Have you ever wondered why we do what we do when we gather together? Our church services are no mere modern inventions. We are following in ancient and noble traditions laid out in sacred Scripture. Though we worship in ways that are culturally relevant, we are connected to the church universal in ways that are spiritually significant.
For the week of July 5, we whet our appetite for the hope we have in Heaven.
Core Verse | Revelation 21:1-3
English Standard Version (ESV) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
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New International Version (NIV) Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
Verse Practice with Mark Moore
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