Saturday, March 14, 2015

Emmaus City Special Liturgy | Sunday, March 8, 2015 – Hebrews 7-8 | We Will Draw Near to God

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Hebrew Series: Jesus is Greater  | Sunday, March 8, 2015 – We Will Draw Near to God Because Jesus Drew Near to Us with Genesis Church in Woburn, MA


This past Sunday, Emmaus City was invited to worship with Genesis Church in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Pastor Mike Sullivan had the privilege to share a message in their Hebrews series, "Jesus is Greater," during the 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m. services. This message connects well with Emmaus City's current series on 1 Peter: "The Hope of Humble Holiness for the Sake ofthe World." To hear and watch the message, you can click on the image above or on the link, We Will Draw Near to God Homily Video and Audio. Also, I encourage you to listen to each of the songs below as they share key phrases and themes with the passage from Hebrews.

Scripture Text



Key Verse


"Jesus is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since He always lives to make intercession for them." Hebrews 7:25 (ESV)


Homily Summary

Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God. What a name. What a title. Melchizedek means king of righteousness. And better yet, He's also the king of Salem, which means shalom - God's flourishing, overflowing peace. What kind of person gets addressed like this in the great story of God? And better yet, if Jesus is even greater than Melchizedek, how much more do we need to know Him and ask for His reign of righteousness and shalom to meet us and heal us in the battlefields of our lives? Could we dare to put our trust in this Great High Priest, this King of kings who dares comes to us and offer us a better hope than anything or anyone else we could run to, a greater peace than we could ask for or imagine? 



Hymns and Songs

  This is Amazing Grace video and lyrics by Phil Wickham | 2013 A.D.


" ... Who brings our chaos back into order? Who makes the orphan a son and daughter? The King of glory ... "

Behold the Risen Christ video by The Village Church 2012 A.D.

" ... The Lord now in our midst  a mighty one to save – rejoices over us; with shouts we praise His name. Behold the risen Christ, His grace and mercy free. Once dead, now glorious life. Oh, what joy! Oh, what joy! He found me! ... "

Hallelujah! What a Savior video and lyrics by Austin Stone Worship (original by Philip Paul Bliss) | 1875 A.D.

"Man of sorrows, what a name for the Son of God who came; ruined sinners to reclaim, hallelujah, what a Savior! ... Lifted up was He to die, it is finished was His cry; but now in heaven He's lifted high, hallelujah, what a Savior! ... "

"Come behold the wondrous mystery in the dawning of the King; He the theme of heaven's praises robed in frail humanity. In our longing, in our darkness, now the light of life has come. Look to Christ who condescended, took on flesh to ransom us. ... "

"For every curse, You're the cure. For every sickness, You're the healer. For every storm, You're the calm. For all that's lost, oh what a Savior! ... Hallelujah, death is beaten! Christ has risen from the grave! Hallelujah, it is finished! All to You the highest praise! ... Where there was sin, Your love rushed in! Where sin runs deep, Your grace runs deeper! ... " 

" ... Kingdoms once strong now shaken, but we trust forever in Your name, the name of Jesus. We trust the name of Jesus! You are the only King forever, Almighty God we lift You higher! Forevermore, You are victorious! ... We bring our expectations, our hope is anchored in Your name, the name of Jesus. We trust the name of Jesus! ... "


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