On Sunday, February 2, we are going to observe the Lord’s Supper by spending some time celebrating the Lord together! In our first “Body Life Service” in this new building, we are going to spend the entire service testifying of God’s goodness in our lives. Of course, this can take the form of something He’s taught you, something He’s done for you, a Scripture He’s laid on your heart, or even a melody ringing in your ears! 🙂
There will be some structure, but for the most part we will be passing the mic around and asking you to share from your hearts. Our theme for the morning is “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” ~ Psalm 145:4
There is a powerful image floating around the internet of a teen staring at a slumped over old man in a wheelchair wearing a Vietnam-era cap. “Ghosted” behind the vet is that classic image of a bare-chested young Vietnam-era soldier with two ammo belts over his shoulders, holding a .50 caliber machine gun with one hand. You get the impression that neither the teen nor the vet think much of each other. Beloved, that shouldn’t be within the family of God. That teen needs to know a little about that vet’s story and that vet needs to know that that teen is fighting everyday to love God and make good decisions in a world that has gone crazy. We can’t do all that in one service, but we can start!
Come prepared to share a snippet of what God is doing in your life or of some way in which you saw Him work. Come ready to share a testimony of something from which He freed you or a victory He won for you. Come ready to be blessed and encouraged that God is still at work.
Yours, because I’m His,
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,
In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
They are studied by all who delight in them.
Splendid and majestic is His work,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonders to be remembered;
The Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will remember His covenant forever.
He has made known to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of His hands are truth and justice;
All His precepts are sure.
They are upheld forever and ever;
They are performed in truth and uprightness.
He has sent redemption to His people;
He has ordained His covenant forever;
Holy and awesome is His name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments;
His praise endures forever.