Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, March 26

Scripture Passage

Romans 5:12-21

Reflection

We encourage you to read this week’s passage ahead of time, allowing any questions or longings to set up in your heart before coming on Sunday morning. We will sing a song common to our corporate worship again this Sunday morning. The lyrics are here so that you might read them, meditate on their meaning, and consider whether you’ve been able to fully surrender to their meaning as you sing them time and again.

Does your life today reflect ideas such as being compelled by grace to cast your lot or forsaking all for the Lord’s fame alone? What earthly crowns are you clenching? How difficult is it to loosen your grip on those and cast them before the throne?

In the shadow of the glorious cross

Compelled by grace to cast my lot

I’ll discard the loss and bare your name

Forsaking all for your own fame

 

Your hymn of grace sung over me

Abounding forth in glorious streams

My thirst is quenched by you my Lord

Sustained am I redeemed restored

Sustained am I redeemed restored

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

 

When death’s dark shadows at my feet

When I am plagued by unbelief

You place my hands into your side

By precious blood identified

By precious blood identified

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

 

These crowns I’ve clenched with fisted hands

I cast them down before the throne

Of Christ my God the worthy lamb

Christ crucified, the Great I AM

Christ crucified, the Great I AM

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: Come and Welcome

Adoration: Friend of Sinners

Confession:  Surrender

Thanksgiving:  In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross

Response: Jesus Paid it All