Worship Preparation: March 15, 2015

Worship Preparation – Sunday, March 15, 2015

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 sermon text: Luke 9:18-27

3. Read sermon summary: Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die." And that's exactly what we see in Luke 9:18-27. In this passage, Jesus locates his identity as the Christ in his suffering, death, and resurrection and insists that anyone who wants to come after him must lead a life patterned after his. What that person will find in the end is that anything they may have lost in this life is nothing compared to what they have gained in Christ.

4. Consider the following song and its relationship to the sermon:
Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Praise to the Lord the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear now to His temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord Who over all things
So wondrously reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
Yea so gently sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth

Praise to the Lord Who doth prosper
Thy work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
If with His love He befriend thee

Praise to the Lord Who
When tempests their warfare are waging
Who when the elements madly around thee are raging
Biddeth them cease turneth their fury to peace
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging

Praise to the Lord Who
When darkness of sin is abounding
Who when the godless do triumph
All virtue confounding
Sheddeth His light chaseth the horrors of night
Saints with His mercy surrounding

Praise to the Lord
O let all that is in me adore Him
All that hath life and breath
Come now with praises before Him
Let the amen sound from His people again
Gladly for all we adore Him

CCLI Song # 5441161
Catherine Winkworth | Jamie Kenny | Joachim Neander | Michael Mellet | Paul Mills
© Words: Public Domain
Music: 2005 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI))
For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 11078052

Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Guest Music Leader: Jeremy Fisher

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