07.26.15 Worship Confessional

Story Logo - Version 2In a profound way, our intentionality is a key ingredient determining whether we notice God everywhere or only in church or only in suffering or nowhere. It all depends on how we choose to fashion our world. (Elizabeth Dreyer)

When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Called Me Higher (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Here for You (Maher and Redman)
  • Prayer for Purity
  • Blessed Be Your Name (Matt Redman)
  • Great Are You, Lord ( All Sons and Daughters)
  • Video: With Us (The Work of the People)
  • Never Once (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Paying Attention)
  • Called Me Higher (Reprise)

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07.19.15 Worship Confessional

Story Logo - Version 2Yesterday we looked at Exodus 2:11-25 and followed Moses from the palace to the wilderness, the place where God did a deep work in Moses’ heart to prepare him for the leadership opportunity that would soon present itself. As Chuck Swindoll writes, “Moses dedicated himself to the will of God, but not the God whose will it was.” Where in your life have you perhaps moved ahead of God’s will and/or God’s way?  What might God want to teach you in this season?

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Great Are You, Lord (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Unbroken Praise (Matt Redman)
  • Psalm 34
  • All the Poor and Powerless (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)
  • Dedication of Juniper Belle
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (From the Palace to the Wilderness)
  • Everything Is Mine in You (Christy Nockels)

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07.12.15 Worship Confessional

Story Logo - Version 2Exodus is an epic tale of fire, sand, wind and water. Adventure takes place under the hot desert sun, just above the shadow of the great pyramids. Two mighty nations –Israel and Egypt – led by two great men – Moses the liberating hero, and Pharaoh the enslaving villain. Almost every scene is a masterpiece: the baby in the basket; the burning bush; the river of blood and the other plagues; the angel of death; the crossing of the Red Sea; the manna in the wilderness; the water from the rock; the thunder and lightning on the mountain; the 10 Commandments; the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night; the golden calf; the glory in the tabernacle.

Once heard, the story is never forgotten. For Jews it is the story that defines their very existence, the rescue that made them God’s people. For Christians it is the gospel of the Old Testament, first great act of redemption. Return to the exodus again and again, sensing that somehow is is significant for the entire human race. (Philip Ryken)

We restarted our Story series this morning, beginning our Moses arc. Over the next two months, we will explore the amazing events that unfold in the book of Exodus. Today, we looked at the life of Moses’ parents as described by the writers of the letter to the Hebrews and Exodus 2:

By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict” (Hebrews 11:23).

Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. (Exodus 2:1-4)

What is in your basket…what is something that you need to be willing to cast in the water and entrust  into God’s hands?

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Faithful Over Us (Casey Darnell)
  • Rock of Ages (Paul Baloche)
  • Scripture Reading
  • You Never Let Go (Matt Redman)
  • Never Once (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (No Ordinary Child)
  • O This God (Matt Redman)

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07.05.15 Worship Confessional

matt11“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

“One of the greatest gifts for my life as one who serves God is observing the Sabbath. Celebrating a holy day and living in God’s rhythm for six days of work and one of rest is the best way I know to learn the sense of our call – the way in which God’s Kingdom reclaims us, revitalizes us, and renews us so that it can reign through us. Before we can engage in the practice of our call, we need to be captured afresh by grace, carried by it, and cared for.” (Marva Dawn)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Psalm 148
  • All Creatures of Our God and King (David Crowder Version)
  • This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham)
  • Your Grace Finds Me (Matt Redman)
  • Breath Prayers
  • Rest Here (Ab and Fam)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Rest)
  • House of God Forever (Jon Foreman)

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(Image by Richard Lyall)

06.28.15 Worship Confessional

Slide1It is a just and illuminating thought that every system of theology should be read backwards at least once, commencing with the last things, since it is in the conclusion that we find the truest index of the whole. (HR Mackintosh)

The first thing liberated beings do is to enjoy their freedom and playfully test their new-found opportunities and powers. (Jurgen Moltmann)

And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new. Also he said,“Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5)

Yesterday we concluded our series by exploring the restoration of work. This is our Director of Formation and Teaching, Dave Bindewald’s favorite topic to address and my favorite line from his message was this: “Work is too good, too delightful to be done away with in the new heavens and earth.”

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Forever Reign (Hillsongs)
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (Chris Tomlin)
  • I Could Sing of Your Love Forever (Delirious)
  • A Creation Liturgy
  • My Father’s World (Jadon Lavik)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (The Restoration of Work)
  • Unbroken Praise (Matt Redman)
  • A Prayer for Vocations (Steve Garber)

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