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Preparing for Worship: February 7, 2106

Text: Hebrews 8:7-13
Title: “Obsolete”

What is a New Testament believer’s relationship to the Mosaic Covenant? It is a question that the original readers of the book of Hebrews faced, and it is a question that believers have wrestled with ever since. This Lord’s Day we see that the writer of Hebrews declares and demonstrates from the Old Testament Scripture that the first covenant (Mosaic) was limited and temporary by God’s design. He says that it is “obsolete” (v. 13). The second (the New Covenant) is superior, and he begins to supply the reasons for such a declaration. He does so by appealing to Jeremiah 31:31-34. Come this Sunday prepared to think about the glorious promises contained in the New Covenant, the covenant that was ratified by the blood of Jesus.

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Jeremiah 30-31
  2. Hebrews 8-10
  3. Ezekiel 36:16-38

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. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. Come to Me (iTunes)
  4. Sing to Jesus (iTunes)
  5. I Will Be Still (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 24, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 24, 2016

Text: Hebrews 8:1-6
Title: “The Main Point”

The writer of Hebrews bridges the discussion of priesthood to the discussion of covenants. He does so by identifying and driving home the main point in all that he has been saying: Jesus is a better priest, mediating a better covenant, that is based on better promises. The priest is better, the place where He serves is better, the offering He presented is better, and the promise involved in what He has done is better. The main point is that everything we needed in a high priest we have in Jesus. That main point accomplishes a pastoral purpose. If the readers feel that they are missing out on anything that they have left behind in an earthly temple service, they are wrong. What they have in Jesus is the reality that the earthly temple service only represents (at the time they received this letter) in a shadowy way. They must be comforted by the knowledge of these things, and they must be made courageous to persevere in the truths of the new covenant. They must follow Christ.

  1. A SEATED PRIEST (v. 1)
  2. A TRUE TENT (v. 2)
  3. A NECESSARY SERVICE (v. 3)
  4. A SUPERIOR ADMINISTRATION (vv. 4-6)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Hebrews 1:3, 13
  2. Exodus 25:9, 40; Hebrews 9:6-10, 24
  3. Jeremiah 31:31-34

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. We Sing as One (iTunes)
  3. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)
  4. Psalm 126 (iTunes)
  5. Before the Throne (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 17, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 17, 2016

Text: Hebrews 7:11-19
Title: “A Better Hope”

The writer of Hebrews continues to point believers to what is better. In Jesus we have someone who is greater than angels, greater than Moses and Joshua, greater than Abraham, and whose priesthood is greater than the Levitical order. His better priesthood belongs to a better covenant and results in a better hope. The argument all along is that what these believers had known in old covenant practices was a preparation. The Levitical priesthood, and therefore the law associated with it, never possessed the power to perfect anything or anyone. Christ, His Melchizedekian priesthood, the new covenant in His blood—this is what God had planned all along. Christ is the sinner’s only true hope. The Jewish Christians who were addressed in this letter, and all believers who read the letter today, are exhorted to embrace their hope without doubting.

  1. THE PROMISE OF GOD MAKES PLAIN THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (v. 11)
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW MAKE PLAIN THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD AND THE MOSAIC COVENANT (vv. 12-14)
  3. THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW PRIEST DEMONSTRATES THE INFERIORITY OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (vv. 15-17)
  4. THE PROSPECTS OF THE NEW PRIESTHOOD DEMONSTRATE THE INFERIORITY OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (vv. 18-19)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Psalm 110:1-4
  2. Numbers 3:10-13
  3. Genesis 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. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  2. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. In the Name of God (iTunes)
  5. How Sweet and Awful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 10, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 10, 2016

Text: Hebrews 6:13-20
Title: “God’s Promise and our Patience”

Abraham is the father of those who believe. His example of faith, patient endurance, and the inheriting of God’s promises is set before us as an example to imitate. This Lord’s day we will be reminded of his example, and we will be challenged to remember what is the anchor of our soul. Our anchor is within the veil. He is our forerunner and our great Melchizedekian high priest. We will be reminded that, as followers of Christ, our life and eternity hangs on the word of God; and we are safe.

I. THE PROMISE FROM GOD (vv. 13-14)
II. THE PATIENCE OF ABRAHAM (vv. 15)
III. THE PURPOSE OF GOD’S OATH (vv. 16-18)
IV. THE PRIEST WHO IS OUR HOPE (vv. 19-20)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Genesis 12:1-7
  2. Genesis 17
  3. Genesis 22:1-18

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. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  3. I Will Be Still (iTunes)
  4. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  5. Abide with Me (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 20, 2015

Preparing for Worship: December 20, 2015

 

Text: Hebrews 6:1-3
Title: “Moving to Maturity”

Having shamed the readers for their spiritual immaturity at the end of chapter 5, the writer of Hebrews now exhorts believers to leave the basics behind. He does not mean that he wants them to abandon the first teaching about Christ, but to build upon it. This is not just fitting, it is safe. It is not just a shame for a Christian to be spiritually immature, it is dangerous. This Lord’s Day morning we meet with three challenges:

I. THE CALL TO MATURITY (v. 1a)
II. THE CHANGE FOR MATURITY (vv. 1b-2)
III. THE CAPACITY FOR MATURITY (v. 3)

Preparing for Sunday:

  • Prayerfully examine your life and ask if there are areas of spiritual apathy that need to be addressed.
  • Pray and ask the Lord to prepare you to hear His word. Ask Him for a hungry heart and ready ears.
  • Pray and ask God to grant you the desire to WORSHIP this Sunday. Come ready to give and to receive. Give to God the glory due His name!

