Good morning, Church! Today, John is going to be speaking on another issue that will likely ruffle a few feathers: the coming vaccine. One of the interesting things that John is zeroing in on is the polarizing enormity of this one development; all eyes are pointed towards this one thing, as we either look towards it to save us or as we condemn it as awful, does that sound like a position we have been in before? Whatever your stance on this complex topic, this morning as you listen to the words that John has and as we worship together I pray that we will all be able to meet with our awesome creator, not on our terms but on God’s, and may we all come to a greater understanding of his love and his desire for us to prosper, grow, and thrive.
Wonder – Hillsong United
Hallelujah Here Below – Elevation Worship
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness had not overcome it” (John 1:1-5, ESV).
Lord I Need You – Matt Maher
Oh how easy it is to fix our eyes on the magnificent things that God has created instead of the wonderous creator who has made them. The great stature of the mountains is incredible and the breadth and depth of the sea is awe inspiring, and while these things contain pieces of who God is they are not God and it is crucial that we remember this. While we may feel loved by participating in God’s creation, these things don’t love, and they aren’t in control, and they cannot truly save, but God does. We don’t just need the things that God has created, like science or nature, we need and we long for the one who has created them.
Seek First – Ben Smith & Jason Upton
No One But You – Hillsong Worship
Church, let us recognize the God-imaging, saving nature of things like vaccines without placing our faith wholly in these created things. Let us love creation but love God most, and may we not lose sight of the creator while we turn and look to the creation. “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17, ESV).
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!