Preparing for Worship – July 5

from Mark Hoffman

“You will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you….”

“Believe in God; believe also in me…”. 

“Because I live, you also will live….”

Know… Believe… Live… These themes that have guided our journey through the Gospel of John emerge clearly as we hear these words of Christ in John 14. As Jesus continues speaking to his disciples in the upper room, he invites them to truly know him, to believe in his promises, and to live in faith. Our songs this week respond to this invitation of Jesus as we sing Good Good Father, ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, and What a Beautiful Name.   Following our Children’s Church dismissal (all kids 5 years old through 4th grade are invited to attend) Pastor Andrew will continue our Know-Believe-Live series with a message from John 14. We respond to the words of Christ and remember his sacrifice on the cross as we come to the Communion table. At MCF, we invite all believers in Christ to take of the bread and cup. Please hold the elements when they are passed so that we may take them together. We will praise Jesus in song as our Living Hope, and then conclude our worship with a time of Giving, some brief announcements, and a Benediction.   Take time this weekend to reflect on the words of Christ in John chapter 14. Prepare your heart, mind, and soul to come and worship the Lord together on Sunday. See you then! Mark