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  • Sunday Morning:

    9:00am (Bible study),

    10:30am (Worship)

  • Sunday Evening:

    6:30pm (Worship)

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Preparing for Worship: September 1, 2019

Text: Romans 2:25–29
Title: “Rites Without Reality”

Up to this point in Romans 2, Paul has exposed the false confidence of the Jewish religious moralist. Confidence concerning salvation placed in Jewish heritage, the possession of God’s law, or the discernment that exists due to the knowledge of that law, was all misplaced. Those privileges don’t save, and any belief that they do is a perversion of those privileges. In our verses for this Lord’s Day, an additional false confidence is destroyed. Paul destroys misplaced confidence in circumcision, the sign of the covenant God made with Abraham. The external sign given to Abraham, and codified in the law, is meaningless as a testimony of belonging to the people of God unless the reality it was meant to speak of is present. This Lord’s Day we will be reminded that rites without reality will prove to be fruitless in the final day.

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

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Raised to Life
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love
  4. The Goodness of Jesus
  5. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
  6. 10,000 Reasons
  7. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
  8. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: August 25, 2019

Text: Romans 2:17–24
Title: “The Perversion of Privileges”

As the apostle Paul continues to prosecute God’s case concerning the guilt of the entire human race outside of Christ, he now addresses the guilty by name. He has clearly indicted the Gentile world in chapter one, and now he speaks directly to the Jewish one in chapter two: “But if you call yourself a Jew” (2:17). What follows is a list of privileges that the Jewish religious moralist of his day took refuge in. Paul will expose such a person’s hypocrisy, but as he does that, he also exposes a perversion. Hypocrisy, in the religious realm, almost always involves a perversion of privileges. God’s good gifts are misunderstood and misapplied, and the reason people do this is because those privileges have not been spiritually assessed and appropriated. This Lord’s Day we will consider that reality, think about how it continues to take place, and be reminded that Christ is able to rescue religious moralists.

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

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  2. Psalm 126
  3. There is a Fountain
  4. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  5. Shine Into Our Night
  6. Lord, I Need You
  7. God of this Restless Heart
  8. No Great Aim
  9. Be Thou My Vision

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Preparing for Worship: August 4, 2019

Text: Romans 2:1–11
Title: “How to Rescue a Moralist”

The first chapter of Romans has demonstrated man’s sinfulness by his suppression of God’s revelation in nature. When we come to the second chapter, Paul envisions the response of the Jewish religious moralist to what he’s just written. Paul knows that his fellow Jews would agree that pagan sinners are worthy of God’s wrath. In Romans 2:1–11, Paul demonstrates why the Jewish moralist is also headed for the wrath of God to be revealed at the end of the age. Paul’s explanation of these things also represents evangelism. So we should consider the verses in terms of rescue. We will look at the passage under four headings:

     I. TELL THE MORALIST THE TRUTH ABOUT MORALISTS (v. 1)
     II. HELP THE MORALIST RECOGNIZE HOW HE MINIMIZES HIS SIN (vv. 1b–2)
     III. TEACH THE MORALIST THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD’S COMMON GRACE (vv. 3–4)
     IV. WARN THE MORALIST OF THE WRATH OF GOD (vv. 5–11)

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

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Is He Worthy?
  3. Our Great God
  4. In the Name of God
  5. His Mercy is More
  6. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
  7. New Again
  8. Here is Love
  9. Before the Throne of God Above
  10. Grace Greater than All Our Sin

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Preparing for Worship: July 28, 2019

Text: Romans 1:19–23

Title: “Without Excuse”

There are two themes that Paul will work out in detail in the section that begins at Romans 1:19 and continues to the end of the chapter. The first theme is that God has given mankind an unmistakable revelation of Himself, and man’s sinfulness is on display in the suppression of that revelation. God has given light, and man has rejected the light because he loves darkness. This Lord’s Day morning we will look at the first part of God’s case against mankind. In the evening service we will look at verses 24–32 and explore the second theme, that God’s just judgment is expressed from heaven by giving man over to the darkness he desires.

I. GOD’S WRATH FOLLOWS UNMISTAKABLE DIVINE REVELATION (vv. 19–20)

II. GOD’S WRATH FOLLOWS INEXCUSABLE SINFUL SUPPRESSION (vv. 21–23)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, which you can listen to on Spotify or YouTube:

1. Come Praise and Glorify

2. We Sing as One

3. Come, Lord Jesus

4. On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

5. Be Still My Soul

6. He Will Hold Me Fast

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Preparing for Worship: July 7, 2019

Text: Romans 1:5–7
Title: “The Mission”

This Lord’s Day we continue our study of the opening section of Paul’s greeting. We have examined the messenger (v. 1), and the message (vv. 2-4). This Sunday morning we examine Paul’s mission (vv. 5–7). We will be reminded that when we think about what God’s saving work in our lives means, we must not forget that it means ministry responsibility. God has saved us to make use of us. This is why every believer has received a spiritual gift. Paul’s calling will serve as an example of that, and we will be challenged to think of the lives of others when we think about God’s grace in our own lives.

