Getting Ready for Sunday July 20th

July 20th Sermon “RECYCLE What You Hear”

Does what you hear go in one ear and out the other?  Many people think that listening is a spectator sport.  However, when we listen, we should be actively involved and participating in what it is we are hearing.  If we would apply this to just one area of our lives it would make a huge difference.  Every week, we have the opportunity to hear God’s word presented in a clear and relevant way.  There are some things that we can do to recycle what we hear so we can use it again and again throughout each day.  In this sermon, discover how to listen to a sermon. There are some simple things you can do that will help you recycle what you hear.


Set List for July 20, 2008

Song                              Author                        Recording


Come Christians Join & Sing



Christian Henry Bateman


Traditional Hymn



All Because of Jesus


Steve Fee



“We Shine”

Steve Fee


My Cry For Mercy



John & Christina Anderson





Help Me to Find You


Todd Fields



Todd Fields


Speak To My Heart



Doug & Cindy Mickan






   I’m really excited about our services this week.  For one thing, I’m taking a break from the piano (everyone shouts HOORAY!)  well, at-least for the most part.  Truthfully, I just feel like this is going to be a great time of worship, and am excited to see God work in the services.  PJ will be preaching again this week, and he will be talking about RECYCLING What We Hear.  It’s one thing to hear God telling us to do something, but quite another to truly listen and follow through.  This week a lot of our music is a plea to God to speak to our hearts. 

    We open up the services with a contemporary approach to a traditional hymn “Come Christians Join To Sing”.  I would recommend only listening to the first minute or 1.5 minutes of this video.  The occasional shouts from the worship leader gets a little distracting on the recording.  Hopefully you can get a pretty good idea of the song by clicking the link in the chart above. 

    After our call to worship we continue on with “All Because of Jesus”.  I know you’re familiar with this one as we do it a lot, but what a proclamation.  It’s a constant reminder that everything I have is because of Him.  Take a listen to the song by clicking the link in the chart above.

    “My Cry for Mercy” comes from our very own John & Christina Anderson, and is a beautiful reminder that when we call out to our God, he will answer us.  Sorry, but I don’t have a recording of this one online anywhere, so I guess you’ll just have to wait and enjoy it on Sunday.

    The final two songs are new to Oasis.  “Help Me to Find You” by Todd Fields is a heartfelt prayer that God would help us to find, and hear from Him.  This song continues our theme of the day.  It also reminds me of the promises I find throughout the bible that if I seek Him, I will find Him.  Listen to  this song being performed by a worship team at another church by clicking the link in the chart above.

    The last of the two new songs is “Speak to My Heart” which Cindy and I wrote in preparation for this service.  John Herring is a little upset about this song, as he claims we have never written a song for one of his sermons, but PJ gets one for his second time up.  I’ll get to work on something. Sorry John (he was only joking of course…..I think).  Take a listen to a rough recording of “Speak to My Heart” by clicking the link in the chart above.

     Our music this week deals a lot with asking God to speak to us, but it’s my hope that everyone will begin asking God to speak to their hearts all throughout this week.  Thanks for checking out the blog.  I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.   


Bro. Doug


One Response to Getting Ready for Sunday July 20th

  1. I’m super excited about the Acoustic Set this coming Sunday. I enjoy hearing you play piano Doug so take no offense—but there has always been something about an acoustic set I just love. I don’t know—perhaps the simplicity of it all. Anyway, looking forward to learning these new songs over this week and coming together to sing them Sunday! John Herring did an Excellent job Sunday on the sermon and I look forward to hearing PJ as I know he’ll do a great job as well!

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