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  • Sunday Morning:

    9:00am (Bible study),

    10:30am (Worship)

  • Sunday Evening:

    6:30pm (Worship)

Posts by: joshphilpot

Preparing for Worship: May 26, 2019

Text: Mark 15:16–20
Title: “The Mocking of God”

Something noticeable in the biblical accounts of Christ’s sufferings is how restrained the descriptions are. The biblical evangelists didn’t focus on Christ’s physical sufferings in the way that we might expect. Rather, what they emphasize is the humiliation of it all. The brutality is noted. The cruelty is noted. But what seems most astounding to the biblical writers is the way in which the Son of God was mocked. This Lord’s Day we will look at how Jesus was mocked by the soldiers who served Pilate. We will consider lessons from that mocking that instruct us about fallen mankind, about our majestic Savior, and about our own lives.

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

  1. None But Thee
  2. Grace So Glorious
  3. Is He Worthy?
  4. Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
  5. All Creatures of Our God and King
  6. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
  7. God with Us
  8. See the Destined Day Arise

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Preparing for Worship: May 19, 2019

Our sermon this week comes from Psalm 32, a key text in the Old Testament about confession of sin, and the forgiveness and restoration that comes as a result of obedience. David prays, 

     “I acknowledge my sin to you,
     and I did not cover my iniquity;
     I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’
     and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah” 

Moreover, the one who prays to God in this way—with humility and reverence—will find in him the support he/she needs to withstand the onslaught of evil and temptation that the world brings:

     “You are a hiding place for me;
     you preserve me from trouble;
     you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah”

Take a few moments to read and pray through this psalm before Sunday, and be blessed with the knowledge that, even though we sin, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:1). 

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

  1. Always
  2. Only a Holy God
  3. His Mercy is More
  4. Come to Me
  5. It is Well with My Soul
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  7. 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
  8. Speak, O Lord
  9. All Glory Be to Christ

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Preparing for Worship: May 12, 2019

Text: Mark 14:66-72
Title: “The Trial During the Trial”

When our Lord was on trial before a wicked court on the day He would be crucified, Peter was on trial in the courtyard below. Jesus gave truthful answers, knowing that it would mean His death on behalf of others. Peter told lies, knowing the truth could cost him his life, a life he was protecting for himself. The ugly failure of Peter provides another glimpse of the beauty of Christ and of His gracious and saving love for Peter and us. The outline for Sunday is as follows:

  1. The details of Peter’s great failure.
  2. The pathway that leads to Peter’s great failure.
  3. The beauty of Christ on display through Peter’s great failure.
    1. The care of Christ for us prior to our stumbling
    2. In our stumbling
    3. After our stumbling.
    4. Despite our stumbling.

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

  1. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessings
  2. Jesus is Better
  3. Show Us Christ
  4. Only the Blood
  5. Lord, I Need You
  6. New Again
  7. Behold the Christ
  8. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: April 21, 2019

Text: Mark 14:43–52
Title: “Betrayal, Fear, and Beauty”

The resurrection makes clear what Christ’s crucifixion really was. If Christ was not raised from the dead, then we are still in our sins, and our faith is vain. But He is risen! His resurrection declared that the crucifixion was exactly what the Bible declares that it was: a substitutionary death on the part of the Son of God that atoned for all the sins of all those who trust in Him for salvation. On this Lord’s Day, as we celebrate the resurrection, we see Christ delivered into the hands of sinners. We see the greatest betrayal in human history. And yet, we will also see that the captive was in charge of the captivity. Against the dark backdrop of Judas’ act of betrayal, and the disciple’s abandoning fear, we will see the beauty and majesty of the Savior.

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

  1. Raised to Life
  2. Man of Sorrows
  3. New Again
  4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  5. Is He Worthy?
  6. When I Survey

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Preparing for Worship: April 14, 2019

Text: Mark 14:32-42
Title: “The Trial Before the Trials”

The scene set before us in this week’s study in Mark is mysterious and profound. We see Christ’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. While we will never be able to fully enter into what Christ experienced that night, just prior to Judas leading the arrest party into that garden, we have what the Holy Spirit makes plain in that passage. What we have should produce great love and reverence toward Christ. What is unmistakable is that what Christ embraced in order to redeem us was something so awful that He struggled with what it would mean for Him. This Lord’s Day we will examine that struggle. In the evening service we will return to the book of Malachi, and we will consider the spiritual story that our words tell.

