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Preparing for Worship: May 24, 2015

As Christians, we are not to live in an imaginary world. We don’t rely on the flesh, and that includes fleshly imaginations. We stand on the pure, stable, sound, ground of the Word of God. That means that when the pressure is on when it seems that the whole world is falling apart, the thoughts that enter our minds about God and our circumstances are the thoughts that should agree with Scripture. Our view of God must be clear and accurate.

What does that kind of thinking consist of? We find the answer as to how we are to think in the midst of trials in the first chapter of the book of James, which Pastor Caldwell will teach over the next several Sundays. Before we are done with this study we will see 9 key elements that make up a perspective that will honor God in the midst of trials. The outline for his first sermon is below:

James 1:2-4—”Surviving and Thriving in Life’s Trials”

  1. The Command (v. 2a)
  2. The Challenge (v. 2b)
  3. The Comfort (v. 3)
  4. The Concession (v. 4a)
  5. The Construction (v. 4b)

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 Almighty King (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  5. In the Name of God (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: May 17, 2015

This week our Pastor for Adult Education and Discipleship, Phillip Marshall, will be preaching the morning service from Philippians 2:1-11

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. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  2. Come Ye Sinners (iTunes)
  3. Come to Me (iTunes)
  4. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  5. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: May 10, 2015

May 10th is Mother’s Day, and for several years now we have taken a moment during the service to honor the mothers at Founders and also allow new families to dedicate themselves to raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We will do this again on Sunday, and Pastor Caldwell’s sermon will follow suit in 1 Timothy 5:3-16 as he discusses “The Real War on Women.” From the specific instruction given for the care of widows we will see what God desires the church to honor in women. We will consider the fact that the real war on women is part of a much larger war. It is part of a satanic war on God’s design for human beings. His message and method are as old as the initial lie (Gen 3:1-7). God’s people must aim to please God in our views of manhood and womanhood, and that requires a discernment found in submission to Scripture.

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. Holy (iTunes)
  2. Lord, I Need You (iTunes)
  3. Come Ye Sinners (iTunes)
  4. New Again (Bandcamp)

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Preparing for Worship: May 3, 2015

It is God’s unique glory to declare the end from the beginning (see Isaiah 46). In our text this week (Nahum 2:1-13), God puts that glory on display by announcing with vivid and perfect accuracy what happened to the city of Nineveh years before it took place. What does that message say to this generation?

Text: Nahum 2:1-13
Title: “Destruction Declared”

  1. THE SOUND OF DESTRUCTION (vv.1-2)
  2. THE SCENE OF DESTRUCTION (vv.3-10)
  3. THE SOBRIETY OF DESTRUCTION (vv.11-12)
  4. THE SURENESS OF DESTRUCTION (vv.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
  2. The Solid Rock
  3. Behold the Christ
  4. You Are Worthy of Your Glory
  5. Jesus Thank You

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Preparing for Worship: April 26, 2015

Pastor Caldwell gave an introduction to the book of Nahum last week, and you can listen to that recording here

This week he will exposit Nahum 1:1-15, “The God who determines all Things”:

  1. The Burdened Prophet (v.1)
  2. The Awesome God (vv. 2-8)
  3. The Foolish Nation (v. 9-11)
  4. The Comforted People (v. 12-15)

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. Man of Sorrows (iTunes)
  2. Christ is Risen (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)
  5. Sovereign Over Us (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: April 19, 2015

Having completed preaching through the book of Luke, Pastor Caldwell will now turn to the minor prophet, Nahum. Of course, none of the OT prophets are “minor” in terms of importance or degree. The classification of “major” and “minor” simply refers to length, the longer prophets being Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, followed by the twelve minor prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. As an introduction, Pastor Caldwell’s emphasis for this week’s sermon is on the wasted mercies that characterize Nahum’s message. “Nahum” means “consolation, comfort.” The root has a meaning “to be relieved by taking vengeance” (Is. 1:24; 57:6), and this would be especially fitting for Nahum. Comfort and relief is brought to God’s people when he takes vengeance on their enemies!

Three takeaway points from the introductory sermon on Sunday are, 

  1. The book of Nahum teaches us that our conception of God is far too weak
  2. The book of Nahum teaches us that our conception of God is far too small 
  3. The book of Nahum teaches us that our conception of God is far too untrusting

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. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  2. Refuge (iTunes)
  3. Lord I Need You (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. In the Name of God (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: April 12, 2015

One of the more interesting and yet perplexing texts in all the New Testament occurs in Luke 24:13-35, which will be the subject of Pastor Caldwell’s sermon this week. In that text, Jesus encounters two disciples on the Emmaus Road who are pondering all that they have heard that morning, that the body of the Lord Christ was no longer in a tomb. Jesus chides them for their lack of faith in what Jesus has previously told them, that the Messiah must suffer, die, and rise from the dead. And then Luke records what Jesus does next: “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (24:27). Jesus later says something similar to his disciples: “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (24:44). 

