Sunday 10.13.19 (psalms of ascent: security)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our look at the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 125. We’ll see how on our life’s God-ward journey in Christ, God promises eternal good for his people and to guard us into eternity. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering

Sermon Notes
Security ~ Psalm 125

The sermon in one sentence: Life in Jesus is an upward journey on which God provides will guard us into eternity.

  • God is eternal security for those who trust in him (125:1-2)
  • God promises eternal goodness for his people (125:3-4)
  • God promises eternal condemnation for evildoers (125:5)

Songs for Worship
The Solid Rock
The Everlasting Arms
You Are So Good to Me
Rescuer
Trust and Obey

Psalm 120-134 (Psalms of Ascent)

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Sunday 9.29.19 (psalms of ascent: mercy & grace)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our look at the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 123. We’ll see how on our life’s God-ward journey in Christ, God provides us mercy and grace along the way to combat our sin and pride. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Something Needs to Change video study

Sermon Notes
Mercy and Grace ~ Psalm 123

The sermon in one sentence: Life in Jesus is an upward journey on which God provides abundant mercy and grace.

  • The Problem: Pride (123:3-4)
    • Pride is a specific form of idolatry
    • Idolatry says, “There is a better way than God’s” (false-religion)
    • Pride says “My way is better than God’s” (self-religion)
    • The story of humanity from Genesis 3 on is that we spurn God and choose sin because we think we know better, though we don’t
  • The Solution: We Need God’s Mercy and Grace (123:1-2)
    • Saved by grace through faith: Repent of sin, idolatry, and pride; trust in God (123:1)
    • Depend on God’s mercy (123:2)
    • Depend on God’s grace

Songs for Worship
O Worship the King
I Exalt Thee
At Calvary
Tell It Out with Gladness
Refiner’s Fire

Psalm 120-134 (Psalms of Ascent)

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Sunday 9.15.19 (psalms of ascent: help)

This Sunday, we’ll continue our look at the Psalms of Ascent with Psalm 121. We’ll see how on our life’s God-ward journey in Christ, God provides us help along the way and keeps us secure into eternity. There will be no evening service as the annual Osage River Baptist Association picnic is at Kamp Keirsey at 5pm. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@5pm ORBA Picnic at Kamp Keirsey

Sermon Notes
Help ~ Psalm 121

The sermon in one sentence: Life in Jesus is an upward journey on which God helps us and keeps us secure.

  • God is our Help (121:1)
    • We need help on our journey as we face enemies, threats, and distractions
    • God is our Help through Jesus who will lead us safely home into his Kingdom
  • Trust God to help you each day and keep you secure for eternity (121:2-8)
    • Because God is greater than all others
    • Because God is always-aware, always-involved, and always-working for your good
    • Because God is your keeper and shade–he protects you from all enemies
    • Because God keeps you forever-safe

Songs for Worship
When the Morning Comes
Thou Art Worthy
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
God Will Make a Way

Psalm 120-134 (Psalms of Ascent)

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Sunday 9.8.19 (psalms of ascent: truth)

This Sunday we’ll begin our look at Psalm 120-134, the Psalms of Ascent, the songs ancient pilgrims sung on their journeys into Jerusalem. We’ll think about how these reflect our God-ward journey in life, as we head toward eternity and the New Jerusalem where God dwells forever among his people. We’ll take a look at Psalm 120 and think about how Jesus is the Truth who frees us from the world’s lies. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@930 Sunday School Kickoff – Coffee and doughnuts in the gym
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? video study by Chip Ingram in the youth room

Sermon Notes
Truth ~ Psalm 120

The sermon in one sentence: Life in Jesus is an upward journey that begins when we recognize Jesus is the Truth who frees us from the world’s lies.

Songs for Worship
Higher Ground
In Loving Kindness, Jesus Came
At Calvary
In Christ Alone
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Psalm 120-134 (Psalms of Ascent)

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Sunday 9.1.19 (the psalm of life)

This morning, we’ll take a look at Psalm 23 and how this famous song represents our lives following Jesus, the Good Shepherd. We’ll consider five truths about our life journey from this psalm as an introduction to our series on Psalms 120-134, the Psalms of Ascent. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**Holiday weekend, no evening study

Sermon Notes
The Psalm of Life ~ Psalm 23

The sermon in one sentence: In the journey of life, we are to fix our eyes on eternity and live each day following Jesus as we head there.

  • žOur lives are an upward/Godward journey with an eternal end
  • žThe journey has moments of joy and contentment as well as moments of uncertainty and fear
  • žGod guides and walks with us through the good and the bad; he is our peace, comfort, and satisfaction
  • žAs we follow the Shepherd, we will find eternal joys in the end as well as great grace in each step
  • žOur task is to keep our eyes on our Shepherd-Savior

Songs for Worship
We’re Marching to Zion
Be Thou My Vision
The Lord Is My Salvation
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks
Victory in Jesus

Psalm 120-134 (Psalms of Ascent)

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Sunday 8.11.19 (what matters most)

Join us this Sunday as we take a look at Luke 10:1-24 and consider how knowing Jesus is what matters most in life and how if you know him you should desire to share him with others. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? video study in Youth Room

Sermon Notes
What Matters Most ~ Luke 10:1-24

The sermon in one sentence: What matters most is knowing Jesus as your Savior-King; and if you know Jesus, one of the greatest things you can do is help others know Jesus too.

  • Know Jesus as your Savior and King, finding joy and humility in an ever-growing relationship (10:21-24)
  • Knowing Jesus, seek to share him with others so they may know Jesus as well (10:1-20)

Songs for Worship
Greater Is He That Is in Me
All in All
Knowing You
I Know Whom I Have Believed
Send the Light
Facing a Task Unfinished

Luke

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Sunday 7.28.19 (follow Jesus)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Luke 9 and see what it means to “deny self, take up your cross daily, and follow” Jesus. And we’ll see why Jesus is worth following as the Glorious Son, King, and Savior. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Why? video study in youth room

Sermon Notes
Follow Jesus ~ Luke 9:23-45, 57-62

The sermon in one sentence: Jesus, the glorious and all-powerful Savior, come to turn our lives around for eternal glory, if we will follow him.

  • Following Jesus involves…
    • Turning from self-exaltation to Christ-exaltation (9:23-24)
    • Turning from the treasures of the world to the treasures of Jesus (9:25-27)
    • Turning from a focus on the temporarily urgent to the eternally important (9:57-62)
  • Following Jesus is worthwhile because Jesus is…
    • The Glorious Son worthy of full obedience (9:28-36)
    • The All-Powerful King who displays God’s majesty (9:37-43)
    • The Loving Savior who rescues us from sin (9:43-45)

Songs for Worship
10,000 Reasons
Be Thou My Vision
Take My Life and Let it Be
He Leadeth Me
In Christ Alone

Luke

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