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Preparing for Worship: August 24, 2014

In Luke 21, Jesus refers to the destruction of Jerusalem as a “day vengeance, to fulfill all that is written” (21:22). There are a few texts in the Old Testament that prophesy about such a day: Deut 32:35; Isa 34:8; 63:4; Jer 51:6; Hos 9:7. There is an element of surprise in each of those texts. The Israelites were confident in their standing as children of Abraham and in the temple in their midst, even though they have spurned God’s covenant obligations and transgressed his law. Perhaps the most important of these references is the one in Deuteronomy 32:35 because it is programmatic for the other texts: “Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’” Moses gave the Israelites these words when they were on the cusp of taking the land promised to Abraham, a very positive time for the newborn nation. But God warned them that if they disobey his commands they will be removed from that land, which happens initially in the Babylonian destruction in 587 BC and which happens again at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD to which Jesus is referring. This final destruction is the inevitable result of disobedience and rebellion. There are consequences for ignoring God and doing evil. 

Jesus does not elaborate on the temple’s restoration, however, because it is irrelevant. Forgiveness of sins will come in Jesus’ name (Luke 23:47), and the focus of redemption is the coming of the Son of Man in power and glory (21:27), not the rebuilding of a desolate city.

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Song of Moses
  3. In the Name of God
  4. When I Survey
  5. The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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Preparing for Worship: August 17, 2014

Our sermon text this week will be again from Luke 21 as Pastor Caldwell leads us through the Olivet Discourse. In verse 9 Jesus says, “And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” The text is timely given the crises happening in the Middle East—the ongoing conflict between Jews and Palestinians, the Syrian rebellion, and now the potential genocide being forced by ISIS. Jesus’ words are comforting, for we can trust that he will bring all things to their appointed end, even the present predicaments that seem so unending. Perhaps Psalm 62 is an apt reply for God’s people, which will be given during our public scripture reading this Sunday:

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will all of you attack a man
to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse. Selah

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
according to his work.

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

  1. Come Praise and Glorify
  2. God Undefeatable
  3. Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest)
  4. Trust You
  5. How Sweet and Aweful is the Place

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Preparing for Worship: August 10, 2014

This week our pastor will continue in the Olivet Discourse in Luke 21 and focusing on verse 8: “And he said, ‘See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, “I am he!” and, “The time is at hand!” Do not go after them.’”

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

  1. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  2. Christ is Risen
  3. In Christ Alone
  4. Lord of Lords
  5. Shine Into Our Night

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Preparing for Worship: August 3, 2014

This week we will sing a song written by Ross King and Michael Bleecker entitled, “Look and See.” The song is scripture-rich, with references to the following texts: 

Ps 24:7 – Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

1 Cor 15:56-57 — The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Job 35:5 — Look at the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.

Rev 4:11 — Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.

The song lyrics are helpful for meditation on God’s glory, the public display of the infinite beauty and worth of God, and the radiance of his holiness and infinitely worthy and valuable perfections:

To him be the glory, for all He has done
Praise to the Father, Who gave us His Son
A ransom for many, He bled and died
Then rose in victory, enthroned on high (Eph 2:6)

To him be the glory in heaven and earth
All of creation is shouting His worth
The saints and the angels all live to proclaim
The wonderful story, the glorious Name

O look and see our God, and celebrate
The power of the cross, and the empty grave
And now we’re free
Let the redeemed lift up your heads (Ps 24:7)
Oh look and see our God!

To him be the glory, He’s coming again
And all of the sadness will come to an end
Oh what a reunion, the Bride and her King
Forever we’ll praise Him, forever we’ll sing!

