SUNDAY GATHERING - AUGUST 7, 2016

This is a blog that we post weekly to help prepare our hearts to gather together on Sunday mornings. Here, we will post the Scripture that we will be covering and the songs that we will be singing during our gathering together. Here are some ways that you can prepare your heart...

  1. READ through the Scripture that will be preached on Sunday, before the gathering. Use this time to study the text or meditate on a portion of it.

  2. SING, LISTEN, OR READ through some of the songs that we will be singing together and ask God to deepen our understanding of Him through them. This is a great way to learn new songs before we gather and to ask God for a new perspective on old ones.
  3. PRAY. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and the church in powerful ways as we gather and lift high His name through speaking, reading, and singing.

 

BIBLE PASSAGES AND READINGS FOR THIS WEEKS SUNDAY GATHERING

(SERMON)
We are currently in our "Summer In The Psalms" sermon series. This week we will be in Psalm 10.

Why Do You Hide Yourself?
1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.
4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
5 His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
6 He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity."
7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
8 He sits in ambush in the villages;
in hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9 he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket;
he lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
10 The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
11 He says in his heart, "God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
13 Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, "You will not call to account"?
14 But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless commits himself;
you have been the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
call his wickedness to account till you find none.
16 The Lord is king forever and ever;
the nations perish from his land.
17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18 to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

 

SONGS FOR THIS WEEKS SUNDAY GATHERING
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

CHRIST IS RISEN

 

 

 

 

GOD WITH US

 

 

 

 

JESUS PAID IT ALL

 

 

 

 

 

SON OF GOD

 

 

 

 

 

RESURRECTING

SUNDAY GATHERING - JULY 31, 2016

This is a blog that we post weekly to help prepare our hearts to gather together on Sunday mornings. Here, we will post the Scripture that we will be covering and the songs that we will be singing during our gathering together. Here are some ways that you can prepare your heart...

  1. READ through the Scripture that will be preached on Sunday, before the gathering. Use this time to study the text or meditate on a portion of it.

  2. SING, LISTEN, OR READ through some of the songs that we will be singing together and ask God to deepen our understanding of Him through them. This is a great way to learn new songs before we gather and to ask God for a new perspective on old ones.
  3. PRAY. Ask God to reveal Himself to you and the church in powerful ways as we gather and lift high His name through speaking, reading, and singing.

 

BIBLE PASSAGES AND READINGS FOR THIS WEEKS SUNDAY GATHERING

 

(CALL TO WORSHIP)
"The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name put their trust in you.

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.
Declare His deeds among the peoples.
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Be gracious to me, oh Lord.
You are the one who lifts me up,

So that I may recount all Your praises
And rejoice in Your deliverance. 
"

(SERMON)
We are currently in our "Summer In The Psalms" sermon series. This week we will be in Psalm 9.

I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds
To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.
1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you; 
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn back, 
they stumble and perish before your presence.
4 For you have maintained my just cause; 
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
5 You have rebuked the nations;
you have made the wicked perish;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; 
their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever; 
he has established his throne for justice,
8 and he judges the world with righteousness; 
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
 a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, 
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! 
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
 he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Be gracious to me, O Lord! See my affliction from those who hate me, 
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises, 
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
 in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment; 
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah
17 The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, 
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19 Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you!
20 Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah

 

SONGS FOR THIS WEEKS SUNDAY GATHERING
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

HE HAS WON

 

 

 

 

YOU NEVER CHANGE

 

 

 

 

JESUS IS BETTER

 

 

 

 

PRAISE TO THE LORD

 

 

 

 

DEATH WAS ARRESTED