April 26, 2015 – Sheep and the Shepherd

Scripture:

  • John 10:11-18

Key Points:

  • The Shepherd is good (John 10:11… the Shepherd puts the sheep before himself)
  • The Shepherd is sacrificial (John 10:11… the Shepherd sacrifices himself if necessary)
  • The Shepherd is not the hired hand (John 10:12-13… the Shepherd’s ultimate goal is the good, well-being of his sheep, his church )
  • The Shepherd knows his sheep (John 10:14… the Shepherd knows you, his church)
  • The Shepherd seeks one flock (John 10:16… the Shepherd desires the flocks to be one, in unity)
  • The Shepherd listens to the Father (John 10:18b…. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, was always listening to God the Father)
  • The Shepherd calls us to His mission (we’re called to be agents, disciples, to his mission; to be his hands and feet.  We become his Shepherd when Christ in us)
  • Do you hear Him calling your name?

 

April 19, 2015 – Living as Children of God

Scripture:

  • 1 John 3:1-7

Key Points:

  • We are all called to live as children of God
  • Thus, it’s  the way we’re called to live our life, together
  • 1 John 3:1: We are sons/daughter of His love. He knows us.  We are his beloved children.  We are to seek fellowship with each other.
  • 1 John 3:2: All of us who embrace Jesus has been adopted as God’s child, in his family.  We inherit God’s love, provision.  When are adopted, we begin to look like him.
  • 1 John 3:3: Living pure, by living like Jesus.
  • 1 John 3:4-5: If you choose to live in sin (any sin), then you are living in moral anarchy.  Are you choosing to be a moral anarchist?
  • 1 John 3:6: How’s your relationship with Christ?  Are you seeking God intimately?
  • 1 John 3:7: Live like God.  Imitate Jesus.  Seriously – are you asking, “What would Jesus do?”

April 19, 2015 – Worship

Songs:

  • Everlasting
  • How Can I Keep from Singing?
  • Give Us Clean Hands (with Prayer)
  • Communion: How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  • Offertory: I Stand Amazed (My Saviour’s Love)
  • Benediction

April 12, 2014 – That Thomas in Us All

Scripture:

  • John 20:19-31

Key Points:

  • Let Jesus invade your fears (John 20:19)
  • Let Jesus bring you peace (John 20:20)
  • Rejoice in Jesus (John 20:21)
  • Embrace the Holy Spirit (John 20:22)
  • Forgive sins  (John 20:23)
  • Embrace your doubts (John 20:24-25)
  • Embrace Thomas’ creed (John 20:26-28)
  • Believe! (John 20:30-31)

Video: Iris DeMent, Higher Ground

 

April 12, 2015 – Worship

Songs:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Psalm 148
  • Your Love Never Fails
  • From the Inside Out (with Prayer)
  • Communion: Oceans
  • Offering: We Believe
  • Benediction

April 5th, 2015 Easter Worship

My Redeemer Lives

Offering – Jesus is Alive, Benediction

Skit – No-Body

Communion – Lead me to the Cross

Happy Day

My Jesus I Love Thee, Prayer, Readers Theater

April 3, 2015 – Good Friday: Tenebrae Service

Order of Service:

  • Opening
  • Psalm 22
  • Isaiah 52:13-53:12
  • Song: Oh How He Loves You and Me
  • The Shadow of Prediction: John 13:31-38 (RSV)
  • Song: Who Am I
  • The Shadow of Agony of Spirit: Mark 14:32-42
  • The Shadow of Betrayal: Luke 22:47-53
  • Song: Grace Flows Down
  • The Shadow of Denial: Mark 26:69-75
  • Song: By His Wounds
  • The Shadow of Crucifixion: Mark 15:22-32
  • Song: Via Dolorosa
  • The Shadow Forsakeness: Mark 15:33-36
  • Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  • The Shadow of Death: Matthew 27:45-54
  • Pastor Monty Stewart: Time of Silence
  • Song: Were You There