Glory, glory, to our God (Rev 4:11)

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

  1. Look and See
  2. 10,000 Reasons
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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Preparing for Worship: July 27, 2014

Recently I read some reflections on meditation from Thomas Watson, which are apt for every Christian: 

“Labour to remember what you read [cf. Matt. 13:4, 19]. . . . The memory should be like the chest in the ark, where the Law was put. . . . Some can better remember an item of news than a line of Scripture; their memories are like these ponds, where frogs live, but the fish die. . . . In meditation there must be a fixing of the thoughts upon the object. . . . Meditation is the concoction of Scripture: reading brings a truth into our head, meditation brings it into our heart: reading and meditation must, like Castor and Pollux, appear together. Meditation without reading is erroneous; reading with meditation is barren. The bee sucks the flower, then works it in the hive, and so turns it to honey: by reading we suck the flower of the Word, by meditation we work it in the hive of our mind, and so it turns to profit. Meditation is the bellows of the affection: ‘while I was musing the fire burned’ (Ps. 39:3). The reason we come away so cold from reading the Word is because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.” (Puritan Sermons, vol. 2, 61-62)

May the words of our mouth and the mediation of our heart be pleasing in the sight of the Lord. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:

  1. Come Thou Almighty King
  2. Man of Sorrows
  3. Grace So Glorious
  4. When I Survey
  5. Sovereign Over Us

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Preparing for Worship: July 20, 2014

Pastor Phillip Marshall will be preaching for our two services this Sunday. In the morning, his sermon text will be from Exodus 17, where the people of Israel grumble at Rephidim because there was no water there for them to drink. Although the people quarrel with Moses, he tells them that they are actually “testing the Lord.” Moses then cries out to the Lord because of the people and the Lord tells Moses to strike a rock and water will come forth. Interestingly, God says that “I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall struck the rock” (17:6). In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul picks up on this text in 1 Corinthians 10 and says that “the rock was Christ” (1 Cor 10:4). I am eager to hear how Pastor Phillip will address these texts, and how the Lord might teach us more about himself, his character, and plan for all time. 

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

  1. Always
  2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
  3. The Solid Rock
  4. There is a Fountain
  5. Grace So Glorious

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Preparing for Worship: July 13, 2014

This week we have the privilege of hearing from our Youth Pastor, Nathan Ramirez, in the AM service, and our Pastor for Adult Education and Discipleship, Phillip Marshall, in the PM service. What a blessing it is that the Lord has raised up godly men at Founders Baptist Church who are faithful in preaching the Word of God for the glory of God whenever that opportunity is presented. Nathan will tackle Hebrews 11 and address the topic of faith from a biblical theological perspective, which is exactly how the author of Hebrews addresses that topic. Would that God grant us all the faith of the men and women listed in that chapter! 

Join me in praying for these men as they prepare to minister to us on Sunday through the preaching of the Word. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here:

  1. God Undefeatable
  2. Holy
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. Your Great Name
  5. Grace So Glorious
  6. Trust You

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Preparing for Worship: July 6, 2014

Last week, I wrote a post on Luke 21:ff., anticipating that sermon. But the Lord had different plans for us, and Pastor Caldwell gave us two sermons from 2 Corinthians 12. I was greatly encouraged by these sermons, and I would exhort anyone who has not listened to these sermons to go to our Sermon Audio page and download them

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

  1. Your Love, Oh Lord
  2. It is Well with My Soul
  3. In Christ Alone
  4. Shine into Our Night
  5. I Will Glory in My Redeemer

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Preparing for Worship: June 29, 2014

Pastor Caldwell will pick up in Luke 21:7ff. this week. The text is timely. We are prone to despair when we see injustices around the world, corruption, war, and natural disaster. But Jesus instructs his disciples not to trust in these things or even false Messiah’s (such as Simon bar Kochba, ca. 130 AD) as imminent signs of his return. These things have to take place first, “but the end will not be at once” (21:9). These things reflect the effects of the fall and make us long for a time when God will put all things aright. And further, whatever sufferings we might see or even experience are “not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us,” Paul says:

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience” (Rom 8:18-25). 

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

  1. You are Worthy
  2. Man of Sorrows
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  5. Sing to Jesus

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