Preparing for Worship // June 05, 2016

Preparing for Worship // June 05, 2016

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We’re all familiar with the classic tale of Robin Hood (by which I mean the Disney version with the foxes, of course). Who doesn’t love the underdog story of the green-clad, bow-and-arrow-wielding Englishman who steals from the rich to give to the poor? We love seeing Robin Hood take up the cause of the people in the face of the oppression of Prince John. We get excited seeing someone take up the mantle of the poor and fight against evil for the cause of good. However, despite all his skill, there is only so much that Robin Hood and his merry men can do. He is not able to defeat Prince John.

The true hero of these stories is King Richard. It is only when King Richard, the rightful king, returns that Prince John and his henchmen are overthrown, and it is only by the king’s power that true justice is restored to England.

As Christians, we are waiting for the return of the true king, Christ. When Christ returns, evil will be overthrown, and justice and peace will be renewed on earth. He will separate the evil of the world from his persecuted people, and he will give the wicked the judgment they deserve, while his people will be restored to the peace and rest that come from God Himself. Therefore, as we wait eagerly for the King to return, let us pray, “Come Lord Jesus!”

THE WORD

Scripture: Revelation 14:14-20
Sermon: Are You Ready For His Return?

SONGS

Come Thou Fount (Traditional)
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Father Long Before Creation (Andrew Osenga)
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Days of Elijah (Robin Mark)
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Mighty to Save (Hillsong United)
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Song of Preparation & Song of Response: Come Lord Jesus (Even So Come) (Passion)
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