Bulletin and Newsletter for 7/16/17

Bulletin and Newsletter for 7/16/17

Bulletin for Sunday 7/16/17

Newsletter for Sunday 7/16/17

 

At our weekly staff meeting, Pastor Grant jokingly wished me luck finding any “double imputation songs” for this
morning’s service. Well, come to find out, there are many hymns that teach this incredible truth! We catch glimpses
of it in Blest Be The Lord, My Rock, My Might—Psalm 144 (The Lord is “my righteousness”) and Blest Is The
Man2 (which Paul quotes in the reading from Romans). The two Communion hymns, Not All The Blood
Of Beasts and It Is Well With My Soul, celebrate that our sins are imputed to Christ—they are “nailed to the cross
and we bear it no more.” We end the service giving thanks that Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us (Fountain Of
Never Ceasing Grace), and that it alone can cover us (Thy Works, Not Mine O Christ). Though it sounds a bit
obscure, the truth that Jesus is a “double cure” for sin is central to our faith. —Henry C. Haffner
Key Words: Practice, Lawlessness, Take, Abides, Destroy, Children
Keystone Verse: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the Devil. (1 John 3:8)