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Preparing for Worship: March 29, 2015

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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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Preparing for Worship: March 15, 2015

Over the next couple of weeks Pastor Caldwell will be preaching on the burial and resurrection narrative in Luke 23-24. This Sunday he will focus on Luke 23:50-56 and “Why Christ’s Burial Matters,” highlighting the first point of this outline:

  1. The Burial of Jesus Demonstrates the Reality of His Death 
  2. The Burial of Jesus Demonstrates the Reward of His Death
  3. The Burial of Jesus Demonstrates the Reliability of God’s Word
  4. The Burial of Jesus Demonstrates the Faithfulness of God’s Love

Let us not lose sight of Jesus’ humanity. Jesus is fully human and yet fully God. But we should not commit an error in thinking that because Jesus is God that Jesus did not actually die a very real death. His burial by Joseph of Arimathea proves this point. In his death, Jesus was not separated in his essence or substance from the Father as the second person of the Trinity. Rather, Jesus’ divinely sustained humanity consciously experienced the full penalty of death for the sins of humanity. Jesus’ death was real. And the fact that his body was buried in a tomb bore witness to what the Jews, Pharisees, Romans, centurions, disciples, and others already knew: Jesus was dead. In the same way, after Jesus is raised to life after three days, his glorified body—a real body scarred from his crucifixion—now bears witness to all men everywhere: Jesus is alive. 

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. Come Thou Fount (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)
  5. When I Survey (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: March 8, 2015

Pastor Caldwell’s sermon text for this week is on the crucifixion of Christ, from Luke 23:44-49:

  1. Behold the Signs (23:44-45)
  2. Behold the Son (23:46)
  3. Behold the Spectators (23:47-49)
Luke continues to emphasize the innocence of Jesus, who was true to the Father to the end. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:
  1. Your Great Name (iTunes)
  2. There is a Fountain (iTunes)
  3. It is Finished (iTunes)
  4. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  5. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: March 1, 2015

Pastor Richard’s sermons this week will come from Luke 23:32-43. In the morning service he will focus on three things mentioned by Luke that take a look back to Old Testament pictures of the Messiah: he was numbered with transgressors, there were people gambling for his garments, and he was given vinegar for his drink. The outline is as follows: 

  1. The Question – “If you are…why don’t you save yourself” 
  2. The Answer – Forgiveness 
    1. The Prayer 
    2. The Promise

On Sunday night he will focusing on the forgiven criminal. 

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. New Again (Bandcamp)
  2. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  3. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  4. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)
  5. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 22, 2015

We should at all times be amazed at the providence and sovereignty of God in salvation. For many, thinking of providence/sovereignty leads us to ponder our personal salvation, how we were drawn to God by God on the basis of God’s grace alone. Yet we could miss the providence of God in events of the death of Jesus, about the millions of small decisions along the way that made Israel’s leaders—Caiaphas, Pilate, etc.—to crucify the only person not deserving death. In our sermon this week, Pastor Caldwell will look at the providence of God in Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:26), the man who was chosen by Roman soldiers to bear the cross of Jesus since Jesus could not bear it any longer due to his affliction. The verse reads, 

And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

In God’s grand plan, there happens to be a man observing the events of Jesus’ death (Mark calls him a “passerby”, Mark 15:21) who is in town from the surrounding countryside. This man is selected to bear the cross of the One who bears the sins of the whole world. Amazing providence indeed. These events should perhaps draw our minds to a couple of other passages in Luke, where Jesus uses the “cross” to illustrate personal discipleship:

Luke 9:23—If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Luke 14:27—Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer (iTunes)
  3. Romans 11 (Doxology) (iTunes)
  4. In Christ Alone (iTunes)
  5. When I Survey (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 8, 2015

The two sermons this week will come from Luke 23:1-16, “Christ’s Innocence Proclaimed”:

  1. Christ Before Pilate (vv. 1-7)
  2. Christ Before Herod (vv. 8-12)
  3. Christ Vindicated (vv. 13-16)

Perhaps the substitutionary death of Jesus no longer shocks you because it is so familiar. We should pray together that in the next few weeks the sermons we will hear about Jesus’ death would wash over us anew. We must see the glory of Jesus’s death afresh. Behold the Christ!

