March 29, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Mar 29 at 09:49am

Traditional

Let Heaven Ring

Hosanna

Hosanna Loud Hosanna

In The Name Of The Lord

I Stand Amazed

Lead Me To Calvary

Gethsemane Hymn

Jesus Paid It All

Contemporary

Hosanna

10,000 Reasons

He Still Saves

Hallelujah What a Savior

Jesus You Are

Modern

Shout Hosanna

Our Great God

Cornerstone

Forever


Palm Sunday | Standalone

Posted on Mar 29 at 09:43am

 March 29, 2015 – Sermon Notes

1. Obedience by those who have been called (Luke 19:28-34).

A. Why this story?

i. Shows that Jesus is always aligned with the Father’s plan. He models obedience.

Zechariah 9:9

Symbol of humility not a show of power.

ii. Shows that we can trust him when he calls us to do something.

Life of the follower of Jesus is a string of opportunities to trust God by listening to the Holy Spirit for direction and drawing on God’s grace for strength.

B) What are Jesus’ commands like?

i. Command is specific.

Prayer Stories from 40 Days: pastor@taylorsfbc.org

ii. Command has been prepared for in advance

iii. Command allows us to be used for the glory of Jesus to be seen by others.

2. Worship by those who have been humbled for a long time (Luke 19:35-38).
3. Attention by those who are short-sighted (Luke 19:35-38).

What are the expectations of this crowd. When we go to God we go to God because we need something. Virtually everyone heads out towards God because they need something. We go to God and say “you need to give me exactly what I need from you.” What did these people thing they needed from God? To bring judgment down on the people they thought were ruining the world (the Romans).  What they really needed was someone to come down to bear the judgment for them because they were ruining the world because everybody in the human race was part of that. What they really needed was pardon and reconciliation so that God can come back to earth to end evil without ending you and me. – Tim Keller

Sometimes we shape Jesus into what we want him to be not who he really is.

4. Rejection by those who feel they don’t need a Saviour.

March 22, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Mar 23 at 10:54am

Traditional

At The Name Of Jesus

Majesty

Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus

Be Strong In The Lord

Oh I Want To Know You More

I Surrender All

Modern

Manifesto

Closer

Relentless

One Thing Remains

Oceans


March 15, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Mar 15 at 09:31am

Traditional

Lord Listen To Your Children

We Have Come Into His House

Blessed Be The Name

To God Be The Glory

At The Cross

My Jesus I Love Thee

I Need Thee Every Hour

Contemporary

Our God

Lord I Need You

Before The Throne Of God Above

Victor’s Crown

Modern

From The Day

Salvation Is Here

How Great Thou Art

How He Loves

From The Inside Out


Teach Us To Pray | Week 5 | Temptation

Posted on Mar 15 at 09:22am

March 15, 2015 – Sermon Notes

Pattern of Prayer

His care, power, and name – Week 1

His kingdom and will – Week 2

Our daily provisions – Week 3

Our sins – Week 4

Our Temptations | Week 5 | This Week

Matthew 6:13

Temptation: we contend with our enemy and environment and even ourselves when it comes to seeing God’s purposes accomplished – Ken Hemphill, The Prayer of Jesus

Matthew 4:1-2 | Original word for tempted can also be used for tested in the New Testament.

It can be used to identify the tests that God gives to strengthen.

James 1:2 | It can be used to identify the temptation to sin. God never tempts someone to sin.

James 1:13-15 | So, in Jesus’ temptation, we see both simultaneously.

1. Jesus identifies with you in your struggle against sin.

So, through the person of Jesus, we find someone who has walked in your shoes when it comes to the temptations we face daily.

Hebrews 4:15

Application: Look to Christ in your struggle against sin.

Hebrews 12:1-4.

