November 21, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
As we conclude our series on The Order of Salvation we will find that the "The End is Really The Beginning.” All of God’s eternal plan and His electing love that He set on His people before the foundation of the world leads to glorification. Yet in our glorification that is to come the story of our lives is just getting started. Romans 8:24a says, “For in this hope we were saved.” The hope of a glorified body is what awaits and motivates the people of God. We will also see that glorification is not just limited to people, but all of creation is longing and groaning for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sin and suffering makes the wait difficult and we may wonder at times is it worth it, but what is coming when Christ returns is well worth the wait, so we wait for it with patience. So come this Sunday as we learn about our glorification and creation’s glorification using Romans 8:16-25.
As we worship the Lord together this Sunday, we will be reminded of our eternal destiny rooted in Christ. We will join our voices together singing of the return of Christ with the Hymn of Praise “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending.” We will also celebrate the grace that saves us by singing the Acclamation of Praise “Before the Throne of God Above.” We will then respond to God’s Word singing “My Jesus, I Love Thee” as we wait in hopeful anticipation of His return. Let us come to worship with an expectation to revel in the glory of God, to strengthen our faith in the work of Christ, and to be freshly empowered by the Holy Spirit that we might be transformed by God’s grace and sent on God’s mission.
Also, a reminder about our 10:00am Thanksgiving Day Service as we look at the importance of expressing our gratitude by examining Luke 17:11-19 and the story of Jesus and the ten lepers.
If you’re going to be out of town this Thursday or Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online (usually posted by Monday afternoon) or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: We need your help! Please consider serving at our registration table during the directory photo sessions that continue next week. The spaces we need to fill are:
- Thurs 11/29: 4-6:30 and 6:30 to 9 pm
- Fri 11/30: 4-6:30 pm
- Sat 12/1: 10 am- Noon, and Noon-2, and 2-5 pm
- Mon 12/3: 4-6:30 pm
- Wed 12/5: 6:30-9 pm
- Wed 12/12: 4-6:30 pm
Please email Ciera Dempsey if you are able to fill a spot or two. Thank you.