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. Solid Rock
  2. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  3. Is He Worthy
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. You Are Worthy
  6. Song of Moses
  7. Be Still My Soul
  8. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

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Preparing for Worship: April 7, 2019

Text: Mark 14:26-31
Title: “Love Greater Than  Our Resolve”

Our Lord has instituted the Lord’s Supper. He and His disciples have made their way through the Eastern Gate of the city walls, crossed the Kidron Valley, and are making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane on the north side of the Mount of Olives. Somewhere along that brief journey we read of a conversation that Jesus had with His men. He tells them what the next few hours will hold for them. Sadly, it will include their fearful falling away as Jesus suffers. This Lord’s Day, against the dark backdrop of this message from Jesus, a message His disciples did not want to believe, we will see the beauty of what explains a believer’s security. What makes the believer safe, in the final analysis, is not the believer’s resolve for Christ, but Christ’s love for the believer. This Lord’s Day we will consider a love that is greater than our resolve.

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. Only a Holy God
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  5. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  6. God of this Restless Heart
  7. God with Us
  8. Sovereign Over Us
  9. Immortal, Invisible God, Only Wise

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Preparing for Worship: March 31, 2019

Text: Mark 14:22-26
Title: “A Powerful Table for Perpetual Blessing”

This Lord’s Day we study the final legitimate Passover Feast. Jesus passes bread to his disciples and says that it is his body. He then passes wine to them and says it is “the blood of the covenant,” which was poured out for many. In doing this, Jesus fulfills the original intention of the Israelite Passover feast instituted in the book of Exodus. When the people are consecrated before God at Mt. Sinai, Moses took some blood from the offering and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you” (Exod 24:8). Now in Mark 14, Jesus, the only perfect Passover Lamb, pours out his own blood on “the many” (Mk 14:24). The lamb in the Old Testament was but a shadow of the true Lamb of God, who by his own blood saves the world. 

We watch and listen as the Lord Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper, and we think about what it is, why it was given, and what we anticipate as we partake of it.

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. Man of Sorrows 
  3. Come, Lord Jesus
  4. None But Thee
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
  7. Great is Thy Faithfulness

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Preparing for Worship: March 3, 2019

Text: Acts 6:1-7
Title: Shepherds Who Preach

What is the connection between preaching and pastoral care? And, if the connection exists, what is the nature of that relationship? This Lord’s Day we will examine four evidences that preaching is a shepherd’s work. We will also see why it’s not just preachers who need to know and understand this.

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. Always
  2. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  3. Man of Sorrows
  4. Lord of Lords
  5. Be Still My Soul
  6. Show Us Christ
  7. Oh the Deep, Deep Love

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Preparing for Worship: February 24, 2019

Text: Mark 14:3-11
Title: An Indelible Act of Worship

When Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha (see John 12), broke her alabaster flask that contained a Roman pound of pure nard, and poured it out on the Lord Jesus, it was a simple act of worship. What she did not know is that Jesus would memorialize what she did. This Lord’s Day, we will examine this indelible act of worship and take note of ten observations concerning Mary’s demonstration of her love for Christ, and of His supreme worth.

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. A Mighty Fortress
  2. None But Thee
  3. Only a Holy God
  4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  5. Lord I Need You
  6. God with Us
  7. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  8. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: February 17, 2019

Text: Mark 14:1–2
Title: “A Comforting Contrast”

The fourteenth chapter of Mark’s gospel account marks a transition. We will now be focused on the events that lead directly to the cross. We will eventually see Christ arrested, falsely tried, crucified, buried, and raised. We will see Judas betray Christ, Peter deny Christ, and Pilate vacillate over Christ. But before we see any of those events, we are reminded, in the first two verses of chapter 14, who is really in control. There is a contrast between the plans of men and the purpose of God. As we will see this Lord’s Day, that contrast is one that gives comfort to all of God’s children.

To prepare for this week’s text, consider reading Psalm 2 along with Mark 14:1-2.

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 Praise and Glorify
  2. New Again
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Come, Lord Jesus
  5. His Mercy is More
  6. All Creatures of Our God and King
  7. Come Thou Almighty King
  8. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  9. O Great God

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