July ’21 / Abiding in Christ

Worship Song: “Liberator” by Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship

As a worship team, we are looking forward to introducing “Liberator” to the Shekinah family. We appreciate how Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship couple a powerful lyrical message with the high-energy music. We think it’s going to be a terrific addition to our regular rotation of praise songs! Click here to listen.

Word of Encouragement

Many of us have heard it before – worship is a lifestyle, not just singing a song. This month, I want to highlight remaining in Christ as central to that lifestyle. Recently, Apostle Benjamin encouraged us on a Sunday morning with a message from John 15. One scripture he highlighted was, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” (John 15:4) Flip your bible several pages earlier, and you’ll discover Psalm 91 compliments this passage with, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1) This chapter continues to share all the precious promises that we receive as those who abide in the Almighty.

So, what does it mean to abide in Christ? To abide means you don’t just visit with Christ on occasion – like in the midst of a crisis or when you step inside church. It means you set up permanent residency in the secret place with God. That secret place is where you find encouragement through His word, nourishment for your soul, answers to your problems, rest in the midst of your never-ending-to-do list (hello, mom here!) and much more.

For me, it looks really practical. For example, it’s pausing in my day, closing my eyes, presenting my hands in front of me, and thanking Holy Spirit for His constant presence in my life. By incorporating this 60 second practice throughout my day, I’m finding myself with more patience and greater peace. For you, abiding in Christ might be adopting something like this or singing a song during your drive to work or reading His word in your Bible app while you wait for a dentist appointment. Whatever it looks like, abiding in Him is undoubtedly essential to a lifestyle of worship.

– Hannah McKenley, Worship Director

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We are looking to grow our team! We are seeking experienced musicians and/or vocalists, so if you’re interested, please call the church (734.662.6040) or email: worship@shekinahchurch.org.