Title: Thankful For You
Scripture: Romans 1:8-15
Made Alive - (Citizens)
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) - (Joel Houston)
A Mighty Fortress - (Heartsong Version)
What A Beautiful Name - (Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood)
In keeping with the theme of this weeks message, I am very thankful for you Gateway Church. The Apostle Paul’s words in this passage illuminate something for me as I read them, that he is “THANKFUL” for the believers in Rome and “that we may be MUTUALLY encouraged by each other’s faith.” Thankful and mutually encouraged is what stands out to me and challenges me as I prepare myself for this weeks worship service.
As Pastor Timothy Keller in his book Romans For You says, “We should never leave our church meetings, having spent time surrounded by beloved, distinctive people of faith, without feeling encouraged!” So that is my encouragement to you as well as challenge, come this weekend thankful and prepared to mutually encourage others as well as receive encouragement through the preaching of God’s Word and worshipping alongside brother’s and sister’s in Christ.
Director of Worship and Technology