Preparing for Worship: May 16, 2021

Sunday Morning Service:
Aaron Wragg, Director of Youth Ministry
Text: Philippians 4:5b–7

 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Sunday Evening Service:
Gerardo Ortiz, Elder for Spanish Ministry
Text: 1 Timothy 1:3–18

3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

18 This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,


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

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Only a Holy God
  3. How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  4. Come to Me
  5. Oh the Deep, Deep Love
  6. It Was Finished upon That Cross
  7. How Great Thou Art
  8. Thou Lovely Source of True Delight
  9. Speak, O Lord
  10. Grace Greater than All Our Sin

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Preparing for Worship: May 9, 2021

Text: Romans 15:30-33

Title: "Our Prayers and God's Will"

I. The Need for Prayer (v. 30)
II. The Motivation for Prayer (v. 30)
III. The Difficulty of Prayer (v. 30)
IV. The Partnership of Prayer (v. 30)
V. The Assistance of Prayer (vv. 31-32)
VI. The Submissiveness of Prayer (v. 32)
VII. The Mutuality of Prayer (v. 33)

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

  1. A Mighty Fortress
  2. Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
  3. Come, Lord Jesus
  4. In the Name of God
  5. The King of Love My Shepherd Is
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Preparing for Worship: May 2, 2021

Text: Romans 15:22–29

Title: "Our Plans and God's Will"

I. Godly People Make Submissive Plans (vv. 22–24)
II. Some of the Plans of Godly People Never Come to Pass (vv. 22–24)
II. Some of the Plans of Godly People Come to Pass in Ways They Do Not Expect (vv. 23–24, 28–29)
IV. The Plans of Godly People Should Be Made According to Wise Principles (vv. 25–27)

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

  1. Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)
  2. Raised to Life
  3. Christ Is Mine Forevermore
  4. Shine into Our Night
  5. Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)
  6. His Mercy Is More
  7. I Will Be Still
  8. He Will Hold Me Fast
  9. How Firm a Foundation
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Preparing for Worship: April 25, 2021

Text: Romans 15:14-16

Title: "Boldness in Ministry"

I. Godly Boldness Is Not a Denial of God's Good Work (v. 14)
II. Godly Boldness Is an Expression of the Stewardship of God's Good Work (vv. 15-16)

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

  1. Come Praise and Glorify
  2. Blessed Are All (Only in Jesus)
  3. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  4. Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me
  5. Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God
  6. Come Thou Almighty King
  7. Psalm 126
  8. Lord, I Need You
  9. Ancient of Days
  10. Be Thou My Vision
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Preparing for Worship: April 18, 2021

Text: Romans 15:7

Title: "Choosing What Answers Righteous Prayers"

I. The Righteous Prayer for God's People (vv. 5–6)
II. The Obedient Choice That Accords with That Prayer (v. 7)
III. The Personal and Perfect Reference Point for That Obedience (v. 7)
IV. The Ultimate Motivation to Live Out Paul's Request (v. 7)

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

  1. Praise to the Lord
  2. Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
  3. It Was Finished upon That Cross
  4. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  5. None but Thee
  6. Be Still My Soul
  7. Come Thou Fount
  8. Lord of Lords
  9. Trust You




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Preparing for Worship: April 11, 2021

Text: Romans 14:20-23

Title: "The Danger of the Irresponsible Use of Liberty"

I. An Irresponsible Use of Liberty Threatens God's Work with Destruction (v. 20a)
II. An Irresponsible Use of Liberty Turns Good into Evil (vv. 20b–22a)
III. An Irresponsible Use of Liberty Encourages Sin Instead of a Joyful Conscience (vv. 22b–23)

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

  1. Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)
  2. Psalm 46
  3. His Mercy is More
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. He Will Hold Me Fast
  6. Christ Our Hope in Life and Death
  7. Solid Rock
  8. We Sing As One
  9. Show Us Christ
  10. The Church's One Foundation

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