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Preparing for Worship: March 1, 2015

Pastor Richard’s sermons this week will come from Luke 23:32-43. In the morning service he will focus on three things mentioned by Luke that take a look back to Old Testament pictures of the Messiah: he was numbered with transgressors, there were people gambling for his garments, and he was given vinegar for his drink. The outline is as follows: 

  1. The Question – “If you are…why don’t you save yourself” 
  2. The Answer – Forgiveness 
    1. The Prayer 
    2. The Promise

On Sunday night he will focusing on the forgiven criminal. 

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. New Again (Bandcamp)
  2. Psalm 62 (iTunes)
  3. We Are the Body (iTunes)
  4. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)
  5. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 22, 2015

We should at all times be amazed at the providence and sovereignty of God in salvation. For many, thinking of providence/sovereignty leads us to ponder our personal salvation, how we were drawn to God by God on the basis of God’s grace alone. Yet we could miss the providence of God in events of the death of Jesus, about the millions of small decisions along the way that made Israel’s leaders—Caiaphas, Pilate, etc.—to crucify the only person not deserving death. In our sermon this week, Pastor Caldwell will look at the providence of God in Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:26), the man who was chosen by Roman soldiers to bear the cross of Jesus since Jesus could not bear it any longer due to his affliction. The verse reads, 

And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

In God’s grand plan, there happens to be a man observing the events of Jesus’ death (Mark calls him a “passerby”, Mark 15:21) who is in town from the surrounding countryside. This man is selected to bear the cross of the One who bears the sins of the whole world. Amazing providence indeed. These events should perhaps draw our minds to a couple of other passages in Luke, where Jesus uses the “cross” to illustrate personal discipleship:

Luke 9:23—If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Luke 14:27—Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

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. Song of Moses (iTunes)
  2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer (iTunes)
  3. Romans 11 (Doxology) (iTunes)
  4. In Christ Alone (iTunes)
  5. When I Survey (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: February 8, 2015

The two sermons this week will come from Luke 23:1-16, “Christ’s Innocence Proclaimed”:

  1. Christ Before Pilate (vv. 1-7)
  2. Christ Before Herod (vv. 8-12)
  3. Christ Vindicated (vv. 13-16)

Perhaps the substitutionary death of Jesus no longer shocks you because it is so familiar. We should pray together that in the next few weeks the sermons we will hear about Jesus’ death would wash over us anew. We must see the glory of Jesus’s death afresh. Behold the Christ!

 

Verse 1:

See all creation pure and bright
Abounding forth in radiant light
Eternal God who made our home
And made a people called his own

Verse 2:

See the darkness enter in
All of creation stained with sin
Oh, what could overcome the night
From heaven’s throne descends the light
From heaven’s throne descends the light

Chorus:

The hope of promises fulfilled
From prophets long foretold
The author of all life, Behold the Christ!
Descended down to men,
Then lifted up to die
Who crushed the grip of sin, Behold the Christ!

Verse 3:

See the Son lay down his life
The innocent for those defiled
Forgiveness we may now receive
O, Sinner, won’t you now believe
O, Sinner, won’t you now believe

Verse 4:

O’ see him coming for his bride
Wearing spotless robes of white
All of our sorrow is replaced
With joy, as we behold his face
With joy, as we behold his face

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. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  2. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes)
  3. All Glory Be to Christ (Bandcamp)
  4. How Deep the Father’s Love (iTunes)
  5. Behold the Christ (Bandcamp)

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Preparing for Worship: February 1, 2015

The sermon for this week is Luke 22:54-62, “Failure and Hope,” and the outline is as follows:

  1. The Presumptuous Confidence of Peter in the Presence of Christ (vv.31-34)
  2. The Panic-Stricken Denial by Peter in the Presence of Christ’s Enemies (vv.54-60)
  3. The Painful Confirmation of Peter’s Failure by the Gaze of Christ (vv.61-62)

 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. In the Name of God (iTunes)
  2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (iTunes)
  3. Man of Sorrows (iTunes)
  4. New Again (Bandcamp)
  5. He Who is Mighty (iTunes)

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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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