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Getting Ready for Sunday, October 14

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OCTOBER 11, 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.

Our Call to Worship is 2 Corinthians 8:9.

9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

What grace and mercy God has for us! God humbly surrendered to death on the cross so that we could gain everything in Christ. We were helpless and poor, unable to atone for our sins and Christ intervened and paid for our sins out of his immense riches. This is the God that we get to serve and worship together! Let’s come ready to be humbled and encouraged by the gospel as we behold the good character of our God.

Read and:

  1. Praise God for his gracious character, that he would become poor to give us the riches of the gospel.

  2. Pray that we would pursue humility and godliness.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they show us how God’s character is worthy of our worship and obedience.

Great Are You Lord
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How Marvelous
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Crowns
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Build My Life
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O For A Thousand Tongues
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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.

A Healthy Church Member Is a Humble Follower | ORBC Shares

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A Healthy Church Member Is a Humble Follower

written by Thabiti Anyabwile for 9Marks

“The health of a local church may ride exclusively on the membership’s response to the church’s leadership. How the congregation receives or rejects its leaders has a direct effect on the possibilities of faithful ministry and church health.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, October 7

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OCTOBER 3, 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 Judges 6:28-7:22 and seeing how God moves us from prideful self-dependence to humble trust in his faithful character.

Our Call to Worship is Deuteronomy 32:3.

For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
ascribe greatness to our God!

When we gather together on Sundays, God is reminding us of how great he is. Even when we think circumstances, other people, and even ourselves are great, God calls us to humble ourselves before him and remember who he is. God wants our hearts to be anchored in the truth of his character, not in the shifting sands of circumstances and people. As we gather this Sunday, let’s come ready to be in awe before our great God.

Read and:

  1. Praise God he is actually greater than our experiences and fears.

  2. Pray that we would humble ourselves before our great God.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they help us humble our hearts before God and trust his perfect character.

How Great Thou Art
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Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus
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Here’s My Heart
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Forever Reign
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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.

Rebuilding Parental Authority | ORBC Shares

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Rebuilding Parental Authority

written by Julie Lowe for CCEF

“Parental powerlessness is difficult to face. Sometimes we minimize and excuse it but we cannot just accept it as inevitable or chalk it up to “teenage attitudes” or “kids these days.” Though our role and influence do change as our children grow, we still need to be a voice in their lives. But regaining that impact does not come about through coercion, or bribery, or threats. It comes through relationship and time spent together.” 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, September 30

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SEPTEMBER 27, 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 Judges 5:1-31, and seeing that we should strive to participate in what God is doing, because he fights for his people, empowers us and keeps us in his blessing as we walk in obedience.

Our Call to Worship is Ephesians 2:4-5.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love
with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.

As Christians, we are people who were once dead, but are now alive. We had been conquered and destroyed by the effects of sin, but God in his great mercy chose to make us alive through the death and resurrection of Christ. When we gather as a church we are given the chance to rejoice in this deep truth; we are creatures of grace, no longer dead and separated from God, but made alive and loved by God. Let’s gather this Sunday ready to celebrate and grow in the truth of what God has done.

Read and:

  1. Praise God that he has given us life in Christ.

  2. Pray that we would cling tightly to the truth that God has saved us through his grace.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they center us in the gospel, and call us to follow God in his mission for creation.

This Is Amazing Grace
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Build My Life
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In Christ Alone
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Break Every Chain
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Called Me Higher
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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.