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The Good News – The Arrival

The Good News – The Arrival

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The Good News – The Arrival

Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

The Arrival

Mark 1:9-13 [ESV]

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

Step By Step
(O God, you are my God)

O God, you are my God
And I will ever praise you.
O God, you are my God
And I will ever praise you.

I will seek you in the morning,
And I will learn to walk in your ways.
And step by step you’ll lead me
And I will follow you all of my days.

Step By Step
Author: David “Beaker” Strasser
Composer: Beaker (20th cent.)
Copyright 1991 BMG Songs, Inc./Kid Brothers of St. Frank Music Publishing (ASCAP) (admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Sing! A New Creation‎ #17

The Church’s One Foundation

The church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word.
From heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth;
her charter of salvation:
one Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with every grace endued.

Though with a scornful wonder
the world sees her oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping;
their cry goes up: “How long?”
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace forevermore,
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious
shall be the church at rest.

The Church’s One Foundation
Author: S. J. Stone (1866)
Tune: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #502

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Author: Thomas Ken (1709)
Tune: GENEVAN 134 (OLD HUNDREDTH)
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #638

Midi song arrangements provided by hymnary.org
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

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The Good News - The Arrival
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Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.