Preparing for Sunday - May 27, 2018

Hi Shoreliners,

This week we’ll be getting in to John 2 and learn how Jesus is our bridegroom. We’ll look at the wedding at Cana where He turns water into wine. If you have missed any of our study, be sure to check out our podcast to catch up! I’m looking forward to singing and worshipping with you on Sunday!

Come ready to sing the following songs:

Our God - Chris Tomlin

In our passage in John this week, we’ll be looking at Jesus’ first miracle: turning water into wine. This song references that miracle as well as some of His other miracles. The main theme of this song is the greatness of God, and resting on the truth that “if God is for us, who can be against us?”. 

’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - Louisa Stead

In our American culture, we love to think that we have control over our lives. The false assurance of financial security and political power add to this. The reality is, any “control” that we have is given to us by God. He alone is in true control of this universe and our lives. Only when we let go of our little kingdoms and trust in Jesus will we experience true freedom. This hymn illustrates this truth beautifully, it truly is sweet to trust in Him!

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery - Matt Boswell

We re-introduced this song last Sunday. The inspiration comes from 2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”  The verse essentially says that to “behold” is to “become”….to see glory, or beauty, is to change.  And later in that chapter he says what the “glory” is….specifically…it is the glory of God in the "face of Christ”.  So the song rather simply and poetically unpacks the glory that we were made to “behold”….the glory of the person of Christ.

Great are You Lord - All Sons & Daughters

Acts 4:25 says, “He himself gives to all mankind life, and breath and everything.” His greatness is displayed in His transformative power to bring life to our souls. One days His purposes will come to pass and “all the earth will shout His praise, our hearts will cry, these bones will sing - Great are You Lord!”

Be Thou My Vision - Traditional (additional bridge by Ascend the Hill)

We’ll finish our service by praying & asking God to be our vision, to be our everything and to welcome us home when our time on earth is done!