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Preparing for Worship: October 21, 2018

Text: Mark 12:18-27

Title: The Double Ignorance that Destroys

This Lord’s Day we will see a third attempt to discredit Jesus on the same day. This time it’s the Sadducees, and this time it’s with an absurd theology question. Jesus not only answers the question, He identifies two types of ignorance that will destroy them, and anyone who persists in unbelief.

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

1. Jesus Paid it All

2. The Passion

3. New Again

4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer

5. In Christ Alone

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Preparing for Worship: May 28, 2017

For this week’s worship post there is something I would like to stress. Sunday is the Lord’s Day. We have two worship services. Both are vital. Both are included in our membership covenant when we all pledged to be faithful to the worship services of our church. Please don’t be a “oncer.” I know that Monday is Memorial Day. There is no better way to enter the week than with the sweetness of a Sunday evening time in corporate worship where the Word of God is preached.

Sunday AM: Mark 5:35-43 – “Christ’s Power Over Death”Sunday PM: 1 Corinthians 5:11-15 – “A Faithful Man’s Concern in Ministry”

Read both texts and come ready to give worship to our God, to exhort one another, and to hear from God’s Word!

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

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Jesus Lover of My Soul
  3. In the Name of God
  4. Trust You

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Preparing for Worship: December 4, 2016

Text: Mark 2:1-12
Title: “The One Who Forgives Sins”

Our text this Lord’s Day answers the two most important questions anyone could ask about Jesus of Nazareth. Who was this man, and what was His mission? Jesus performs one of His most memorable miracles (heals a man who was lowered on a bed into a room through the roof) in a way that leaves no doubt about His true identity and what He came to provide for sinners. We will consider Mark’s account of this miracle under four headings:    

     I. The Curious Crowd (vs.1-2)
     II. The Faith Encounter (vs.3-5)
     III. The Response of Unbelief (vs.6-7)
     IV. The Answer to Unbelief (vs.8-12)

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 Day of Glory (iTunes)
  2. Come All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
  3. God with Us (iTunes)
  4. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: May 4, 2014

We will not have an evening service this Sunday. Instead, we will join one another on the church grounds for a fellowship meal immediately following the morning service. We hope that everyone will attend, and also that this will be a good opportunity for everyone to meet newer members. I look forward to seeing you there!

The sermon text for this week is from Luke 20:19-26, which you can read here. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
1. Song of Moses
2. Our Great God
3. Jesus is Better
4. Only the Blood.

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Preparing for Worship: April 27, 2014

The sermon text for this week has to do with the parable of the wicked tenants, from Luke 20:9-18. As a cross-reference, the scripture reading we will hear during the service is from Isaiah 5:1-7. There, the prophet records the “song of the vineyard.” The Lord recounts how he planted Israel like a vine dresser plants a vineyard on a fertile hill. He cared for the vineyard, cleared it of stones, planted it with choice vines, built a watchtower for it and hewed out a wine vat in its midst (Isa 5:2). But when he expected it to yield grapes, it yielded “wild grapes” instead (5:4). Since the vineyard only produced sour, wild grapes, the Lord removed its hedge, broke down its walls, and made it a waste so that it can be no longer pruned or hoed (5:5-6). And there is no question about whom the Lord sings this song, “for the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah” (5:7).

When Jesus tells the parable of the wicked tenants, he likely alludes to the song of the vineyard in Isaiah 5. In Luke 20, a man plants a vineyard similar to God planting the vineyard of Israel. He then let it out to tenants to care for the vineyard and to ensure that it yields a good crop. But every time the man sends his servants to get some of the fruit, the tenants are constantly throwing them out, beating them and treating them shamefully. In the last instance, the owner sends his beloved son, whom the tenants kill so that they can keep the inheritance of the vineyard for themselves. These actions confirm the reason why God says in Isaiah 5 that he will make the vineyard a desolation—the tenants of the vineyard (i.e. Israel) have ruined the crop!

This also confirms why Jesus had to come to earth and die in our place. Sin has taken such deep root in the world that even the tenants of God’s promises and inheritance have failed to see the beloved son. They are consumed with pride and have rejected outright the owner of the vineyard—God himself. Thankfully, Jesus quotes from Psalm 118 that “the stone that the builders rejected” (i.e. the wicked tenants of Israel) “has become the chief cornerstone,” which obviously alludes to the victory he has over death and hell in his glorious resurrection. There are wicked today, to be sure, so let us not reject the beloved son, the chief cornerstone, “chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame” (1 Pet 2:6; cf. Isa 28:16).

