Sunday Recap | May 27, 2018

FROM THE DESK OF WILL SPOKES, SENIOR PASTOR

 

Words For Reflection:

Why did God call Abram? Was his tribe any better than the other tribes? Not at all. In fact, idols were worshipped in the house of his father. – S.G. DeGraaf

For next Sunday:

Sermon Text: Genesis 13-14

Come, Christians Join to Sing - Adoration
All Things New - Confession
Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
We Will Feast in the House of Zion - Response
Psalm 124 - Communion
Doxology - Old 100th

The Bible Project:

As a way to help you grasp the over-arching story of the Bible, I am going to include each week a link to one of The Bible Project videos that summarizes in a few minutes one book of the Bible.

This week check out the summary of 2 Peter.

If you are looking for help to read the Bible in a more regular way, you may find this approach and this app helpful. 

Suggested Resources:
As part of his "Hymns and Stories" 2018 Tour, Rev. Kevin Twit, pastor/musician and the founder of Indelible Grace Music, will be sharing stories and leading hymns at Red Mountain Church on Saturday, June 2 at 7 PM.  

General Admission tickets are $10. Get your tickets here!

Group discount is available if ordering 4 or more tickets.

Tickets for kids under 10 are free.

Due to limited seating, everyone over 4 yrs must have a ticket. Children under 4 years do not need a ticket.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Singing To God (Psalm 95:1-5)

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Where streams of living water flow, 
my ransomed soul he leadeth; 
and where the verdant pastures grow, 
with food celestial feedeth.

Bowing Before God (Psalm 95:6-7b)

Prayer of Confession
Heavenly Father, your love brings life to dead souls, light to darkened minds, and strength to weak wills. Depending on our own strength we stumble; proclaiming our own goodness we sin; glorying in our own righteousness we corrupt everything we touch; indulging in self-pity we blind ourselves to the needs of those around us. Please forgive us and help us to believe that no wrong we have done, and no good we have failed to do, is too great for you to forgive through the merits of Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
 
Words of Grace
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
 
Romans 3:21-24

Hearing From God (Psalm 95:7c-11)

Sunday's Sermon: The Faith of Abraham - Rev. Adam Venable

Sermon Text - Genesis 12

Sermon Outline:
1. The blessing of Abram
2. The abuse of Abram
3. The fulfillment of Abram

The Heart of the Message
Jesus is the better Abram who is able to rescue all the families of the earth, even families that lie and use religion only as something to hide behind. Jesus calls us to leave our old identities behind and press on toward our upward call in Christ Jesus.

Reflection Questions

  1. Whatfeatures of this passage stand out to you the most? What words or phrases or ideas grab your attention?
  2. How would you summarize the passage in one memorable sentence. 
  3. What prayer can you pray to cling to Jesus, the better Abram, when you feel tempted this week?
  4. What’s one thing you can do in community group or at Red Mountain to put the truth of this passage into practice?

Confession of Faith: The New City Catechism, 2017
 
Q. 21.What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

A. One who is truly human and also truly God.

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.