and sing with joy!

2.  The Solid Rock

As we start the book of Ecclesiastes, this song helps us remember that Christ is our solid rock - everything else is vanity, or as the song tells us, “sinking sand”. We must stand on Christ’s finished work on the cross!

3.  Great are You Lord

Continuing with the theme of finding our worth in Christ, we sing in this song that we have life, love, light & hope only in Him. We shout in worship - “great are you Lord!” There can be no other response than to fall on our knees, 1 John 3:1 says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”

4. Death Was Arrested

We introduced this song last week, and I’m excited to sing it again with you as we focus on the new life we have, the new creations we are because of the cross. We are free & redeemed, and when we sing, we join in the same song that believers have sung now for two thousand years!

5. Give me Faith

As we close our service, this is great song to sing in response to the message we have heard. We must recognize that without faith it is impossible to please God. We are broken people, and we need mercy and grace every day. However, we can rest in this truth, and echo the apostle Paul, “for when I am weak, then I am strong.” We will fail, but our God will remain faithful and will be our strength in times of weakness!