This Sunday marked the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Christ Baptist…while a building does not a church make, we are now meeting in a new space (for us)…Community Christian School! We definitely see this as a provision and a grace and a display of the kindness of God. We began our time together in corporate prayer both on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

As for the service, we continued through the Psalms and Tim read Psalm 72. We had an extended time of singing since it was communion Sunday. We sang 3 songs about the sovereignty, goodness, and sufficiency of Christ. “God Over All”, “Jesus What A Friend For Sinners”, and “Enough”.

After singing Justin read our sermon text Hebrews 13:5-8 and showed how Christ is “Sufficient and Dependable” from the text. The author gives two commands followed by substantial foundation for each. Don’t believe me check it out for yourself on our sermon archive!

Then we celebrated communion for the first time at our new location and renewed our covenant with each other in a new and dear way. During communion we sang “By His Wounds”, a direct reflection on Isaiah 53 and the beauty and agony of the cross; and the hymn “Here Is Love”

“On the mount of crucifixion
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide
Grace and love like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
Heaven’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love”

The modern praise choruses and songs are so lacking in the beauty and poetry found in these lines, and yet the beauty of the lines points to an even more magnificent reality in the cross of Christ!

We finished the service singing “How Great Is Our God” celebrating the many attributes of Christ and His greatness and sovereignty. I have seen an Abraham Kuyper quote popping up in several different places and thought it would be a good place to leave off…

“In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign,does not declare,’That is mine!’”

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