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What's Happening this Sunday: January 26, 2014

January 23, 2014 by Mike Juday 0 comments

Posted in: Preparation for Gathered Worship

SERMON

We will start our study of Ephesians this Sunday as we take the next few months to look at the creation and the practice of the Church. We live in an age and within a culture that has as many questions and misconceptions about the Church as ever. Beginning this week in our worship gatherings and City Groups we're exploring the nature of "church" as expressed through Ephesians. If you, your family or friends have ever had struggled with questions around what is "the church" and it's purpose, this is a series you won't want to miss. This upcoming Sunday, Jay O'Brien will be preaching from Ephesians 1:1-8. 

 

LITURGY

Reflect on our commitment to worship God throughout our week:

 

Because of the work and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we are able to stand blameless before the judgement throne of God. Through Christ, we are also called, by God, to pursue holiness in the power of the Holy Spirit. Hear this from Romans chapter 12:

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
- Romans 12:1-3

As we go from here, brothers and sisters, let's be a people that continue to worship God by pursuing holiness through the power of the Holy Spirit. Apart from that power, our pursuit will be fruitless. 

 

 

WORSHIP SONGS

All Creatures - (Arrangement by King's Kaleidoscope) Words written by Francis of Assissi circa 1225 and this particular arrangement is from King's Kaleidoscope. This hymn rightly calls "all creatures" to worship and praise God. It looks, primarily, at nature and calls ALL of creation to worship God. Psalm 148:1-14 & Psalm 104:1-35.

Jesus Paid it All - Words written in 1865 by Elvina Hall and music by John Grape. Many of us can feel and argue that our sin is too deep for Christ to save us. But the gift of salvation is for all and Christ's love and sacrifice is more than enough for each of us. John 3:16

All I Have is Christ - Words and music written in 2008 by Jordan Kauflen. It is important for each of us to remember what God has saved us from because it makes our salvation through Christ deeper and deeper. No matter what we have or don't have here on this earth, all that we have is Christ. Amen!!! Galatians 3:26-29

Be Thou My Vision - (Arrangement by Ascend the Hill) Words attributed to Dallan Forgail in the 8th centurgy, translated from ancient Irish to English in 1905 by Mary Byrne, and versed by Eleanor Hull in 1912. This song is a plea that God would be our everything. We ask that God by our vision and our wisdom and we're reminded that our inheritance is in heaven with God and that we are already victorious through Christ. 

 

We pray together at 10am every Sunday before the worship gathering. All are welcome to join. Please make sure to show up before 10:30am to have more time of fellowship and to receive the fullness of the presentation of the gospel. See you on Sunday!!!

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