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Preparing for Worship: December 11, 2016

Text: Mark 2:13-17
Title: “Jesus Calls Sinners”

This Lord’s Day we are thankfully reminded that Jesus is a friend to sinners. After healing the paralytic who was lowered into His presence through a roof, Jesus made His way out to the Sea of Galilee. There, He was followed by great crowds while He was teaching. In our verses we are told of Christ’s call of the disciple Matthew (referred to by his name Levi in Mark and Luke’s account). Matthew, a tax-collector, was a “chief sinner,” and yet Christ mercifully calls him to faith. Matthew’s response was to host a gathering for all his sinner friends so that they could be introduced to Jesus. Jesus and His disciples reclined to dinner with these sinners, and when questioned about it, Jesus makes His mission crystal clear. He did not come to call the righteous, but sinners (v. 17). Sunday morning we will look at this passage under two headings:

     I. God’s Grace to One Sinner (vv. 13-14)
     II. God’s Grace for All Sinners (vv. 15-17)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. A Day of Glory (iTunes)
  2. What Child is This (iTunes)
  3. His Mercy is More (iTunes)
  4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (iTunes)

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Worship Auditions 2017

The worship ministry at Founders Baptist Church exists solely to bring glory to God through leading the people of God to declare the truths of God. This happens primarily through scripture readings, music, and prayer, week after week. We know that worship is not exclusively a song or the words of a prayer, but an ongoing, never-ending life of praise. Just as the angels perpetually sing that God is “holy, holy, holy” (Isaiah 6:3), so the church should proclaim to one another at all times that God is high and lifted up  (Hebrews 13:15). Our goal is to be,

  • growing closer to Christ and maturing in our understanding of God, and who we are in Him,
  • improving musically/artistically/creatively,
  • accountable for our commitments and faithful to live them out.

To that end, we want to offer a day annually where other members of the congregation can audition to be part of this ministry. On Saturday, January 21st, 2017 (between 9:00-12:00) we will hold open auditions for the worship team at Founders.

The steps for auditioning are found in the online application here: http://bit.ly/fbcworshipauditions

After completing the application, read through the following documents:

  1. Audition Notes for Applicants
  2. Helpful Tips for Worship Auditions

The following songs and chord charts will be used for auditions, which you may download by clicking “Read More” at the bottom of this page. Again, please read the application and above documents for further comments on these songs:

  1. Come Praise and Glorify: 
          1. Come Praise and Glorify

     (chart)

  2. Show Us Christ: 
          2. Show Us Christ

     (chart)

  3. Shine Into Our Night: 
          3. Shine Into Our Night

     (chart)

  4. Lord I Need You: 
          4. Lord I Need You – Shane & Shane

    (chart in B, chart in G with Capo 4))

  5. Come to Me: 
          5. Come to Me

     (chart)

  6. Jesus Thank You: 
          6. Jesus, Thank You

    (Jesus Thank You – F, Jesus Thank You – Capo 1 for Guitar in E)

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, and if you are interested in being part of the worship ministry at Founders, I hope to see you on January 21st!

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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Preparing for Worship: December 4, 2016

Text: Mark 2:1-12
Title: “The One Who Forgives Sins”

Our text this Lord’s Day answers the two most important questions anyone could ask about Jesus of Nazareth. Who was this man, and what was His mission? Jesus performs one of His most memorable miracles (heals a man who was lowered on a bed into a room through the roof) in a way that leaves no doubt about His true identity and what He came to provide for sinners. We will consider Mark’s account of this miracle under four headings:    

     I. The Curious Crowd (vs.1-2)
     II. The Faith Encounter (vs.3-5)
     III. The Response of Unbelief (vs.6-7)
     IV. The Answer to Unbelief (vs.8-12)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. A Day of Glory (iTunes)
  2. Come All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: November 27, 2016

Text: Colossians 3:15
Title: “Be Thankful”

This Lord’s Day we consider a brief imperative that is often ignored, which is the fact that we have a God-given obligation to live thankful lives. The thankful life is actually the new life in Jesus Christ (as the context will demonstrate). We will consider this exhortation under the following headings:     

     I. The Context for the Command (vv. 1-17)
          A. The Capacity for Thankfulness
          B. The Character of Thankfulness
     II. The Importance of the Command (v. 15)

Some verses to consider prior to Sunday:

  • Psalm 103:2
  • Psalm 116:12
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
  • Luke 7:36-48

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Preparing for Worship: November 20, 2016

Text: Mark 1:35-39
Title: “Prayer and Preaching”

Few things are more amazing to consider than the Son of God in prayer. Who is Jesus of Nazareth? He is the Son of God and the Son of Man­—the God-man. He is the eternal Son of God who took to Himself a real human nature for the purpose of saving His people from their sins. He is God from all eternity, but He became man in time. He did not take this additional nature to Himself for a time; He took this nature to Himself for forever. He lived His life on earth in dependence upon His Father, in the power of the Spirit, making use of the means of communion that God has given to men. He also lived His life on earth accomplishing the purpose for which He had been sent. In the language of 1 Timothy 1:15, “He came into the world to save sinners…”

This Lord’s Day we consider our Savior as we see Him engaged in prayer and in preaching.

