Songs for Sunday – 9/13/2020

Over the past week, it seems like we are hearing a lot about repentance at Christ Community.

Big John showed us our need to return to the Lord as a nation in Jeremiah 4. The last two weeks of our Refresh & Restore devotions have looked at repentance — how sin works and our need to repent and beginning to look at how to repent in Psalm 51. But, as much as I would like to tell you that we have a big plan where we have coordinated with each other, it is pure coincidence on the part of me and John. The plan goes above our pay grade.

L.G. tells us often that God has a plan for our lives, but it is different when we see it begin to form before us. It is different still when that plan involves repentance. You see, repentance is not fun. It is not enjoyable. Nor is it meant to be. Being corrected is never fun – never enjoyable. But it is always necessary. And, while the process is not enjoyable, the results are blessing and restoration!

Psalm 32 is considered a penitent Psalm (basically a Psalm of repentance). But look at how positively it teaches us to view repentance:

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Psalm 32:1-2

The blessing comes from the forgiveness! This does not do away with the pain or consequence of sin. It highlights the fact that we have a loving Father waiting for us on the other side of the process (Luke 15:11-32)! We have the opportunity and the privilege to get to repent. And when we turn away from our sin and back toward our Savior — oh, what a blessing it is to return to Him!

And that’s what we are singing about tomorrow — the joy of returning to the Savior in repentance!

These Scriptures were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!

Songs for Sunday – 8/30/2020

Tomorrow is the Lord’s day. It is the day that His people gather together and celebrate the resurrection of King Jesus! We plan to make much of Him tomorrow!

All of the songs we sing make much of Jesus because He is everything. Tomorrow, all of our songs are stemming around the great Christ hymn found in Colossians 1:

For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the Church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation — if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Colossians 1:13-23

It is all about Jesus! May our lives and praises reflect this!

Here are our songs:

Songs for Sunday – 8/23/2020

At Christ Community, we have seen this pandemic period help us focus on the essentials: praying, preaching, praising. Each of these elements put our focus on God. Each gives us the opportunity to worship Him. Each are essential in the life of a believer.

It is easy to see the necessity of prayer and preaching, but, sometimes, it is easy to let our time of praise turn into a time of entertainment and slip into a consumer mentality.

Prayer gives us one-on-one time with the Most High where we have access to Him like a child in the lap of our Father. Preaching gives us the very words of God from His lips to our ears, every Truth profitable for our lives. And that time of corporate worship – all of our voices lifted together, some in sorrow and others in joy – connects us all by our shared belief in King Jesus. In those moments, all of the sorrows and trials in this world – that every, single one of us face – fade away because we are one voice crying out to the One and Only who can save and lift us up.

Sometimes praise is hard. Sometimes joy seems so distant. The psalmist echoes this sentiment:

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.”

Psalm 42:5 & 11

Singing lifts us up. We sing because we have hope in God. We sing because we are in turmoil. Satan wants us to believe that we are so beaten, so defeated, that singing praises to God is a worthless gesture. When God’s people were in exile in Babylon, they were convinced of this to the point that they hung up their praise like we would a jacket.

“By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion!’ How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?”

Psalm 137:1-4

They allowed themselves to despise those songs of praise. They allowed something essential to be taken away from them. We must not!

Rather than hanging up our praise and allowing the shame, depression, and confusion to wash over us, drowning out our cries of praise and pleas for mercy from God, let us lift up our voices. Let us “hope in God”. Let us echo Psalm 42 and say that we “shall again praise Him, [our] salvation and [our] God”!

You see, the things that torment us or try to steal our joy are not more powerful than our great God – “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)! Everything that we war against is under “subjection under [Jesus’s] feet” (1 Corinthians 15:27)! That’s good news!

So, let us turn our eyes away from “worthless things” (Psalm 119:37) and set our affections, hope, and focus on Christ alone (Colossians 3:1-4)!

And that is exactly what we are going to sing out tomorrow!

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

Here are our songs:

As always, I look forward to seeing you either person or via one of our live platforms.

Songs for Sunday – 8/15/2020

The gospel is simple. Thank God it is!

In the beginning, God created everything, and it was good (Genesis 1). Mankind was (and is) His special creation (Genesis 2). Adam, Eve, and God spent time together face-to-face (Genesis 3:8). It was very good (Genesis 1:31).

Unfortunately, that goodness was messed up by sin. Sin is when you break God’s commands or laws (1 John 3:4). For Adam and Eve, it was just one command – to not eat from a specific tree in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15-17) – that they could not keep. They were tempted with the fruit and, knowing fully what they were doing, ate it anyway (Genesis 3:1-7). This event is known as the Fall, and its consequences continue even today.

