Getting Ready for Sunday, April 20th

 

April 20th Sermon “Get Organized”

Most of us waste time because we are so disorganized. We waste countless hours trying to figure out what to do next or searching for things that we have misplaced. In this message, we will explore how to save time by becoming more organized.

Set List for April 13, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording

To God Be the Glory

Fanny Jane Crosby
Michael Adler
William Howard Doane

 

NA

 

Song of Praise

 

Doug & Cindy Mickan

 

“Prelude”

Doug & Cindy Mickan

 

Seek ye First

 

Karen Lafferty

 

NA

 

 

Everything to Me

 

Doug Mickan

 

NA

 

Everything

 

Chris Tomlin
Jesse Reeves

 

“Not to Us”

Chris Tomlin

 

Indescribable

 

Laura Story

 

“Arriving”

Chris Tomlin

 

     In my worship team packets this week, I mentioned that I better clean my office.  I’m a little concerned that pictures of my office might end up being used as a visual aid during John’s sermon on Sunday morning.  I must say that I scrambled Thursday to clean up a bit, and amazingly you can see my desk and the floor.  I am really organized in some areas of my life, but other areas are lacking. 

     I’m not sure on the exact approach John will be taking with this sermon.  He shared several things that he was looking into a couple of weeks ago when this order of worship was formed.  It would be great if there were songs entitled  “Lord Let My Life Be Organized”, or “I Am Resolved No Longer To Clutter”,(It would be great to hear some possible song titles from you all in response to this blog.  That would be hilarious)  but since there are no such songs, I move forward trying to put together something that would go with a sermon on organization.  Here’s what I came up with. 

     Our God is an orderly God; you see it all throughout the Bible.  Look at Creation and how well everything was organized.  God tells us throughout the scriptures, “when you do this, then this will happen.”  Once again, organized.  Our God does not do anything randomly or by accident.  Everything is planned and goes according to that plan simply because our God is just that Great.  Today we will spend some time praising Him for what He has done in our own personal lives, as well as throughout all of creation. (No, that’s not a shameless plug for Concert of Praise. But now that you mention it, COP is Sunday Night, April 27th at 6p.m.) 

     Today my focus begins with simply giving God glory for what He has done in our lives.  “To God Be the Glory”, and “Song of Praise” both deal with praising God for His goodness and work in our lives. You can listen to a copy of “Song of Praise” by clicking on the link in the chart above.

     After the welcome we move on to “Seek Ye First” which pretty much sums up what we should do in every situation we face in life.  Looking at your schedule to see what needs to change can be pretty overwhelming.  God can make things a little easier on us when we seek Him first.  When we seek God’s will, everything else falls into place, and He exposes those things that need to be removed.

     “Everything to Me” is our own testimony of what God is to us.  Without God, we couldn’t take the very next breath we need.  He truly is our everything.  Sing it out with me on Sunday as we proclaim our dependence on Him.  Check out a very rough version of the song on our soundclick page by clicking the link in the chart above.

     “Everything” by Chris Tomlin continues the thought of the previous song, but in a different way.  Everything that’s beautiful, everything that’s wonderful, every perfect gift comes from you”.  We can praise God knowing that everything good in our lives comes straight from Him.  I especially love the line that says, “A thousand words can not explain, A thousand worlds could not contain every perfect gift comes from You”.  God can and does bless us in so many ways.  Once again, those perfect gifts don’t just float around and fall on someone by chance.  God strategically places those blessings in our lives just at the right time.  Check out the youtube video of this song by clicking the link in the chart above.  Most of the time the videos that I link to are not all that great, and I’m just directing you to the only place I have found to hear the song.  With that being said, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO AS IT IS REALLY GOOD.

     We finish up the music portion of this service with “Indescribable”.  This song talks about the greatness of the God who created everything that we have ever known, and then some.  “You are amazing God!”  Take a listen to “Indescribable” by clicking the link in the chart above.

     Well, there it is.  As always, thanks for taking time to check out what will be happening on Sunday.  Be sure to continue telling others about this blog.  You know, so often I get to hear how great the times of worship are at Oasis (and I love to hear it so don’t stop), but this week make a point to tell someone who hasn’t been to Oasis.  If you enjoy it, then share it with someone else.    I’m excited about the opportunity we have to come together and lift our voices to the creator of the universe.  I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.   

 

Bro. Doug

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4 Responses to Getting Ready for Sunday, April 20th

  1. Jessica Belote says:

    “I’ll file away”?

  2. dmickan says:

    Ha Ha! Love It

  3. Don’t know how I ran across this blog but I did. You seem organized to me! I liked your song selection. Hope you have a glorious service.

  4. ms. joi bennett says:

    April 20 has a pretty sound. Has always appeared to be a very important to me. Romantic Mystic

    ALSO ITS MY BIRTHDAY. APRIL PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT ,

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