Getting Ready for Sunday July 13th

July 13th Sermon “REDUCE Your Stress”

Stress can complicate even the simplest of tasks in our lives.  It causes confusion and clouds our judgment.  There is one thing we can do on a daily basis that will help eliminate stress in our lives as we turn control of our lives over to God.  This one thing is to have a daily personal time with God.  In this sermon, discover how to have a personal quiet time.

 

Set List for July 13, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording

 

Where Can I Go

 

 

Dave Grace

 

“You Alone”

Parachute Band

 

All We Need

 

Charlie Hall

 

 

“Flying Into Daybreak”

Charlie Hall

 

Sometimes By Step

 

 

Rich Mullins

David “Beaker” Strasser

 

“The World As I Remember It”

Rich Mullins

 

Free

 

Todd Fields

 

“Free”

Todd Fields

 

In the Secret

 

Andy Park

 

“Free”

Todd Fields

 

   

     We begin an exciting new series this week entitled “Think Green: Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Environment”.  The following is a description of the new series:  There is so much emphasis today placed on saving our environment from our own destructive ways.  This is important for us to do.  However, there is another environment that is being destroyed and devastated by what our culture is doing.  This is our mental environment.  Our minds are becoming so polluted with the world’s expectations that we are losing the battle of our minds.  In this series, discover some simple things you can do in your life that will help you develop a cleaner way of thinking.

     This week’s sermon is “REDUCE Your Stress”.  If this was in a pill, we would all be rich (ha!) Fortunately for us, our stress can be reduced for free through Christ.  The music this week deals simply with following Christ’s leadership and rejoicing in the freedom He brings to our lives.

     “Where Can I Go” is a song that we did a lot at our old location.  That’s only been like 3 years ago, so surely you all remember it, right?  My favorite line in the song says, “Your intervention is what I need”.  Man, I can truly say that.  When I think of all the trouble I could save myself if I would only allow Him to intervene in all the things of my life. I looked for a long time trying to find this song on the net, but only found a small clip.  Maybe it might spark your memory to this song.  Click the link in the chart above and scroll down to track #8 to listen to the small clip.

     “All We Need” continues our theme for the day.  It’s amazing to me how everything else we “need” in our lives usually cause us more stress. Owning a home is great, but that home requires constant maintenance and payments.  The food I eat gives me energy to go on, but it forces me to get up early every morning to exercise so that the after effects of the food don’t catch up with me.  My need for Christ won’t cause me extra stress.  In fact we are told in the Bible that He can give us a peace that is beyond our understanding.  Let’s sing it out together as we proclaim our need for Christ.  Check out a video of the song by clicking the link in the chart above.

     “Sometimes By Step” also continues our theme of the day.  “I will seek You in the morning and I will learn to walk in Your ways, and step by step You’ll lead me….”  I have to constantly remind myself that God is in control, and if I spend time with Him daily, and follow His will then I have nothing to worry about.  Check out the video of “Sometimes By Step” by clicking the link in the chart above.

     “Free” is a song of celebration as we are reminded that those who are in Christ are Free.  We can be free from the stresses in our lives.  Free from the fears that we face, and the troubles that seem to always loom.  Wow I love this song!  I’ve tried several times to find this song online, but it doesn’t seem to be out there.   You can purchase an mp3 of the song on itunes.  All of the info is in the chart above.

    We finish up the music portion of our services with “In the Secret”.  This song should be our prayer every day, and our actions and times of private worship should reflect it.  Let’s truly seek Him this week as we worship together.  I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.   

 

Bro. Doug

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One Response to Getting Ready for Sunday July 13th

  1. Cindy Montgomery says:

    Wow!! I need the sermon now. I already can not wait til Sunday!! The songs are wonderful. I am loving singing along. I look forward to worshiping and singing out God’s praises with everyone on Sunday.

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