The Fall introduced sin into the world. And sin brings forth death (Genesis 3:22, Romans 6:23). Every man and woman, boy and girl from the Fall to now and beyond are sinners (Romans 3:23). And, just like with Adam and Eve, that sin is going to bring us death one day.


“BUT GOD, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved….”

Ephesians 2:4-5

“BUT when the goodness and loving kindness of GOD our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy….”

Titus 3:4-5a

God knew all along that His special creation would sin against Him. He could have scrapped the whole plan. He would have been just and right to wipe out Adam and Eve when they sinned. But, instead, we are offered grace. Like I said, God knew all of this would happen, and He had His rescue planned from before the beginning, too (1 Peter 1:20-21)!

God’s rescue plan is something no one would expect. You see, people expect religion. They expect to work hard to be good and try to do right, but none of us are righteous (Romans 3:10). No, God knew that the only way for us to be saved was for Him to leave Heaven and come to Earth to save us; He left His glorious throne and came down to live in the muck and the mire and the fallen world where we live (John 1:14). He came not just to make a way for us but to be our Way (John 14:6).

“…but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

We do not have to work or earn or try to get there. We simply need to call out to Him.

“…because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

It really is just that simple. All we have to do is cry out to Him in repentance (turning from our sin), faith (belief in Him as who the Bible says He is), and following Him (confessing Him as Lord). All you have to do is call on Him and you will be saved (Romans 10:13).

That’s what we’re singing about this Sunday: the Gospel, plain and simple!

Here are our songs:

Songs for Sunday – 8/9/2020

Earlier today, I was picking up some garbage in front of the church. Cars were going back and forth down Carrollton Rd., and I thought about typing out one of those Facebook posts. I have not written one of those posts in years. I have thought them plenty of times. But I really wanted to type out a good ole passive-aggressive, self-righteous public service announcement to remind people that they should not throw trash out of their windows in front of the Lord’s house.

Then it happened. Even though it the idea for the post was just a brief thought, it triggered a memory that I had forgotten about.

It had to have been about eighteen or nineteen years ago that the men at the church I grew up in were helping an older lady move. She had a grandson who had been born special. We were the same age and had been around each other for years. I can remember being intimidated by his love for the Word and memory for Scriptures, especially since his mind did not work the same as everyone else’s. For whatever reason, they allowed him to ride with me as we hauled furniture in my pickup.

It was hot. I chugged down the last of my pop. And I threw the bottle out the window on a dusty gravel road. I can remember his words clearly: “I know the Lord doesn’t like people to throw garbage out in His creation.”


He did not mean it passive aggressively. He was not being self-righteous. In fact, he was not capable of either vice. He was genuinely grieved by what I had done, and I was convicted. He showed me grace.

That is what God showed me again today when I was convicted of my heart and mindset on the side of the road. I am thankful for the grace of God to allow me to see my sin and repent. I am thankful for the grace of God in forgiveness. I am thankful for the grace of God in letting me remember. And I am even more thankful for the grace of God in that “as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).

And that’s what we are singing about this Sunday: the grace of God.

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!

If gathering in person, please remember that masks are recommended and that we need to remain vigilant in our social distancing measures. Continue to pray for those who are sick – not just our members but all those around the world.

Songs for Sunday – 8/2/2020

Who is the most influential person you have ever encountered?

If we were not talking in a church setting, most people would answer with the name of a parent, teacher, or mentor of some sort. Maybe you have had the opportunity to meet someone famous or have had some chance encounter that changed the trajectory of your life. No doubt these individuals have had profound and lasting impact on your life – and, hopefully, for the better. But no one – no one – has a more lasting impact than Jesus.

Encountering Jesus always has a profound effect on the lives of people. In fact, there are only two responses of people who have encountered Him. People either follow Him or reject Him. And those two responses could not be farther apart.

To reject Jesus is to follow after the world.

  • Unrepentent Cities, Matthew 11:20 – Then He began to denounce the cities where most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
  • The Rich Young Ruler, Matthew 19:22 – When the young man heart this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
  • Chief Priests & Pharisees, Matthew 21:45-46 – When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that He was talking about them. And although they were seeking to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they held Him to be a prophet.
  • Chief Priests, Elders, & the High Priest, Matthew 26:3-6 – Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill Him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
  • Judas, Matthew 26:15 – and [Judas] said, “What will you (chief priests) give me if I deliver Him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
  • The people/crowd – likely including those who the chief priests were afraid of in earlier verses, Matthew 27:22-23 – Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let Him be crucified!” And he said, “Why? What evil has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let Him be crucified!”
  • Chief Priests & Elders, Matthew 28:12-13 – And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’

To follow Jesus is to find Life.

