Call To Worship
- John 11:17-27 [Read]
Songs We’ll Be Singing Together
Christ Is All – Matt Boswell & Matt Papa
Christ Our Hope in Life and Death – Keith & Kristyn Getty
Give Me Jesus – Jeremy Camp
In Christ Alone – Keith & Kristyn Getty
- #203: And Can It Be
- #213: Because He Lives
Call to Worship: Devotional (By Pastor Dan Loch)
17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. 20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. 21 Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus *said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha *said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.”John 11:17-27
Often times, we find ourselves in the same position as Martha. We’ve asked Christ to heal a loved one, save a friend, or even to come soon. Yet He delays. He has promised that He will return, He has the power to make all things new, but we have to wait. I don’t know why it has to be this way but somehow through the waiting sinners are saved and God is glorified.
So here we are, waiting. Yet we do not wait in fear like those without hope. Instead, we eagerly wait for Christ and the fulfillment of His promises, knowing that all who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Our songs this week remind us of the hope we have in Christ. As we sing these songs throughout the week may our families, friends, and all who hear these words wonder at the hope we cling to while we wait for Christ.