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Preparing for Worship: January 25, 2015

In Revelation 21, as the new heavenly city descends on a new earth, the one who sits on the throne says “Behold, I am making all things new!” (v. 5) This is a profound statement, and Christians should know it and hear it well. Jesus himself says in John 3 that what he is doing is something new for it requires a new birth, a birth which yields new life. The Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5 that for all who are in Christ Jesus, they are part of a “new creation.” All of this comes together in Revelation 21, the culmination of God’s “new” work in Jesus Christ. 

As Pastor Caldwell continues preaching through the book of Luke and as we come to the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, we should dwell on the newness of Jesus’s work. Jesus’s death and resurrection paves the way for new life, new birth, and a new citizenship with the people of God. In Jesus, death turns to life. And this is our eternal hope. Our bodies fade away, but we hope for a new body and a new existence, a time when we will be like Jesus and see him as he is (1 John 3:2). This hope is encapsulated in the song, “New Again,” by Sojourn Music

When death shows his face, and bears his teeth
May we with faith run to Calvary
Not one shed tear, no strand of grief
Falls to the ground and goes unseen

Refrain
Death is defeated, and Jesus reigns
Tell the world there is hope in his name
He pushed back the darkness, he conquered our sin
Christ will make all things new again
Christ will make all things new again
New again

Though blinded by trial, our lives marked with pain
Shadows surround us, but there’s hope today
When sorrow runs deep, and the night is long
May we find peace in the Savior’s song

The sun it is dawning; it pierces the night
It cuts through the shadows with redemption’s light
The fallen will rise, the weak will be strong
Death turns to life in our Savior’s arms

The sermon text for this week is from Luke 22:39-46, ”Holy Ground,” and the outline is as follows: 

I. The Unusual Scene (vs.39)

II. The Mysterious Struggle (vs.40-44)

  1. Observe the Amazing Love of Jesus for His People (vs.40)
  2. Observe the Amazing Suffering of Jesus for His People (vs.41)
  3. Observe the Amazing Obedience of Jesus for His People (vs.42)
  4. Observe the Amazing Endurance of Jesus for His People (vs.43-44)

III. The Victorious Shepherd (vs.45-46)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Thou Almighty King (iTunes)
  2. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  3. New Again (Bandcamp)
  4. Lord of Lords (iTunes)
  5. Before the Throne of God Above (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 18, 2015

In our text this week, Luke 22:35-38, Christ prepares His men for their future by making plain that they will be provided for by normal and natural means. This is set forth against the backdrop of past missions (Luke 9 and 10) where they learned of God’s ability to faithfully provide for their needs without pre-arranged means. Christian maturity and wisdom understands both sides of this equation. There is faith in God’s ability to do what we cannot and obedience to the actions that God has called upon His servants to take.

Sermon: “God’s Work and Our Work”

  1. A lesson from the past (vs.35)
  2. A lesson for the future (vs.36-37)
  3. A lesson to be discerned (vs.38)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Always (iTunes)
  2. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. Be Still My Soul (iTunes)
  5. Psalm 62 (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 11, 2015

Continue to keep Pastor Caldwell in your prayers this week as he is finishing up coursework at the Master’s Seminary in California. This Sunday morning, our Youth Pastor, Nathan Ramirez, will be preaching from Philippians 2:12-18. In the evening, the Pastor for Adult Education and Discipleship, Phillip Marshall, will be preaching about the divine attribute of God’s sovereignty. Please be in prayer for these brothers as they prepare. 

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. I Will Glory in My Redeemer (iTunes)
  2. Come Praise and Glorify (iTunes)
  3. Jesus is Better (iTunes)
  4. Sovereign Over Us (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: January 4, 2015

It is customary to sing the song “Auld Lang Syne” around the new year. A couple of years ago the group Kings Kaleidoscope changed the lyrics to this tune on the album Joy Has Dawned, which we’ve been singing at Founders over the last few weeks, and which we will sing again this Sunday:ß

Kings Kaleidoscope All Glory Be To Christ from jesse bryan on Vimeo.

 

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love

Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
All glory be to Christ!

Other songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Your Love, Oh Lord (iTunes)
  2. The Solid Rock (iTunes)
  3. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  4. Grace So Glorious (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 28, 2014

Pastor Caldwell will move away from Luke 22 this Sunday to concentrate on Paul’s description of the Lord’s “servant” in 2 Timothy 2:24-26:

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. 

