Preparing for Worship

We hope this page will help prepare our hearts each week to receive and celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ during Sunday worship. You will find here the Sermon focus, the Scripture passage and songs we will sing to give God all glory, praise and honor. For a richer experience please use the links provided. The informaton is updated each Thursday for the following Sunday.


For Sunday, July 14, 2019

Preparing to Hear God's Word

Sermon Focus: “JESUS, ETERNAL LIFE, AND ETERNAL GLORY”

Scripture Passage: John 17:1-5  (Learn More)
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


Preparing to Sing God's Praises

Hymn#44 “How Great Thou Art" (Listen)

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow'r thru'out the universe displayed.

Chorus:   Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
               How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
               Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
               How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur, and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing, sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, He bled and died to take away my sin.

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art.
© Copyright 1949 and 1953 Stuart Hine Trust CIO Stuart K. Hine Trust

 

Hymn # 308 “ Jesus Paid it All”   (Listen)

I hear the Savior say, "Your strength indeed is small,
child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me your all in all."

Refrain:  Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe;
               sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.

Lord, now indeed I find your power, and yours alone,
can change the leper's spots, and melt the heart of stone. [Refrain]

For nothing good have I whereby thy grace to claim —
I'll wash my garments white in the blood of Calv'ry's lamb. [Refrain]

And when, before the throne, I stand in him complete,
"Jesus died my soul to save," my lips shall still repeat. [Refrain]

 

“Your Great Name”  (Listen)

Lost are saved, find their way at the sound of Your great Name.
All condemned feel no shame at the sound of Your great Name.
Ev'ry fear has no place at the sound of Your great Name.
The enemy, he has to leave at the sound of Your great Name

Chorus  Jesus, worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us,
             The Son of God and man. You are high and lifted up,
             And all the world will praise Your great Name.

All the weak find their strength at the sound of Your great Name.
Hungry souls receive grace at the sound of Your great Name.
The fatherless find their rest at the sound of Your great Name.
The sick are healed, the dead are raised at the sound of Your great Name. (Chorus)

Bridge   Redeemer, my Healer, Lord Almighty.
             Defender, my Savior, You are my King. (x2) Chorus (x2)
© 2008 Integrity's Praise! Music, TwoNords Music

 

Hymn #55 “To God Be the Glory”  (Listen)

To God be the glory, great things he has done! So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that we may go in.

Refrain:   Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!
               Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
               O come to the Father thro' Jesus the Son,
               and give him the glory, great things he has done!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood! To ev'ry believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus forgiveness receives. (Refrain)

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done, and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. (Refrain)