Worship Preparation: September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Read the sermon text: John 1:14-18

Read the sermon summary: This Sunday we will consider the last five verses of the introduction (also called prologue) of John’s gospel account. Remember, John is showing how his book is about the promises of God from the Old Testament fulfilled in the Word, that is, the person and work of Jesus Christ. In preparation for the sermon, read the passage and consider the following questions (it may be helpful to write down your reflections on paper): What words or phrases remind you of important passages in the Old Testament? How does the author make these links explicit? What would you say is the climax of this passage (and of the entire prologue) and why?

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
Before The Throne Of God Above
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav'n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart
 
When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin
Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me
 
Behold Him there the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God
 
I bow before the cross of Christ
And marvel at this love divine
God's perfect Son was sacrificed
To make me righteous in God's eyes
This river's depths I cannot know
But I can glory in its flood
The Lord Most High has bowed down low
And poured on me His glorious love
And poured on me His glorious love
 
CCLI Song # 2306412
Charitie Lees Bancroft | Vikki Cook
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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