Are you ready to move forward?

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. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (iTunes)
  2. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This? (iTunes)
  4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (iTunes)
  5. We Sing as One (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 13, 2015

Text: Hebrews 5:1-10
Title: “Jesus Our High Priest”

In Hebrews 4:11-16 the author of Hebrews declared that Jesus is our sympathetic high priest, and then applied that truth to our need to hold fast our confession and draw near to God’s throne of grace. This Lord’s day, we see the writer demonstrate how Jesus was uniquely qualified for this office due to the incarnation.

There is no better time to study Hebrews 5:1-10 than Christmas. These verses present us with truths that cause us to cherish the truth of the incarnation of our High Priest, and help us to see how that incarnation was necessary to His everlasting role as the great High Priest for His people.

  1. THE PAST REQUIREMENTS FOR A HIGH PRIEST (vv. 1-4)
  2. THE PERFECT REALIZATION IN OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST (vv. 5-10)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Psalm 2
  2. Psalm 110
  3. Genesis 14
  4. Hebrews 7

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 All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
  2. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This (iTunes)
  4. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  5. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 6, 2015

Text: Hebrews 4:14-16
Title: “How to Persevere”

This Lord’s Day we will spend both sermons examining Hebrews 4:14-16. In the morning service we will strive to grasp four large-scale principles for the Christian’s perseverance in the faith. In the evening we will dig down into the details contained in those four principles.

The four large-scale principles are gathered from four observations taken from the text:

I. His entire argument centers on Jesus (vv. 14-16)

II. Believers are given two specific things we must do (vs. 14, 16)

III. Believers are taught what Jesus has done (vv. 14-15)

IV. Believers are exhorted to take hold of what is available for their perseverance (vs.16)

Passages for Preparation:

1. Ephesians 1:16-23
2. Hebrews 2:14–3:2
3. Philippians 3:7-17
4. 2 Peter 1:3-15

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. A Day of Glory (iTunes)
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (iTunes)
3. Come All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
4. Come to Us O Lord (iTunes

 

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Preparing for Worship: November 29, 2015

Text: Hebrews 4:12-13
Title: “Encountering God’s Word”

We memorize and quote some of our favorite verses with no reference to their context. The two verses that we examine this Lord’s Day are very famous, but not often considered in the context of the warnings of Hebrews 3 and 4. This Sunday we will look at them in their context under two headings:

I. The Word of God and the Warnings of God
II. The Word of God and those Warned by God
     A. There is a powerful judgment taking place in the ones who receive the word of God (v. 12)
     B. There is a personal judge of the ones who receive the word of God (v. 13)

When we encounter Scripture we come face to face with God. That will be true this Sunday. Come prepared!

Reading to Prepare:
1. Psalm 95:7-11
2. Psalm 19 and 119
3. Isaiah 55:10-11

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. Come Thou Almighty King (iTunes)
2. A Mighty Fortress (iTunes)
3. Praise to the Lord (iTunes)
4. No Greater Aim (iTunes

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Preparing for Worship: November 22, 2015

Text: Colossians 3:1-17
Title: “The Believing Life”

This Lord’s Day we will take a one week break from our study in Hebrews in view of the Thanksgiving holiday. Three times in verses 15-17 the community of believers is exhorted to express a godly attitude of thankfulness. As the passage makes clear, however, giving thanks is not something experienced or offered apart from the rest of the Christian life. It is certainly not something we practice once a year. Genuine thanksgiving flows out of the life that believers have been saved to live and called to live. This Sunday we will consider the believing life from Colossians 3 under five headings:

1. The believing life is a life lived in community with other believers (entire passage)
2. The believing life is a life of gospel-driven effort (entire passage)
3. The believing life is a life of Christ-fixed affections (vv. 1-4)
4. The believing life is a life of aggressive exchange (vv. 5-14)
5. The believing life is a life of renewed standards (vv. 15-17)

I would encourage you to read Colossians 3:1-17 more than once and ask God to prepare your heart for these lessons.

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. It is Finished (iTunes)
2. We Sing as One (iTunes)
3. Shine into Our Night (iTunes)
4. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes

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Preparing for Worship: November 15, 2015

Text: Hebrews 4:1-11
Title: “Fearing Unbelief”

This Lord’s day we begin to wade into the difficult waters of Hebrews 4:1-11. The main point of the passage, and the primary subject matter under consideration, is not difficult to discern. The statements that support these main points, however, are woven together in a way that many commentators acknowledge to be confusing. This Sunday we will identify the subject matter that is emphasized (the “rest of God”), and the main point he makes about that subject matter (“fear so that you do not come short of that rest”).

We will answer three questions:

  1. What is the “rest” spoken of in these verses?
  2. What is the “fear” spoken of in these verses?
  3. What kind of “life” is exhorted in these verses?

Next week we will return to follow the writer’s line of thought in the supporting statements. And once again, he is expositing a portion of Psalm 95. That would be a good text from God’s Word to read (again) as you prepare, along with Genesis 2:1-3, Numbers 14, and Exodus 34:5-7.

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 (Bandcamp)
  2. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  3. How Great Thou Art (iTunes)
  4. It is Well with My Soul (iTunes)
  5. On Jordan’s Stormy Banks (iTunes)

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