This is a timely message here at the end of 2014. The character qualities emphasized in the text—devotion, humility, and compassion—are traits that every Christian should imbibe, and perhaps this sermon should motivate us toward godliness/holiness as we move into a new year. Pastor Caldwell’s outline is as follows:

  1. How God’s Servant Understands Himself (vs. 24a)
  2. How God’s Servant Responds to Others (vs. 24b–25a)
  3. How God’s Servant Hopes for Others (vs. 25b26)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Come Thou Fount (iTunes)
  2. Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest) (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This (iTunes)
  4. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  5. Sovereign Over Us (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 21, 2014

Following the Lord’s Supper in the upper room, Jesus addresses both Judas (his betrayer) and the other eleven disciples. For the morning sermon Pastor Caldwell will explain Luke 22:21-23, which primarily has to do with Judas—“Woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” In Israel’s history, God was “betrayed” by the Israelites on innumerable occasions as they transgress his law and his worship. This past betrayal led Isaiah to say “Woe” to the wicked house of Israel, the “vineyard of the Lord” who practice lawlessness and unrighteousness (see Isaiah 5). Now the betrayal has come full circle, culminating in a betrayal of God’s own Son. Jesus, like Isaiah before him, pronounces a final “woe” on the one who betrays the Lord face-to-face. 

In the PM service, Pastor Caldwell will move forward to vv. 24-30 and look at how Jesus deals with the selfish ambitions and immaturity of the eleven disciples. These last hours of Jesus’ life emphasize several whole-Bible topics. Here we find lessons in God’s sovereignty and human responsibility, the true nature of God’s grace and love, and the triumph of God’s plans and purposes over every human and satanic obstacle. 

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. Holy (iTunes)
  2. There is a Fountain (iTunes)
  3. What Child is This (iTunes)
  4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (iTunes)
  5. In the Name of God (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 14, 2014

In our text this week, Luke 22:7-13, we will see that something seemingly insignificant (how the place of the Last Supper was arranged), puts the glory of Christ’s wisdom, knowledge and love on display.

“The Glorious Wisdom, Knowledge and Love of Jesus”

  1. The Day (vs.7)
  2. The Duty (vs.8)
  3. The Details (vs.9-13)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below:

  1. A Day of Glory (iTunes)
  2. Come All Ye Faithful (iTunes)
  3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (iTunes)
  4. Lord, I Need You (iTunes)
  5. You are Worthy (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: December 7, 2014

For the morning service this week Pastor Caldwell will set the scene for the final days of the life of Jesus and focus on the monstrous nature of Judas’ betrayal, focusing on Luke 22:1-6. In following, the evening service will give due attention to God’s sovereignty and answer the question about who killed Jesus. The outline for the morning is below:

  1. The Passover (vs.1)
  2. The Plot (vs.2)
  3. The Pawn (vs.3)
  4. The Pact (vs.4-6)
  5. The Purpose

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below: 

  1. A Day of Glory (iTunes)
  2. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)
  3. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  4. O Great God (iTunes)
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: November 30, 2014

The sermon text for Sunday is from Luke 21:29-38, where we continue to hear the words of Christ as he portends the judgment that will come on those who reject him. The vital thing to remember in this passage is that believers should not indulge in speculation or to give way to despair. These events signal that “your redemption is drawing near” (21:28)! Since the judgment day will mean disaster for people who have yielded to temptation and sin, Jesus’ disciples—and therefore all disciples everywhere—must pray for strength to remain faithful to the end.

Use Pastor Caldwell’s sermon outlines here as you prepare for the Lord’s Day: 

     Sunday AM Service: Luke 21:29-33—”The Words of Christ”

  1. The Parable (vv.28-30)
  2. The Application (vv.31)
  3. The Divine Promise (vv.32-33)

     Sunday PM Service: Luke 21:34-38—”The Pathway of Perseverance”

  1. The Charge to Christ’s Hearers (vv.34-36)
  2. The Compassion of Christ’s Activities (vv.37-38)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below: 

  1. O Worship the King (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. 10,000 Reasons (iTunes)
  4. Trust You (iTunes)
  5. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: November 9, 2014

Pastor Richard will return to the Olivet Discourse this week, and his text will be Luke 21:20-24. The structure of the passage is below, although we will work through verse 1 in the main. Looking at the sign that Jesus gave His disciples in Luke 21:20, we will see the significance of predictive prophecy in God’s word. We will also think about the future that God has revealed (still to come) and reflect on how God gives previews of such days (Antiochus IV in the intertestamental period, and the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70).

Title: When you see Jerusalem Surrounded: Why predictive prophecy?

I. A SIGN (v. 20)

     A. The sign in Luke’s account – Jerusalem Surrounded
     B. The accompanying sign in Matthew and Mark – Abomination of desolation

II. A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS (v. 21)

III. SCRIPTURAL SIGNIFICANCE (v. 22)

IV. SORROWFUL TIMES (v. 23)

V. THE DURATION OF THE TIME (v. 24)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. Songs can also be purchased from the iTunes links below: 

  1. Come Praise and Glorify (iTunes)
  2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer (iTunes)
  3. Trust You (iTunes)
  4. No Greater Aim (iTunes)
  5. Abide with Me (iTunes)
  6. I Shall Not Want (iTunes)

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