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Preparing for Worship: August 13, 2017

Text: Mark 7:24-30
Title: “The Humility of Genuine Faith”

Wherever salvation is received, humility is present. People are not saved because of their humility, but God produces the humility that belongs to the faith that receives the Son of God for salvation. Humility is present wherever faith is being exercised in the Lord Jesus Christ.

This Lord’s Day, we see a Syrophoenician mother who was in desperate need of help. Her little daughter was greatly tormented by a demon. She reveals a genuine faith in the Lord Jesus. She knows that He is the Lord, that He is the Son of David, and that it is His mercy that she and her daughter need.

As we see how Christ dealt with her, we are taught 5 truths about the humility of genuine faith.

  1. HUMILITY IS NOT EXPLAINED BY NATURE
  2. HUMILITY RECOGNIZES ITS NEED
  3. HUMILITY EXPRESSES ITS NEED
  4. HUMILITY IS NOT OFFENDED BY THE TRUTH
  5. HUMILITY IS A GRACE STORY

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. New Again
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  5. Oh the Deep, Deep Love

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Preparing for Worship: August 6, 2017

Text : Mark 7:14-23
Title: “Defilement”

Christ’s antagonists had leveled an accusation. His disciples were guilty of being defiled because they didn’t wash according to the tradition of the elders, prior to eating.

Initially, Christ ignored the charge and got straight to the real issue. They replaced God’s Word with their traditions, and in that way evaded Scripture. But the crowds had to be wondering about the charge. How would Christ answer it?

This Lord’s Day we hear Christ’s answer. What really defiled a person, and where does the defilement reside?

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Come Praise and Glorify
  3. New Again
  4. Jesus is Better

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Preparing for Worship: July 30, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:4
Title: True Love in Ministry

Of all the ways that the apostle Paul serves as a model for ministry, the area where his shepherding shines the brightest is in the quality of love. Paul loved the churches, and he had a unique love for the Corinthian church. Our text this Sunday morning gives us insight into that love. Of course, Paul’s love is simply a testimony of Christ’s love. His love for God’s people is the Holy Spirit produced result of salvation. As we look at that love, we will examine our own.

  1. LOVE IS OPEN (v. 11a)
  2. LOVE IS FORGIVING (vv. 11b-13)
  3. LOVE IS PROTECTIVE (6:14-7:1; 2 Cor 11:2)
  4. LOVE DESIRES FELLOWSHIP (v. 7:2)
  5. LOVE IS LOYAL (v. 3)
  6. LOVE TRUSTS (v. 4)
  7. LOVE SEES THE BEST (v. 4)
  8. LOVE IS JOYFUL (v. 4)

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

  1. Jesus Paid it All
  2. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  3. Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
  4. It is Well with My Soul
  5. No Greater Aim

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Preparing for Worship: July 16, 2017

Text: Mark 6:45-56
Title: “The One Who Walked on Water”

This Lord’s Day we look at one of the most famous miracles Christ ever performed. When His disciples were straining at the oars of their vessel, trying to make progress against a strong wind on the Sea of Galilee in the early morning hours, Christ came to them walking on the water. What is the significance of this miracle? And how does this miracle relate to what Mark gives us in the narrative that immediately precedes it and follows it? Come this Sunday prepared to worship our Savior.

  1. JESUS ALONE ON THE LAND (vv. 45-47)
  2. JESUS WITH HIS DISCIPLES ON THE SEA (vv. 48-52)
  3. JESUS WITH THE MULTITUDES IN GENNESARET (vv. 53-56)

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

  1. Song of Moses 
  2. Praise to the Lord
  3. Raised to Life
  4. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  5. I Will Be Still 

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Preparing for Worship: July 9, 2017

Text: Mark 6:30-44
Title: “The Great Shepherd”

The feeding of the 5,000 is the one miracle recorded in all four gospel accounts (other than the resurrection). It is a miracle that is rich with lessons and implications. But if we look for the one theme that stands above the others, and is demonstrated in all the lessons, it would be that Jesus is the great shepherd promised throughout Scripture. This Lord’s Day we will concentrate on that theme under four headings:

  1. THE SHEPHERD’S LOVE (vv. 30-34)
  2. THE SHEPHERD’S HUMILITY (vv. 35-36)
  3. THE SHEPHERD’S GUIDANCE (vv. 37-38)
  4. THE SHEPHERD’S PROVISION (vv. 39-44)

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

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  2. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  3. God Undefeatable
  4. His Mercy is More
  5. Abide with Me

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Preparing for Worship: July 2, 2017

Text: Mark 6:30-44
Title: “Lessons from a Spiritual Debriefing”

The apostles returned from a time of ministry that was a part of Christ’s plan for their training. He taught them by word and by example. When they returned they reported to Him, and what followed that report presents us with some important lessons about ministry. That is what we will focus on this Lord’s Day, “Lessons from a Spiritual Debriefing.” We will see five lessons in particular:

