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Preparing for Worship: March 20, 2016

Text: Hebrews 10:23-25
Title: “Exhorted to Persevere”

This Lord’s Day we will be exhorted by the writer of Hebrews. The tremendous reality of what we have in Christ, confidence (authorization) to enter into the holy places (v. 19), and a Great Priest (v. 21), imparts a tremendous responsibility to the believer. That responsibility is threefold. We have a Godward responsibility (draw near), which we saw last week in verses 19-22. We have a personal responsibility (hold fast) which we will see in the morning service (v. 23). And, we have a responsibility toward others (vv. 24-25). In light of those weighty responsibilities, the writer exhorts us by means of instruction, encouragement, and admonishment. As Christians, we need to be exhorted, and we need all three forms of exhortation. We need instruction, we need encouragement, and we need warning. God works through exhortation for our endurance. Come Sunday ready to be exhorted, and ready to hold fast to your hopeful confession.

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. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  2. You Are Worthy (iTunes)
  3. 10,000 Reasons (iTunes)
  4. My Soul Longs for the Lord (free download at this link)

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Preparing for Worship: March 13, 2016

Pastor Caldwell’s sermon text this Sunday morning will be Hebrews 10:11-22: 

And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

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. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  2. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)
  4. Come to Me (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: March 6, 2016

Text: Hebrews 9:23-28
Title: “The All-Sufficient Sacrifice”

The sanctuary and the sacrifice. When comparing the New Covenant with the old, these two considerations demonstrate the superiority of Jesus, and the preeminence and permanence of the New Covenant. The writer of Hebrews has demonstrated that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. In our verses for Sunday, we see how the sacrifice of Jesus was absolutely necessary and what that sacrifice accomplishes. The writer applies the death of Jesus to the question of sanctuary and sacrifices and once again argues for the faith of his readers. That includes you this Sunday!

Songs we will sing this week are provided in a playlist here

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Preparing for Worship: February 21, 2016

Text: Hebrews 9:15-22
Title: “Beautiful Bloody Religion”

There have been many critics of the gospel who claim that the Christian faith is barbaric. “It is a bloody religion,” they say. “What kind of superstitious religion would envision an approach to God that depends on the sacrifice of a man?”

The writer of Hebrews makes the case that this “bloody religion” is, in fact, the beautiful demonstration of God’s grace and God’s justice in His glorious Son. How can God be both just and the justifier of ungodly sinners? The answer is that He has done this through the death of one who lived for nothing but the glory of God, in the stead of those who did nothing but disregard and insult that glory.

Christ’s death inaugurated the New Covenant and purified the worshippers who belong to that covenant. This Lord’s Day we will see just how necessary that death was. Our outline is as follows: 

I. CHRIST THE MEDIATOR (v. 15)
II. CHRIST THE TESTATOR (vv. 16-17)
III. CHRIST THE PURIFIER (vv. 18-22)

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. Christ is Risen (iTunes)
  3. Come to Me (iTunes)
  4. Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 7, 2106

Text: Hebrews 8:7-13
Title: “Obsolete”

What is a New Testament believer’s relationship to the Mosaic Covenant? It is a question that the original readers of the book of Hebrews faced, and it is a question that believers have wrestled with ever since. This Lord’s Day we see that the writer of Hebrews declares and demonstrates from the Old Testament Scripture that the first covenant (Mosaic) was limited and temporary by God’s design. He says that it is “obsolete” (v. 13). The second (the New Covenant) is superior, and he begins to supply the reasons for such a declaration. He does so by appealing to Jeremiah 31:31-34. Come this Sunday prepared to think about the glorious promises contained in the New Covenant, the covenant that was ratified by the blood of Jesus.

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Jeremiah 30-31
  2. Hebrews 8-10
  3. Ezekiel 36:16-38

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. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. Come to Me (iTunes)
  4. Sing to Jesus (iTunes)
  5. I Will Be Still (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 24, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 24, 2016

Text: Hebrews 8:1-6
Title: “The Main Point”

The writer of Hebrews bridges the discussion of priesthood to the discussion of covenants. He does so by identifying and driving home the main point in all that he has been saying: Jesus is a better priest, mediating a better covenant, that is based on better promises. The priest is better, the place where He serves is better, the offering He presented is better, and the promise involved in what He has done is better. The main point is that everything we needed in a high priest we have in Jesus. That main point accomplishes a pastoral purpose. If the readers feel that they are missing out on anything that they have left behind in an earthly temple service, they are wrong. What they have in Jesus is the reality that the earthly temple service only represents (at the time they received this letter) in a shadowy way. They must be comforted by the knowledge of these things, and they must be made courageous to persevere in the truths of the new covenant. They must follow Christ.

