Getting Ready for Sunday, April 6, 2008

simplifying-your-schedule-logo.jpgApril 6 Sermon “The Time Thief”

Everyone gets the same amount of time each day, so why is it that some seem to have more than others. The answer is some understand how to guard against the things that steal our time. In today’s message, we will discover that our weakness has the potential of controlling our thoughts and ultimately wasting our time.   

Set List for April 6, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording

Come Now Is the Time       to Worship  Brian Doerksen “The Worship Collection” Phillips, Craig, & Dean
All We Need Is You Charlie Hall “Flying Into Daybreak” Charlie Hall
Free Todd Fields “Free”                               Todd Fields
Mighty To Save Ben Fielding                 Reuben Morgan “Mighty to Save”          Hillsong Live
Without You Doug Mickan           Doug & Cindy Mickan
Be Glorified Chris Tomlin
Jesse Reeves
Lawrence Tuttiett
Louie Giglio
Matt Redman
“The Noise We Make”  Chris Tomlin

    I’m really looking forward to another Sunday at Oasis.  We’ve been having some great times of worship together, and hope you look forward to each Sunday as much as I do.  This week Bro. Todd will be talking about the weaknesses in our lives that tend to take up our most valuable resource: time.  

      We’ll open up Sunday with “Come Now Is the Time to Worship” which is a call to lift our voices and focus on our Savior.  There are a lot of lines in this song that I really like.  Come just as you are to worship”….God doesn’t ask us to change before we come to Him.  He simply says “come just as you are”, and the changes come as we spend more time with Him.  I also like the part that says, “One day every tongue will confess you are God, one day every knee will bow, still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose you now”.  One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, but I choose now (I stole that last little part from an Anthony Evans song) Let’s make it our choice to come together and say “now is the time to worship”.  You can listen to a version of the song by clicking the link in the chart above.                                                         If you really pay close attention to the words of “All We Need”, it could be one of the toughest songs we sing.  Not because of anything musically, but because of the weight of commitment that comes with the lyrics.  Think about it. “Rich or poor God I want you more than anything that glitters in this world.  Be my all consuming fire.  You can have all my hands can hold.  My heart, mind, strength, and soul be my all consuming fire”.  Can I truly say that all I need is Jesus?  Do I truly want Him more than anything else?  Wow; Pretty heavy stuff for an upbeat song.  Read through those lyrics a few times this week, and ask God to help you truly mean the words you sing.  You can watch a video of Charlie Hall performing this at one of the Passion Conferences by clicking the link in the chart above. 

     After the welcome we will begin focusing on God’s power to free us from the weaknesses we face.  I couldn’t find a copy of “Free” anywhere on the internet to listen to. (that is without paying for it.  Pretty ironic that the song “free” is not. Ha!)  It’s an awesome song so take time to look at the lyrics this week by clicking the link in the chart above.  We will also be singing “Mighty to Save” which is another statement of God’s power over sin.  It’s also a song of Surrender for all of us. The second verse says “So take me as you find me, all my fears and failures.  Fill my life again.  I give my life to follow everything I believe in.  Now I surrender”.  What better way to worship than to surrender our all to Christ.  Click the link in the chart above to listen to “Mighty to Save”. 

     We’ll finish up the music portion of the service with “Without You” which is a declaration of our dependence on Christ.  We truly are nothing without Christ, yet we so often forget it.  Listen to a live version of “Without You” by clicking the link in the chart above.

     At the close of services we will be telling God that we want to glorify Him with our lives.  “Be Glorified” is a song of celebration.  We celebrate because of what Christ has done for us, and because of that, we want to glorify Him with the very life that He has given.  You can listen to Matt Redman’s(I think) version of the song by clicking the link above.  The video is a little strange, but the recording of the song is great.

     Thanks for taking time to check out what will be happening on Sunday.  Be sure to pass the word along about our blog.  I truly believe that as we are more prepared to worship on Sunday’s we will be more aware of God working in our lives, as well as our times together on Sunday.  I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.   

Bro. Doug


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