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Preparing for Worship: April 9, 2017

Text: Mark 4:30-34
Title: “The Word of God Advancing”

Before Jesus had made His way to the cross, He was already revealing the future of the gospel message. He was revealing the mysteries of the kingdom—the truths brought to light by His coming. That future included the advancement of God’s Word throughout the earth. What would seem small and powerless in the beginning would eventually grow in a way comparable to the growth of a mustard plant. This Lord’s Day we will examine the fourth comparison that Jesus gave after teaching about the parable of the soils. We will examine the parable of the mustard seed under the following headings:

  1. The Purpose of the Parable (v. 30)
  2. The Promise of the Parable (vv. 31-32)
  3. The Privilege of the Parables (vv. 33-34)

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. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  2. Christ is Risen (iTunes)
  3. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  4. We Sing as One (iTunes)
  5. God of This Restless Heart (iTunes)
  6. It is Well with My Soul (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: April 2, 2017

Sunday AM Text: Mark 4:26-34
Title: “God’s Word Received” pt.2

What can the reception of God’s Word be compared to? It can be compared to a lamp, and to the return one receives in a grain transaction (last week’s sermon). It can also be compared to the mysterious process by which seed takes root after a farmer’s hard work, and produces a crop. It can be compared to the surprising size of the mustard plant after it grows, compared with the tiny seed that was sown in the  garden. This Lord’s Day morning we will continue to think about our own response to the Word of God, our sharing of the Word of God, and the glorious way that God works as His Word advances throughout the world.

In the evening service we will look at 1 Peter 2:11-17 and think about a unique war that every believer has been introduced into through salvation. It is the war within, the battle with the passions of the flesh.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2S4hScXPQwGuOVLhkpR-hrU6boUxxjzI

1. New Again
2. His Mercy is More
3. God with Us
4. Raised to Life

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Preparing for Worship: March 19, 2017

Text: Mark 4:13-20
Title: Four Kinds of Hearers

This Lord’s Day, we return to Mark 4 and the parable of the sower/soils. We first encountered this parable in Mark 4:1-9. After Jesus gives the purpose of teaching in parables (4:10-12), we now come to Christ’s explanation. It’s an opportunity for each of us to examine how we hear the Word of God and to receive God’s answer as we encounter it in this text. Those who receive the seed of God’s Word “with joy” (4:16) will bear fruit. And those who do not receive his Word, they “immediately they fall away” (4:17). May God stir up a desire in our hearts to know his Word!

In the evening we will return to consider Leviticus 19:32: “You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.”

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. You Are Worthy of Your Glory (iTunes)
  2. His Mercy is More (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. Psalm 126 (iTunes)
  5. Not in Me (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 26, 2017

Text: Mark 3:22-30
Title: “Stubborn Blindness”

     I. A VERDICT WITHOUT A HEARING (v. 22)
     II. A VERDICT WITHOUT SOUND EVIDENCE (vv. 23-27)
     III. A VERDICT WITHOUT HOPE (vv. 28-30)

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. Great is Thy Faithfulness (iTunes)
  2. Not in Me (iTunes)
  3. Be Thou My Vision (iTunes)
  4. When I Survey (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 29, 2017

Text: Mark 3:13-19
Title: “An Enormous Statement”

Because of sin, the natural mind is trapped in a proud blindness. For proud people, sin (an enormous issue according to Scripture) seems like a small issue. For proud people, decisions and choices that represent enormous consequences are often treated lightly. In the case of proud people, statements from God that represent great significance regularly fall on deaf ears.

In our verses this week, we will see the Lord Jesus choose twelve common men and name them apostles. The choices He made communicate an enormous spiritual statement. That statement was lost on the religious leaders of the day, but it must not be lost on us.

