We cannot see the full measure of Christ's supremacy without considering his work of redemption. Jesus died on the cross to reconcile people back to himself, and to restore all of creation to the way it was meant to be. The good news of the gospel should lead us to praise and rejoicing, but also to evangelism. What better news to tell the world!
Listen to "The Preeminence of Christ Pt 2"
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week brings us to Colossians 1:21-23 and a consideration of what our lives should look like after placing our faith in Christ. In salvation, God meets us where we are at, but he doesn't leave us there. Though we were once alienated, hostile, and doing evil (vs. 21), God calls us to continue in the faith, stand firm through difficulties, and be constant in hope (vs. 23). As you prepare for this Sunday, read these verses and think on the following questions:
- What is God's role in my sanctification? What is my role?
- How do I "continue in the faith"?
- Based on this passage, how should Christians see their former manner of life?
Please take a moment in preparation for this Sunday to pray for those God will bring to the service, both believers and unbelievers, and that he will work in their hearts to understand the Scripture and apply it to their hearts. Pray for JD as he prepares and proclaims God's Word, and for the Holy Spirit to work through his words and in the hearts of all who hear. Pray that God would defeat our enemy's attempts to hinder the proclamation of the gospel at Redemption Hill.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will be singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.
Order of Worship