Friday, October 07, 2011

Sorrow and Joy

Although the church marches on through suffering in this present world, she is already partaking of the blessing and fullness of true life that comes from Jesus. We will reach for that joy this Lord's Day, as we call on the heavens and the earth to join us in our jubilation.

Behold, this is our God;
 We have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord;
  We have waited for him;
Let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation! (Isaiah 25:9)

Songs
Joy to the World (#92)
Doxology
Psalm 100
God Is the Treasure of My Soul (#632)
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (#13)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Exodus 12:1-17; Psalm 81
New Testament: Romans 7

Sermon
No One Will Take Your Joy Away from You: Living in the Joy of the Resurrected Christ - John 16:16-24

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