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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: 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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Preparing for Worship: May 19, 2019

Our sermon this week comes from Psalm 32, a key text in the Old Testament about confession of sin, and the forgiveness and restoration that comes as a result of obedience. David prays, 

     “I acknowledge my sin to you,
     and I did not cover my iniquity;
     I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’
     and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah” 

Moreover, the one who prays to God in this way—with humility and reverence—will find in him the support he/she needs to withstand the onslaught of evil and temptation that the world brings:

     “You are a hiding place for me;
     you preserve me from trouble;
     you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah”

Take a few moments to read and pray through this psalm before Sunday, and be blessed with the knowledge that, even though we sin, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom 8:1). 

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

  1. Always
  2. Only a Holy God
  3. His Mercy is More
  4. Come to Me
  5. It is Well with My Soul
  6. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  7. 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
  8. Speak, O Lord
  9. All Glory Be to Christ

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Preparing for Worship: May 12, 2019

Text: Mark 14:66-72
Title: “The Trial During the Trial”

When our Lord was on trial before a wicked court on the day He would be crucified, Peter was on trial in the courtyard below. Jesus gave truthful answers, knowing that it would mean His death on behalf of others. Peter told lies, knowing the truth could cost him his life, a life he was protecting for himself. The ugly failure of Peter provides another glimpse of the beauty of Christ and of His gracious and saving love for Peter and us. The outline for Sunday is as follows:

  1. The details of Peter’s great failure.
  2. The pathway that leads to Peter’s great failure.
  3. The beauty of Christ on display through Peter’s great failure.
    1. The care of Christ for us prior to our stumbling
    2. In our stumbling
    3. After our stumbling.
    4. Despite our stumbling.

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

  1. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessings
  2. Jesus is Better
  3. Show Us Christ
  4. Only the Blood
  5. Lord, I Need You
  6. New Again
  7. Behold the Christ
  8. Not in Me

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