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  • Sunday Morning:

    9:00am (Bible study),

    10:30am (Worship)

  • Sunday Evening:

    6:30pm (Worship)

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Preparing for Worship: April 7, 2019

Text: Mark 14:26-31
Title: “Love Greater Than  Our Resolve”

Our Lord has instituted the Lord’s Supper. He and His disciples have made their way through the Eastern Gate of the city walls, crossed the Kidron Valley, and are making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane on the north side of the Mount of Olives. Somewhere along that brief journey we read of a conversation that Jesus had with His men. He tells them what the next few hours will hold for them. Sadly, it will include their fearful falling away as Jesus suffers. This Lord’s Day, against the dark backdrop of this message from Jesus, a message His disciples did not want to believe, we will see the beauty of what explains a believer’s security. What makes the believer safe, in the final analysis, is not the believer’s resolve for Christ, but Christ’s love for the believer. This Lord’s Day we will consider a love that is greater than our resolve.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Only a Holy God
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  5. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  6. God of this Restless Heart
  7. God with Us
  8. Sovereign Over Us
  9. Immortal, Invisible God, Only Wise

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Preparing for Worship: March 31, 2019

Text: Mark 14:22-26
Title: “A Powerful Table for Perpetual Blessing”

This Lord’s Day we study the final legitimate Passover Feast. Jesus passes bread to his disciples and says that it is his body. He then passes wine to them and says it is “the blood of the covenant,” which was poured out for many. In doing this, Jesus fulfills the original intention of the Israelite Passover feast instituted in the book of Exodus. When the people are consecrated before God at Mt. Sinai, Moses took some blood from the offering and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you” (Exod 24:8). Now in Mark 14, Jesus, the only perfect Passover Lamb, pours out his own blood on “the many” (Mk 14:24). The lamb in the Old Testament was but a shadow of the true Lamb of God, who by his own blood saves the world. 

We watch and listen as the Lord Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper, and we think about what it is, why it was given, and what we anticipate as we partake of it.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Man of Sorrows 
  3. Come, Lord Jesus
  4. None But Thee
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
  7. Great is Thy Faithfulness

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Preparing for Worship: March 3, 2019

Text: Acts 6:1-7
Title: Shepherds Who Preach

What is the connection between preaching and pastoral care? And, if the connection exists, what is the nature of that relationship? This Lord’s Day we will examine four evidences that preaching is a shepherd’s work. We will also see why it’s not just preachers who need to know and understand this.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Always
  2. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  3. Man of Sorrows
  4. Lord of Lords
  5. Be Still My Soul
  6. Show Us Christ
  7. Oh the Deep, Deep Love

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Preparing for Worship: February 24, 2019

Text: Mark 14:3-11
Title: An Indelible Act of Worship

When Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha (see John 12), broke her alabaster flask that contained a Roman pound of pure nard, and poured it out on the Lord Jesus, it was a simple act of worship. What she did not know is that Jesus would memorialize what she did. This Lord’s Day, we will examine this indelible act of worship and take note of ten observations concerning Mary’s demonstration of her love for Christ, and of His supreme worth.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. A Mighty Fortress
  2. None But Thee
  3. Only a Holy God
  4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  5. Lord I Need You
  6. God with Us
  7. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  8. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: February 17, 2019

Text: Mark 14:1–2
Title: “A Comforting Contrast”

The fourteenth chapter of Mark’s gospel account marks a transition. We will now be focused on the events that lead directly to the cross. We will eventually see Christ arrested, falsely tried, crucified, buried, and raised. We will see Judas betray Christ, Peter deny Christ, and Pilate vacillate over Christ. But before we see any of those events, we are reminded, in the first two verses of chapter 14, who is really in control. There is a contrast between the plans of men and the purpose of God. As we will see this Lord’s Day, that contrast is one that gives comfort to all of God’s children.

