Getting Ready for Sunday, May 25, 2008

 May 25th Sermon “What If I Don’t Believe?”

It is very clear that God give us the choice about whether or not we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the only one who can save us. He gives us the choice to believe or to not believe. There is a question that needs to be answered, what if I don’t believe? John 3:16 says that you will “perish”. What does that mean? 

 

Set List for May 25, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording

Lord I Lift Your Name On High

Rick Founds

“Let the Praises Ring”

Lincoln Brewster

 

Jesus Saves

 

Priscilla J. Owens
William James Kirkpatrick

 

Traditional Hymn

 

 

Awesome Is the Lord

 

 

Cary Pierce
Chris Tomlin
Jesse Reeves
Jon Abel

 

 

“See the Morning”

Chris Tomlin

 

Happy Day

 

Ben Cantelon
Tim Hughes

 

“Beautiful News”

Tim Hughes

 

Nothing But the Blood

 

Matt Redman

 

“Facedown ”

Matt Redman

 

    

    Welcome to another blog!  We are continuing our series on John 3:16, and this week Bro. Todd will be answering the question, “What If I Don’t Believe?”.  Our songs this week will deal with what we believe as Christians. 

     We start off this week with a familiar song, “Lord I Lift Your Name On High”.  It pretty much tells the story of what we believe in a clear simple way. We know that Christ was God’s only Son who came from heaven to earth to die for our sins.  The story doesn’t stop there in that He rose and defeated death.  Let’s truly lift Him up as we sing together.  Take a listen to Lincoln Brewster’s version of the song by clicking the link in the chart above.

     “Jesus Saves” continues our theme of belief.  We believe that Jesus can and will save.  It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done.  Christ died for everyone, and just as John 3:16 tells us, “Whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life”.   Our style is a little different than the original hymn, but it will still be quite familiar.  Let’s give the winds a mighty voice as we sing “Jesus Saves”

     “Awesome is the Lord” goes on to state a few more things that we believe about our God.  Our God is faithful and always will be.  We also know that He is above everything.  Let’s worship Him as we celebrate how truly awesome our God is.  Take a listen to the song by clicking the link in the chart above.

     I love the song “Happy Day” as you probably already know by the amount of times we sing it at Oasis.  I guess that’s one of the perks of being worship leader, I get to do the songs I like (ha)  This song takes us back to the day when Christ died for our sins, and rose from the grave.  The second verse of the song looks into the future of when we stand before Him in Heaven.  Both of the verses are summed up by the chorus, which celebrates that Happy Day.  Take a listen to a normal version of the song by clicking the link in the chart above.  If you want to smile a little more, check out this link to a version that two young boys from England put on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3gCX95tJE8&feature=related

 

     We finish the music portion of the service with the song “Nothing But the Blood” by Matt Redman.  The only thing that can save us from our sins is the blood of Jesus.  Not by anything we do or say, but only through Christ can we be saved.  Check out the song by clicking the link in the chart above.

    Thanks for taking time to check out what will be happening on Sunday.  Pray that God would be honored through our worship this week, and let’s really be prepared to give Him our best.  I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.   

 

Bro. Doug

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One Response to Getting Ready for Sunday, May 25, 2008

  1. I’m so thankful for God’s Saving Grace in my life!!! My kids will say all the time, “You love us a lot mom, but God loves us more than you or dad either one do.” And, that’s very true. I can love them as much as I can, but it still isn’t comparable to the amount of love the God holds for them. I pray that others in our congregation, who do not know Christ, will grab hold of that very belief; that there is a love beyond their understanding waiting to be let through the door into their heart. I pray we see some come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior this week during our services!!! “………..they will not perish, but have eternal life.”

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