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Preparing for Worship: January 15, 2017

Text: Mark 3:1-6
Title: “Hardness of Heart”

A right view of salvation requires a right view of the results of Adam’s fall. All people are born spiritually blind with hearts that are wicked and insensitive to the truth. The sinful stubbornness and hardness of the human heart is on display in our text for this Lord’s Day. We are again confronted with another Sabbath controversy, and on this day grace is demonstrated right in the face of murderous hatred. Compassion is extended right in the presence of hardened hearts.

Come and be reminded of what a great salvation has been accomplished in your case. We will bow our hearts in thanks as we see, again, that God and God alone could explain why we now love Jesus Christ.

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 Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. Solid Rock (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. O Praise the Name (iTunes)
  5. Psalm 126 (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 8, 2017

Text: Mark 2:23-28
Title: “Lord of the Sabbath”

This Lord’s Day, we are confronted again by Jesus’ claim to be God. There are always critics of Christianity who want to say that Jesus never claimed to be God. A passage like ours for Sunday demonstrates that they haven’t read the Bible carefully. Jesus consistently made statements and performed miracles that left no doubt about His identity, and which left no middle ground for forming an opinion of Him. We will examine Sunday’s text under four headings:

  1. The Deed that Offended (v. 23)
  2. The Declaration By the Offended (v. 24)
  3. The Discernment They Overlooked (vv. 25-26)
  4. The Determination Jesus Offered (vv. 27-28)

Here are several additional passages you can read for preparation:

  1. 1 Samuel 21:1-6
  2. John 5:1-18
  3. Deuteronomy 5:12-14

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 Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. Great is Thy Faithfulness (iTunes)
  3. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  4. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 1, 2017

It is customary to sing the song “Auld Lang Syne” at New Year celebrations. Several years ago, Dustin Kensrue changed the lyrics to this tune so that it has a more Christ-centered theme. We sing this at Founders from time to time, and we will sing it again this Sunday. You can get the song here, and the lyrics are below. 

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

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. All Glory Be to Christ (iTunes)
  2. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 18, 2016

Mark 2:18-22
“New Ways for a New Day”

The disciples of Jesus behaved in ways that stood in contrast to the Judaism of their day. The fact that they did was agitating and concerning to the most religious people at that time. If Jesus was to have credibility (in their eyes), He was going to have to demonstrate more seriousness about the acts of piety to which they were devoted. One of the areas where the people (the disciples of John and the Pharisees) were especially troubled was fasting. Why were Jesus and His disciples not fasting in accordance with the accepted practices of the most pious? Why were Christ’s disciples characterized by feasting when the disciples of John and the Pharisees were characterized by fasting? Jesus answers their concerns by noting that His presence spoke of something new. This Lord’s Day we will see how Jesus taught that the new day of His coming means new ways for His people.

1. A Question About Christ’s Ways (vv. 18)
2. An Analogy That Provides Christ’s Answer (vv. 19-20)
3. Two Comparisons That Illustrate Christ’s Answer (vv. 21-22)

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

1. Come All Ye Faithful
2. He Who is Mighty
3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
4. You Are Worthy of Your Glory

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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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