06.26.16 Worship Confessional

Good-newsThis summer we are exploring Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi and yesterday Amber Steele led us through an inter-generational event, “Good News for the Whole World.” As we explored Saul’s conversation we discovered that while we don’t have to travel to Damascus, we do need to take a look at the places God sends us during our days and weeks. God has invited us to play a role in the redemption of the whole world!

This week reflect upon these questions:

  • So, where has God placed you today in your community? Think about the places you live, learn, work, serve and play. Maybe it’s an office, a hospital, outside, sports practice, school, your home, the playground. Where do you spend your days?
  • And how do you spend your time there? What is your role?
  • How will you respond to God’s invitation this week? What can you do this week to advance the Gospel?

Here is our worship flow:

  • Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective)
  • Salvation’s Tide (Passion)
  • Reading from 1 Chronicles 16
  • Great Are You, Lord (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Good News for the Whole World
  • Burning in My Soul (Matt Maher)

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06.19.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. (Philippians 1:12-14)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Song of Hope (Robbie Seay Band)
  • Salvation’s Tide (Kristian Stanfill)
  • God and God Alone (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • All Who Hear (Young Oceans)
  • Message (Advancing the Gospel)
  • Take to the World (Aaron Tate)

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06.12.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1O Lord God,
when thou givest to thy servants
to endeavour any great matter,
grant us also to know that it is not the beginning,
but the continuing of the same unto the end,
until it be thoroughly finished, which yieldeth the true glory;
through him who for the finishing of thy work
laid down his life, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
— after Francis Drake (c. 1540-1596)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King (Crowder version)
  • Doxology (Eoghan Heaslip version)
  • Always (Kristian Stanfill)
  • The Dedication of a Child
  • Jesus Loves Me (Chris Tomlin)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (A Grateful and Heartfelt Prayer)

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06.05.16 Worship Confessional

PhilippianheartYesterday we began our summer study of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. Over the next three months we will explore this amazing letter of friendship, exhortation and joy. I love the opening words: “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:1-2)

After spending some time working through the Philippians backstory in Acts 16, I framed up the series with these three big ideas:

  1. Have you ever wondered what can happen when the Gospel comes to a city (a family, a neighborhood, a workplace or campus)?
  2. The Gospel is more than ideas, concepts, and theories; it is a way of life taken up in the midst of flesh and blood friendships.
  3. At the heart of the Gospel is God’s grace and peace.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Mighty Fortress (Aaron Shust)
  • Salvation’s Tide (Kristian Stanfill)
  • One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Graduation Celebration
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Grace and Peace)
  • Your Grace Finds Me (Matt Redman)

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05.29.16 Worship Confessional

DecisionMakingGood and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible. (CS Lewis)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Our God Is Mercy (Brenton Brown)
  • Song of Hope (Robbie Seay Band)
  • The Apostles Creed
  • Cornerstone (Hillsong)
  • One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Good Good Father
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Decision Making)

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