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Posts by: joshphilpot

Preparing for Worship: January 20, 2019

Text: Mark 13:14-23
Title: “Unsurpassed Tribulation”

The disciples asked Jesus for a sign of His appearing (the manifestation of His kingdom) and the end of the age. In Mark 13:14–23, Jesus gave one. He spoke of a time of tribulation that will be unsurpassed. It will be the worst that the world will ever see. And He spoke of a sign that will indicate that the tribulation has come. That sign is the abomination of desolation.

This Lord’s Day we will contrast the common expectations that lost humanity has regarding the future of the world, with the description of the future that Jesus gave. We will consider what this means for our own lives, and how we respond to the empty hopes of a world in need of Christ.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Praise to the Lord
  3. You Are Worthy of Your Glory
  4. In the Name of God
  5. Shine Into Our Night
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  7. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  8. In Christ Alone
  9. He Will Hold Me Fast

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Preparing for Worship: January 13, 2019

Text: Mark 13:3-13
Title: “How to Live in the Last Days”

Last Sunday, we looked at the Olivet Discourse as a whole. We saw that our Lord answered two questions posed by His disciples, one about the destruction of the temple, and the other about the coming of His kingdom rule and the end of the age. Christ answered both questions (a question pertaining to the timing of the events and a question about recognizing those events), and in so doing gave an outline for the future. This Lord’s Day, we will look at the first section of that outline. We will think about how Christ teaches us to live in these days in which the end of the ages is upon us.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. The Solid Rock
  2. Come Thou Founts
  3. We Sing as one
  4. Come to Me
  5. I Will Be Still
  6. Come Praise and Glorify
  7. 10,000 Reasons
  8. Jesus, Thank You
  9. How Firm A Foundation

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Preparing for Worship: January 6, 2019

Text: Mark 13:3–13
Title: “The Last Days”

Unfortunately, church history is full of examples of eschatological malpractice. There have been countless examples of last days predictions, speculations, crazy prophecy scenarios, that always prove false. Why all of the speculation in connection with biblical prophecy? One reason is that we simply haven’t believed what Jesus clearly said concerning the last days. This Lord’s Day we begin a study of the Olivet Discourse. As we make our way through Christ’s teaching about the last days, we will put away speculations and vain imaginations and concentrate on what our Savior has made certain for us. In this way, His disciples will have reason for hope.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. A Mighty Fortress
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  5. Come Lord Jesus
  6. None but Thee
  7. Be Still My Soul
  8. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

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Preparing for Worship: December 30, 2018

Text: Philippians 3:7-16
Title: “Attitudes that Belong to the Spiritually Mature”

What does spiritual maturity look like? How does a mature mindset in the Christian life think about righteousness, and purpose, and Christ Himself? In Philippians 3:7-16, the Apostle Paul gives voice to several attitudes that belong to mature, spiritual thinking. We will examine those attitudes and examine our maturity in the process.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Psalm 46
  3. We Sing as one
  4. No Greater Aim
  5. All Glory Be to Christ
  6. New Again
  7. Psalm 62
  8. When I Survey
  9. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: December 23, 2018

Text: Luke 1:67-80
Title: “The Sunrise of God’s Tender Mercy”

     I. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PASSAGE
     II. THE FOCUS OF THE PASSAGE
     III. THE SAD REALITY DESCRIBED IN THE PASSAGE
     IV. THE JOYFUL REALITY DESCRIBED IN THE PASSAGE

Passages for reading as we prepare:

  • Psalm 103
  • Isaiah 9
  • Isaiah 60
  • Luke 19:41-44
  • Ephesians 2:13-18

We would also like to invite you to our Christmas Eve service, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” which will be at from 5:30pm-6:30pm on December 24th. 

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  2. O Holy Night
  3. Come All Ye Faithful
  4. God with Us
  5. He Who is Mighty

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Preparing for Worship: December 16, 2018

This coming Lord’s Day we will spend our time in Matthew 20:1-16. Our Savior gave a parable concerning a landowner and his generosity to some day laborers. We will consider that parable and the encouragement it offers concerning the grace of God, even to those who are awakened to that grace late in the day. Our outline for the sermon is as follows: 

  1. What the Parable Describes
  2. What the Parable Teachers
  3. What the Parable is Meant to Affect in God’s People
  4. Some Uses of the Parable

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. A Day of Glory
  2. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  3. O Holy Night
  4. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  5. Psalm 126
  6. What Child is This
  7. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
  8. In the Name of God
  9. Oh the Deep, Deep Love

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Preparing for Worship: December 9, 2018

Text: Mark 13:1-2
Title: “The Temple’s Doom”

This Lord’s Day, we prepare to hear the Olivet Discourse in Mark 13, which is Christ’s farewell prophecy. Before He gave that, however, His disciples observed the beauty of the temple complex. Jesus responded with a prophecy concerning the destruction of the temple, a destruction that would take place in A.D. 70. We will hear our Lord’s answer to the disciple’s wonder over those buildings, and we will consider how His answer speaks to every generation since.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here:

  1. Come All Ye Faithful
  2. None But Thee
  3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  5. All Glory Be to Christ
  6. His Mercy is More
  7. How Great Thou Art
  8. When I Survey

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Preparing for Worship: December 2, 2018

This Lord’s Day we return to a regular schedule for preaching. In the morning service we will consider Mark 12:41-44. The sermon is entitled “Proud Men and Poor Widows.” We will consider why this account of the poor widow who put in all that she had to live on is given immediately after Christ’s assessment of the scribes. In the evening we will begin the third chapter of Titus. In the first eleven verses, Paul imparts a fourfold responsibility to Titus for his work of shepherding the churches. We will begin to consider the first of those, a faithful shepherd’s responsibility to remind believers of how they are to relate to an unbelieving world. 

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here, or a YouTube playlist here:

  1. A Day of Glory
  2. Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  4. Not in Me
  5. All Creatures of Our God and King
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  7. Show Us Christ

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Preparing for Worship: November 25, 2018

Sermon: Titus 2:11–15
Title: “Applying the Gospel”

     I. THE BASIS FOR NEW TESTAMENT EXHORTATIONS (v. 11)

     II. THE SUBSTANCE OF NEW TESTAMENT IMPERATIVES (v. 12)

     III. THE MOTIVATION FOR NEW TESTAMENT LIVING (vv. 13–14)

     IV. THE AUTHORITY OF NEW TESTAMENT INSTRUCTION (v. 15)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here, or a YouTube playlist here:

  1. A Day of Glory
  2. Praise to the Lord
  3. None But Thee
  4. Come Lord Jesus
  5. Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me
  6. He Who is Mighty
  7. The Church’s One Foundation

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Preparing for Worship: November 18, 2018

Text: Mark 12:35-40 
Title: “Beware Blind Guides”

     I. Blind guides misunderstand Christ from the Scriptures (12:35–37)

     II. Blind guides exalt themselves in their religious activity (12:38–40a)

     III. Blind guides are destined for a future they refuse to imagine (12:40b)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here:

1. A Mighty Fortress
2. Raised to Life
3. Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me

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