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Preparing for Worship: November 20, 2016

Text: Mark 1:35-39
Title: “Prayer and Preaching”

Few things are more amazing to consider than the Son of God in prayer. Who is Jesus of Nazareth? He is the Son of God and the Son of Man­—the God-man. He is the eternal Son of God who took to Himself a real human nature for the purpose of saving His people from their sins. He is God from all eternity, but He became man in time. He did not take this additional nature to Himself for a time; He took this nature to Himself for forever. He lived His life on earth in dependence upon His Father, in the power of the Spirit, making use of the means of communion that God has given to men. He also lived His life on earth accomplishing the purpose for which He had been sent. In the language of 1 Timothy 1:15, “He came into the world to save sinners…”

This Lord’s Day we consider our Savior as we see Him engaged in prayer and in preaching.

  1. BEHOLD THE MISSION OF JESUS
  2. BEHOLD THE PRAYER LIFE OF JESUS
  3. BEHOLD THE PREACHING MINISTRY 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. New Again (iTunes)
  2. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)
  4. Come to Me (iTunes)
  5. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: October 23, 2016

Text: Mark 1:14-15
Title: “The King Preaches”

In our text for this Lord’s Day, we witness a great transition. The ministry of John the Baptist ends, and the public ministry of Jesus in Galilee begins. Many great servants of God have preached before royalty. In this case, we witness royalty preaching. Through the Holy Spirit’s account by Mark, we have the privilege and joy and considering a brief but rich description of the preaching ministry of the Son of God.

I. THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WAYS (v. 14)
II. THE MESSENGER OF GOD’S WORD (v. 14)
III. THE MESSAGE OF GOD’S GOOD NEWS (vv. 14-15)

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

1. We Are the Body
2. Jesus is Better
3. Raised to Life
4. In the Name of God
5. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place

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Preparing for Worship: October 9, 2016

Text: Mark 1:12-13
Title: “Christ in the Wilderness”

This Lord’s Day we study that mysterious encounter between our Savior and Satan in the wilderness. Immediately following His baptism, the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (also see Matthew 4 and Luke 4). Christ’s public ministry would not only begin with an affirmation from His Father (the voice at His baptism), but an attack from the one whose works He had come to destroy (1 John 3:8). What Christ did for us in the wilderness was absolutely necessary for what He would do for us at the cross.

The outline for our sermon is as follows:

  1. THE SPIRIT’S GUIDANCE OF JESUS (v. 12)
  2. THE DEVIL’S TEMPTING OF JESUS (v. 13a)
  3. THE HOSTILE ARENA FOR JESUS (v. 13b)
  4. THE AFFIRMING COMFORT FOR JESUS (v. 13)

Reading to Prepare:

  • Matthew 4:1-11
  • Luke 4:1-13

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. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  3. Lord, I Need You (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. How Sweet and Awful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: October 2, 2016

Text: Mark 1:9-11
Title: “The Baptism of Jesus”

Why would Jesus submit himself to baptism? The question is especially important to consider when we remember that He was baptized by John the Baptist, a man whose message and baptism were clearly associated with repentance. We will consider that question this coming Lord’s Day morning under the following headings:

  1. THE APPEARANCE OF JESUS (v. 9a)
  2. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS (v. 9b)
  3. THE CONFIRMATION OF JESUS (v. 10-11)

Reading to Prepare:

  • Isaiah 42
  • Psalm 2
  • Isaiah 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. Exalted Over All (iTunes)
  2. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  3. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)
  4. Behold the Christ (iTunes)
  5. New Again (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 25, 2016

Text: Mark 1:4-8
Title: “My Messenger”

When we think about John the Baptist we should always think about Jesus. That was John’s desire, and that was John’s calling and purpose. John was sent to point the world to Jesus. This Lord’s Day we are introduced to the messenger promised in Malachi and Isaiah (Mark 1:1-3). That messenger would prepare the people of Israel for their promised King by declaring the need for genuine repentance. We will examine Mark’s account of John under the following headings.

  1. THE SUMMARY OF JOHN’S MINISTRY (v. 4)
  2. THE INFLUENCE OF JOHN’S MINISTRY (v. 5)
  3. THE DESCRIPTION OF JOHN’S APPEARANCE (v. 6)
  4. THE CONTENT OF JOHN’S MESSAGE (vv. 7-8)

At the end of it all we will be reminded of who Jesus is, and what He did to save His people from their sins.

