July 16, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  • Psalm 119:89-96
  • Desert Song
  • Romans 8:1-2
  • King of My Heart
  • More Than Amazing
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Sovereign
  • Communion: Remembrance
  • Offering: Desert Song
  • Benediction

July 16, 2017 – Dirty Laundry: Sons of Enmitty

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • From hopelessness, scarcity, with prayer and obedience come abundance from God.
  • Rebekah gives birth to twins – Esau and Jacob; two nations. Two personalities foretold to be in strife.
  • Esau gives up his birthright (inheritance of Isaac) to Jacob for food (manipulation by Jacob).
  • Additional strife: Rebekah favored Jacob. At Isaac’s death, Rebekah directs Jacob to disguise himself as Esau and receives the blessings from Isaac. Jacob then flees, having angered Esau and feared retribution.
  • Jacob was an ambitious trickster.  His actions resulted in long conflict, separation.  Esau was a fool, not taking hold of his inheritance, the blessings promised to him.
  • Esau would hold bitterness.
  • Reconciliation would be long coming.
  • Neither realized they were both to be recipients of God’s blessing.
  • After time, God orchestrates a transformation – Jacob becoming the heir to God’s abundant blessing, His blessing.
  • Take-away:
    • A little ambition is good (Jacob)
    • Don’t underestimate God’s abundance, His ability to bless.
    • Because of Jesus, we are all heirs to God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, God’s people of Israel. Jesus fulfills the promise.
    • The conflicts in all the stories, when giving our lives to God, we receive redemption and the blessings of God.
  • In Jesus, we become heirs to the promise and are reconciled to God and each other

JULY 9, 2017 – WORSHIP

CCN Worship:
I will Follow

King of my Heart

Oh Our Lord

Desert Song

Communion – How Beautiful

Offering – So Good to Me

July 2, 2017 – Worship

Songs:

  • One Thing Remains
  • Your Love Never Fails
  • Desert Song
  • Great is They Faithfulness
  • Communion: Behold the Lamb
  • Offering: Your Love Never Fails (Reprise)
  • Benediction

July 2, 2017 – Dirty Laundry: An Unexpected Request

Pastor Rusty Brian

Scripture:

Key Points:

  • God had promised Abraham generations to come.
  • Abraham had received the blessing of his only son.
  • Unexpected: God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.
  • Abraham goes through process of sacrificing – obediently.
  • This is the preview of the sacrifice of Jesus.
  • Here God spares Isaac, however, God took on the sacrifice.
  • Difference with Jesus: God never intended for sacrifice of Isaac, but intended for Jesus to be sacrificed. The love for His children, that all sin is put onto to Jesus. Jesus took the punishment for man’s sin and we are redeemed.
  • As follower’s of Jesus, we are saved and call to live as a living sacrifice, offering ourselves up to God.
  • Suggestion for reading scripture: 1) Read in context; 2) read as a community – hear different perspective and gain better understanding; 3) When needing understand – go to Jesus.  Read scripture of Jesus.