Heart Prep for Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

This Sunday David Jackson will be preaching on the person and work of the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives as individuals and as a church. The worship will focus on the Spirit and the visuals will be the symbols of the Holy Spirit – especially fire and the dove.

Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 170723 Heart Prep

Prelude:
Breath of God – Caroline Cobb

Worship Set:
Come Thou Almighty King – Hymn #267

O Breath of Life – Andy Piercy
This is a nice new setting of an old hymn. The video doesn’t include the lyrics, so here they are:
     O breath of life, come sweeping through us
     Revive your church with life and power
     O breath of life, come cleanse, renew us,
     And fit your Church to meet this hour.
     
     O wind of God, come bend us, break us
     Till humbly we confess our need
     Then in your tenderness remake us
     Revive, restore, for this we plead.
     
     O breath of Love, come breathe within us,
     Renewing thought and will and heart
     Come love of Christ afresh to win us,
     Revive your Church in every part.
     
     Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating?
     While harvest fields are vast and white
     Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting
     Equip your church to spread the light.

Spirit of the Living God – Audrey Assad

Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective

You Speak – Audrey Assad

Offertory:
Wash Me Clean – Page CXVI

Benedictions:
Medley:
Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Hymn #259)
Holy Spirit (You are Welcome)

Holy Spirit Living Breath of God – Getty

Scripture for Meditation:

Job 33.4 – The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

John 3.5-8 – Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.Top of Form

John 14.26 – But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you.

John 20.21-22 – Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”.

Acts 1.4-5, 8 – And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, which, He said, “you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. (8) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

1 Corinthians 3.16-17 – Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

1 Corinthians 12.4-7 (NKJV/ESV) – Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all. For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discerning of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions (distributes) to each one individually as He wills.

Galatians 5.22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Ephesians 4.30-32 – And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Ephesians 5.18 (ESV) – And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit

1 Thessalonians 5:19-24 – Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

1 John 2.20 – But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

Heart Prep for Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The text this week is 2 Timothy 3:14-17, a familiar text about the Word of God. We’re going to see how the foundational truth of Scripture’s authority impacts what we do every day. The visual theme is, of course, the Bible, and the worship theme is also focused on God’s Word.

Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 170716 Heart Prep

Prelude:
All Flesh is Like the Grass – Fernando Ortega

Worship Set:

Isaiah 40:6-8 A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. 7The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. 8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)

Psalm 138:1-8 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. 4All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth, 5and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the LORD. 6For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. 8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

You Speak

Thy Word

Psalm 119:9-16 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! 13With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. 14In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 16I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

We Delight

Standing on the Promises of God – Hymn #271

Offertory:

Show Us Christ – Sovereign Grace

Benediction:
Speak O Lord – Getty

Laden with Guilt – Indelible Grace

All Flesh is Like the Grass – Fernando Ortega – Lyrics

All Flesh Is Like The Grass
Fernando Ortega
© 2006 Cerdo Verde Music, Curb Songs

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All imagery is copyright 2012-2017 by Robert J. DeGray. All Rights Reserved. Videos were shot at locations in Texas, Illinois, and Slovakia

Heart Prep for Sunday, July 9th, 2017

The text this week is Titus 3:1-8 where we see how the grace of God is essential for living like Jesus every day. The worship theme is His lovingkindness, and the visual theme is pouring water, as the text says that the Holy Spirit is poured out on us to wash and regenerate us.

Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 170709 Heart Prep

Prelude:
Blessed Assurance – #345

Worship Set:

Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Your Love is Strong – Jon Foreman

Thy Mercy My God

Titus 3:4-7 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:4-10 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Good to Me

Amazing Grace – Hymn #202

Offertory:
Undone by Grace – Caitelen

Benedictions:
Come Down O Love Divine- Ortega

A Debtor To Mercy Alone – Indelible Grace

Bonus:
The Love of God – Rich Mullins

Heart Prep for Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

The text for this week is Romans 3:21-26, the classic text on justification by faith. We receive righteousness by trusting in Jesus, who is the sacrifice for our sins. Our worship theme is “And Can it Be,” and other songs that reflect the wonder of God’s grace to us, and our visual theme is crosses in nice places, like this one:

Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 170702 Heart Prep

Prelude:
Receive – Audrey Assad

Worship Set:

