October 29 2018
This week I want to spend a few minutes pointing out what Scripture says about us. Galatians 4:7 says that we are no longer slaves but God has made us an heir. We are “No Longer Slaves.”
1 Peter 2:9 says that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His wonderful light.
Scripture goes on to say in John 15:16 that we did not choose God, but He chose us and appointed us so that we might go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, and so that whatever we ask in His name the Father will give us.
Let me give you one more. Isaiah 26:3 says “He will keep us in perfect peace, if our mind is stayed on Him.”
Obviously I could fill the page with wonderful things Scripture says about us and to us. The promises of God, the Words of affirmation, and even the strong arm that is described in Scripture, is all for us. He is for us. He is not against us.
The only thing that is standing between any of this and living in these promises is “us.” As we let go, abide, awaken our hearts to a deeper, fuller place with Him, the more we see all of this played out in our lives. It is truly amazing to watch God pour out grace time and time again in our lives.
As we gather this week, we will worship together the King of kings and Lord of lords with “Old Church Choir”, “Who Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)”, a new song titled “Living Hope” and “A Mighty Fortress.” The praise team will sing a song that goes along with Dr. Ross’s message titled “Throne Room”. We will sing for the response time “Great are You Lord”.
Before I close, I want to emphasize again one thing that I am very excited about that is coming up soon… our Night of Praise (The Goodness of God). I am asking two things of the ones that read this blog. I am asking that you will make it a priority, whether you normally come back on Sunday nights or not, to come to this time of worship. It will be one hour long….6 p.m.-7 p.m. Please, literally I am begging you to make this a priority on November 11. Secondly, I am asking to bring your Missional Community. I am asking that you will talk about it over and over again until they truly hear the importance of them being here this Sunday night November 11.
Okay see you Sunday,