Preparing for Worship: December 1, 2019

Text: Romans 3:24
Title: "Jesus Our Redeemer"

This Lord's Day we will consider one of the most beautiful words in all of Scripture. It is the word redemption. It is a word that speaks of deliverance. It is a word that reminds us that our salvation required a payment. While salvation is a free gift to the believing sinner, it was not without cost. This Lord's Day we will be reminded of that great cost, and of why we sing the praises of Jesus our redeemer.

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

  1. Praise to the Lord
  2. A Day of Glory
  3. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  4. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
  5. Blessed Are All
  6. None But Thee
  7. Ancient of Days
  8. The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
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Preparing for Worship: November 24, 2019

The people of Israel would have likely sung Psalm 127 on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem for a religious holiday. It serves as a way to realign their perspective as they prepare their hearts to worship God. As we head into our own holiday season, we need to allow the principles in this psalm to realign our own perspective regarding our pursuits, and help us remember the source of all the blessings we receive. In Psalm 127, the psalmist gives us two contrasting truths that establish God’s sovereignty in man’s pursuits:

  1. The vanity of striving apart from God (vv. 1–2)
  2. The blessing of rewards provided by God (vv. 3–5)

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. How Deep the Father's Love for Us
  4. Jesus, Thank You
  5. The Goodness of Jesus

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Preparing for Worship: November 10, 2019

Text: Romans 3:19–20
Title: The Way to the Righteousness God Will Receive

How can one stand before the holiness of God, perfectly accepted? The answer to that question is given in our verses this Lord’s Day. Ignorant of the righteousness of God, sinful men attempt to establish their own. That kind of righteousness will forever be unacceptable to God. There is a righteousness, however, that is freely given by God. It is freely given, perfectly acceptable to God, and in complete accordance with God’s justice. How that righteousness is offered and received will be our focus this Sunday.

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

  1. Our Great God
  2. Raised to Life
  3. Jesus is Better
  4. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
  5. When I Survey
  6. Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
  7. He Who is Mighty
  8. Lord of Lords
  9. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

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Preparing for Worship: November 3, 2019

Text: 1 Timothy 6:3–10
Title: “The Distinctiveness of a Man of God”

When Paul refers to Timothy as a man of God, he does so in contrast to another kind of man. False teachers are a very real danger to the church, and Paul says we can recognize them by their character. This Lord’s Day, we will listen to what Paul tells us about false teachers, learn what characterizes a man of God in contrast, and be exhorted to pursue that distinctive pathway by which God will be glorified in His people.

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. Man of Sorrows
  3. Blessed Are All
  4. We Sing as One
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  6. There is a Fountain
  7. Here is Love
  8. Ancient of Days
  9. I Will Glory in My Redeemer
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Revive Winter Camp 2020

WHEN: February 14-16, 2020


WHERE: Camp Tejas in Giddings, TX (https://www.mytejas.org/)


THEME: SHINE: living distinctively for Christ in a dark world


COST: $155 per student ($77.50 for each additional sibling) ; After 12/21/19 price increases to $175 ($87.50 for each additional sibling)


SPEAKER: Josh Petras- high school pastor from Grace Community Church in California

                   


Registration is now open.    Online registration link

There is a $25 registration fee due at the time of registration which will be applied towards your total cost of camp (after 12/20 the fee will be non-refundable).

At this time the only way to pay is by check or cash.  

Once you have registered please print and turn in the Camp Tejas Waiver to Aaron or Tami.

All registrations and final payment must be made no later then 1/13/2020.  After the 13th you will be placed on a waiting list.  


If you have any questions please let us know!

studentministry@foundersbaptist.org

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Preparing for Worship: February 2, 2014

The sermon text this Sunday morning will be from Luke 18:9-14, which you can read here, and which concerns the well-known parable about the Pharisee and tax collector. The Pharisee is haughty and self-assured, hence, "[Jesus] told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous" (18:9). Jesus says that the tax collector on the other hand—even though it is assumed that he is unjust (he is a tax collector after all)—is "justified" (18:14). Why is he justified? Is it because he is shameful? He "stands far off," and does not even "lift his eyes to heaven," obviously because he is ashamed of his sin. But note that his justification is tied to repentance: "God, be merciful to me, a sinner!" is the focus of the paragraph. The apostle Paul says that justification is a gracious gift from God: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom 3:23-24). So what the tax collector exhibits in Luke 18 can only be from God. His justification and faith come not through good works, the arbitrary kind that the Pharisee is boasting about. Rather, his justification is the result of his repentance before God and faith in God. Paul asks in Romans 3:27-28, "What becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law." It is comforting to remember that God is just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Indeed, he is all our boast. Songs we will sing this week include the following, provided in a playlist here: 1. Come, Thou Almighty King (The Church at Brook Hills) 2. Always (Kristian Stanfill) 3. Your Love, Oh Lord (Third Day) 4. Come to Me (The Village Church) 5. Sovereign Over Us (Aaron Keyes).
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