The Spiritual Practice of Wearing a Mask

Good morning Church! We’re glad you can be with us virtually today. This morning John will be talking about the spiritual discipline of wearing a mask. Whatever your thoughts on the issue, I hope you are able to hear God’s voice and know more of his calling in the message that John is bringing to us today. The songs I have selected for today will hopefully draw your thoughts to our God who is deserving of infinite praise yet chose to humble himself and sacrifice himself for the sake of us all.

Seek First – Ben Smith & Jason Upton

Not Finished Yet – Chris Renzema

Today as we worship, let us remember that our thoughts, our hopes, our desires, and our dreams, as great as they may be, pale in comparison to the plans that the Lord has for us. Our vision is often so nearsighted when it comes to our own well-being, but fortunately God has accounted for that too. Let us seek the Lord together, and in doing so may we come to see his heart and his plans more clearly.

Looking for a Savior – United Pursuit   

Philippians 2 says this:

“So if there is any Encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 1-8, ESV).

Have it All – Bethel Music

How Deep The Father’s Love for Us – Austin Stone Worship / Stuart Townsend

Church, in seeking to become more like Christ, let us first train our thoughts to think first of others. Instead of getting stuck on what is best for “me,” we must push past that and think about what is best for those around us, those whom we have been called to show love to. As we go into this week, I pray that we would be able to set aside our own comfort for the sake of others, and when it is hard to do so, let us together remember that Christ has gone before us and set an example that we can strive towards and follow. Finally, I pray that we would go into this week with the knowledge that we do all of this for the glory of God.

Thank you for joining us today! If you haven’t listened to this week’s sermon yet, it is posted on both our YouTube channel and our website, or you can find the link on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you prefer to listen to worship music in a playlist format, we’ve got you covered there too! All of these songs are also available on our Spotify playlist so that you can worship as you go about your week. Our playlist is updated every week so that the songs for the most recent message will be right at the top of the queue. Thanks, and God bless!

Spotify Playlist

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