Welcome to our recap of music and Word from Sunday, March 15, 2015. We have been working through a series of sermons called "Forty Days to the Cross," where we look at the last few weeks of Jesus' life before he fulfilled his earthly mission. Below you will find some of the elements of our service, including links to some of the music and the sermon.
Worship Through Song
Open Up The Heavens
We were blessed to witness a baptism in three different services! Our women's pastor, Marcie McClendon, baptized a new believer, a mother baptized her son, and a father baptized his daughter. It was a great morning of witnessing Christ's body doing Christ's work.
Scripture Reading and Prayer
From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.
Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Worship through the Word
Neil, our Lead Pastor, preached from Matthew 24:1-17.
Depending on which service you attended, each song of response was different.