Preparing for Worship 4.22.18

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Fasting as a religious practice has been around for thousands of years. Of late the health and medical community have been expounding the value of fasting as well. But what is the value of fasting besides getting your waistline trimmer? Why does the Bible talk about it? John Wesley wrote a few centuries back “Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly disregarded it.” Should fasting be a part of our lives? What should that look like? Join with us as we gather for worship to look into what Jesus has to say about fasting and sing the following songs:

We will be singing the following songs this Sunday:

Forever Reign / Jason Ingram & Reuben Morgan

Crown Him With Many Crowns / Matthew Bridges & George Elvey

Here I Am To Worship / Tim Hughes

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken / Henry Lyte & Bill Moore

Behold the Lamb / Getty & Townend

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand / Samuel Stennett & Christopher Miner

 

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Preparing for Worship 4.15.18

Prayer C. S. Lewis 2018

Reading and memorizing Scripture is a vital part of growing as a Christian, because we get the benefit of hearing and seeing God’s knowledge and insight. However, without meditation and prayer we will not see the transformation that is promised from God’s word. Meditation draws us to have God’s word pressed deeply into our souls and lives and calls upon us to take action. Prayer draws us to grow and live by faith because we are praying to someone we cannot see and expecting an answer we cannot control. Meditation and prayer place us under the transforming guidance and reign of the living God who has revealed himself as our Father and bids us come to him as his very own beloved sons and daughters.

Join us as we hear from God’s word and sing the following songs this Sunday:

Venga Tu Reino / / Let Your Kingdom Come / Bob Kauflin

Everlasting God / Brenton Brown & Ken Riley

Fairest Lord Jesus / 17th Century German Hymn

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah / William Williams & Jeremy Casella

Come As You Are / Ben Glover, David Crowder & Matt Maher

Red Sea Road / Ellie Holcomb

Preparing for Worship 4.8.18

Bible Reading 2018

Have you ever wondered why people tell you to read your Bible?  What possible reason do we have for making a regular habit of reading, thinking through, meditating and memorizing the Bible?  As we look at II Timothy 3 this week we will hopefully see that it’s because the Bible itself tells us that the Word of God is the only thing powerful enough to transform the human heart and show us how we were made to live. Join us this week as we begin our series on the power of routine. We will be singing the following songs as we worship our Great God.

Mighty to Save / Reuben Morgan & Ben Fielding

Creation Sings the Father’s Song / Getty

Beautiful Scandalous Night / Derald Daugherty & Steve Hindalong

Come Ye Souls By Sin Afflicted / Kevin Twit & Joseph Swain

Thy Mercy My God / Sandra McCracken & John Stocker

The Christian’s Hope Can Never Fail / Benj Pocta

 

Preparing for Worship 4.1.18

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Easter is central to our faith. Christ’s resurrection to new life is our resurrection as well. All the hopes and expectations of Christians are realized in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Christ has crushed death and made a way for life to flourish amidst the rubble. The Easter morning service is a time of joy, celebration, and renewal. Music and songs reflect the full joy of the victorious Christian faith because of Christ’s resurrection. Easter is that day we remember that no sin is greater than God’s love, mercy and grace. His lavishing of lovingkindness on us through Jesus has made a way for each of us to experience renewal with Him and one another. Join with us as we celebrate together and sing the songs listed below:

Oh Happy Day / Edwin Hawkins

Easter Song / Anne Herring

Christ the Lord is Risen Today / Charles Wesley

Before the Throne of God Above / Charitie Bancroft & Vikki Cook

King of Saints / Joseph Hart & Clint Wells

Christ Is Risen / Matt Maher & Mia Fieldes

Preparing for Good Friday

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On Good Friday we remember that Jesus willingly suffered humiliation, rejection and wrath in his death by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for the redemption of our sins. Even as we reflect upon a dying Savior and a buried King, we remember Easter is coming!

Join us as we remember and reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus:

In the Cross of Christ I Glory / John Bowring & Brian Moss

Go To Dark Gethsemane / James Montgomery & Kevin Twit

What Wondrous Love Is This / Alexander Means & William Walker

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us / Stuart Townend

O Sacred Head Now Wounded / Hans Leo Hassler

O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile / Frederick Faber & Eric Ashley

The Power of the Cross / Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

Preparing for Worship 3.25.18

Palm Sunday 2016

The first Sunday of Holy Week is commonly called Palm Sunday. On this day, we focus on the entry of Christ into Jerusalem to shouts of “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Mark 11:9). The irony of this day is this: Jesus enters into Jerusalem as the triumphal king but will be leave on a cross. Jesus enters into Jerusalem to the crying out of “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” but those cries turn to “crucify him!” by the end of the week. While the darkness of Friday looms, Easter is approaching!

Join us as we worship God together and  sing the following songs this coming Sunday:

Father Let Your Kingdom Come / Liz Vice et al.

Hosanna! / Frank Hernandez

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed / Sandra McCracken

Jesus, Lover of My Soul / Charles Wesley & Greg Thompson

Good Good Father / Chris Tomlin

Beautiful Scandalous Night / Derald Daugherty & Steve Hindalong

Preparing for Worship 3.18.18

Contentment 2018

Paul states that he has learned to be content, in any and every circumstance, of plenty and need. Contentment is a rare trait among humanity? What does it mean to be content? We will look to see and hear how Paul encourages us in gaining contentment.

Join us as we worship God together and  sing the following songs this coming Sunday:

Truly Today / Liz Vice

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go / Christopher Miner

Father, Long Before Creation / Andrew Osenga

Heal Us / Kevin Twit

We Will Feast in the House of Zion / Sandra McCracken

Build Your Kingdom Here / Rend Collective