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. The Solid Rock (iTunes)
  2. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  5. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 11, 2016

This Lord’s Day we complete our study of the book of Micah. The book ends on a note that mirrors the prophet’s name (Micah means “Who is like Yahweh?”). In the 7th chapter and 18th verse Micah asks, “Who is a God like you?” That is the theme that will be explored as we look at verses 11-20. We will see:

  1. HE IS A GOD WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES (vv. 11-13)
  2. HE IS A GOD WHO SHEPHERDS HIS PEOPLE (vv. 14-17)
  3. HE IS A GOD WHO PARDONS SINNERS (vv. 18-20)

Through it all the incomparable majesty and greatness of our God shines!

Reading to Prepare:

  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • Genesis 15:1-18
  • Zechariah 2:1-5
  • Ezekiel 34:11-16
  • Isaiah 24:1-3

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. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  3. You Are Worthy of Your Glory (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. He Will Hold Me Fast (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 28, 2016

Our text this week is Micah 6:1-8: 

Hear what the Lord says:
Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
and let the hills hear your voice.
2 Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord,
and you enduring foundations of the earth,
for the Lord has an indictment against his people,
and he will contend with Israel.
3 “O my people, what have I done to you?
How have I wearied you? Answer me!
4 For I brought you up from the land of Egypt
and redeemed you from the house of slavery,
and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
5 O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal,
that you may know the righteous acts of the Lord.”
What Does the Lord Require?
6 “With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

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. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (iTunes)
  2. Psalm 126 (iTunes)
  3. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  4. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 21, 2016

Text: Micah 5:1-4
Title: “The Hope of Israel”

The hope of Israel—the hope of the world—is the Messiah.

God promises that a golden age is coming. A God-centered world, a truth-loving world, a justice-respecting world, a peace-filled world, and a prosperity-filled world. That day is coming.

But that day is completely wrapped up in a PERSON, and dependent upon him. That hope is stationed in the living God, and the living God brings that hope to fruition in His Son. When Paul was on trial for preaching the gospel of Christ, he made plain that he was declaring Israel’s hope.

“For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain.” (Act 28:20)

The Word of God makes clear that Israel’s hope is her God.

“O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water.” (Jer 17:13)

It is not surprising, then, that as the Spirit of God gives hope to the people of God through the messages found in Micah, that there is a consistent mention made of a coming ruler. When we come to chapter 5 we have zeroed in on that issue. Our outline for Sunday is as follows:

  1. THE DARK DAY OF KING ZEDEKIAH (v. 1)
  2. THE PROMISED DAY OF KING JESUS (v. 2)
  3. THE DARK DAYS UNTIL THAT GLORIOUS DAY (v. 3a)
  4. THE GLORIOUS DAY OF ISRAEL’S BIRTH (vv. 3b-4)

To prepare:

  • 2 Kings 24-25
  • Luke 2:1-7
  • Matthew 2:1-6
  • Daniel 7:13-14
  • Isaiah 24:21-23

We will celebrate our great God and Savior this Lord’s Day!

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. A Mighty Fortress (iTunes)
  3. The Lord is My Salvation (iTunes)
  4. Sovereign Over Us (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 14, 2016

Text: Micah 4:1-5
Title: “Hope Fulfilled”

Man’s fallen condition still testifies to his original state. God has put eternity in man’s heart (Eccl 3:11), but his desire for meaning and purpose has been twisted by sin, and his hope for satisfaction is misplaced.

Micah has declared God’s judgment on the nation’s leaders. Jerusalem will be destroyed (3:12), but that is not God’s final word on Zion. The future that God has planned in Christ will fulfill the hope of mankind, and the city of Jerusalem will have a central place.

This Lord’s day, we will see five specific desires of the godly that will be fulfilled in the future kingdom brought in by Christ. We will also see a present resolve that is fueled by the knowledge of that future hope.

Prepare for the sermon by reading the following texts:

  1. Isaiah 2:1-4 
  2. Zechariah 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. Come Thou Almighty King (iTunes)
  2. Your Great Name (iTunes)
  3. In the Name of God (iTunes)
  4. God with Us (iTunes)
  5. No Greater Aim (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: August 7, 2016

Text: Micah 2:12-13
Title: “Hope in Despair”

Do you ever feel a sense of discouragement because of the times we live in? Does it ever seem that because the darkness is so strong, a sense of helplessness and perhaps even hopelessness settles upon you? Our text for Sunday morning reminds us that such a perspective is a false one. We serve a God who knows His people, remembers His people, and is forever faithful to His people. He has made us His own on the basis of grace – not merit. The God who began His good work in us will see it through to the very end. This week we see a clear example of the fact that God wants His people to recognize their hope, even in the midst of discouraging times.

Reading to Prepare:
Deuteronomy 30
2 Kings 18 and 19
Romans 9-11

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. Praise to the Lord (iTunes)
2. Raised to Life (iTunes)
3. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)
4. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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