Worship Preparation: October 18, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020
 
Read the sermon text: 1 Peter 1:1-9

Read the sermon summary: How are we to live as Christians in a hostile world? We might rephrase the question to read, what does it mean to be a Christian in a hostile world? The Apostle Peter was no stranger to affliction. In his Letter to the Exiles—known to us as 1 Peter—he reminds his suffering brothers and sisters that they live under the rule of another King. Although threats from within and without abound, they possess in Jesus an abiding possession not subject to decay or destruction. Behind the rolling storms shines a Light which never dims. As the Apostle writes, “Though you do not see Him, you love him.” It is the Christian’s sense of love for Jesus that increases their awareness of exile, even as it magnifies the inexpressible and glorified joy that is the portion of all God’s people.
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
All I Have Is Christ
I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still
 
But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross
And I beheld God's love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace
 
Chorus
Hallelujah all I have is Christ
Hallelujah Jesus is my life
 
Now Lord I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me
O Father use my ransomed life
In any way You choose
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You
 
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Jordan Kauflin
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Preaching: Korey Henry
Leading Music: Seth Hubler


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