Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
Yesterday we continued our series, “We Believe” by exploring the phrase, “the communion of saints.” These important words remind us that we are connected with all of God’s people from the past, present and future and that our participation in the santorum communio comes through the grace and mercy of God through Jesus Christ.
Here are some reflection questions from our worship gathering:
- What comes to your mind when you hear the word “saint?” Do you consider yourself to be a “saint?” Why or why not?
- Hebrews 12:1-3 mentions a great cloud of witnesses: who makes up the cloud of witnesses that surrounds your life of faith? What faithful people from the past have made an impact upon your faith? Who are the current saints that are walking alongside you in your spiritual journey? And how might your current relationships influence the future shape of the “communion of saints?”
Here is our complete worship flow:
- O This God (Matt Redman)
- Mighty Fortress (Aaron Shust)
- Rock of Ages (Paul Baloche)
- The Prayer of St Patrick
- Christ be All Around Me (Leeland/All Sons and Daughters)
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (The Communion of Saints)
- Reprise: Christ Be All Around Me
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.