This week we continue our sermon series, “Risking Reality,” as Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “Resisting Temptation” from Hebrews 11:24–26. The Scripture reads,
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.
We will take communion together this Sunday. God gives us communion to feed our faith, to help us trust in Christ’s death on our behalf. That means we have to reflect on why Christ died for us. We have to look again at ourselves and recognize our sin and ask God for forgiveness. A great way to get ready for communion, therefore, is to take some time this weekend to ask God to show you if there’s any sin in your life that you’re not seeing. Ask him for forgiveness. And if there are things you need to put right, in keeping with repentance, take the time today or this weekend to do that (e.g., Matt 5:23–24).
Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):
King of My Heart [lyrics and listen] – John Mark McMillan and Sarah McMillan
Steadfast [lyrics and listen] – Sandra McCracken, Leslie Jordan, and Joshua Silverberg
The Morning Star [lyrics and listen] – words by Isaac Watts; additional lyrics David A. Cover; music by Christine Cover, Greg Wiele, and Latifah Phillips
See you on Sunday!