Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Boldly I Approach

It is our hope as a worship team, responsible for the progress of our church family as we gather each Sunday, to see us grow in the area of prayer. To that end, this coming Sunday we will spend some extra time in prayer at the beginning and end of the service, using the Word and song to help encourage us in this endeavor.

Thus, in addition to prayer, the service will begin and end with this new song that we introduced a few weeks back, Boldly I Approach, by Rend Collective. Spend some time getting to know it, especially if you plan on attending Calvary this coming Sunday.

Grace and Peace to you.

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power* of the life-giving Spirit has freed you* from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.* So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.  (Romans 8:1-4, New Living Translation)

14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:14-16, New Living Translation)

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