  • Andrew & Peter, Matthew 4:20 – Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
  • James & John, Matthew 4:22 – Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.
  • Matthew, Matthew 9:9 – As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed Him.
  • Roman Centurion(s) at the Crucifixion, Matthew 27:54 – When the centurion and those who were with Him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
  • Joseph of Arimathea, Matthew 27:57-58a – When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Just scanning through the book of Matthew, we can see the difference in response to Jesus. Those in both lists were people who saw Jesus with their own eyes. They could have touched Jesus with their hands. They – both groups – saw and experienced His power through miracles we can only imagine. Yet some did not follow.

Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:24-26 show us why:

Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

So, when we encounter Jesus will our response be to put all of our hope, trust, faith, and worship in Him, or will we try to put all of those things in the world? Ultimately, we are asked with our lives to answer the question Pilate asked above: “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called the Christ?”

My hope for you is that you have looked at the surpassing worth of Jesus and followed Him. 1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”

That’s good news and what we are singing about this Sunday! We are going to set our eyes on the King of kings and get to worship Him! We are going to seek His face and pour out our hearts before Him! We have the privilege to worship and follow Him; may He change and mold us as He sees fit!

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together:

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!

If gathering in person, please remember that masks are strongly recommended and that we need to remain vigilant in our social distancing measures. Continue to pray for those who are sick – not just our members but all those around the world.

Songs for Sunday – 7/26/2020

Are you forgetful? Maybe you were about to tell someone something and your mind went blank. Or maybe you walked into a store to grab a few items only to leave with ten other things (and none of what you came after in the first place). But what about what God has done for you – have you ever forgotten about that?

Psalm 107:1-3 says,

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good,
for His steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom He has redeemed from trouble
and gathered from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

God’s people have always been a forgetful people. If you look back through the Bible – Old and New Testaments, you see God consistently redeeming His people from trouble, their forgetting what He did for them, and His reminding them of the grace and salvation again and again.

Psalm 107 gives us a clear picture of this.

We are able to see a variety of things that God saved His people from in this psalm; for example:

  • “wandered in desert wastes” (v. 4)
  • “hungry and thirsty”, soul-fainting, “trouble…distress” (v. 5)
  • “darkness”, “shadow of death”, “prisoners in affliction and in irons” (v. 10)
  • “fools through their sinful ways”, “because of iniquities suffered affliction” (v. 17)

Those problems and afflictions are many, and, most of us, can problem identify with many things from that list. But, rather than identify with them in their affliction, we need to identify with them in their response. Every, single, time God’s people gave the same response (vv. 6, 13, 19, 28): “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress.” Not only was that their constant response, but God delivered them every, single, time

The pattern was the same over and over. God’s people cried out, a description was given of the affliction from which they had been delivered, and a response was prescribed for them (vv. 8, 15, 21, 31): “Let them thank the LORD for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man!”

We have already established that we are forgetful, but let me remind you that God always delivers His people. Whatever affliction we are suffering feels like it will never end because we are in the middle of it. But think back to all of the times that God has helped you, redeemed you, rescued you. God’s track record speaks for itself. But we are forgetful in the middle of the storm. But let the words of Psalm 107 calm the storm inside of you:

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and He delivered them from their distress.
He made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,
and He brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the LORD for His steadfast love,
for His wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 107:28-31

And that’s what we’re singing about this Sunday morning! We are going to be reminded that the steadfast love of the Lord is upon us and available for all! And we are going to trust Him to bring us to our “desired haven” – eternity in His presence!

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!

If gathering in person, please remember that masks are recommended and that we need to remain vigilant in our social distancing measures. Continue to pray for those who are sick – not just our members but all those around the world.

Songs for Sunday – 7/19/2020

Our typical Songs for Sunday will follow this important announcement for Christ Community Church.

Dear CCC Family:

Proverbs 15:7 says, “The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.” In troubling times such as these, there is a temptation to keep some knowledge to ourselves. But some information needs to be shared, so we wanted to reach out and let everyone know that we have had a few church members diagnosed with Covid-19 over the past week. These members are taking all recommended precautions and are currently quarantined.

We still hold that church is essential, so CCC will still be open on Sunday for those wanting to gather in person. Those gathering in person need to understand that our social distancing and disinfecting measures are in place for a reason and need to be respected and followed. And, for those who decide it is best for themselves and their families to gather in their homes utilizing our online streaming resources, that is understandable.

While we hold that church is essential, the Sunday morning worship time will be our only in-person service until we announce otherwise. Wednesday services will still be provided via online streaming resources.

So, where does that leave us? There are a few responses that need to take place over the coming days:

  1. Pray for God to heal those who have contracted this virus – our members and around our city, county, state, country, and world.
  2. Pray about how God would lead your family to respond in regard to Sunday.
  3. Whether you gather in person or in your home, make sure that you reach out to your brothers and sisters in Christ. We have plenty of resources at our fingertips to communicate with others. If someone crosses your mind, pray for them before calling, texting, or messaging them to remind them that they are not alone.