  1. BEHOLD THE MISSION OF JESUS
  2. BEHOLD THE PRAYER LIFE OF JESUS
  3. BEHOLD THE PREACHING MINISTRY OF JESUS

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. New Again (iTunes)
  2. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)
  4. Come to Me (iTunes)
  5. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: October 23, 2016

Text: Mark 1:14-15
Title: “The King Preaches”

In our text for this Lord’s Day, we witness a great transition. The ministry of John the Baptist ends, and the public ministry of Jesus in Galilee begins. Many great servants of God have preached before royalty. In this case, we witness royalty preaching. Through the Holy Spirit’s account by Mark, we have the privilege and joy and considering a brief but rich description of the preaching ministry of the Son of God.

I. THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WAYS (v. 14)
II. THE MESSENGER OF GOD’S WORD (v. 14)
III. THE MESSAGE OF GOD’S GOOD NEWS (vv. 14-15)

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

1. We Are the Body
2. Jesus is Better
3. Raised to Life
4. In the Name of God
5. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place

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Preparing for Worship: October 9, 2016

Text: Mark 1:12-13
Title: “Christ in the Wilderness”

This Lord’s Day we study that mysterious encounter between our Savior and Satan in the wilderness. Immediately following His baptism, the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (also see Matthew 4 and Luke 4). Christ’s public ministry would not only begin with an affirmation from His Father (the voice at His baptism), but an attack from the one whose works He had come to destroy (1 John 3:8). What Christ did for us in the wilderness was absolutely necessary for what He would do for us at the cross.

The outline for our sermon is as follows:

  1. THE SPIRIT’S GUIDANCE OF JESUS (v. 12)
  2. THE DEVIL’S TEMPTING OF JESUS (v. 13a)
  3. THE HOSTILE ARENA FOR JESUS (v. 13b)
  4. THE AFFIRMING COMFORT FOR JESUS (v. 13)

Reading to Prepare:

  • Matthew 4:1-11
  • Luke 4:1-13

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Thou Fount (iTunes)
  2. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  3. Lord, I Need You (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. How Sweet and Awful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: October 2, 2016

Text: Mark 1:9-11
Title: “The Baptism of Jesus”

Why would Jesus submit himself to baptism? The question is especially important to consider when we remember that He was baptized by John the Baptist, a man whose message and baptism were clearly associated with repentance. We will consider that question this coming Lord’s Day morning under the following headings:

  1. THE APPEARANCE OF JESUS (v. 9a)
  2. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS (v. 9b)
  3. THE CONFIRMATION OF JESUS (v. 10-11)

Reading to Prepare:

  • Isaiah 42
  • Psalm 2
  • Isaiah 11

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Exalted Over All (iTunes)
  2. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  3. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)
  4. Behold the Christ (iTunes)
  5. New Again (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 25, 2016

Text: Mark 1:4-8
Title: “My Messenger”

When we think about John the Baptist we should always think about Jesus. That was John’s desire, and that was John’s calling and purpose. John was sent to point the world to Jesus. This Lord’s Day we are introduced to the messenger promised in Malachi and Isaiah (Mark 1:1-3). That messenger would prepare the people of Israel for their promised King by declaring the need for genuine repentance. We will examine Mark’s account of John under the following headings.

  1. THE SUMMARY OF JOHN’S MINISTRY (v. 4)
  2. THE INFLUENCE OF JOHN’S MINISTRY (v. 5)
  3. THE DESCRIPTION OF JOHN’S APPEARANCE (v. 6)
  4. THE CONTENT OF JOHN’S MESSAGE (vv. 7-8)

At the end of it all we will be reminded of who Jesus is, and what He did to save His people from their sins.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. The Solid Rock (iTunes)
  2. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  5. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 11, 2016

This Lord’s Day we complete our study of the book of Micah. The book ends on a note that mirrors the prophet’s name (Micah means “Who is like Yahweh?”). In the 7th chapter and 18th verse Micah asks, “Who is a God like you?” That is the theme that will be explored as we look at verses 11-20. We will see:

  1. HE IS A GOD WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES (vv. 11-13)
  2. HE IS A GOD WHO SHEPHERDS HIS PEOPLE (vv. 14-17)
  3. HE IS A GOD WHO PARDONS SINNERS (vv. 18-20)

Through it all the incomparable majesty and greatness of our God shines!

Reading to Prepare:

  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • Genesis 15:1-18
  • Zechariah 2:1-5
  • Ezekiel 34:11-16
  • Isaiah 24:1-3

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also download the music using the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Praise and Glorify (iTunes)
  2. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  3. You Are Worthy of Your Glory (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. He Will Hold Me Fast (iTunes)

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