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Preparing for Worship: November 19, 2017

Text: Mark 8:31-33
Title: “The Great Correction”

In our last study in Mark’s gospel account, we met with Peter’s great confession. We noted that a believing confession is the result of God’s grace. Regeneration explains saving faith.

This week we will be reminded that the same God who brings us to Himself then goes on teaching us about Himself. That is what we see in our text for this Lord’s Day. When Jesus begins to teach His disciples what it means that He is the Christ (as Peter had just confessed), Peter reveals that he still needs to learn about what he has embraced. Peter’s misunderstanding meets with rebuke, and the result of this correction is a view of the great mercy and grace extended to those whom the Father teaches about His Son.

We will examine our verses under four headings.

  1. THE GREAT CONFESSION (review vv. 27-30)
  2. THE GREAT TEACHER (vv. 31-32a)
  3. THE GREAT CONFUSION (v. 32b)
  4. THE GREAT CORRECTION (v. 33)

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. A Day of Glory
  3. He Who is Mighty
  4. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

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Preparing for Worship: November 12, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Title: “Biblical Giving”

Biblical giving is a matter of grace (2 For 8:1, 6-7). It is a grace that we all need in order to grow in (2 Peter 3:18). It is also an amazing demonstration of God’s presence and work in His people. This Lord’s Day we examine one of the great passages of the New Testament. It is rich beyond description. We will see 6 principles for Biblical giving.

  1. BIBLICAL GIVING IS A CONDITIONAL GRACE (v. 6)
  2. BIBLICAL GIVING REQUIRES A PERSONAL DECISION (v. 7a)
  3. BIBLICAL GIVING EMBRACES THE MOTIVE THAT GRACE TEACHES (v. 7b)
  4. BIBLICAL GIVING IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF GOD (vv. 8-9)
  5. BIBLICAL GIVING SEES WHAT GOD WILL SURELY PRODUCE (vv. 9-11a)
  6. BIBLICAL GIVING RESULTS IN GOD GLORIFYING PRAISE (v. 11)

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

  1. Come Praise and Glorify
  2. God with us
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. Christ is Mine Forevermore

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Preparing for Worship: November 5, 2017

Text: Mark 8:27-30
Title: Questions and Answers that Reveal Eternity

Who do men say that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is? Who do you say that He is? Those two questions get to the heart of our eternal destiny. How we answer the question of our view of Jesus’ true identity reveals whether we will spend eternity in heaven or hell.

This Lord’s Day we will listen as Jesus quizzes His disciples on that very issue. We will examine the record of that teaching opportunity under five headings:

  1. THE TEACHER’S INITIAL QUESTION (v. .27)
  2. THE DISCIPLE’S INFORMED ANSWER (v. 28)
  3. THE TEACHER’S FOLLOW UP QUESTION (v. 29)
  4. THE SPOKESMAN’S ENLIGHTENED ANSWER (v. 29)
  5. THE MASTER’S WISE CHARGE (v. 30)

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

  1. His Mercy is More
  2. Jesus Paid it All
  3. In the Name of God
  4. It is Well with My Soul
  5. He Who is Mighty

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Preparing for Worship: October 22, 2017

On October 31st, 1517, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, located in modern-day Germany. What began as a published critique on the excesses of the Roman Catholic Church turned into what we now recognize as the Reformation. We summarize the Reformation by referring to five famous statements that point to the exclusive confessions of biblical Christianity.

  • Scripture alone
  • Faith alone
  • Grace alone
  • Christ alone
  • To the glory of God alone

This Lord’s Day morning and evening we will set our attention on Romans 4:1-8. We will concentrate on Sola Gratia (grace alone), and see how God’s plan to save sinners through faith alone in Jesus Christ (Sola Fide) perfectly accords with our highest authority (Sola Scriptura). We will be reminded that our salvation is in our Savior, Lord, and King (Solus Christus), and is to the glory of God alone (Soli Deo Gloria).

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

  1. We Sing as One
  2. Shine Into Our Night
  3. Before the Throne of God Above
  4. I Will Be Still
  5. Here is Love

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Preparing for Worship: October 15, 2017

Text: Mark 8:22-26
Title: “Clear Sight”

This Lord’s Day we will be examining a very unique miracle account. It is one of two miracles only recorded in Mark’s gospel account (the other was the healing of the deaf man in chapter 7). In addition, it is the only record we have of Jesus healing someone in more than one step (He touches the man’s eyes twice). This account also marks the last point before a major shift in the book of Mark. The book’s focus changes geographically from this point forward (Galilee to Judea), and in terms of Christ’s instruction (less focused on the crowds and more on His disciples).