To prepare for this week’s text, consider reading Psalm 2 along with Mark 14:1-2.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Come Praise and Glorify
  2. New Again
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Come, Lord Jesus
  5. His Mercy is More
  6. All Creatures of Our God and King
  7. Come Thou Almighty King
  8. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  9. O Great God

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Preparing for Worship: February 10, 2019

Text: Mark 13:28–37
Title: “Stay Awake”

Eschatology is about action. Eschatology is not for curiosity or entertainment—it’s for life change. Last week, in our study of the Olivet Discourse, we listened as Christ told us of His second coming. In the verses that follow we find six imperatives. In view of Christ’s return, there is a way to respond. We will examine that response this Lord’s Day.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. We Sing as One
  2. Psalm 126
  3. Man of Sorrows
  4. Come to Me
  5. See the Destined Day Arise
  6. Here is Love
  7. Behold the Christ
  8. Show Us Christ
  9. Be Thou My Vision

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Preparing for Worship: February 3, 2019

Text: Mark 13:24-27
Title: “When Christ Returns in Glory”

The second coming of Jesus Christ to this earth is the believer’s hope. This Lord’s Day we continue our study of the Olivet Discourse, and we hear our Savior tell us of His return. We will not only study the details that He revealed, we will ask, “In light of these truths, what sort of people should we be?”

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. None but Thee
  3. Come, Lord Jesus
  4. The Church’s One Foundation
  5. Psalm 62
  6. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
  7. Abide with Me
  8. I Will Be Still

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Preparing for Worship: January 20, 2019

Text: Mark 13:14-23
Title: “Unsurpassed Tribulation”

The disciples asked Jesus for a sign of His appearing (the manifestation of His kingdom) and the end of the age. In Mark 13:14–23, Jesus gave one. He spoke of a time of tribulation that will be unsurpassed. It will be the worst that the world will ever see. And He spoke of a sign that will indicate that the tribulation has come. That sign is the abomination of desolation.

This Lord’s Day we will contrast the common expectations that lost humanity has regarding the future of the world, with the description of the future that Jesus gave. We will consider what this means for our own lives, and how we respond to the empty hopes of a world in need of Christ.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Praise to the Lord
  3. You Are Worthy of Your Glory
  4. In the Name of God
  5. Shine Into Our Night
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  7. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  8. In Christ Alone
  9. He Will Hold Me Fast

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Preparing for Worship: January 13, 2019

Text: Mark 13:3-13
Title: “How to Live in the Last Days”

Last Sunday, we looked at the Olivet Discourse as a whole. We saw that our Lord answered two questions posed by His disciples, one about the destruction of the temple, and the other about the coming of His kingdom rule and the end of the age. Christ answered both questions (a question pertaining to the timing of the events and a question about recognizing those events), and in so doing gave an outline for the future. This Lord’s Day, we will look at the first section of that outline. We will think about how Christ teaches us to live in these days in which the end of the ages is upon us.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. The Solid Rock
  2. Come Thou Founts
  3. We Sing as one
  4. Come to Me
  5. I Will Be Still
  6. Come Praise and Glorify
  7. 10,000 Reasons
  8. Jesus, Thank You
  9. How Firm A Foundation

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Preparing for Worship: January 6, 2019

Text: Mark 13:3–13
Title: “The Last Days”

Unfortunately, church history is full of examples of eschatological malpractice. There have been countless examples of last days predictions, speculations, crazy prophecy scenarios, that always prove false. Why all of the speculation in connection with biblical prophecy? One reason is that we simply haven’t believed what Jesus clearly said concerning the last days. This Lord’s Day we begin a study of the Olivet Discourse. As we make our way through Christ’s teaching about the last days, we will put away speculations and vain imaginations and concentrate on what our Savior has made certain for us. In this way, His disciples will have reason for hope.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here (a playlist of all the songs we sing at Founders can be found here):

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. A Mighty Fortress
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me
  5. Come Lord Jesus
  6. None but Thee
  7. Be Still My Soul
  8. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

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