Preparing for Worship: April 5, 2020

Text: Romans 6:20–23
Title: "New Fruit"

I. The Meaning of Sanctification

     A. Positional Sanctification
     B. Progressive Sanctification

II. The Method of Sanctification

     A. Sanctification is the Outcome of a Thinking Process
     B. Sanctification is the Outcome of a Thinking Process about Salvation

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here:

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  3. Ancient of Days
  4. Is He Worthy?
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Preparing for Worship: March 29, 2020

Text: Romans 6:19
Title: "The Outcome of Our New Slavery"

1. Our Course Has Been Set

  • It is a reminder that your salvation is the Lord's work
  • It is an encouragement when your hands are weak
  • It is an encouragement to pursue righteousness

2. Our Choice Must Be Made

  • It is a present choice
  • It is a personal and comprehensive choice
  • It is a purposeful choice
  • It is a productive choice

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here:

  1. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  2. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  3. Come to Me
  4. Yet Not I But through Christ in Me
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Preparing for Worship: March 22, 2020

Text: Romans 6:17–19a
Title: "Marvel at Your Salvation"





Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here:

  1. A Mighty Fortress
  2. Be Still My Soul
  3. Jesus, Thank You
  4. Abide with Me

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Preparing for Worship: March 15, 2020

A Guide to Preparing for Worship Today

At 10:30am this morning we will live-stream a sermon by Pastor Caldwell. For this service we will not have songs/scripture/prayer like we normally do, but we will include that in the coming weeks. What can you do with your families this morning to prepare for hearing the word? A few thoughts:

1. Remind yourself and your families that there is nothing we can do to summon God to worship. We don’t create worship, we respond to what we’ve received in Jesus Christ—eternal life. And that gift continues to be the basis upon which we come to worship God. So whether we congregate as one group, or if we are forced to meet privately in our homes, we can still gather as God's people, worshiping as a response to God’s gift of himself, and chiefly through his Word, an idea that reverberates throughout the Bible. Indeed, true worship is always a response to God’s Word.

2. With that in mind, consider reading through Romans 6 to prepare your heart to hear an exposition on 6:15–16. And consider praying for Pastor Caldwell as he prepares to preach.

3. Consider leading your family through a worship outline much like what we do on Sundays. I'm adding to this post the one we originally planned for today. Look it over, and consider reading the texts and singing the songs with your families before and after the sermon.

4. For worship music, you can find arrangements to all of our songs for this service at this link:…

5. For worship through giving, consider going to as an alternative. We are likely in a situation where we will not meet for a few weeks, and so using this resource is vital for pastoral and staff support.

There is nothing more foundational to our relationship with God and to our lives as Christians than worshiping together. May it be that we do not neglect it, even in such troubling times as these.



Original post:

15 de Marzo, 2020

Una guía para prepararse para la adoración hoy

A las 10:30 a.m. de esta mañana, transmitiremos en vivo el sermón del Pastor Caldwell. Para este servicio no tendremos canciones / escrituras / oraciones como solemos hacer, pero las incluiremos en las próximas semanas. ¿Qué pueden hacer con sus familias esta mañana para prepararse para escuchar la Palabra? Algunas sugerencias:

1. Recuerde usted y a sus familias que no hay nada que podamos hacer para convocar a Dios para adorar. No creamos la adoración sino respondemos a lo que hemos recibido en Jesucristo: la vida eterna. Y ese don continúa siendo la base sobre la cual venimos a adorar a Dios. Entonces, ya sea que nos congreguemos como un grupo, o si nos vemos obligados a reunirnos en privado en nuestros hogares, aún podemos reunirnos como el pueblo de Dios, adorando como respuesta al don de Dios de sí mismo, y principalmente a través de su Palabra, una idea que resuena en toda la Biblia. De hecho, la verdadera adoración es siempre una respuesta a la Palabra de Dios.

2. Con eso en mente, considere leer Romanos 6 para preparar su corazón para escuchar una exposición sobre los versículos 6: 15–16. Y considere orar por el pastor Caldwell mientras se prepara para predicar.

3. Considere guiar a su familia a través de un esquema de adoración muy parecido a lo que hacemos los domingos. Estoy agregando a esta publicación la que originalmente planeamos para hoy. Mírelo y considere leer los textos y cantar las canciones con su familia antes y después del sermón.

4. Para la música de adoración, puede encontrar arreglos para todas nuestras canciones para este servicio en este enlace:

5. Para la adoración a través de la ofrenda, considere ir a como alternativa. Es probable que nos encontremos en una situación en la que no nos reuniremos por algunas semanas, por lo que usar este recurso es vital para el apoyo pastoral y los empleados.

No hay nada más fundamental para nuestra relación con Dios y para nuestras vidas como cristianos que adorar juntos. No lo descuidemos, incluso en tiempos tan problemáticos como éstos.

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Preparing for Worship: March 8, 2020

Text: Romans 6:12–14
Title: "The Application of Doctrine"

In Romans 6:12 you meet with the application of tremendous facts regarding the believer's spiritual state in Jesus Christ:

     All believers have been joined to Jesus Christ in His death.
     All believers will certainly be joined to Jesus Christ in a resurrection like His.
     The purpose of this union is that the body of sin might be brought to nothing
     This change is permanent. The old self has been crucified with Christ and buried.
     All of this points to the fact that the believe's relationship to sin has been forever changed.

Now what? This Lord's Day we will think through the application of that glorious doctrine, and we will have the opportunity to think about the application of biblical doctrine in a way that characterizes any faithful approach to Scripture.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here, or a YouTube playlist here

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  3. New Again
  4. Grace So Glorious
  5. Shine Into Our Night
  6. Christ is Risen
  7. Behold the Christ
  8. In the Name of God
  9. Only the Blood

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Preparing for Worship: March 1, 2020

Text: Romans 6:3–5
Title: "Our Death with Jesus"

This Lord's Day we will begin looking at Paul's more detailed answer to a common objection raised against the good news of God's grace. The accusation is that the apostle's understanding of grace leads to sinful living. Worse still, the accusation had been leveled that Paul encouraged sinful living so as to magnify the grace of God.

Paul's short answer was that such a suggestion is unthinkable. But Paul's more detailed answer shows that it is more than unthinkable: it is impossible. A death has occurred in the life of the Christian, a death in the likeness of Christ's own death, that has forever changed the Christian's relationship to sin. That death guarantees a new life.

Morning and evening, this Lord's Day, we will consider these tremendous truths.

Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a Spotify playlist here or a Youtube playlist here:

  1. Come Praise and Glorify
  2. Raised to Life
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. Come to Me
  5. Christ is Mine Forevermore
  6. Praise to the Lord
  7. Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners
  8. Come Lord Jesus
  9. He Will Hold Me Fast

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