     I. THE MISSION’S RECEPTION (v. 5a)
     II. THE MISSION’S PURPOSE (v. 5b)
     III. THE MISSION’S FIELD OF OPERATION (vv. 5c-6)
     IV. THE MISSION’S RESULT (v. 7)

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

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Come Thou Fount
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. 10,000 Reasons
  7. Lord, I Need You
  8. Shine into Our Night
  9. All I Have is Christ

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Preparing for Worship: June 30, 2019

Text: Romans 1:1–4
Title: “The Gospel of God”

The opening words of the book of Romans focus on the gospel. What is amazing about that is that Paul is writing to saints (v. 7), people who have already received the gospel. Why write about the gospel when writing to the church? In Paul’s case, it is both an introduction and an explanation. Paul desires to make his way to a city where he had not personally taken the gospel or established the churches. He was always fighting accusations that his message of the grace of God was some self-styled perversion of God’s previous revelation. Paul begins Romans contending that his gospel was God’s gospel. He not only wishes to demonstrate this from Scripture, but to be used by God to strengthen the grasp of the Roman believers on what the gospel is and what it means for every believer. In his introduction, he begins that work and we will see how he begins to make his case. The outline for Sunday morning is the following:

     I. THE CREATOR OF PAUL’S GOSPEL (v. 1)
     II. THE CONSISTENCY OF PAUL’S GOSPEL (v. 2)
     III. THE CONCERN OF PAUL’S GOSPEL (vv. 3–4)
     IV. THE CONFIRMATION OF PAUL’S GOSPEL (vv. 4)

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

  1. Praise to the Lord
  2. Jesus is Better
  3. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  4. See the Destined Day Arise

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Preparing for Worship: June 23, 2019

This Lord’s Day we begin a study of the book of Romans. We will begin our examination of Paul’s greeting in verses 1–7. That greeting is the longest of all of Paul’s letters. It is also theologically rich. From the very outset Paul is introducing himself to believers who live in a city where Paul has not visited, and from which he desires to launch missionary work to Spain. He is also explaining the gospel that he has been entrusted with. He is showing that his message concerning Christ is Scriptural and consequential both in eternal and immediate terms.

Our headings will be as follows:

     I. The Messenger (v. 1)
     II. The Message (vv. 2–4)
     III. The Mission (vv. 5–6)
     IV. The Missionaries (v. 7)

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

  1. A Mighty Fortress
  2. None But Thee
  3. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. How Great Thou Art
  7. God of This Restless Heart
  8. Shine Into Our Night
  9. Oh the Deep, Deep Love

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Preparing for Worship: June 16, 2019

Text: Mark 16:1-8
Title: “The Most Amazing Day”

This Lord’s Day we finish our three year study of the book of Mark. The inspired ending of Mark’s account finishes with a theme that can be traced from the book’s beginning to end. That theme is fear and amazement. Jesus is astonishing and awe-inspiring. In keeping with Mark’s abrupt style, the account of the resurrection of Jesus points us to faith in Christ in a way that says, “What a Savior!”

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

  1. Man of Sorrows
  2. Christ is Risen
  3. Is He Worthy?
  4. Ancient of Days
  5. Come, Lord Jesus
  6. How Great Thou Art
  7. God of This Restless Heart
  8. Shine Into Our Night
  9. Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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Preparing for Worship: June 2, 2019

Text: Mark 15:33–41
Title: “The Death of Jesus”

This Lord’s Day, we will witness Mark’s account of the final three hours of the crucifixion. As we do, we will see much more than the misery of the cross. We will see Christ’s majesty. We will see His triumph, and some of the fruit of that triumph even as He died. We will see how the events that took place during those final three hours all accorded with Scripture and gave clear testimony to the fact that Jesus was, and is, the promised Messiah and Son of God. We will examine the verses under four headings:
     I. THE SIGN (v. 33)
     II. THE SCRIPTURES (vv. 34–36)
     III. THE SURRENDER (vv. 37–39)
     IV. THE SERVANTS (vv. 40–41)

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Jesus Paid it All
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. When I Survey
  6. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  7. In Christ Alone
  8. We Sing as One
  9. All I Have is Christ

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Preparing for Worship: May 26, 2019

Text: Mark 15:16–20
Title: “The Mocking of God”

Something noticeable in the biblical accounts of Christ’s sufferings is how restrained the descriptions are. The biblical evangelists didn’t focus on Christ’s physical sufferings in the way that we might expect. Rather, what they emphasize is the humiliation of it all. The brutality is noted. The cruelty is noted. But what seems most astounding to the biblical writers is the way in which the Son of God was mocked. This Lord’s Day we will look at how Jesus was mocked by the soldiers who served Pilate. We will consider lessons from that mocking that instruct us about fallen mankind, about our majestic Savior, and about our own lives.

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

  1. None But Thee
  2. Grace So Glorious
  3. Is He Worthy?
  4. Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
  5. All Creatures of Our God and King
  6. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
  7. God with Us
  8. See the Destined Day Arise

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