Gathering Preparation 03.20.16

Family,

I hope you're all doing well this week as you strive to carry out the mission of God in your homes and communities. It's often easy to become discouraged or apathetic about it. Take advantage of the community of Believers God has placed in your life here at Refuge. 

As you begin to prepare for worship this Sunday, take some time to listen to the following songs: 

Your Love is Strong
Let Justice Roll Like a River
How Great is Our God
I Will Glory in My Redeemer
Oh God Our Help In Ages Past
Grace Alone

All of those songs can be found on our Ezra Spotify Playlist. If you haven't already: be sure to follow that playlist so you can be listening to the songs we'll be doing throughout this series!

This week our liturgies will be taken from Ephesians 1:3-14. We just finished memorizing this section in my Doxa group, and it has been coming to my mind a lot this week. Take a few minutes to read and mediate on this verse and the encouraging promises inside it. 

Lastly, please read and study Ezra 7:1-28 to prepare for John's sermon this week. Some of you may already be doing it with your Doxa group or Refcom, but either way: take a few minutes to read over it and think on it in order to prepare our hearts for worship this Sunday

I look forward to worshiping with you all,

In Christ, 
-A