  1. FAITHFUL MINISTRY REQUIRES LEARNING (v. 30)
  2. FAITHFUL MINISTRY ALLOWS FOR REST (vv. 31-32)
  3. FAITHFUL MINISTRY CARES FOR SOULS (vv. 33-34a)
  4. FAITHFUL MINISTRY LEARNS TO BE FLEXIBLE (v. 34b)
  5. FAITHFUL MINISTRY SERVES OUT OF WHAT IS SUPPLIED (vv. 35-44)

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

  1. O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  2. Holy, Holy, Holy
  3. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
  4. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
  5. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: June 25, 2017

Text: Mark 6:14-29
Title: “The Haunting of Herod”

One of the things that will make hell a place of torment is the reality of memory. All of the memories of God’s grace rejected. All the memories of opportunities wasted. In our verses this Lord’s Day, we are given a narrative flashback. Mark tells us how Herod Antipas reacted to the news of Jesus, and that provided an opportunity to tell us of how Herod had treated John the Baptist. What becomes evident is that Herod was a conflicted man with a troubled conscience. The challenge for us will be to respond to Christ in a way that would never leave us with regret.

  1. A CONSCIENCE-DRIVEN CONCLUSION (vv. 14-16)
  2. A CONSCIENCE-TROUBLING RELATIONSHIP (vv. 17-20)
  3. A CONSCIENCE-TESTING REQUEST (vv. 21-26)
  4. A CONSCIENCE-IGNORING CHOICE (vv. 27-29)

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Only a Holy God
  3. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place

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Preparing for Worship: June 18, 2017

Text: Mark 6:7-13
Title: “Apprenticeship”

This Lord’s Day we witness a new stage in the training of the twelve apostles. Christ chose them to be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach and exercise His authority (Mark 3). In our passage we will see that it was now time for that hands-on experience. Christ was preparing His men for the task that would be theirs after His resurrection and ascension. As we examine the passage we will see six important lessons about ministry.

I. MINISTRY IS A SLAVE’S WORK
II. MINISTRY IS A SHARED WORK
III. MINISTRY IS A SURRENDERED WORK
IV. MINISTRY IS A SATISFIED WORK
V. MINISTRY IS A SOBERING WORK
VI. MINISTRY IS A SUPERNATURAL WORK

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Preparing for Worship: June 11, 2017

Sunday AM
Text: Mark 6:1-6
Title: “Morally Blind”

The previous section of Mark emphasized faith. When Jesus calmed the storm He exhorted His disciples to believe instead of fear. When Jesus delivered the demonized man from the legion of demons, that man’s faith was on display in his deliverance from evil, his desire to follow Jesus, and his bold testimony that followed the commission he received from Christ. When the woman who touched the hem of Christ’s garment was healed, Jesus told her that her faith had made her well. And when Jairus received news that his daughter had just died, Jesus told him not to fear but to believe.

The next section of Mark emphasizes just the opposite. In the text that we examine this Lord’s Day we see unbelief on display. It is an unbelief that dishonored Jesus, but it did more. The unbelief on display in Nazareth amazed Jesus. Only twice in the New Testament are we told that Jesus marveled. He marveled at the faith of a centurion (see Matthew 8:10; Luke 7:9), and He marveled at the wicked unbelief on display in Nazareth.

     I. THE PLACE WHERE UNBELIEF WAS MANIFESTED (vv. 1-2a)
     II. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF UNBELIEF THAT WERE MANIFESTED (vv. 2b-6)

On Sunday evening we will return to our study in 2 Corinthians: 

     Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
     Title: “A New Creation Perspective”

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

  1. Jesus Paid it All
  2. His Mercy is More
  3. Raised to Life
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. All I Have is Christ 

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Preparing for Worship: June 4, 2017

What do you do when you’re facing a difficult temptation or trial? What is your response to the devil’s schemes? Matthew 4:1-11 recounts Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness by Satan. Jesus had been fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, he was alone, hungry, and exhausted—a perfect storm of physical and mental ailments that would make a normal Christian susceptible to failure. But as we look to Matthew 4 in the morning service, it is comforting to know that our Lord faced such temptation but overcame it. When the devil tempts believers, they can be encouraged by the fact that they know him who conquered the devil for them. 

Matthew 4:1-11 is easily divided into three scenes with three locations, three temptations, and three responses from Jesus:

     Scene 1—The Wilderness (Matt 4:1-4)
          Temptation: stones to bread
          Response: Deuteronomy 8:3 

     Scene 2—The Temple (Matt 4:5-7)
          Temptation: miracles and signs, definitive proof
          Response: Deuteronomy 6:16

     Scene 3—A High Mountain (Matt 4:8-11)
          Temptation: all kingdoms and their glory
          Response: Deuteronomy 6:13

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

  1. Come Thou Fount
  2. It is Well with My Soul
  3. Man of Sorrows
  4. Only the Blood
  5. Trust You

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