At Sojourn, we love to gather every Sunday morning to meet with God and be renewed by his grace. This happens as we re-present the the truths of the gospel to ourselves and each other: God is holy, we are sinners, Christ saves us, and Christ sends us. These are truths that we need to engage with every Sunday, but they are also realities that we need to live out of every moment of the rest of the week. In an effort to help you re-present the gospel to yourself and your family when you're not gathered with your Sojourn community, every Monday we post a recap of our Sojourn Sunday gatherings. We hope these serve you in some small way: maybe the prayer of confession we used will meet you at a time when you are struggling; maybe a song that we sung will remind you that Jesus satisfies better than any human relationship ever could; maybe just a reminder of the fact that God has brought you into a community will lift you out of feelings of isolation and discouragement. However much (or little) this actually helps you, our main encouragement would be to join us for the real thing! Nothing can take the place of worshiping the Savior together with his sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters.
Here's a recap of what went down this past Sunday, June 29th, 2014:
Prelude: I Will Follow by Jon Guerra & Jacob Sooter
Welcome & Prayer
Call to Worship [Psalm 96:1-3]
“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
Song: Beautiful One by Tim Hughes
Invitation to Confession [Based on Psalm 24:1-4]
The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? Who can stand before him in all his beauty and glory? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.
Song: Shine Into Our Night by Joel Sczebel
Song: The Solid Rock by William Batchelder Bradbury & Edward Mote
Assurance Of Pardon [Based on Psalm 40:1-3a]
The Lord has heard my cry. He has lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire. He has set my feet on the Rock; He has given me a firm place to stand. He has put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Praise him!
Giving of the Word
Matt Herron preached the last sermon in the 3-week series "The Story of Redemption", where we are unpacking the storyline of the Bible. This week, Matt springboarded from 2 Corinthians 3:1-12 to look at why we need both the Old Testament and the New Testament to understand the storyline of the Bible, and how a proper understanding of where we're at in the story can give us great hope as we look to Jesus.
Song: All I Have Is Christ by Jordan Kauflin
Song: Wonderful Merciful Savior by Dawn Rodgers & Eric Wyse
Benediction [Revelation 22:20-21]]
"He who testifies to these things says, 'Surely I am coming soon.' Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen."