Worship Preparation: April 14, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Read the sermon text: Hebrews 2:14-18; Isaiah 53:8-9

Read the sermon summary: This Sunday we will consider our confession from the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus died and was buried. The author of Hebrews writes that Jesus simultaneously destroys the devil and delivers those who were in lifelong slavery. But notice that it is not everyone who receives these benefits, but those who are “the offspring of Abraham.” And how does Jesus’ death destroy the devil and deliver his people? It is through his faithfulness as a high priest in making propitiation for the sins of his people. In preparing for the service consider the following questions: In what way can it be said that the devil has the power of death? In what way were God’s people subject to lifelong slavery? What does propitiation mean? What practical implications follow from the death and burial of Jesus?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Hamburg)
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
 
Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood
 
See from His head His hands His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown
 
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a present (an offering) far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul my life my all
 
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Isaac Watts | Lowell Mason
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley