July 12, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Jul 12 at 09:36am

Traditional

No Other Name

All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

Your Grace Still Amazes Me

Give Thanks

Wherever He Leads I’ll Go

Contemporary

Our God

No Turning Back

Whom Shall I Fear

Mighty To Save

Modern

No Turning Back

Furious

Lord Almighty

We Will Not Be Shaken

Sinking Deep


Jonah | Week 7 | Angered by Grace

Posted on Jul 12 at 09:19am

July 12, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Jonah 4:1-11

1. Examine your heart to see if it’s in alignment with God’s heart.

It is sad to see Jonah place limits on the same grace that saved him – Frank Page, New American Commentary, Jonah

When God’s actions show that He’s totally outside the box Jonah constructed for him, Jonah can’t handle that. It’s so crushing for him, so hurtful, that he’s infuriated. His reaction proves that in his religiousness and spirituality, he’s lost sight of God. He can say the ancient formula, and he knows it intellectually – God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. But in his heart, Jonah doesn’t really see it enough to trust and embrace and celebrate it. – Tullian Tchividjian, Surprised by Grace

God’s listening is another sign of his grace – He won’t leave hearts disconnected.

2. Be humble enough to allow God to diagnose and deliver you.

Personal relief is not God’s end-game. His grace in you and through you is God’s end-game.

God’s teaching is yet another sign of his grace – He won’t leave Jonah in desperation.

3. Extend the same grace and mercy God has given to you to others.

God’s reaching is yet another sign of his grace — He won’t leave people in their condition.

Jonah’s Tribal Mindset v. God’s Missional Heart
Tribal Community

Highest value is self-preservation and those within it keep asking, “How can we protect ourselves from those who are different from us?” It typically elevates personal and cultural preferences to absolute principles: If everybody were more like us, this would be a better place.

Missional Community

Highest value is self-sacrifice and it exists for others. It’s a community willing to be inconvenienced and discomforted, willing to extend itself for others on God’s behalf.


Jonah | Week 6 | Freed by Grace

Posted on Jul 05 at 08:59am

July 5, 2015 | Sermon Notes

What would the marks of a spiritual awakening or revival look like?

Jonah 3:4-10

Repentance is a response to God’s Word that results in an exchange of our arrogant, prideful selfishness for humble brokenness.

Repentance is not an add-on to who and what we are now in the hopes that it makes us better – like the toppings at a Yogurt shop.

Marks of a spiritual awakening in our hearts, our homes, Taylors, community, nation.

1. Expose our hearts to the word of God (Jonah 3:4)

To the unbeliever, it has explosive power.

Romans 1:16

To the believer, it has piercing power.

Hebrews 4:12-13

2. Submit to the power of Christ to rescue us instead of striving to reform ourselves (Jonah 3:5)

3. Respond with genuine sorrow over our sin (Jonah 3:5-9)

No upsurge of religious interest or excitement merits the name of revival if there is no profound sense of sin at its heart. God’s coming, and the consequent impact of his word, makes Christians much more sensitive to sin than they previously were: consciences become tender and a profound humbling takes place. The perverseness, ugliness, uncleanness, and guilt of sin are seen and felt with new vividness. Under revival conditions consciences are so quickened that conviction of each person’s own sinfulness becomes strong and terrible, inducing agonies of mind that are beyond imagining till they happen. The gospel of forgiveness through Christ’s cross comes to be loved as never before, as people see their need of it so much more clearly. – J.I. Packer in “Marks of Revival”

4. Match what God says with what we say and do (Jonah 3:10)

5. Live in God’s freedom (Jonah 3:10)


July 5, 2015 | Worship Sets

Posted on Jul 05 at 08:51am

Bluegrass Sunday

You Are My Vision

I Saw The Light

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust

Nothing But The Blood

Come Thou Fount