Beautiful One – Tim Hughes

Nothing But the Blood of Jesus – Hymn #195

Carried to the Table – Leeland

Before the Throne of God Above – Shane & Shane

Offertory:
From the Depths of Woe – Indelible Grace

Invitation to Communion:
How Long (Love Constraining to Obedience) – Wayfarer

Benediction:
The Solid Rock – Hymn #404

Scripture for Meditation

Romans 3:21-26 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:1-10 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Peter 1:13-21 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Heart Prep for Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The texts for this week are John 1:14-18, Hebrews 2:14-17, and Colossians 1:15-20, each of which highlights some aspect of the two natures of Jesus – fully God and fully man. The worship theme will be Jesus, and the visual theme will be ‘ripples,’ which by a ridiculously long stream of consciousness relates to the two natures. You’ll have to see the sermon to find out why.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 170625 Heart Prep

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

What a Beautiful Name

Your Great Name

Hebrews 2:14-18 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Colossians 1:15-20 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Sing to Jesus – Ortega

The Lion and the Lamb – Leeland/Bethel

Offertory
Cornerstone- Tim Neufeld and Audrey Assad

Benediction
In Christ Alone – Getty

Praise Him, Praise Him – Hymn #106

Heart Prep for Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The text this week is Romans 3:9-20, where Paul summarizes his assertion that all alike are ‘under sin,’ sinners. The recognition of our sin is foundational to our understanding of God’s rescue in Jesus. The worship will focus on that rescue, celebrating that even though we are sinners, God loved us and saved us. The visual theme is pollution, which is a metaphor for the sin that pervades the world.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 170618 Heart Prep

Worship

Revelation Song

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Your Great Name

Lord, I Need You

Ephesians 2:1-9 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Jesus, I Come

I Boast No More

Offertory: A new song on a rarely mentioned subject – the beauty of confession. Lyric by D. A. Carson, music by Sandra McCracken: I Am Ashamed

Alternate Offertory: From the Depths of Woe. We are not going to play this, it’s just a great song.

Benediction:
Not to Us – Chris Tomlin

How Deep the Father’s Love for us

I Am Ashamed – Sandra McCracken – Lyrics

‘I Am Ashamed’
Lyrics by D. A. Carson; music by Sandra McCracken
©2016 Drink Your Tea Music

I do not own the rights to the music. Please support the artists by buying the song. Or download for free here: Let’s Sing the Beauty of Confession

Sandra says: “I was compelled by Don’s text because it’s a confessional and Psalm-like subject, and because confession isn’t en vogue in our contemporary church songs. I wonder if we often resist this subject in our corporate songs because, like our first parents in the Garden of Eden, we’re swamped with a low hum of guilt as we go about our everyday life. We hide out in fig leaves of blaming and resenting and counting up our losses. When we cover ourselves with anything but Jesus, we get stuck in the shadows of our own hearts and feel powerless in our broken relationships.”

All video is copyright 2012-2017 by Robert J. DeGray

Heart Prep for Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The text for this week is Psalm 104, in which the Psalmist praises the Creator God for his glory, sovereign power and wisdom. The doctrinal topic is the Creator God. The worship will focus on the greatness of God in Creation, and the visual theme will be mountain streams and mountain rain, as reference in verses 10 and 13 of the Psalm.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 170611 Heart Prep

Worship:

Psalm 104:1-4 Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. 3He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; 4he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.

God of Wonders – Caedmon’s Call

Psalm 104:10-18 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; 11they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. 13From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth 15and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart. 16The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. 17In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees. 18The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

All Creatures of Our God and King – #64

Our Great God

Psalm 104:31-33 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, 32who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! 33I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

How Great is Our God

Indescribable – Tomlin

Offertory:
Call Him Good – Sandra McCracken

Benediction:

Creation Sings the Father’s Song – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Creation Song – Fernando Ortega

The Tri-unity of God – 1 Peter 1:1-2

Message preached on June 4, 2017 by Pastor Bob DeGray. This video is for non-profit educational purposes only. The brief use of images from copyright material is thought to be ‘fair use’ of the material.

Key Sentence: We believe in one God eternally existing in three Persons

Outline:
1. Biblical: One God in Three Persons
One God – Deuteronomy 6:4
Three Persons – Father Romans 8:15, Son John 1:14, Spirit John 14:16-17
Working as One – 1 Peter 1:1-2
II. Historical

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