05.22.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1Do not make sabbath keeping a weighty exercise. Explore it with delight, as though you and God are learning together how to make the day special for both of you. Then, be as intentional about protecting it as you can be, but do not become rigid and legalistic about it, which ruins the spirit of the day. “The sabbath was made for human beings, not human beings for the sabbath.” (Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Always (Kristian Stanfill)
  • Hear the Sound (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Psalm 145
  • Great Is Our God (Young Oceans)
  • How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)
  • A Prayer for Rest
  • Restless (Audrey Assad)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Shabbat)
  • Instruments of Peace ( Stefan Van Voorst)

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05.15.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1Shalom is what the Kingdom of God looks like. Shalom is what the Kingdom of God smells like. It’s what the Kingdom looks like and what Jesus requires of the Kingdom’s citizens. It’s when everyone has enough. It’s when families are healed. It’s when shame is renounced and inner freedom is laid hold of. It’s when human dignity, bestowed by the image of God in all humanity, is cultivated, protected, and served in families, faith communities, and schools and through public policy. Shalom is when the capacity to lead is recognized in every human being and when nations join together to protect the environment… At its heart, the biblical concept of shalom is about God’s vision for the emphatic goodness of all relationships. (Lisa Sharon Harper)

The weaving together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment and delight is what the Hebrews prophets call shalom…. Shalom, in other words, is the way things ought to be. (Neil Plantinga)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Hear the Sound (All Sons and Daughters)
  • Salvation Is Here (Hillsongs)
  • Psalm 95
  • Great Is Our God (Young Oceans)
  • One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Shalom)
  • Communion
  • Benediction (Matt Redman)

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05.08.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1Jubilee is about the kingdom coming in every area of life: things being renewed and beginning to look like they will when Jesus returns and everything is restored. It’s about shalom, reconciliation and freedom from captivity and sin. (Katherine Sikma)

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:36-37)

Yesterday as we continued our Jubilee series, we explored the biblical concept of shekel. This is a common word and most of us, upon hearing it think, money, which is one sense is true. But shekel is more than money, it signifies our resource, agency and capacity. In other words:

Compassion + Capacity = Jubilee

Throughout this series we are using three short films created by Michael Savisky and Jonah’s Call. You can view his film “Shekel” here.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Salvation Is Here (Hillsongs)
  • God and God Alone (Chris Tomlin)
  • One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Psalm 23
  • House of God Forever (Jon Foreman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Shekel)

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05.01.16 Worship Confessional

Slide1Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion. (NT Wright, The Challenge of Jesus)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • Song of Hope (Robbie Seay)
  • Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)
  • The Apostles Creed
  • One True God (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • Cornerstone (Hillsong)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Jubilee)

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04.24.16 Worship Confessional

forthecityProphets know God’s will. They are particularly attuned to God and God’s truth for today. They bring correction and challenge the dominant assumptions we inherit from the culture. They insist that the community obey what God has commanded. They question the status quo. Without the other types of leaders in place, prophets can become belligerent activists or, paradoxically, disengage from the imperfection of reality and become other-worldly. (Alan Hirsch)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Peter 2:9-12)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
  • Sing for You (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  • How Great Is Our Great (Chris Tomlin)
  • Prayers for Rescue
  • You Alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Prophets and Priests)
  • Salvation’s Tide (Passion)

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