We love you and are praying for you all,

CCC Pastors

Songs for Sunday

These are truly unprecedented times for us. We have never experienced anything like this – in health, economic, political, or general human nature – in our life times. But God is not surprised.

Psalm 139:13-16 gives us some context:

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

Amen. God knew all of our days before we were even conceived in the womb. And God knows where we are and our need now. When teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus reminded the that the “Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8).

He knows what He need, and He is with us in the midst of whatever we are going through. He is Emmanuel, God with us. And that’s just what we need. And His presence in our lives gives us hope through the good times and the darkest of times.

Romans 5:3-5 tells us of that hope in the midst of suffering:

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

That is good news and what we’ll be singing about this Sunday.

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together:

  • Psalm 139:13-16 – above
  • Romans 5:3-5 – above
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!

Social Distancing & Concerns for Sunday

Songs for Sunday – 7/12/2020

I have heard various references – meant seriously as well as joking – that 2020 will be a year that will never be forgotten. In saying that, the people reference Covid-19, social distancing, cash shortages, murder hornets, murderous police officers, destructive and murderous riots, monuments, social justice, economic collapse, the Anti-Christ, the mark of the beast – the list keeps on going and grows in intensity as it continues.

I cannot speak of where exactly this year is going. So much information and misinformation goes out in volumes that one cannot keep up. Social media allows for people to share their fears and bias without reading or regard for what is going on outside of one’s heart – or at least their thumbs and smart phone. BUT I can assure you of something: God is still on His throne.

Psalm 119:92 says, “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.”

It is a time for the Church to pull back on the reins of our fear and remember that our fears and we are not Lord! We need to stop looking at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, the Grenada Star, the Clarion Ledger, the governor, or the president to be our Savior or to settle the fear in our hearts. None of them from Zuckerberg to Trump can save you. None of them can settle your fear. BUT, if we focus our hearts on the Savior and make His Word our delight, we will move from fear to hope.

Look at Titus 3:1-7 and see if the Word of God does not cover where we are and what we need to remember:

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. BUT when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

It covers the spectrum of emotion and fear and puts it all at the feet of the Savior. We need a reminder that we need less screen time and more knee time. We need a reminder that we do not need a phone to keep us connected but that we need to be connected to Christ (John 15:5). We do not need another report from the media but to repent to the Most High God.

And that’s what we are going to do as a church this Sunday. We are going to lift up our voices together to the Most High. We are going to worship Him in His triune splendor and ask Him to fill us with His Spirit, love us with His Father’s heart, and lift our eyes to our Resurrected King Jesus – to cast all our anxieties and fear on Him.

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

  • Titus 3:1-7 (above)
  • Matthew 11:28-30 – [Jesus said] “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Here are our songs:

Social Distancing & Concerns for Sunday

Songs for Sunday – 7/5/2020

“This is the end – for me the beginning.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer spent the end of his life in a Nazi concentration camp. The teachings of the gospel and the Nazi indoctrination were contrary to one another. For this reason, Hitler sought ferociously to weed the gospel out of Germany – the gospel, not church or religion for there was still much of both remaining.

On his last day, he preached – right there in the concentration camp. It makes me wonder what text I would choose if I knew I was preaching my last. Bonhoeffer’s was 1 Peter 1:3:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Christ from the dead….”

What a powerful image! While He preached, a British RAF pilot stood in the doorway, keeping the Nazi officers who would escort Bonhoeffer to his death at bay. He preached and glorified the Savior whom he would see with his own eyes moments later. As he was submitting himself to the Nazi soldiers, he uttered the above mentioned quote: “This is the end – for me the beginning.”

That is so powerful and inspirational. But we need to look past Bonhoeffer to the God how inspired him to live in such a way – to die in such a way. One does not submit to death with joy unless he has hope. And the hope found in the Word of God changes lives still today.

We have a Savior who – though He was crucified and died – is alive! And because of that fact, our hope is living. Religion will not do that for a person. Ancient texts do not do that for us. Only a resurrected King can accomplish that, and He is worthy of our trust, love, and worship!

This Sunday, we will be focusing on the hope that comes from only Jesus! We will start by looking at Jesus as our Rescuer and Savior. We will look at Him being the promised Messiah. We will look at the His rich mercy was poured out for us on the cross. And we will celebrate the hope that is found in Him!

So, if you are struggling, downhearted, or just otherwise not-put-together, you will not be put to shame if you follow after Jesus. He will give you hope and rest in Him!

These verses were on my heart as the worship set came together this week:

  • Isaiah 61:1 – The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound….
  • Psalm 34:4 – I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
  • Colossians 2:13-14 – And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.
  • 1 Peter 1:3 (see above)

Here are our songs:

I hope to see you with us, whether you gather in person, in the parking lot via speaker, or on Facebook or YouTube live!