  1. THE CALLING (v. 13)
  2. THE CAUSE (v. 14-15)
  3. THE COHORT (v. 16-19)

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 Well with my Soul (iTunes)
  2. His Mercy is More (iTunes)
  3. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  4. Song of Moses (iTunes)

 

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Preparing for Worship: January 22, 2017

Text: Mark 3:7-12
Title: “A Day in the Life of Jesus”

We see salvation in the life of Jesus before we see it in the cross of Jesus. Jesus lived the life necessary to save us before He died the death necessary to save us. We are growing in the Christian life when we love our Savior on His way to the cross, knowing that His life was necessary if His death was to save us, and knowing that He lived His life with that cross in view.

This Lord’s day we see our Savior in the midst of an enormous crowd, made up of people from every region of Palestine. What we will be left with is another view of the love of Jesus and the divine authority and power of Jesus.

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 Sing as One (iTunes)
  2. God with Us (iTunes)
  3. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  4. Show Us Christ (iTunes)
  5. Oh the Deep, Deep Love (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 15, 2017

Text: Mark 3:1-6
Title: “Hardness of Heart”

A right view of salvation requires a right view of the results of Adam’s fall. All people are born spiritually blind with hearts that are wicked and insensitive to the truth. The sinful stubbornness and hardness of the human heart is on display in our text for this Lord’s Day. We are again confronted with another Sabbath controversy, and on this day grace is demonstrated right in the face of murderous hatred. Compassion is extended right in the presence of hardened hearts.

Come and be reminded of what a great salvation has been accomplished in your case. We will bow our hearts in thanks as we see, again, that God and God alone could explain why we now love Jesus Christ.

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 Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. Solid Rock (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. O Praise the Name (iTunes)
  5. Psalm 126 (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 8, 2017

Text: Mark 2:23-28
Title: “Lord of the Sabbath”

This Lord’s Day, we are confronted again by Jesus’ claim to be God. There are always critics of Christianity who want to say that Jesus never claimed to be God. A passage like ours for Sunday demonstrates that they haven’t read the Bible carefully. Jesus consistently made statements and performed miracles that left no doubt about His identity, and which left no middle ground for forming an opinion of Him. We will examine Sunday’s text under four headings:

  1. The Deed that Offended (v. 23)
  2. The Declaration By the Offended (v. 24)
  3. The Discernment They Overlooked (vv. 25-26)
  4. The Determination Jesus Offered (vv. 27-28)

Here are several additional passages you can read for preparation:

  1. 1 Samuel 21:1-6
  2. John 5:1-18
  3. Deuteronomy 5:12-14

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. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  2. Great is Thy Faithfulness (iTunes)
  3. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  4. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 1, 2017

It is customary to sing the song “Auld Lang Syne” at New Year celebrations. Several years ago, Dustin Kensrue changed the lyrics to this tune so that it has a more Christ-centered theme. We sing this at Founders from time to time, and we will sing it again this Sunday. You can get the song here, and the lyrics are below. 

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

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. All Glory Be to Christ (iTunes)
  2. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 18, 2016

Mark 2:18-22
“New Ways for a New Day”

The disciples of Jesus behaved in ways that stood in contrast to the Judaism of their day. The fact that they did was agitating and concerning to the most religious people at that time. If Jesus was to have credibility (in their eyes), He was going to have to demonstrate more seriousness about the acts of piety to which they were devoted. One of the areas where the people (the disciples of John and the Pharisees) were especially troubled was fasting. Why were Jesus and His disciples not fasting in accordance with the accepted practices of the most pious? Why were Christ’s disciples characterized by feasting when the disciples of John and the Pharisees were characterized by fasting? Jesus answers their concerns by noting that His presence spoke of something new. This Lord’s Day we will see how Jesus taught that the new day of His coming means new ways for His people.

1. A Question About Christ’s Ways (vv. 18)
2. An Analogy That Provides Christ’s Answer (vv. 19-20)
3. Two Comparisons That Illustrate Christ’s Answer (vv. 21-22)

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

1. Come All Ye Faithful
2. He Who is Mighty
3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
4. You Are Worthy of Your Glory

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