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At Founders, we seek to bring glory to God and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We invite you to join us for one of our Sunday or Wednesday services.

Service Times

  • Sunday Morning:

    9:00am (Bible study),

    10:30am (Worship)

  • Sunday Evening:

    6:30pm (Worship)

Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship: October 13, 2019

Text: Romans 3:13–14
Title: “The Speech of Spiritual Death”

The Bible declares that sin has produced something in man that is far worse than most want to believe: Adam’s sin introduced him and all his offspring into the realm of death. Death made its entrance into the world through one man’s sin (Romans 5:12). This Lord’s Day we will be reminded that the natural man’s spiritual condition is no more evident than in his speech. What comes out of the mouth of man reveals the spiritual death that is present in his heart. This points to the true nature of God’s saving work in our lives. When God saves a person, He has not helped them recover from a hospital bed. He has called them from a grave.

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

  1. Always
  2. Praise to the Lord
  3. Psalm 126
  4. Is He Worthy
  5. How Sweet and Awful is the Place
  6. Jesus Lover of My Soul
  7. God with Us
  8. Before the Throne of God Above
  9. Not in Me

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Preparing for Worship: October 6, 2019

Text: Romans 3:10–12
Title: “The Character of Lost Humanity”

Paul has charged that all men are “under sin.” Last Sunday,  we examined what that description means. This Lord’s Day we will begin Paul’s scriptural defense of that charge. Like a prosecuting attorney making God’s case, Paul charges all humanity and now he brings forth his evidence for the charge. His evidence is Old Testament Scripture. This Sunday, we will examine the first three statements Paul brings forth. Not a single person is righteous (Psalm 14). Not a single person understands (Psalm 14). Not a single person seeks after God (Psalm 14).

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  2. Blessed Are All (Only in Jesus)
  3. God of this Restless Heart
  4. The Goodness of Jesus
  5. Shine Into Our Night
  6. Song of Moses
  7. Your Love, Oh Lord
  8. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  9. Grace Greater than Our Sin

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Preparing for Worship: September 29, 2019

Text: Romans 3:9-20
Title: “Under Sin”

How do we see the world of humanity? This is a great test of whether our worldview has been shaped by Scripture. Do we see people the way that the Bible describes them, or do we categorize people in some other way? When  we arrive at our text, Paul summarizes the case that he has made in Romans with this description — “under sin.” He writes, “What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin” (3:9). This Lord’s Day,  we will spend our time considering that description, and what it means for our worldview.

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

  1. Psalm 46
  2. Blessed Are All (Only in Jesus)
  3. Come to Me
  4. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. It is Well with My Soul
  7. I Will Be Still
  8. How Firm a Foundation

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Preparing for Worship: September 22, 2019

Text: Philippians 3:1–3
Title: “Four Marks of a True Worshiper”

This Lord’s Day we will finish our brief break from the book of Romans while we consider the subject of worship. We looked at the beginning of worship (conversion) from John 4 in our first sermon on the subject. Then we considered how worship is at the heart of the mortification of sin (Colossians 3). This time, we will examine one of the classic New Testament descriptions of a true believer, and therefore of a true worshiper.

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

  1. The Solid Rock
  2. Man of Sorrows
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Blessed Are All (Only in Jesus)
  5. We Sing as One
  6. Be Still My Soul
  7. Only the Blood

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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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