Worship Preparation: May 5, 2013

Worship Preparation – Sunday, May 5, 2013




1.  Ways to use this worship preparation


q  Print it out Friday and place it in your bible for the weekend


q  Use it as a family devotion and time of prayer on Saturday evening.  



2. Read sermon text: Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (ESV)




3. Read sermon summary: This Sunday marks our One Year Anniversary as a church.  It is hard to believe that we have been meeting in Rolesville for that long.  I want to stop this Sunday, and reflect on why we have come to plant this church.  All of us have had enough time now to find discouragement in the work at hand, but the mission that is before is far greater than the discouragement that we face.  Our Lord, Jesus Christ, has commanded us to go and make disciples, and that is what we are striving to do.  We have come to Rolesville because all authority has been given to him, and we are here to serve, pray, share, and preach to the people in this community about coming of this new Kingdom.  It is a glorious cause, that is worth all the hardship we might face.  This Sunday lets celebrate what God has done in the first year, and look expectantly towards what he will do in the years to come.




4.  Lord’s Supper: We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday, as we do the first Sunday of each month. In preparation for this visible celebration of the gospel, please take advantage of this time to consider the state of your soul. Resolve conflicts that you have ignored, repent of sins that you have hidden, and take time to consider the great love of a Savior who has reconciled us to God by his death and resurrection.




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


You Alone Can Rescue


And You alone can rescue


You alone can save


You alone can lift us from the grave


You came down to find us led us out of death


To You alone belongs the highest praise




Who O Lord could save themselves Their own soul could heal


Our shame was deeper than the sea Your grace is deeper still




You O Lord have made a way


The great divide You healed


For when our hearts were far away


Your love went further still


Yes Your love goes further still




And You alone can rescue


You alone can save


You alone can lift us from the grave


You came down to find us led us out of death


To You alone belongs the highest praise


To You alone belongs the highest praise




Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman - Copyright 2008 Thankyou Music, sixsteps Music




In Christ Alone


In Christ alone my hope is found


He is my light my strength my song


This Cornerstone, this solid Ground


Firm through the fiercest drought and storm


What heights of love, what depths of peace


When fears are stilled when strivings cease!


My Comforter my All in All


Here in the love of Christ I stand




In Christ alone! - who took on flesh


Fullness of God in helpless babe!


This Gift of love and righteousness


Scorned by the ones He came to save


Till on that cross as Jesus died


The wrath of God was satisfied -


For every sin on Him was laid:


Here in the death of Christ I live




There in the ground His body lay


Light of the world by darkness slain


Then bursting forth in glorious Day


Up from the grave He rose again!


And as He stands in victory


Sin's curse has lost its grip on me


For I am His and He is mine -


Bought with the precious blood of Christ




No guilt in life no fear in death


This is the power of Christ in me


From life's first cry to final breath


Jesus commands my destiny


No power of hell no scheme of man


Can ever pluck me from His hand


Till he returns or calls me home


Here in the power of Christ I'll stand!




Keith Getty and Stuart Townend - CCLI# 3350395: Copyright 2001 Thankyou Music




Preaching: Daniel Savage


Music Leader: Micah Lansing




Grace and Peace!

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