Sunday Recap 5.17.2015

Welcome to our Sunday Recap! Here you will find some of the elements of our worship gathering.  It was a special day of challenge for our graduating seniors, as we recognized and prayed over them.

Worship Through Song

Gather Round Ye Children Come

Scripture Reading and Prayer - 1 Timothy 4

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

Be Thou My Vision

Shine Into Our Night

One Pure and Holy Passion

Worship Through Word

Aaron, our Student Pastor, preached from Revelation 2:1-7. Below are some of the main points from the sermon. If you missed it, you may find it on our church podcast or watch below.

The Day When Love Goes Cold (Revelation 2:1-7

1. Jesus is in charge.  (v. 1)

2. The Christian life involves work. (V. 2-3, 6)

         A. Works, toil, patiently endurance (v. 2)

         B. Don’t not tolerate sin (v.2)

         C. Identify falsehood (v. 2)

         D. Keep God’s glory in mind (v. 3)

         E. Don’t grow weary in doing good (v. 3)

3. Love for God is primary. (v. 4)

“In a world of convenient Christianity we certainly do not naturally embrace an all consuming form of faith. In fact our Western version of Christianity has influenced a generation of Christians to live a compartmentalized form of the faith that does not reflect the essence of following Jesus. When we allow Jesus kingship over only certain compartments of our lives we are able to justify a way of life that is appalling to our Lord who gave everything. This is how we can go to church every Sunday and yet refuse to love our neighbor. This is how a person can memorize the Ten Commandments and yet cheat on our income tax or commit adultery. In my view compartmentalized Christianity allows the individual to be king or queen and removes Christ from the throne of our lives in a sinful exercise of free will. As follower of Christ we must walk as he walked and live as he lived. Jesus says in John 14:15, ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments.’” -Brian Haynes from Legacy Path   

4. Restoration is made available. (v. 5, 7)