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Preparing for Worship: October 6, 2013

Pastor Caldwell’s sermon text for this week is from Luke 13:31-35, where we read the familiar text of Jesus’ lament for the city: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, . . . How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” He then declares, “your house is forsaken!” Jesus is likened to a frustrated mother hen. As a result, judgment is inevitable, although Jesus betrays a certain reluctance to mete it out. Israel (i.e. Jerusalem) is a hen’s brood, so to speak, which should remind us of the numerous Old Testament metaphors of God’s protection (Ruth 2:12; Pss 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; Isa 31:5). The brood, however, refuses God’s protection and is exposed.

Jesus is God. He takes God’s role as the one who would gather Israel. But this requires ransoming and redeeming (see Jer 31:11), which God will accomplish through Jesus’ death in Jerusalem. At the end of Luke 13 Jesus quotes Psalm 118:26, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” which is a precursor or foretaste of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem in Luke 19:37-38: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.” This is a word of hope for the Israelites in the midst of Jesus’ lament. There is still time to repent!

These are some of the most familiar passages in the whole Bible, and so it will be comforting and exciting to learn from the Word together.

Songs we will sing this week include:

1. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes, Amazon)
2. Come Praise and Glorify (iTunesAmazon)
3. Holy (iTunesAmazon)
4. The Solid Rock (iTunes, Amazon)
5. Only the Blood of Jesus (iTunesAmazon)
6. Lord, I Need You (iTunesAmazon)

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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The Gospel Transformation Bible

There is a new resource out from Crossway this week that looks to be very helpful: “The Gospel Transformation Bible”

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible from Crossway on Vimeo.

Here is a GTB Sample of the content of Bible.

One great feature is that if you purchase a print copy you will also get  too the entire Bible. This way you wouldn”t have to carry it around in your book bag and can access the notes from any location where you have an internet connection.

We will have three of these available for purchase in the Media Center by next Wednesday, located near the west entrance of the Worship Center.

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Worship Songs Online

One of our members at Founders, Scott Bacher, will often take the songs that we are singing in worship and post excellent video accompaniments on YouTube. Check out his collection here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sbach4?feature=watch

You might even find a sermon jam or two of Pastor Caldwell..

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