Reflect (November 13, 2016)

Welcome to the Sunday Gathering recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon). This blog gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you heard in the gathering or catch up if you weren’t able to be with us.

*The indented sections are responses read aloud by the congregation during the Gathering



Hear these truths about the Saviour we gather to worship today:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all 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.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church.

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15-20

Song: Look What God Has Done

Song: I Stand Amazed


God tells us in his word that we were once alienated from Him and were enemies of his because of our sin. Take a moment to reflect on that. To confess to God the ways you sin can separate you from Him. Hear these words of assurance to us now:

But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

Colossians 1:21-22

Song: Made Alive



Tom Thrower preached to us from Philippians 2:1-13, helping us reflect on how we can grow in living our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. Click here to listen to that sermon.

Here are some helpful questions to think through as you reflect on this sermon: 

Question 1 - What am I Worshipping?

In that moment, what was I most longing for?

In that moment, what was my greatest fear?

What did I want from others?


Question 2 - What am I believing?

What did I want in that situation and why?

Why did I think that things should be different?

What did I want others to do/say differently?  Why?

Why did I feel/act in a bad way?


Question 3 - What does the Gospel say?

How does the news of Jesus dying on the cross for our Sin, and rising to Resurrection life relate to my bad fruit?

How does it expose my Sin?

How does Jesus save and offer better news?



Every week we want to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus. One of the great ways he has provided for us to remember the truth of the gospel is giving us communion. As we take the bread and wine we remember what Jesus has done for us.


Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.

We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.

With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.

We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.

Song: The Power of the Cross

Song: Christ is Risen 


I pray that Christ would dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17-19

Song: Revelation Song


So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Peace be with you.

And also with you. 


You Can Change - Tim Chester

Ordinary Hero - Tim Chester

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands - Paul Tripp