Getting Ready for Sunday February 17, 2008

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February 17 Sermon “One Relationship Affects the Others” In this message we will discover how our relationship with Jesus impacts our relationship with others. When we are in a close relationship with Christ, he leads us into the right relationships at the right time. Also, the closer we are to Jesus the more likely we are to have better communication and to be more understanding of those that we relate to each day. When we are in fellowship with the Lord, and his hand is on our life, we will see our relationships flourish. 

Set List for February 17, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording

Jesus Is All the World toMe   Will Lamartine Thompson   Traditional Hymn  
Friend of God  Israel Houghton    “Live From Another Level” Israel Houghton & New Breed
All We Need  Charlie Hall  “Flying Into Daybreak” Charlie Hall
Leaning On the Everlasting Arm  Anthony Johnson Showalter
Elisha Albright Hoffman
 
Traditional Hymn  
Everlasting God   Brenton Brown
Ken Riley
 
“See the Morning”      Chris Tomlin 
Without You  Doug Mickan  Soundclick.com          Doug & Cindy Mickan

For today’s service, I’ve planned songs dealing with our relationship with God.  This is one of those services where I have so much to choose from, it’s almost overwhelming.  We are actually using two hymns this week.  “Jesus Is All the World To Me” should be a testimony to us all.  Check out the lyrics below:

 Jesus is all the world to me
My life my joy my all
He is my strength from day to day
Without Him I would fall
When I am sad to Him I go
No other one can cheer me so
When I am sad He makes me glad
He’s my friend
 

Jesus is all the world to me
I want no better friend
I trust Him now I’ll trust Him
When life’s fleeting days shall end
Beautiful life with such a friend
Beautiful life that has no end
Eternal life eternal joy
He’s my friend
 

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arm” is another great song that testifies to the true joy that we can have when we are simply leaning on Christ.  We truly don’t have anything to dread or fear if we are leaning on Him.  You can check out the lyrics for this song below as well:

What a fellowship what a joy divine
Leaning on the everlasting arms
What a blessedness what a peace is mine
Leaning on the everlasting arms
 

What have I to dread what have I to fear
Leaning on the everlasting arms
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near
Leaning on the everlasting arms
 

Leaning leaning
Safe and secure from all alarms
Leaning leaning
Leaning on the everlasting arms
 

“Friend of God” has been around for a while, but it never really stuck out to me….that is until last week when I was planning this service.  I simply couldn’t get it out of my head, and feel as though God planted it there as if to say, “This is what I want to hear on Sunday”.  I had to ask myself, “Does God really call me friend?”  Sure enough; check out what Jesus says in John 15: 11-16.  Let’s sing this song out in celebration this Sunday knowing that we truly are friends of God.  You can listen to Israel Houghton’s song by clicking the link in the chart above.

“Everlasting God” has been recorded by various artist, including Chris Tomlin and Lincoln Brewster, but it was actually written by Brenton Brown & Ken Riley.  It comes from Isaiah 40:28-31 and is an awesome example of God’s greatness.  It’s good to know that when I am weary, my God will lift me up.  Take a listen to the song by clicking the link above.  It’s actually Lincoln Brewster’s version of the song on youtube which also features the lyrics.

We have done “Without You” many times before at Oasis.  Sometimes songs take forever to write (some I have been working on for years are still not finished), but “Without You” came so easily.  It’s times like that when I realize that it’s not my ability writing the songs, but simply God writing them through me.  You can listen to a live recording on our soundclick page by clicking the link above.

Thanks for taking time to check out what will be happening on Sunday.  Take time to pray for our services, and those who will be serving in them.  Let’s come together to celebrate our relationship with God.  See you Sunday!

 Bro. Doug

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