08.21.16 Worship Confessional

Secret_Contentment_2-150x150I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Hear the Sound (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Call to Worship: Psalm 66
  • Doxology
  • Open Up the Heavens (Meredith Andrews)
  • Exalted Over All (Vertical Church)
  • A Time of Confession
  • You Alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Learning Contentment)

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07.31.16 Worship Confessional

41vyuq0v94l-_sx500_Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Open Up the Heavens (Meredith Andrews)
  • A Call to Worship
  • 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
  • One Thing Remains (Jesus Culture)
  • The Apostles Creed
  • One True God (Chapman/Redman/Tomlin)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Press On)

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07.24.16 Worship Confessional

PhilippianheartYesterday as we continued 0ur series “Partners in the Gospel,” we explored Paul’s commendation of two of his teammates: Timothy and Epaphroditus. Timothy models the Gospel by caring for the needs of others; Epaphroditus models the Gospel by taking on suffering for the sake of Christ.

Our primary citizenship is in God’s kingdom (not a outpost of the Roman Empire). Yes, we are planted in particular places – neighborhoods, cities, and nations – but citizenship in the Kingdom of God demands that we never carry a “Me-1st” or even an “Us-1st” attitude, mentality and posture toward others. This is diametrically opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This week, what would it look like follow the example of Timothy and Epaphroditus, by choosing the path of humility and genuine concern and looking to the interests of others?

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King (Crowder)
  • Open Up the Heavens (Meredith Andrews)
  • A Reading from Psalm 118
  • Salvation Is Here (Hillsongs)
  • Always (Kristen Stanfill)
  • A Time of Prayer for Our World
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Teammates)

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07.17.16 Worship Confessional

shine_like_starsTherefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,  for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.  (Philippians 2:12-16)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • You Shine (Brian Doerkson)
  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
  • A Time of Repentance
  • My Victory (Crowder)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Shine Like Stars)
  • Shine (Matt Redman)

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07.10.16 Worship Confessional

50-Best-Attitude-Whatsapp-Status-Of-All-TimeHave this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)

Yesterday as we continued our series, “Partners in the Gospel,” Katherine Sikma helped us explore one of the most significant texts in all of Scripture, Philippians 2:1-10. These words remind us that power, position and privilege are not things to be leveraged for one’s own sake,  but rather the attitude of Christ reveals a willingness to disadvantage oneself for the sake of others.

As well, during worship we took time to lament together. How does one respond to events that are as tragic and disturbing as what we have witnessed in our country the past few days, weeks, and months? In the words of Ann Weems, “our only hope is to march ourselves to the throne of God and in loud lament cry out the pain that lives in our souls.” Using this liturgy from the Transforming Center, we opened our hearts to the One hears and knows our deepest pain, sorrow and disappointment.

How did your community of faith bring the events of this past week into the context of worship?

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Rock of Ages (Paul Baloche)
  • Cornerstone (Hillsong)
  • Lamenting Together (adapted from the Transforming Center)
  • My Victory (David Crowder)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (The Attitude of Christ)
  • Jesus, Son of God (Chris Tomlin)

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