Worship Notes

"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, 

and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe." 

Hebrews 12:28

Preparation for Worship on 5.24.2020

Galatians 5:1-6

“But if churches are going to emerge from this crisis with unity and fellowship intact, we must embrace the countercultural path of nuance. It’s the path that avoids ALL CAPS hysteria of every extreme sort, recognizing that truth is rarely as simple and shrill

  as Twitter would have us think.  It’s the path that prizes both courage and prudence, and avoids both pollyannaish and doomsday responses. It means we can be skeptical of some aspects of the lockdown without resorting to outrageous conspiracy theories, and we can honor governing authorities (Rom. 13) while engaging them in civil pushback when necessary. Countercultural nuance avoids thinking the worst of people and concedes that the other side of a debate is sometimes right, just as we are sometimes wrong.  Nuance often results when humility and patience combine.” 

— Brett Mccracken, “Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You” (TGC, May 15, 2020)