Preparing for Sunday - October 29, 2017

Hey Shoreliners!

I’m looking forward to this Sunday! We’ll be highlighting and celebrating the 500th anniversary of the reformation. We’ll be looking at the importance of what Martin Luther and other reformers stood for, many even gave their lives for the truth of the gospel. At Shoreline, we affirm and stand on the Five Solas - Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, through Christ Alone, by Grace Alone, to the Glory of God Alone! Our songs this week reflect this theme - check them out!

1.   My Hope is Built on Nothing Less - Traditional

This great hymn focuses on Solus Christus (through Christ alone). Our hope is built on Christ and the great work that he accomplished on the cross for us! Like we’ve been learning in our study in Ecclesiastes, everything else is vanity or “sinking sand”. He is the rock on which we stand!

2.   A Mighty Fortress is Our God - Martin Luther (arrangement by Matt Boswell)

What better way to remember the reformation, then by singing this hymn, written by the man who was the spark of it all. This hymn walks us through our relationship with God, while all the way praising him for his attributes, his victory over Satan, and how he equips us to live for him. 

3.   O Praise the Name (Anastasis) - Hillsong

This is one of my favorite songs that has been written by Hillsong. It helps us “cast our minds to calvary” and praise Jesus for the great work of redemption that was accomplished for us. Let’s praise his name together, for endless days!

4.   Give Me Faith - Elevation Worship

We’ll close the service by singing a song that focuses on Sola Fide (faith alone). We know from scripture that “without faith it is impossible to please God.” Through this song, we ask the Lord to increase our faith and to increase our dependence upon him. He is the one who does all the work, we have no merit, nothing to offer - may we be faithful to trust in is word and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives as we grow closer to him!