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Getting Ready for Sunday, August 19

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AUGUST 16, 2017

Church family,

"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.

This week we are looking at Acts 27:1–28:31 and seeing how God keeps his promises, and how we should trust him and give thanks as we continue his mission.

Our Call to Worship is Psalm 147:3-5.

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.

God’s word speaks to us no matter where we are in life; whether we are brokenhearted or content, worn out or rejoicing. God is speaking and working in all of our lives calling us to further satisfaction and obedience in him. If we are hurting, God draws near to us to heal us. If we are stuck in self-sufficiency, God draws our eyes up to him to be humbled by the one who really holds everything together. As we gather this Sunday let us be aware of our need for God to speak into our lives and be ready to hear and obey.

Read and:

  1. Thank God that he desires to speak in to our lives.

  2. Pray that we would hear and obey what God speaks.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they exalt the faithfulness of God and call us to follow him on mission.

Great Are You Lord
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What a Beautiful Name
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Your Glory
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Taste And See
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Multiplied
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 Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.

Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.

The Call to Worship | ORBC Shares

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The Call to Worship

written by Jarryd Foreman for Doxology & Theology

“Every Sunday we start our gathering with a call to worship, a scripture read to draw our attention to Christ. Check out this blog post to learn more about why we use a call to worship and how it disciples us as we worship.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 12

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AUGUST 9, 2017

Church family,

"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.

This week we are looking at Acts 25:1–26:32 and seeing how we can live as faithful witnesses to the gospel.

Our Call to Worship is Psalm 25:8-10.

Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Every Sunday when we gather under the word of God we get to experience the goodness of the Lord as we hear the good news of the gospel. Psalm 25 describes what our reaction to experiencing God’s goodness should be: humility. This humility is characterized by a hunger to learn and obey the way of Jesus. The amazing thing about this is that God promises that as we follow the paths that he is teaching us we get to experience even more and more of the love and faithfulness of God. This is why we gather together on Sunday to grow in our love and obedience to the way of Jesus. Let’s gather ready to experience God’s love and grow in following the way of Jesus!

Read and:

  1. Pray that God would humble our hearts before him so that we can receive the good he has for us.

  2. Pray that we would be faithful gospel witnesses.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they help us rejoice in the faithfulness of God.

How Great Thou Art
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Who You Say I Am
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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God is Able
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The Lord Our God
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 Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.

Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.

Can a Single Person Fully Image God? | ORBC Shares

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Can a Single Person Fully Image God?

written by Stephen J. Wellum for 9 Marks

“Striving to be a multigenerational church calls us to enter into the lives of people that are at different stages of life. We post many things about parenting and kids, those are great articles for the whole church to read as we are all called to love kids. This article is great for us all to read as well. The Lord is growing our church with people from all walks of life. This is a great article that can help us understand the goodness of singleness. Let us together grow in encouragement of all our walks of life.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, August 5

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AUGUST 2, 2017

Church family,

"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.

This week we are looking at Acts 23:12–24:27  and seeing how the story demonstrates the sovereignty of God and the character of a faithful Christian witness.

Our Call to Worship is Ephesians 4:22-24:

22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

God calls us together in worship so that we can remember who we are in Christ and be renewed by that truth. As we hear the truth of the gospel, it holds up a mirror to the sinful and destructive patterns  of the old self and shows us how Jesus is so much better than the ways of the old self. Let's gather this Sunday ready to submit to the work of the Holy Spirit as we put on the new, Christ-like self. 

Read and:

  1. Pray that God would grow us in righteousness and holiness.

  2. Pray that we would believe deeply the truth of who God says we are in Christ.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they celebrate the great hope we have because Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.

Who You Say I Am
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God I Look to You
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Taste And See
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How Marvelous
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Lion and the Lamb
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 Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.

Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.