 

Verse 1:

See all creation pure and bright
Abounding forth in radiant light
Eternal God who made our home
And made a people called his own

Verse 2:

See the darkness enter in
All of creation stained with sin
Oh, what could overcome the night
From heaven’s throne descends the light
From heaven’s throne descends the light

Chorus:

The hope of promises fulfilled
From prophets long foretold
The author of all life, Behold the Christ!
Descended down to men,
Then lifted up to die
Who crushed the grip of sin, Behold the Christ!

Verse 3:

See the Son lay down his life
The innocent for those defiled
Forgiveness we may now receive
O, Sinner, won’t you now believe
O, Sinner, won’t you now believe

Verse 4:

O’ see him coming for his bride
Wearing spotless robes of white
All of our sorrow is replaced
With joy, as we behold his face
With joy, as we behold his face

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. All Glory Be to Christ (Bandcamp)
  4. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)
  5. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)

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Preparing for Worship: February 1, 2015

The sermon for this week is Luke 22:54-62, “Failure and Hope,” and the outline is as follows:

  1. The Presumptuous Confidence of Peter in the Presence of Christ (vv.31-34)
  2. The Panic-Stricken Denial by Peter in the Presence of Christ’s Enemies (vv.54-60)
  3. The Painful Confirmation of Peter’s Failure by the Gaze of Christ (vv.61-62)

 Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. In the Name of God (iTunes)
  2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (iTunes)
  3. Man of Sorrows (iTunes)
  4. New Again (Bandcamp)
  5. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 25, 2015

In Revelation 21, as the new heavenly city descends on a new earth, the one who sits on the throne says “Behold, I am making all things new!” (v. 5) This is a profound statement, and Christians should know it and hear it well. Jesus himself says in John 3 that what he is doing is something new for it requires a new birth, a birth which yields new life. The Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5 that for all who are in Christ Jesus, they are part of a “new creation.” All of this comes together in Revelation 21, the culmination of God’s “new” work in Jesus Christ. 

As Pastor Caldwell continues preaching through the book of Luke and as we come to the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, we should dwell on the newness of Jesus’s work. Jesus’s death and resurrection paves the way for new life, new birth, and a new citizenship with the people of God. In Jesus, death turns to life. And this is our eternal hope. Our bodies fade away, but we hope for a new body and a new existence, a time when we will be like Jesus and see him as he is (1 John 3:2). This hope is encapsulated in the song, “New Again,” by Sojourn Music

When death shows his face, and bears his teeth
May we with faith run to Calvary
Not one shed tear, no strand of grief
Falls to the ground and goes unseen

Refrain
Death is defeated, and Jesus reigns
Tell the world there is hope in his name
He pushed back the darkness, he conquered our sin
Christ will make all things new again
Christ will make all things new again
New again

Though blinded by trial, our lives marked with pain
Shadows surround us, but there’s hope today
When sorrow runs deep, and the night is long
May we find peace in the Savior’s song

The sun it is dawning; it pierces the night
It cuts through the shadows with redemption’s light
The fallen will rise, the weak will be strong
Death turns to life in our Savior’s arms

The sermon text for this week is from Luke 22:39-46, “Holy Ground,” and the outline is as follows: 

I. The Unusual Scene (vs.39)

II. The Mysterious Struggle (vs.40-44)

  1. Observe the Amazing Love of Jesus for His People (vs.40)
  2. Observe the Amazing Suffering of Jesus for His People (vs.41)
  3. Observe the Amazing Obedience of Jesus for His People (vs.42)
  4. Observe the Amazing Endurance of Jesus for His People (vs.43-44)

III. The Victorious Shepherd (vs.45-46)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Thou Almighty King (iTunes)
  2. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  3. New Again (Bandcamp)
  4. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  5. Before the Throne of God Above (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 18, 2015

In our text this week, Luke 22:35-38, Christ prepares His men for their future by making plain that they will be provided for by normal and natural means. This is set forth against the backdrop of past missions (Luke 9 and 10) where they learned of God’s ability to faithfully provide for their needs without pre-arranged means. Christian maturity and wisdom understands both sides of this equation. There is faith in God’s ability to do what we cannot and obedience to the actions that God has called upon His servants to take.

Sermon: “God’s Work and Our Work”

  1. A lesson from the past (vs.35)
  2. A lesson for the future (vs.36-37)
  3. A lesson to be discerned (vs.38)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Always (iTunes)
  2. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. Psalm 62 (iTunes)

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