Good morning! We’re glad you’re here. It’s a privilege and blessing to worship with you.
We’ve just passed out of a difficult year, and these first breaths of 2021 have scarcely been less turbulent. Rampant disease, political turmoil, crime, tragedy — as we look upon the history we’ve just lived and the history we are making even now, light can be difficult to see. For such times as these, we’re called to set our minds on things that are above, and we can hardly do better than to consider our place in an infinite history that flows through eternity, untouched by the evils, heartbreaks, and frustrations of the moment: the history of redemption.
In continuing to consider the Christ crescendo through redemption history, we’ll focus on the expansion of the church after Jesus’ death, both in Judea and throughout the world. We are still in this period now, and will be until His return. The vital hope of every true believer in Jesus is that that day will come soon (though it’s not for us to know when), and that while we wait, we might be used of the Holy Spirit to prepare as many souls as possible for a restored relationship with God.
May we see revival and reformation in our lifetime, and may God bless us as we meet together virtually today.
First Song: Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
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Second Song: Amazing Grace
Third Song: Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
God is that which nothing greater can be conceived.Saint Anselm of Canterbury