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Preparing for Worship: September 21, 2014

The text for this week’s sermon comes from Ephesians 2:8-9, “Preaching the Gospel to Christians.” It is good to be reminded that this tremendous explanation of how God saves sinners (often used in evangelistic encounters) is addressed to believers. How did God save us and why do we need to be reminded?

Why preach the gospel to Christians?

  1. The gospel will forever be under attack
  2. The church is called to contend for the gospel
  3. The church lives out of the gospel

The lesson from Ephesians 2:

  1. The Certainty of salvation (v.8)
  2. The Explanation for salvation (v.8)
  3. The Communication of salvation (v.8)
  4. The Contrast of salvation (v.8-9a)
  5. The Celebration of salvation (v.9b)

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

  1. Come Thou Almighty King (iTunes)
  2. Your Love, Oh Lord (iTunes)
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (iTunes)
  4. Our Father (iTunes)
  5. In the Name of God (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 14, 2014

Pastor Caldwell’s text this week continues from Romans 12. This is part 7 of “The Goal of Our Ministry” series and will address verses 17-21. In the main, the text deals with how the believer meets the hostility of an unbelieving world with the love of Jesus Christ; that is, they are about the believer’s relationship to unbelievers. Here is the outline: 

Sunday AM: “The Goal of Our Ministry, pt. 7” (Romans 12:17-21)

  1. LOVE RETURNS GOOD FOR EVIL (v.17)
  2. LOVE PURSUES PEACE WITH ALL PEOPLE (v.18)
  3. LOVE TRUSTS GOD WITH JUDGMENT (vs.19-21)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also purchase this music in iTunes via the links below:

  1. God Undefeatable (iTunes)
  2. I Will Glory in My Redeemer (iTunes)
  3. Jesus Paid it All (iTunes)
  4. You are Worthy of Your Glory (iTunes)
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (iTunes)

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Preparing for Worship: September 7, 2014

The text for this Sunday will be Romans 12:13 for the AM service: “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” What exactly are the “needs of the saints” and to what extent should believers “contribute” to those needs? The needs of the saints likely include financial assistance. Paul elsewhere notes that priority should be given to the believing community (Gal 6:10), just as one should help family members before they give to others (1 Tim 5:4, 8). These are practical marks of the Christian church, as is seeking to show hospitality to others. Tom Schreiner points out that the Greek participle here, “to seek” or “to pursue” indicates taking the initiative in providing hospitality. 

Pastor Caldwell’s sermon outlines for both services on Sunday are below:

Sunday AM: Romans 12:13—Love is Generous – Love Gives

I. THE GENEROUS NATURE OF LOVE IN ALL OF SCRIPTURE

II. THE GENEROUS EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE (V.13)

     A. THE PARTNERSHIP OF GIVING (13a)
     B. THE PURSUIT OF LOVING STRANGERS (13b)


Sunday PM: Romans 12:14-16—Real love is proven in the crucible of relationships

I. LOVE ABSORBS WRONG (v.14)

II. LOVE IDENTIFIES WITH OTHERS (v.15)

III. LOVE IS HUMBLE (v.16)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also purchase this music in iTunes via the links below:

  1. O Worship the King (iTunes)
  2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessings (iTunes)
  3. Our Great God (iTunes)
  4. Show Us Christ (iTunes)
  5. Shine Into Our Night (iTunes)

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Wednesday Night Sermon: 9/3/14

Last night, Pastor Caldwell exhorted the congregation from Ephesians 2:1-3, highlighting our deadness to spiritual things due to our sin, and our inability to save ourselves outside of the gracious work of God through Christ. You can download the sermon or watch the video at this link, and the sermon outline is below: 

Ephesians 2:1-3
“The Depraved and Desperate Condition of the Natural Man”

I. MAN’S SPIRITUAL CONDITION STATED (V.1)

     A. THE CONDITION (DEATH)
     B. THE CAUSE (TRESPASSES AND SINS)

II. MAN’S SPIRITUAL CONDITION DESCRIBED (V.2-3)

     A. SPIRITUAL DEATH IS A LIFE DOMINATED BY THE WORLD
     B. SPIRITUAL DEATH IS A LIFE DOMINATED BY SATAN
     C. SPIRITUAL DEATH IS A LIFE DOMINATED BY SINFUL DESIRE
     D. SPIRITUAL DEATH IS A LIFE IGNORANT OF MAN’S ONLY HOPE (V.4)

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Preparing for Worship: August 31, 2014

Pastor Caldwell will continue to exhort us from Romans 12:9-21 this week. In verses 3-8, Paul dealt with the different offices in the church and the functions attributed to each. In verses 9-21, however, Paul gives the duties that all believers are to observe. Theses duties are characterized by one virtue, namely, unfeigned love (v. 11). There are a number of diverse situations that the text addresses with respect to the practical aspects of sanctification, and “genuine love” must govern all of these. No one can afford to neglect these duties and virtues: love, kindness, zeal, hope, patience, prayer, hospitality, forbearance, empathy, humility. Let these be the graces that characterize our lives!

The pastor will focus on verse 11 for the Sunday AM service (“Let love be genuine”), and on verse 12 for the PM service. The zeal mentioned in verse 11 is not the kind that burns out. Serving the Lord is a lifetime work. Where does the staying power come from? By what channels does the Lord’s power find experience in His people? Here are his outlines in brief: 

Love Serves God Zealously (Romans 12:11)

  1. LOVE SERVES GOD (v.11c)
  2. LOVE SERVES GOD WITHOUT SLOTH (v.11a)
  3. LOVE SERVES GOD WITH HEAT (v.11b)

Love is Steadfast (Romans 12:12)

  1. LOVE IS JOYFUL IN HOPE (v.12a)
  2. LOVE IS PATIENT IN TRIBULATION (v.12b)
  3. LOVE IS CONSTANT IN PRAYER (v.12c)

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here. You can also purchase this music in iTunes via the links below:

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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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