A Tent in a Promised Land

A Tent in a Promised Land

Hebrews 11:8-16

Call to Worship: Psalm 46 (ESV)

1     God is our refuge and strength,
              a very present help in trouble.
    Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
              though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
    though its waters roar and foam,
              though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

    There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
              the holy habitation of the Most High.
    God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
              God will help her when morning dawns.
    The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
              he utters his voice, the earth melts.
    The Lord of hosts is with us;
              the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

    Come, behold the works of the Lord,
              how he has brought desolations on the earth.
    He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
              he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
        he burns the chariots with fire.
10     “Be still, and know that I am God.
              I will be exalted among the nations,
        I will be exalted in the earth!”
11     The Lord of hosts is with us;
              the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Scripture Reading: John 1:9-14 (ESV)

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.