Bulletin and Newsletter for Sunday 5/21/17

Bulletin and Newsletter for Sunday 5/21/17

Bulletin for Sunday 5/21/17

Newsletter for Sunday 5/22/17

The hymns we sing this morning should remind us of an essential truth of our faith: that though we rightly deserve
punishment for our sins, Christ has appeased the wrath of God (or, as John says in 1 John 2:2, “He is the propitiation
for our sins”). Comfort, Comfort Ye My People begins the service by telling us that “all that well deserved His anger
He will no more see nor heed.” After a reading from Isaiah that Christ “bore the sins of many, and makes intercession
for the transgressors,” we confess that we “look back to see the burdens Thou didst bear,” burdens which include our
own guilt (Not All The Blood Of Beasts). We celebrate that we are “ransomed from eternal wrath” (Chosen Seed And
Zion’s Children) and that the “wrath of God was satisfied” (In Christ Alone). Because of this, we can have “peace at all
times in every way,” as the Benediction from 2 Thessalonians charges us. The peace of Christ makes fresh our hearts
(How Can I Keep From Singing?), and His name itself is “life and health and peace.” —Henry C. Haffner
Key Words: Children, Propitiation, Sins, Advocate, Whole World
Keystone Verse: He is the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 2:2a)