As we repeat this song each week this month, let us dwell on the goodness of the Lord and His promise to be with us as we journey through joys and sorrows, defeat and triumph. Let us cling to the knowledge that â€œwhatever befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.â€...Keep Reading
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The news from Sutherland Springs, Texas, today is devastating. More than two dozen dead in a shooting at First Baptist Church, nearly half the congregation in a small town outside of San Antonio. In this spirit of grief and brotherhood in Christ we offer our prayers for the victims and their families. And we lament this tragedy and the brokenness of this world, while at the same time fixing our hope in Christ our king, with the words of Psalm 10....
Last September the RE:Focus process we began in February culminated by gathering to discuss our new mission, vision, values, and commitments, as well as sketch a path forward for implementation. We want to share a few revisions we made as a result of the feedback, and give you an update on the first steps of implementation, specifically the formation of our Local Outreach Development Team, which is currently under way....
Even though we are a community of believers with hope in the Lord, we are often accosted with very real trials in life that threaten to shake our faith. These words from Lamentations assure us that no matter our circumstances in this temporary life, God never changes and His desire is always to supply more of Himself in our time of need. ...Keep Reading
This hymn continually reminds me that I am in great need of Christ, every minute of every day. He is good and willing to offer that grace to us freely....Keep Reading
This hymn has stood the test of time in our churches, both traditional and contemporary, because of the eloquence with which it expounds the saving sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. The imagery of sinâ€™s crimson stain that is washed away by the blood of Christ is a strong reminder of our own sin and the great provision of God through Jesus....Keep Reading
As we sing this hymn, we remember that God gave the church a unique role in His kingdom. We mourn in our failures and persecution, but we rejoice in the cornerstone of our faith, Jesus Christ, who reigns over all....Keep Reading
This song reminds us of the Kingship of Christ. Each verse, while elaborating a separate facet of Christâ€™s lordship, also points specifically to the cross and the death of Christ as the vehicle of salvation for our souls. ...Keep Reading
This grand piece of hymnody, penned by none other than the great reformer Martin Luther, has rightly found its way into the favor of many Protestant traditions....Keep Reading
This hymn serves us as a reminder of the priority God should have in our lives. ...Keep Reading