Worship Preparation - May 6, 2012

Worship Preparation – Sunday, May 6, 2012

1. Ways to use this worship preparation:

Print it out Friday and place it in your bible for the weekend.
Use it as a family devotion and time of prayer on Saturday evening.

2. Read the text for Sunday: ESV – Col. 1:1-8:
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

3. Read the sermon summary:
This Sunday we will be starting a series through the book of Colossians. In these first 8 verses, Paul is thanking God for the grace that is being displayed through the church in Colossae. In studying his remarks we will see what God intends the church to be. It is a community of people with faith in Jesus Christ and loves each other because of the common hope they have laid up for them in Heaven. All of this is created by God and brought about through the Gospel.

4. Consider the songs and their relationship to the sermon:

All Heaven Declares

All heaven declares, the glory of the risen Lord.
Who can compare, with the beauty of the Lord?

Forever He will be, the Lamb upon the throne.
I gladly bow the knee, and worship Him alone.

I will proclaim, the glory of the risen Lord.
Who once was slain, to reconcile man to God.

I Will Glory in My Redeemer

I will glory in my Redeemer
Whose priceless blood has ransomed me
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
And hung Him on that judgment tree
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who crushed the power of sin and death
My only Savior before the Holy Judge
The Lamb Who is my righteousness
The Lamb Who is my righteousness

I will glory in my Redeemer
My life He bought, my love He owns
I have no longings for another
I’m satisfied in Him alone
I will glory in my Redeemer
His faithfulness my standing place
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me
My feet are firm, held by His grace
My feet are firm, held by His grace

I will glory in my Redeemer
Who carries me on eagle’s wings
He crowns my life with loving-kindness
His triumph song I’ll ever sing
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who waits for me at gates of gold
And when He calls me it will be paradise
His face forever to behold
His face forever to behold


Preaching: Daniel Savage

Music Leader: Micah Lansing

Grace and Peace!

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