Saying no isn’t the only part. The answer to temptation is spiritual passion, not just negation and discipline. Your need is to fall in love with Jesus, bring him out of the realm of conceptual into the realm of the passion of your heart. – Tim Keller, Sermon from May 24, 2012

2. The types of temptations we struggle against.

Here’s what the devil was after: to sabotage the will of the Father in the life of Jesus.

A. Self-gratification: satisfying our needs our way instead of God’s way | Matthew 4:3-4

Cause: natural desires aren’t being met.

B. Impatience: pushing ourselves in front of God’s timing and plan | Matthew 4:5-7

Cause: fear, desperation, pride.

C. Shortcuts: avoiding the way of selflessness | Matthew 4:7-10

Cause: value my expectations, comfort, and privilege more than God’s design.

The Israelites tested God because they felt God was failing to meet their needs and to fulfill His promise. The Israelites put God to the test when they realized that God’s purposes and leading brought them into adversity, rather than ease and comfort. The Israelites put God to the test by resisting God’s leadership. The Israelites put God to the test by insisting that God perform according to their expectations and demands. – The Temptation of Jesus, Part III, Bob Deffinbaugh, Bible.org

3. The community that helps us struggle against sin

Application: Engage with the body of Christ in your struggle against sin.


March 8, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Mar 08 at 09:26am

Traditional

Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Doxology

Festival Piece on “St. Anne”

Hallelujah What a Savior

Freely Freely

Whiter Than Snow

Contemporary

Forever Reign

Happy Day

At The Cross

Jesus Paid It All

You Are My King

Modern

This Is Amazing Grace

Lord Almighty

This Grace

God With Us


Teach Us To Pray | Week 4 | Forgiveness

Posted on Mar 08 at 09:19am

March 8, 2015 – Sermon Notes

Luke 11:4, Matthew 6:12

There is a direct correlation between being forgiven by God and forgiving others.
Forgiveness is difficult because we are overwhelmed by the hurt.
When we do not forgive, the more desensitized we become to its impact on us and others.

Matthew 6:14-15

Not only is there a direct correlation between being forgiven by God and forgiving others, but it is a mark of genuine faith.

Matthew 18:21-22

Peter’s Question: Forgiveness cannot be reduced to a religious formula.

Forgiving is a lot like breathing. If you try to keep track of every time you do it, you’ll go crazy. Forgiving will have to be a way of life. – John Ortberg, Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them.

Genesis 4:24

Jesus’ response: Forgiveness is radically limitless because of God’s grace.

Matthew 18:23-27

Forgiveness frees me from a debt I owe and can’t pay.

Matthew 18:28-35

Forgiveness frees others from our captivity while it frees us from our hurt.

What forgiveness is NOT – John Ortberg

1. It is not excusing.

2. It is not forgetting.

3. It is not reconciling.

Application

1. Engage others at the right time and with the right spirit.
2. See them in need of God’s grace just as you are in need of God’s grace. 3. Extend the same “patience” to them as God has extended to you.
3. Release them from your grip to God’s hands. Trust that God will take care of injustice, your reputation, the fallout.

March 1, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Mar 02 at 09:54am

Traditional

The Lord’s Prayer

How Great Thou Art

Glorify Thy Name

The Majesty And Glory Of Your Name

Alleluia, I Love You Lord

This Is My Father’s World

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Contemporary

Majestic

Worthy Is The Lamb

I Need Thee

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Modern

10,000 Reasons

King Of Heaven

Christ Is Enough

Always

One Thing Remains


Teach Us To Pray | Week 3 | Daily Bread

Posted on Mar 01 at 09:52am

March 1, 2015 – Sermon Notes

Luke 11.1-3.

1. It shatters self-reliance.

We pray with abandoned dependence on the Father.

2. It realigns our priorities around the needs of today not the wants of tomorrow.

We pray with confidence and contentment.

3. It reminds us that we’re human and limited.

We pray to a Father who is eternal and all-powerful.

4. It highlights the needs of others.

We pray so we can be generous.

5. It recognizes God’s faithfulness.

We pray to worship, to know, to love the Father more.