  1. A SEATED PRIEST (v. 1)
  2. A TRUE TENT (v. 2)
  3. A NECESSARY SERVICE (v. 3)
  4. A SUPERIOR ADMINISTRATION (vv. 4-6)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Hebrews 1:3, 13
  2. Exodus 25:9, 40; Hebrews 9:6-10, 24
  3. Jeremiah 31:31-34

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. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  2. We Sing as One (iTunes)
  3. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)
  4. Psalm 126 (iTunes)
  5. Before the Throne (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 17, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 17, 2016

Text: Hebrews 7:11-19
Title: “A Better Hope”

The writer of Hebrews continues to point believers to what is better. In Jesus we have someone who is greater than angels, greater than Moses and Joshua, greater than Abraham, and whose priesthood is greater than the Levitical order. His better priesthood belongs to a better covenant and results in a better hope. The argument all along is that what these believers had known in old covenant practices was a preparation. The Levitical priesthood, and therefore the law associated with it, never possessed the power to perfect anything or anyone. Christ, His Melchizedekian priesthood, the new covenant in His blood—this is what God had planned all along. Christ is the sinner’s only true hope. The Jewish Christians who were addressed in this letter, and all believers who read the letter today, are exhorted to embrace their hope without doubting.

  1. THE PROMISE OF GOD MAKES PLAIN THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (v. 11)
  2. THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW MAKE PLAIN THE TEMPORARY NATURE OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD AND THE MOSAIC COVENANT (vv. 12-14)
  3. THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW PRIEST DEMONSTRATES THE INFERIORITY OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (vv. 15-17)
  4. THE PROSPECTS OF THE NEW PRIESTHOOD DEMONSTRATE THE INFERIORITY OF THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD (vv. 18-19)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Psalm 110:1-4
  2. Numbers 3:10-13
  3. Genesis 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. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  2. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  3. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  4. In the Name of God (iTunes)
  5. How Sweet and Awful is the Place (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 10, 2016

Preparing for Worship: January 10, 2016

Text: Hebrews 6:13-20
Title: “God’s Promise and our Patience”

Abraham is the father of those who believe. His example of faith, patient endurance, and the inheriting of God’s promises is set before us as an example to imitate. This Lord’s day we will be reminded of his example, and we will be challenged to remember what is the anchor of our soul. Our anchor is within the veil. He is our forerunner and our great Melchizedekian high priest. We will be reminded that, as followers of Christ, our life and eternity hangs on the word of God; and we are safe.

I. THE PROMISE FROM GOD (vv. 13-14)
II. THE PATIENCE OF ABRAHAM (vv. 15)
III. THE PURPOSE OF GOD’S OATH (vv. 16-18)
IV. THE PRIEST WHO IS OUR HOPE (vv. 19-20)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Genesis 12:1-7
  2. Genesis 17
  3. Genesis 22:1-18

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. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  3. I Will Be Still (iTunes)
  4. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  5. Abide with Me (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 20, 2015

Preparing for Worship: December 20, 2015

 

Text: Hebrews 6:1-3
Title: “Moving to Maturity”

Having shamed the readers for their spiritual immaturity at the end of chapter 5, the writer of Hebrews now exhorts believers to leave the basics behind. He does not mean that he wants them to abandon the first teaching about Christ, but to build upon it. This is not just fitting, it is safe. It is not just a shame for a Christian to be spiritually immature, it is dangerous. This Lord’s Day morning we meet with three challenges:

I. THE CALL TO MATURITY (v. 1a)
II. THE CHANGE FOR MATURITY (vv. 1b-2)
III. THE CAPACITY FOR MATURITY (v. 3)

Preparing for Sunday:

  • Prayerfully examine your life and ask if there are areas of spiritual apathy that need to be addressed.
  • Pray and ask the Lord to prepare you to hear His word. Ask Him for a hungry heart and ready ears.
  • Pray and ask God to grant you the desire to WORSHIP this Sunday. Come ready to give and to receive. Give to God the glory due His name!

Are you ready to move forward?

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. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (iTunes)
  2. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This? (iTunes)
  4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (iTunes)
  5. We Sing as One (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 13, 2015

Text: Hebrews 5:1-10
Title: “Jesus Our High Priest”

In Hebrews 4:11-16 the author of Hebrews declared that Jesus is our sympathetic high priest, and then applied that truth to our need to hold fast our confession and draw near to God’s throne of grace. This Lord’s day, we see the writer demonstrate how Jesus was uniquely qualified for this office due to the incarnation.

There is no better time to study Hebrews 5:1-10 than Christmas. These verses present us with truths that cause us to cherish the truth of the incarnation of our High Priest, and help us to see how that incarnation was necessary to His everlasting role as the great High Priest for His people.

  1. THE PAST REQUIREMENTS FOR A HIGH PRIEST (vv. 1-4)
  2. THE PERFECT REALIZATION IN OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST (vv. 5-10)

Reading to Prepare:

  1. Psalm 2
  2. Psalm 110
  3. Genesis 14
  4. Hebrews 7

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 All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
  2. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This (iTunes)
  4. Raised to Life (iTunes)
  5. Jesus, Thank You (iTunes)

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