Friday, August 16, 2013

The Sunday Set-Up

Each Friday we will post The Sunday Set-Up here on the blog. 

It will include the Scripture readings from which the pastor will preach, the worship songs we will sing, and a "sermon teaser" question from the preaching pastor.

It is our desire that The Sunday Set-Up will "set you up" for a deeper and more meaningful Sunday morning worship experience. Perhaps you will read the Scripture passages a few times over the weekend and become more familiar with them. You could also read over the song lyrics that so often are richly based on Scripture and are another way to bring the Word to life. And finally, the pastor's sermon teaser question will help you begin to think through what they will talk about in their sermon. 

Scripture Reading for Sunday: Galatians 6:1-18

Worship Songs for Sunday: August 18, 2013

Sermon Teaser Question:
This summer, week after week, we’ve been working our way through Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia.  Over and over again we’ve been reminded that the Gentile Christians did not need to receive circumcision in order to be accepted by God.  Paul has made very clear to them and to us that our faith is not, and has not ever been about external trappings.  Instead, it’s all about faith in Jesus.  Yet, in this final chapter of Galatians, Paul exhorts the Christians to all sorts of good works – and even says that by doing these works, they will have fulfilled the law of Christ!  How is it that our works don’t matter towards our salvation, yet we are always called to do them?  Come find out on Sunday as we conclude the book of Galatians and wrap up our summer series "Set Free in Christ." 

Please remember that we are moving back to 2 services this Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am.