Preparing for Sunday - November 4, 2018

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Hi Shoreliners,

I’ve been really encouraged by our time studying John 10! What an incredible picture we have in Jesus being our Good Shepherd. This week we will continue in this chapter and consider one of the most well-known verses on eternal security - John 10:27-29. You don’t want to miss this Sunday!

Come ready to sing the following songs:

Mediator - Ghost Ship

As we start our service, we’ll worship and sing to the one mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ. He took our place and became the only Door that gives us access to the Father. Let’s put aside cares and worries from this past week and focus on this great truth!

All Creatures of our God and King - Traditional (Sov. Grace arr.)

Last week we sang “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, one of the oldest hymns left that we still sing. This week, we’ll be singing another ancient hymn, written by St. Francis of Assisi in the 1100’s! This version has two extra verses written more recently that describe our response (come and rejoice in His great love) and Jesus’ return (He shall return in power to reign…). Each verse culminates in “O Praise Him! Allelujah!” What an amazing song that has stood the test of time.

He Will Hold Me Fast - Matthew Merker

We normally don’t introduce two new songs in two weeks, but I couldn’t pass this one up because it so beautifully illustrates the passage we will be in this week. With lyrics like “Those He saves are His delight, He will hold me fast” and “He’ll not let my soul be lost, His promises shall last”, this song accurately reminds us that a soul once saved can never be lost. No one can take us out of the Father’s hand!

Grace - CityALight

We introduced this song last Sunday, and it’s a great introduction to our time around the Lord’s table. There is great beauty in solid words and a simple melody. This song captures that well, and it also beautifully describes the great grace that “leads us home”, grace that restores us, grace that frees us.

Death Was Arrested - NorthPoint Worship

We’ll conclude our service by celebrating together with this song of victory! Thought Christ’s life, death & resurrection we have been made new!