This weekend, our lead pastor, Joe Hishmeh, shared the the fourth message in our series, "Positive Identity," where he taught how we are secure in Christ. He reminded us that we have nothing to fear any longer in Christ, because in place of condemnation, desperation, and separation, Jesus gives us faith, hope, and love. It was a moving reminder of Christ's love for us and of where we now stand because of Him! You can listen to or watch the entire message and service here. Here's our service plan from this weekend:
"The Solid Rock" (E) [Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury, Charlie Hall, Trent Austin, Kendall Combs] "I Stand Amazed" (E) [Charles Hutchison Gabriel] Greeting Time/Announcements Message - "Positive Identity: Secure" [Joe Hishmeh] "Jesus Messiah" (A) [Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, Chris Tomlin] "Forever Reign" (A) [Jason Ingram, Reuben Morgan] "This Is Amazing Grace" (A) [Phil Wickham, Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, recorded by Phil Wickham and Bethel Live] Dismissal
Thoughts: It was great to be back with our church this weekend after being gone last weekend.
For our singing this weekend, we tried to focus on the finished work and all-sufficiency of Christ for us. "The Solid Rock" celebrates our firm foundation in Jesus. "I Stand Amazed," "Jesus Messiah," and "This Is Amazing Grace" all remember and praise Jesus' incredible, unfailing, and live-giving love for us, demonstrated at the cross. And "Forever Reign" worship Jesus for His perfect love and goodness in spite our own shortcomings. All of these songs bring us to one conclusion - Jesus is our only hope!
What were your thoughts or experiences from your worship gathering this weekend?