Preparing for Worship


We hope this page will help prepare our hearts each week to receive and celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ during Sunday worship. You will find here the Sermon focus, the Scripture passage and songs we will sing to give God all glory, praise and honor. For a richer experience please use the links provided. The informaton is updated each Thursday for the following Sunday.


For Sunday, August 9, 2020

Preparing to Hear God's Word

Sermon Focus: THE LIFE OF GOD IN US CAN NEVER BE HIDDEN”

Scripture Passages:  Psalm 101  (Learn More)

         101 I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
                to you, O Lord, I will make music.
                2 I will ponder the way that is blameless.
                Oh when will you come to me?
            I will walk with integrity of heart
                within my house;
                3 I will not set before my eyes
                anything that is worthless.
            I hate the work of those who fall away;
                it shall not cling to me.
                4 A perverse heart shall be far from me;
                I will know nothing of evil.

                5 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly
                I will destroy.
            Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart
                I will not endure.

                6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
                that they may dwell with me;
            he who walks in the way that is blameless
                shall minister to me.

                7 No one who practices deceit
                shall dwell in my house;
            no one who utters lies
                shall continue before my eyes.

                8 Morning by morning I will destroy
                all the wicked in the land,
            cutting off all the evildoers
                from the city of the Lord.

 


 

Preparing to Sing God's Praises


* Hymn #92  “A Mighty Fortress Is our God”  (Listen)
            A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
            our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
            For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
            his craft and pow'r are great; and armed with cruel hate,
            on earth is not his equal.

            Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
            were not the right man on our side, the man of God's own choosing.
            Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he,
            Lord Sabaoth his name, from age to age the same,
            and he must win the battle.

            And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
            we will not fear, for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us.
            The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
            his rage we can endure, for lo! his doom is sure;
            one little word shall fell him.

            That Word above all earthly pow'rs, no thanks to them, abideth;
            the Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth.
            Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
            the body they may kill: God's truth abideth still;
            his kingdom is forever.
            © Words & Music: Public Domain

 

*“Come Ye Sinners”  (Listen)
            Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, weak and wounded, sick and sore;
            Jesus, ready, stands to save you, full of pity, joined with power;
            He is able, He is able; He is willing; doubt no more.

            Come ye needy, come, and welcome, God's free bounty glorify;
            True belief and true repentance, every grace that brings you nigh;
            Without money, without money, come to Jesus Christ and buy.

            Come, ye weary, heavy laden, bruised and broken by the fall;
            If you tarry 'til you're better, you will never come at all.
            Not the righteous, not the righteous; sinners Jesus came to call.

            Let not conscience make you linger, Nor of fitness fondly dream;
            All the fitness He requires is to feel your need of Him.
            This He gives you, this He gives you, 'tis the Spirit's rising beam

            Lo! The Incarnate God, ascended; Pleads the merit of His blood
            Venture on Him; venture wholly, Let no other trust intrude.
            None but Jesus, none but Jesus Can do helpless sinners good..

            ©2000, detuned radio music

 

*“All I Have Is Christ” (Listen)
            I once was lost in darkest night, yet thought I knew the way,
            The sin that promised joy and life, had led me to the grave.
            I had no hope that You would own, a rebel to Your will,
            And if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still.

            But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost,
            You looked upon my helpless state, and led me to the cross.
            And I beheld God's love displayed, You suffered in my place,
            You bore the wrath reserved for me, now all I know is grace.

            Chorus:           Hallelujah! All I have is Christ,
                                    Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!

            Now Lord I would be Yours alone, and live so all might see,
            The strength to follow Your commands, could never come from me.
            O Father use my ransomed life in any way You choose,
            And let my song forever be, my only boast is You. (Chx2)
            ©2008 Sovereign Grace Praise

 

* “Our Song From Age To Age”  (Listen)
           
Oh God of power, living Word, the One who made the stars,
            Who with Your glory filled the earth, from dust made beating hearts.
            You loved us when we fell away, poured mercy on our souls;
            And promised grace would come to save, to loose death's iron hold.

            Chorus You are our song from age to age ,
                        Our voices unite to recount Your praise again and again.

            Oh God of promises fulfilled, The God who took on flesh,
            Who did all that the Father willed, was humbled unto death.
            You bore our cross of sin and shame, endured our agony,
            With gladness we now bear Your name And worship at Your feet.

            Ch 2    You are our song from age to age,
                        Our voices unite to recount Your praise again and again.
                        You are our song from age to age,
                        We will proclaim Your power to save again and again

            Oh God of promises fulfilled, The God who took on flesh,
            Who did all that the Father willed, was humbled unto death.
            You bore our cross of sin and shame, endured our agony,
            With gladness we now bear Your name and worship at Your feet.

            Oh God, who surely guides our steps through tempests and through trials,
            Our Shepherd King Your way is best, though tears now veil our eyes.
            Your steadfast love, our perfect hope, our eyes are fixed on grace.
            We have no doubt You'll lead us home to finally see Your face.
  
            Oh God of all of history, enthroned in realms of light,
            What eyes of faith have strained to see will one day fill our sight.
            With all the saints we'll lay our crowns before the Savior's feet,
            And sing as all the heav'ns resound for all eternity.

            You are our song from age to age,
            Our voices unite to recount Your praise again and again.
            You are our song from age to age,
            We will proclaim Your power to save again and again
            © 2012 Sovereign Grace Worship