This weekend, we began our series through 2 Timothy - "Lead In Christ." In the message, our lead pastor Joe Hishmeh shared from 2 Timothy 1:1-14 about suffering and living our lives for the sake of the gospel. He called us to share, to suffer for, and to guard the gospel, You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
Welcome "In Tenderness" (G) [Adoniram J. Gordon, Nate Garvey, W. Spencer Walton, recorded by The Citizens] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Lead In Christ: Suffering For The Gospel - 2 Timothy 1:1-14" [Joe Hishmeh] Communion "Nothing But The Blood" (G) [Robert Lowry, arr. by Bill Horn] "To Our God" (G) [Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Joel Taylor, recorded by Bethel Live] "Son of God" (G) [Jon Neufeld, Tim Neufeld, Ed Cash, Gordon Cochran, recorded by Starfield] Dismissal
Thoughts: This weekend was a solid weekend. Our team did a great job, and the church sang well together. Because of the focus of the message being on the gospel and laying our lives down for its sake, we focused on songs that declared the truth of the gospel and our confidence in what Christ has done, and therefore how worthy He is of all our praise and of lives lived to worship and serve Him. I love each of the songs that we sang. Also, communion is always a special time of remembering together, and that is heightened even more when we focus so much on the gospel throughout the service.
I am really excited about the new series that we started this weekend, too. I believe it will be a powerful call to be faithful to the gospel, and to be faithful to share it with our world.
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?