We will examine this section under the following headings:

  1. THE ACCOUNT OF THE MIRACLE
  2. THE APPLICATION OF THE MIRACLE
  3. SOME IMPLICATIONS OF THE MIRACLE

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

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. New Again
  3. Raised to Life
  4. Come to Me

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Preparing for Worship: October 8, 2017

This Sunday we will move away from the book of Mark and look to Acts 8:1-8. This text follows on the heels of the story of the trial and murder of Stephen, church history’s first martyr after the ascension of Christ. Up to this point in the narrative of the church, the apostles choose a man to replace Judas (Acts 1), and then the Holy Spirit indwells the believers in Jerusalem (Acts 2). From Acts 3-6, the apostles suffer persecution, but the church flourishes. Even so, the bulk of their ministry is concentrated in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. All this changes when Stephen is executed for his faith. As Saul ravages the church, the believers scatter abroad. At first this might seem like the church in trouble, but this is part of God’s plan and Jesus’ commission (Matt 28). Through great suffering, the church spreads across the known world as the gospel of Christ is proclaimed. 

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

  1. Man of Sorrows
  2. Christ is Risen
  3. God with Us
  4. No Greater Aim
  5. The Church’s One Foundation

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Preparing for Worship: September 10, 2017

Text: Mark 8:1-21
Title: “Hungry, Unbelieving, or Dull?”

In the miracles of Christ we meet with more than physical provision—we meet with kingdom lessons. In Mark 8:1-21, we see the feeding of the 4,000 and Christ’s words that follow that miracle. The three scenes that we will examine point to a lesson about spiritual hunger and spiritual perception. We will examine the text under three headings:

  1. A HUNGRY CROWD (vv. 1-10)
  2. AN UNBELIEVING GENERATION (vv. 11-13)
  3. A DULL GROUP OF BELIEVERS (vv. 14-21)

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

  1. New Again
  2. Always
  3. We Sing as One
  4. Come to Me
  5. In the Name of God

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Preparing for Worship: September 3, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:13-16
Title: “Legitimate Confidence”

This Lord’s Day we gather with great joy, and, at the same time, some sorrow. Our sorrow is due to the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the many needs represented in that recovery. Our joy is in Christ and in the tremendous displays of God’s mercies through the storm. We gather to express our confidence in God and His Word, to confront and confess our sins, and to celebrate His grace to us in Christ. The passage before us this Lord’s Day is an expression of the apostle Paul’s confidence in the Corinthian saints. We will see that it was a gospel confidence, and we will examine ourselves in the light of that confidence.

  1. PAUL’S BOASTING (vv. 13-16)
  2. PAUL’S REASON FOR BOASTING (vv. 13-16)
  3. PAUL’S EXHORTATION THAT FOLLOWS HIS BOASTING (8:1ff.)

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

  1. Come Thou Fount
  2. His Mercy is More
  3. It is Well with My Soul
  4. Be Still My Soul

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Preparing for Worship: August 27, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:5-16
Title: “Evidences of Godliness That Encourage the Heart”

This Lord’s Day we pray for weather that allows us to meet. If the Lord should will that, then we will focus on spiritual responses that encourage the hearts of godly people.

The Christian life includes learning to respond to sin and failure. Not only must we learn how to respond to our own sins and failures, we must learn how to respond when others sin against us. In our study of 2 Corinthians, Paul is a model of how one responds when wronged. He had acted as a faithful shepherd when he warned and confronted the Corinthians concerning their sin (and the danger of false teachers) by means of a severe letter. In the text we come to this Sunday, we see how he was comforted by the way the Corinthians responded.

Last Sunday we saw that he was comforted by their godly loyalty to him. This Lord’s Day we see five additional evidences of their godly response to his letter, evidences that encouraged his heart:

  1. LOYALTY (REVIEW)
  2. GENUINE REPENTANCE
  3. COMMITMENT TO HOLINESS
  4. SPIRITUAL CLARITY
  5. REVERENT OBEDIENCE
  6. LEGITIMATE CONFIDENCE

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

  1. New Again
  2. Behold the Christ
  3. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

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Preparing for Worship: August 20, 2017

Text: Mark 7:31-37
Title: “Divine Attributes for Human Needs”

Only God possesses all the attributes necessary to meet all the needs of people. When we see Jesus, we meet with God. We meet with the attributes of God in bodily form (John 14:8; Col 2:9). We praise God that Jesus is the divine Savior and Shepherd. This Lord’s Day morning we will give God praise for five truths about divine attributes that answer for human needs.

  1. WE PRAISE GOD THAT CHRIST’S LOVE IS BOTH LARGE AND SMALL (v. 31)
  2. WE PRAISE GOD THAT CHRIST’S SUFFICIENCY IS MATCHED BY ACCESSIBILITY (v. 32)
  3. WE PRAISE GOD THAT CHRIST’S KNOWLEDGE IS JOINED WITH COMPASSION (vv. 33-34)
  4. WE PRAISE GOD THAT CHRIST’S POWER IS PERFECT (v. 35)
  5. WE PRAISE GOD THAT CHRIST’S PURPOSE INCLUDES HIS PATIENCE (vv. 36-37)

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

  1. Man of Sorrows
  2. Lord, I Need You
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  4. Shine Into Our Night
  5. Only the Blood

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