We can make a few preliminary observations concerning these statements before Sunday, first that Jesus here attests to the veracity of all of the Old Testament—it is true because it testifies about him in every part! Second, he mentions the 1) Law (Genesis–Deuteronomy), 2) the Prophets (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel–2 Kings, and the prophets [except for Daniel]), and 3) the Psalms (or, “Writings,” all the other books in the OT). These categories attest to the unity of the Old Testament. In the original Hebrew, the Old Testament was divided into three sections: Torah (Law), Nevi’im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings). These categories are sometimes referred to by the acronym, TaNaK. Jesus calls the latter section the “Psalms” since the book of Psalms is the largest book and major component of the “Writings.”

Third, Jesus makes the amazing statement all three sections of the OT “concern himself” and are “fulfilled” in him. This means that we can have absolute confidence in the Word of God for us. What he has declared beforehand concerns Jesus and has been fulfilled in Jesus. God’s plan from all eternity is to glorify himself through his Son, the risen Lord Jesus.

Pastor Caldwell’s outline for Luke 24:13-35, “The Road to Emmaus,” is as follows:

  1. A Meeting with Jesus (vv. 13-16)
  2. A Message from Jesus (vv. 17-27)
  3. A Meal with Jesus (vv. 28-32)
  4. A Mission for Jesus (vv. 33-35)

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. Holy (Jesus You Are) (iTunes
  2. Christ is Risen (iTunes)
  3. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  4. Refuge (iTunes)
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: April 5, 2015

Today is what we traditionally call Good Friday, the day in which we remember Jesus’ death on the cross three days prior to his resurrection. This Sunday we will celebrate Easter, or Resurrection Day, which also corresponds to the day of each week when we meet to worship. The Apostles began this tradition, calling Sunday “The Lord’s Day” since Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday (see Acts 20:7). For Christians, every day is a Resurrection Day because every day we are reminded that in Jesus’ death and resurrection we have life. Our life is tied to his, and without his life we are still dead in our trespasses and sins. Jesus himself said, “For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will” (John 5:21). 

In God’s good timing and providence, Pastor Caldwell’s text this week is from Luke 24:1-12. 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. Man of Sorrows (iTunes)
  2. Christ is Risen (iTunes)
  3. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  4. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: March 29, 2015

Web event

This weekend, March 27-29, we will be hosting the 13th Annual Spurgeon Conference with guest Dr. Danny Akin. If you are not familiar with Dr. Akin and his ministry, here is a quick profile:

Name: Dr. Danny Akin

Age: 58 (born January 2, 1957)

Why you’ve heard of him: A leading Baptist academic, Akin has used his platform to promote a greater commitment to expository preaching and missions, including calling for a Great Commission Resurgence among Southern Baptists.

Position: He is currently the sixth president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Previous: Akin began his career at Criswell College, where he taught and served as dean. Akin transitioned to SEBTS, where he served as an assistant professor and dean, before later joining the faculty at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2004, he returned to SEBTS as president.

Education: He earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Criswell, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Books: Akin has authored, co-authored or edited numerous Bible commentaries and scholarly theological works, among his published books are: A Theology for the Church, God on Sex: The Creator’s Ideas about Love, Intimacy, and Marriage, Vibrant Church: Becoming a Healthy Church in the 21st Century (co-authored with Thom Rainer), 10 Who Changed the World, and Christology: The Study of Christ.

Why he’s important: He has contributed much to the direction of the SBC and evangelicalism as a whole through his personal passions and academic works. As president of SEBTS, two centers have flourished under his leadership – one concerned with the intersection of faith and culture, the other focused on the Great Commission.

He has written and taught widely on sex and marriage, as well as preaching and teaching. Akin’s book Engaging Exposition, co-authored with Bill Curtis and Stephen Rummage, was named a book of the year by Preaching Today. His desire to see pastors and church leaders better understand and teach God’s Word led SEBTS to offer his hermeneutics course for free online.

Akin’s April 2009 chapel sermon entitled “Axiom’s for a Great Commission Resurgence” became a catalyst for the SBC to build upon the Conservative Resurgence and unify around a commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission. The movement called for a streamlining of denominational structures so that more funds could be designated toward mission efforts, particularly international ones. It culminated in the forming of a Great Commission Resurgence Task Force in 2009 and the adopting of the Task Force’s report at the SBC annual meeting in 2010.

Notable Quotes:
“When sex and marriage are experienced and enjoyed together as God intended, the joys and blessings that are ours are seldom, if ever, surpassed in this life.”
“What you say is more important than how you say it, but how you say it has never been more important.”
“God does not call everyone to leave home and go to the nations. But I am convinced He is calling more than are going.”
“God does not call all to be international or North American missionaries. However, He does call all to be fully engaged in the work of missions. He calls all of us to be Great Commission Christians.”
“We truly should pray not, ‘Lord, should I go?’ No, we should rather pray, ‘Lord, why should I stay?!’”

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Preparing for Worship: March 22, 2015

Pastor Caldwell will continue in Luke 23:50-56 this week, addressing in particular the faithfulness of God. In Jesus’ burial we see the reliability of God’s Word and his love in redeeming his people through the death of his Son. For the PM service Pastor Caldwell will go to Hebrews 13:17 and address how we must see the church through the eyes of God. Often we are tempted simply to see people in the church instead of seeing God. We are prone to lean on our own understanding and the arm of the flesh instead of trusting God’s words as God’s words. Those words are our life and sustenance. May we not neglect them. 

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. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  2. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)
  3. Our Great God (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. Romans 11 (Doxology) (iTunes)

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