Preparing for Gathered Worship 1/31
This week, Pastor John finishes the series “It’s All About Jesus.” Over the past 8 weeks he has looked at Jesus’ I AM statements from the Gospel of John. The passage for Sunday is John 15:1-7, where the focus is Jesus as the true vine. Spend some time reading the passage, reflecting on what Jesus is saying about the life of his disciples.
The songs we will sing this morning focus on Jesus Christ–his perfect work on the cross which secures the salvation of his people, and his status as the Risen King who reigns over all things. The themes of the entire sermon series comes to a climax in the final song, “Be Thou My Vision” which points to Jesus as the complete satisfaction of our souls. You can follow the links to read the lyrics of this week’s songs to think about what you will be proclaiming in praise and thanksgiving to the living God.
- “Come People of the Risen King”
- “Across the Lands”
- “I Come By the Blood”
- “The Gospel Song”
- “Be Thou My Vision”
The SBC President Johnny Hunt has called for all SBC churches to unite in prayer for one another this Sunday. We will do this as part of our service, but we also encourage you to do this as part of your person prayer time, and in your community groups. Here is what Pastor Hunt asks that we pray for:
- A spirit of repentance to fall on our churches corporately and personally for individuals, and for genuine revival of first love for Jesus (Matt 4:17; Rev 2:4).
- A great spiritual awakening across our land so that the lost will be drawn to a personal relationship with Jesus ( John 6:44; Rom 1:19; 2 Cor 2:14).
- A sweet spirit of reconciliation among any Southern Baptists who are at odds with each other, or other works of God. Love for one another in the body of Christ to grow and blossom (Prov 28:13; 1 Cor 12:25-27; John 13:34-35).
- Wisdom for the members of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force as they prepare their report in February (Jer 33:3; James 1:5).
- Guidance for the search committees for presidents of the Executive Committee, the International Mission Board, and the North American Mission Board (Prov 3:5-6, 13, 15:22, 27:17; Acts 1:21-26).
This week, we also welcome back Pastor Joe, who has been serving in Iraq! We are thankful to God for the work he has done in the Blaylock family over the past year and how he has used Pastor Joe in Iraq. Be sure to spend some time fellowshipping with with them, thanking God for his grace and the safe return of Pastor Joe.
See you Sunday!