Mark Hoffman • January 20, 2021
John Calvin said of the Psalms, “there is no other book in which we are more perfectly taught the right manner of praising God.” I believe that Calvin was right! The Psalms have been the prayer and worship book of God’s people for literally thousands of years, so they are always a great place for us to begin a dialogue of worship with our great God. This week we’ll begin with the simple jubilance of Psalm 118:24 which says,
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Matching the message and the exuberance of that verse, we’ll lift our voices in song with Today Is The Day.
Next, Scripture reminds us that this “day” that the Lord has made is not simply a 24 hour measure of time, but it is in a truly spiritual sense the day of salvation that He has mercifully provided to us through Jesus Christ. Titus 3:3-7 will point our hearts and minds to the truth of the gospel of Christ, and we will respond together proclaiming God You’re So Good.
This week, Pastor Andrew begins a new sermon series as we take a deep dive into our MCF Shared Values. These are the biblically-based pillars of our fellowship outlined in our church constitution and affirmed by every member of Meadows Christian Fellowship. Pastor Andrew will begin with message of Unity from Philippians 2. Responding to the message of God’s Word together, we will sing Who You Say I Am.
Lastly, we’ll close our time of worship by praying for our Giving, and be sent out after a couple of brief Announcements with a Benediction. As always, tell us how we can be praying for you. Send your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflect on the Scripture and songs above as you prepare for worship this week. You can find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. Remember that attendance is still limited at our in-person services right now, so you must register if you’d like to attend in-person. (Also, just a reminder that Sunday children’s ministry is on pause until February.) Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services, including RSVP and live-stream information, can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays
I look forward to worshiping with you!