Worship Preparation: July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Read the sermon text: Romans 11:33-36

Read the sermon summary: When we say soli Deo gloria we mean that all glory belongs to God alone. This is summed up in Romans 11:36, which says, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” Consider, even, the other Solas we have considered over the last month. Scripture comes from God and is for his glory. We are saved by grace alone so that all the glory goes to God and not to us. Even our faith, Paul tells us in Ephesians, is a gift of God so that no one may boast. And we are told in 2 Corinthians 4:6 that God has “shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” When we finally come to this realization that all things are for God’s glory, we are stripped of our pride, and respond in humble, awe-filled worship to the only God who is worthy.

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:

Across The Lands
You're the Word of God the Father
From before the world began
Ev'ry star and ev'ry planet
Has been fashioned by Your hand
All creation holds together
By the power of Your voice
Let the skies declare Your glory
Let the land and seas rejoice

You're the author of creation
You're the Lord of ev'ry man
And Your cry of love rings out
Across the lands

Yet You left the gaze of angels
Came to seek and save the lost
And exchanged the joy of heaven
For the anguish of a cross
With a prayer You fed the hungry
With a word You stilled the sea
Yet how silently You suffered
That the guilty may go free

With a shout You rose victorious
Wresting victory from the grave
And ascended into heaven
Leading captives in Your wake
Now You stand before the Father
Interceding for Your own
From each tribe and tongue and nation
You are leading sinners home

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Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Jeremy Fisher


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