Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Just how great is our Savior and Lord?
That’s what we are led to contemplate as we read and meditate upon the words of Hebrews 1:2-4. What we find in these opening verses of this New Testament letter is a description of Christ that, in the words of R. C. H. Lenski, causes all human language to groan and strain “ with the weight of [its] meaning.”
We’ve referred to these verses as a grand ‘tour of the Seven Wonders of Jesus.’
We find seven phrases here that set forth His unparalleled greatness and supremacy. And they have been given to us in order that we might be moved to an ever-increasing love for our Lord, and to a deeper faithfulness to His Kingdom.
This coming Lord’s Day, we will examine three more of the seven descriptions of Jesus that appear in verse 3. Here, the author tells us that:
Our Lord is the “ radiance” of the Divine “ glory.”
Our Lord is the “ exact imprint” of the Divine “ nature.”
Our Lord is the One who “ upholds the universe” by means of His Divine “ word.”
What magnificent attributes!
But we need to see this list as much more than a rehearsal of certain significant points of theology, but as the very means by which our faith can be sustained, our obedience sharpened, and our love for our Savior purified and strengthened.
These phrases, each speaking of one of the wonderful dimensions of our Savior’s divine essence, are designed to help us see Him more clearly. For there is something almost magnetic about the beauty of the One who has redeemed us. So magnetic in fact, that Jesus Himself said, “ I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32).
And when we are so attracted to the beauty and glory of our Lord, we will then be irresistibly moved to embrace Him more firmly by faith.
I can’t wait to go further with you on this wonderful tour!
I love you all, and always,
These are upcoming events and activities over the next few days at Christ Presbyterian Church.
Order of Worship:
You can access this week’s Order of Worship by clicking here
If you’d like to sing the songs with your family beforehand, the songs for this week are:
He Will Hold Me Fast
We Will Feast in the House of Zion
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Hymn 32 v.1-3
How Great Thou Art – Hymn 44 v.1,3-4
Women’s bible studies and monthly fellowship lunches are on-going. Check the church website for dates and times.
Save the Date for a fun afternoon of crafting (Crafternoon!) on Saturday, February 15th, from 2 to 3:30 pm at the church. Fellowship is open to grades 3rd thru 8th grade, and you are welcome to bring a friend or neighbor. Please RSVP HERE so that we have enough supplies. Guys and gals are welcome! For anyone who wants to help (high school and older), email Kerry Tameling to be involved.
VBS Survey Results
It appears the best date for VBS 2020 is July 13th to the 16th. Please mark your calendars and plan to help or attend! Get excited because this year’s theme is OLYMPICS!
Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:00 AM at the Church House
Sonny Henry life story/chili lunch on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10:00 AM at the Church
The men are meeting at Panera at Bridge Street on Tuesdays at 6 AM to study Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing each Sunday at 5:30pm , the Career/Singles group will meet at the Daughtry’s house at 5726 Jones Valley Dr, 35802. Email them to get involved.
All CPC Middle and High School Students are invited to a Super Bowl Fellowship this Sunday, February 2, from 4:30 PM until halftime at the Church. Visitors are welcome!
Second Sunday Lunches:
Please join us for Second Sunday Lunch, February 9th in the Fellowship Hall. Take Note! The remaining Spring dates are as follows: March 8th, April 5th (will be early because of Easter Sunday on the 12th) and May 3rd (will be early because of Mother’s Day on the 10th). Please check for a “Sign-Up Genius” link that will be sent out the week leading up to the lunch. Or contact Denise Brown email@example.com to offer your help. Thank you very much!
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Bill Dent, Suzi Jones, Sharon O’Neil, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, John Baxter, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, Elizabeth Holton, Janet Chou, and Nolan Osmer.
Expecting: Please pray for the Brackins, expecting in March, and the Elliotts, expecting in May.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); RUF at Alabama A&M; Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.
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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763