Preparing for Sunday

Hey Shoreliners!

I hope you’re having a good week! John Wesley, the great evangelist, pastor, and founder of the Methodist church said that he wanted to be known as “a man of one book”. The book he was referring to, of course, was the Bible. He was not driven by fame or money, but by his relationship with Christ and passion to see souls saved. As we look at our own lives and our desire to grow in our worship, we too, must be people of one book. The better we know God through his word, the more genuine our worship will be. Bob Kauflin says, “regardless of what we think or feel, there is no authentic worship of God without a right knowledge of God.” May we as a church grow in our love for God’s word! Only then will we truly worship “in spirit and truth.” 

Check out what we’re singing this week:

1. God of Wonders

As we come into the service, this song helps us focus our minds and hearts on our God and his sovereign rule over all creation. He truly is the “God of Wonders” and has shown it to us, not only through creation, but through our own lives as well!

2.  How Can I Keep from Singing

When we contemplate our salvation and what Christ has done for us, it brings great joy to our hearts! This song communicates that fact really well and echoes Psalm 30:12 “that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”

3.  Christ’s Return Medley

As we finish our our study of 2 Peter, I thought it would be great to sing a couple old hymns that rejoice in the fact that Christ is coming back and we will forever be with him. You better start practicing your clapping! We’ll be singing parts of “When the Roll is called up Yonder”, “I’ll Fly Away” and “When We all get to Heaven.”

4. There is a Fountain

We have the privilege of celebrating communion together this Sunday, and as part of our worship, we’ll sing this great hymn together. Because of His blood being shed on the cross we “lose all our guilty stains!” I love how this song finishes, “redeeming love will be my theme, and shall be till I die”. What great hope and joy the cross brings us!

5. Death Was Arrested

We are excited to introduce a new song to you this weekend! As we finish taking communion together, we’ll end our service with this powerful song that speaks of the freedom we now have in Christ! “Death was arrested and my life began!”