“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.”
Right now, I’m reading through Exodus in my daily Bible reading plan. In Exodus 19 and 20, the Israelites have their first experiences with the power and glory of this God who has just rescued them out of Egypt. Verse after verse describes the preparation needed to consecrate themselves to prepare to meet with God. Once they do meet with him, their response was fear. They were terrified. Because they were confronted with a God who was unlike them: holy, majestic, and powerful.
Each Sunday, when God calls us to gather and worship him, we get to meet with the Lord. One of the most amazing commands of the Bible is the call to ‘with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:6) You and I worship a holy, majestic, and glorious God, who has provided a way that we can meet with him in reverence, yes, but also with confidence and boldness.
Friends, as we gather with our church family to sing, to consider how God has called us to live for his glory, and to remember his death, let us come knowing that God invites us with his mercy. We can celebrate that Jesus has covered our sins with his righteousness. He invites us to experience the joy of salvation, so we can freely follow him with our lives.
This is good news!
Eric will give the second part in our series looking at how we can rightly respond to cultural events, and I will lead our times of singing.
Order of Service:
Call To Worship – Isaiah 1:18
– 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
– Your Name Alone Can Save
– Now Why This Fear
– Grace Alone
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
– O God of All Our Good
– Revive Us Again