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Worship Recordings 2017

October 15, 2017 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Soli Deo Gloria

Week 5 of the Solas – Soli Deo Gloria Hebrews 13:20-21 Isaiah 43:1-13 Sermon Notes – Soli Deo Gloria points to three things: first, that everything we do ought to be done for God’s glory; second, that glorifying God serves a missional purpose; and third, that we look forward to the time when we can see the fullness of God’s glory. It may be too…

October 8, 2017 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sola Scriptura

Week Four of the Solas – Sola Scriptura Jeremiah 31:33+ 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Sermon Notes – Scripture contains everything necessary for salvation and righteous living. Though it doesn’t give us the answers to all our questions, or a blueprint for our daily living, it gives us enough to know how God wants us to be in relationship with him and with others as well as…

September 17, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sola Gratia

Week 1 on the Solas – “Sola Gratia” – From Reformed Worship, June 2017 Ephesians 2:1-10 Sermon notes – While the world may teach us that “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” according to Scripture – the greatest gift of all – grace itself is freely give, Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches, “For it is by grace you have been saved,…

September 10, 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Once Upon A Time

In the Beginning – The First First Presbyterian Genesis 1:1—2:4a Creation by word; light, life; it was good. (John 1:1-5) Once Upon A Time We tell stories about how we get here, or how we got here. We tell the story of creation as one such beginning, and the story of Jesus as another beginning. Sometimes the beginning isn’t the beginning, as we find…

August 20, 2017 – the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – Proclamation and Righteousness

Proclamation and Righteousness Matthew 5 Sermon on the mount Matthew 9:1-13, Luke 5:17-32, 7:36-48 “Sins are forgiven” Matthew 6:1-6 Not as the hypocrites do It has been noted that there is a challenge in walking the walk that makes the talk we talk. The talk we talk is eminently well illustrated by the sermon on the mount, which itself has been criticized as being…

August 13, 2017 – the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 6:9-15 Lord’s prayer Revelation 21 New Jerusalem John 18:33-37 My kingdom is not on earth I Samuel 8 We want a king!  While kingdom language may have gone out of style for Americans who celebrate that Washington didn’t want to be the king, it pervades Scripture. We hear of kingdoms in the Lord’s prayer. We speak of the king…

August 6, 2017 – the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – the promotion of social righteousness

Promotion of Righteousness (Social) Luke 3:10-14, Matthew 5:38-48 Give him one cloak if you have two Matthew 5:41 Walk a mile in his shoes John 15:12-25 Greater love has no one than this Acts 4 Stephen John 8:1-11 (12-20) Stopping the woman being stoned Matthew 6:1-6 Not as the hypocrites do Job 1 upright before God Social righteousness should not be confused…