This week's ToGather.church, for Sunday, September 20, 2020, is ready for you to enjoy. Use this week's home worship guide for yourself, family, small group, or house church gathering. (Find out more about ToGather.church.)
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This week, we focus on how we've watered down the call to follow Jesus as the crucified Messiah, our Savior, and our Lord. Jesus makes it clear that he can't be our Savior if he is not our Lord. If he is our Lord, then we will pick up our cross and follow him!
Our Verse of the Day comes from Luke 9:20 and the surrounding context:
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "God’s Messiah."
Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life."
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:18-23).
Demetrius has several songs that emphasize who Jesus is as our Messiah, Christ, and Lord. Phil and Donna, from Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com, share a communion reflection focused on Jesus as a powerful, yet personal and tender Lord and Savior. Jan, from Thailand, closes us with a special biblical blessing:
We invite all who worship on Sunday in the Eastern Hemisphere and all who keep Sabbath and celebrate Sunday beginning at 6:00 p.m. on ordinary Saturday evening to join us.
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