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Getting Ready for Sunday, June 17

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JUNE 14, 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 18:23–19:10  and seeing the importance of Word-driven disciple making.

Our Call to Worship is Psalm 92:

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Psalm 92 tells us that singing and rehearsing the good news of what God has done through Christ should bring us great joy. It helps us reframe our lives and better interpret what is happening to us because we remember that whatever we are going through, good or bad, is part of God’s larger story of redemption. It's good to give thanks to God because he only does good to us! Let's gather together this Sunday ready to be made glad by the gospel as we proclaim its good news to one another. 

Read and

  1. Pray that we would see how God is working in our lives for his glory and our good.

  2. Pray that we would be refreshed by the gospel.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs to praise God for the good news of the gospel and because they remind us that everything we need is found in the gospel.

Praise to the Lord the Almighty
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Living Hope
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Here’s My Heart
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Nothing But the Blood
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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.

A Conversation with J. D. Greear, the New President of the SBC | ORBC Shares

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A Conversation with J. D. Greear, the New President of the Southern Baptist Convention

written by Justin Taylor for The Gospel Coalition

“The gospel should saturate every stage of the Christian life. The gospel that saves the sinner also makes the saint come alive. We grow in Christ not by going beyond the gospel, but deeper into it.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, June 10

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JUNE 7, 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 18:5-12 and seeing the powerful response that the good news of Jesus inspires.  

Our Call to Worship is 1 Peter 1:3-4:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.

The hope of the gospel is a real, present hope. It's not just a hope that looks to the future when we will be reunited to Christ and he will make all things new. The gospel is not  just a ticket into heaven; it is the way we have already been drawn into a reconciled relationship with Jesus. We have been born again as new creations! We are right now his children and he is at work among us. Let's gather together this Sunday ready to proclaim to one another the living hope we have in Christ.

Read and 1 Peter 1:3-4:

  1. Pray that we would know that God is with us.

  2. Pray that we would grow in living out the gospel in every area of our lives.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they rehearse the gospel story and call us to proclaim the good news of Jesus.

Living Hope
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Jesus Paid It All
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Break Every Chain
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Your Great Name
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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.

Parenting and Work: Helping Our Children Gain a Sense of Belonging | ORBC Shares

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Parenting and Work: Helping Our Children Gain a Sense of Belonging

written by Russell Moore for ERLC

“We live in an era that simultaneously fears and idolizes work. Our call in maturing the next generation is to teach our children to work “as unto the Lord” (Eph. 6:7), while, at the same time, showing them that no matter how important work might seem, we are just training for our ultimate callings, in the age to come. Above all, we are to teach them that we are not ultimately consumers but disciples who belong in the family of God. And sometimes that starts with a garbage pail.”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Getting Ready for Sunday, June 3

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MAY 31, 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 Colossians 3:12-17 and seeing how God uses music to grow us to be more like Christ.

Our Call to Worship is 2 Corinthians 4:5-6.

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians says our darkness has been replaced and obliterated by the light of Christ. The Lord has shone his light on us, replacing an identity made up of our own strength, and given us a new name through his work and his calling. He calls us in his love, his sovereignty, and his grace to replace our self-evaluated worth with His true identity. There is freedom in this for us. There is freedom from being the perfect parent, friend, Instagram account, and plain, old regular Joe. Breathe deep. The Lord has brought you out of darkness to richly dwell in the wide space He has for you.

Read and:

  1. Pray that God shines his light into the darkness of our hearts and renews and refreshes us this Sunday.

  2. Pray that we would grow in the freedom of Christ.

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they rehearse the gospel story and remind us of the power of Christ in our lives.

To Him Who Overcomes
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What a Beautiful Name
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God I Look to You
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Create In Me
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In Christ Alone
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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.