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
1. Holy (Jesus You Are)
2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
3. It is Well with My Soul
4. You are Worthy of Your Glory
5. The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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Preparing for Worship: April 20, 2014

This Sunday is Easter, and as I write this it is Good Friday, the day we celebrate the death of Jesus Christ. I doubt that Jesus’ disciples would ever call this day “good,” but this is how it has passed down through antiquity. I often reflect on this day by reading aloud Isaiah 52:13-53:12, and I would encourage you to do the same:

13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
he shall be high and lifted up,
and shall be exalted.
14 As many were astonished at you—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15 so shall he sprinkle many nations;
kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they see,
and that which they have not heard they understand.
53 Who has believed what he has heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
9 And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Our sermon text this week will be from Luke 20. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
1. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
2. Man of Sorrows
3. Christ is Risen
4. The Power of the Cross
5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.

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Preparing for Worship: February 16, 2014

For the morning worship service, Pastor Caldwell will be preaching from Luke 18:18-30, which you can read here.

The text for the evening service will be from Titus 2, as we continue our study of biblical manhood and womanhood. You can also read that text here as you prepare for worship.

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

1. Song of Moses
2. Holy (Jesus You Are)
3. Jesus is Better
4. There is a Fountain
5. Show Us Christ.

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Preparing for Worship: February 9, 2014

Pastor Caldwell will continue to preach from Luke 18 this week, now venturing into several “kingdom of God” parables beginning with 18:15-17. It is good to put in perspective the already/not-yet nature of the kingdom of Christ, which we will see in the coming weeks. Jesus ushered in the kingdom with his presence on earth, his death, and finally his resurrection and ascension. The kingdom is already here, and Jesus is reigning in the hearts of men and women. The kingdom is yet to come, however, and we look forward to the day when he will finally return and abolish all the rulers, authorities and powers who have challenged his designs and purposes (Rev 19).

Many of our “songs, hymns and spiritual songs” (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16) emphasize the kingdom. This week we will sing, for example, “Come Praise and Glorify,” and in the third verse we say, “The Spirit guarantees our hope until redemption’s done, until we join in endless praise with God, the three in One.” This verse obviously speaks to our future hope of God’s presence on earth—the kingdom yet to come!

In another hymn, “The Solid Rock,” we will sing of the same hope: “When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found! Dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne!” A new song we will introduce this week has the following verse:

Your kindly rule has shattered and broken
the curse of sin’s tyranny
My life is hidden ‘neath Heaven’s shadow,
Your crimson flood covers me

In the following chorus, we sing about the kingdom of Christ, ever present, and yet not fully realized:

Glory, glory, we have no other king
But Jesus Lord of all
Raise the anthem, our loudest praises ring
We crown Him Lord of all

Our prayer should be that the kingdom of Christ would reign in the hearts of men on earth, and that his kingdom would come, finally and eternally! It is for his glory and for our good!

Songs that we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
1. Jesus is Better
2. Come Praise and Glorify
3. Behold Our God
4. Our Great God
5. The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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Preparing for Worship: February 2, 2014

The sermon text this Sunday morning will be from Luke 18:9-14, which you can read here, and which concerns the well-known parable about the Pharisee and tax collector. The Pharisee is haughty and self-assured, hence, “[Jesus] told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous” (18:9). Jesus says that the tax collector on the other hand—even though it is assumed that he is unjust (he is a tax collector after all)—is “justified” (18:14). Why is he justified? Is it because he is shameful? He “stands far off,” and does not even “lift his eyes to heaven,” obviously because he is ashamed of his sin. But note that his justification is tied to repentance: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” is the focus of the paragraph.

The apostle Paul says that justification is a gracious gift from God: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom 3:23-24). So what the tax collector exhibits in Luke 18 can only be from God. His justification and faith come not through good works, the arbitrary kind that the Pharisee is boasting about. Rather, his justification is the result of his repentance before God and faith in God. Paul asks in Romans 3:27-28, “What becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.”

It is comforting to remember that God is just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Indeed, he is all our boast.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:
1. Come, Thou Almighty King (The Church at Brook Hills)
2. Always (Kristian Stanfill)
3. Your Love, Oh Lord (Third Day)
4. Come to Me (The Village Church)
5. Sovereign Over Us (Aaron Keyes).

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