Hi friends, happy May! It’s hard to believe we’ve been meeting online like this for almost 2 months. Let me encourage you from Hebrews:
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:19-25).
It doesn’t quite feel the same meeting together online, or singing along to videos, or not seeing each other’s faces. But let’s keep going! Let’s not lose confidence, let’s keep drawing near to God, let’s keep holding fast to the One who is worthy of our hope, let’s not give up meeting together (even if it feels different!), let’s keep thinking of ways to stir one another up. As you sing these songs, let’s remember that we sing them together as the people of God, with the freedom of that hope in our hearts.
Song 1: The Love of The Father:
Song 2: This I Believe (The Creed):
Throughout generations people have been saying and singing these words of confession as a sign of unity. As we sing this, here’s another encouragement from Hebrews:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)
Song 3: Before the Throne of God Above:
A song to sing after the sermon: Only A Holy God:
“Who else could rescue me from my failing
Who else would offer His only Son
Who else invites me to call Him Father
Only a Holy God
Only my Holy God!”