Our God loves us too much to leave us to navigate this broken world without His guiding light. His word speaks into all issues of our lives, and even when His word challenges us, it is for our good as thriving in life comes through following His will. This Sunday we are going to see Jesus speak into one of the most controversial political issues of his day and in doing so, we are going to see what Jesus has to say about politics in general. God’s word is always good, but I think especially in these times of political division and unrest in our country, we need these words of Christ!
As you prepare your heart for this Sunday, here are a few reminders:
- We need God to meet us! Please spend some time in prayer over each aspect of our liturgy, asking God to meet us, strengthen us and speak to us through each part of our Worship Service
- If the Lord puts a prophetic burden on your heart, please feel free to share it with me in advance. Or if you are in person, you can come up to me during our time of singing. We have had some powerful times of ministry recently and I would love to see this fanned even further into flame.
- Be praying and thinking about who you could invite to church this Sunday either in person, or online.
- If you are able, we would love to have you join us at our 8:15am Sunday Prayer Meeting in the All Purpose Room.
See you on the best day of the week!
Call to Worship
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. (Psa 147:10-11 ESV)
Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- In Christ Alone
Congregational Prayer: Love Christ
Sermon: What Jesus Says About Politics
- Text: Luke 20:19-26
- Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher
Responding to God’s Word in Song
- He Shall Reign
- All Glory Be to Christ
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, (Col 1:11-13 ESV)
New Year Family Meeting: On February 14 we will have a church family meeting to discuss vision for 2021 and to pray together as we dedicate this year to the Lord. We will have our normal worship service at 9am and then have our Family Meeting at 11am.
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