Getting Ready for Sunday (Feb 13, 2011)
There is something special about the people of God coming together for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25). Thus, we hope that Sundays at New City are a highlight of your week. In an effort to help you get more out of it, we're posting a short preview of the upcoming Sunday gathering each week.
The sermon this week will be based on Luke 24:13-35. We'll be thinking about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To prepare, take a look at the passage and pray that God will teach you more about the significance of the resurrection of Jesus, and particularly how this helps us deal with death.
Before his arrest, Jesus said to the disciples "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid" (John 14:27). Jesus died to make peace between God and man, between his people, Jew or Gentile, slave or free, man or woman, and to give us peace in the midst of the most horrific events possible. This peace is ours through faith in Jesus, His death and resurrection. As a symbol of that peace, we'll take time in worship to "pass the peace" by welcoming one another.
Songs we'll sing this week will include: Come Away From Rush and Hurry; God of Love, King of Peace; I Sing the Mighty Power of God; Abide With Me; In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross; and Death in His Grave. See the video below of Death in His Grave.