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Worship Preparation Guide

 

CBC Family,

 

You can listen to Sunday’s songs here, and song lyrics are on our blog and in the digital hymnal on our app.

One of my favorite lines that we’ll sing this week says, “When Satan’s lies of guilt abound, the Savior’s love resounds.” So many of us, myself included, struggle with the feeling of condemnation, because we know how sinful we have been, and still are. We fear for our standing before God when we peer into the darkness that still seems to lurk within us. But the gospel assures us that, even through our past, present, and lifelong struggles with sin, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Christ’s righteousness has been applied to us, credited to our account, if you will, so our sin no longer defines us or impacts our standing with God. And our Savior himself stands before the throne, our representative and advocate, pleading the merit of his blood and righteousness as we do struggle through this life. He is both sacrifice and High Priest, as we’ll hear this Sunday from Hebrews 4-5. When the voice of the enemy whispers - or perhaps shouts - how sinful and unworthy we are, the voice of our Savior and High Priest cuts through even louder, reminding us that we are his, we are secure, and we are free from sin’s guilt and condemnation.

To prepare for Sunday, read Romans 8:1-4 and Exodus 39:27-31.

 

Grace,

Pastor Joseph