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Sunday, September 20, 2020 - What Do We Value? Series #1 - Christ Before Christianity




Build Your Kingdom Here

Rend Collective



Come, set Your rule and reign

In our hearts again

Increase in us we pray

Unveil why we're made



Come, set our hearts ablaze with hope

Like wildfire in our very souls

Holy Spirit come invade us now



We are Your Church

We need Your power in us



We seek Your Kingdom first

We hunger and we thirst

Refuse to waste our lives

For You're our joy and prize



To see the captive hearts released

The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace

We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause



We are Your Church

We pray: revive this earth



Build Your Kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land



Unleash Your Kingdom's power

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your Kingdom here

We pray



Unleash Your Kingdom's power

Reaching the near and far

No force of hell can stop

Your beauty changing hearts



You made us for much more than this

Awake the Kingdom seed in us

Fill us with the strength and love of Christ



We are Your Church

We are the hope on earth



Build Your Kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land


Set Your Church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your Kingdom here

We pray



Build Your Kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land


Set Your Church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your Kingdom here

We pray





Do It Again

Elevation Worship



Walking around these walls

I thought by now they'd fall

But You have never failed me yet



Waiting for change to come

Knowing the battle's won

For You have never failed me yet



Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet



I know the night won't last

Your Word will come to pass

My heart will sing Your praise again



Jesus, You're still enough

Keep me within Your love

My heart will sing Your praise again



Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed



Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed me yet



I've seen You move, You move the mountains

And I believe, I'll see You do it again

You made a way, where there was no way

And I believe, I'll see You do it again



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I'll see You do it again



Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed



Your promise still stands

Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands

This is my confidence, You never failed me yet



And You never failed me yet

I never will forget

You never failed me yet

I never will forget





Follow You

Leeland


You live among the least of these:

The weary and the weak.

And it would be a tragedy

For me to turn away.



All my needs You have supplied,

When I was dead You gave me life.

How could I not give it away so freely?



And I'll...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.



Use my hands, use my feet,

To make Your Kingdom come.

To the corners of the earth

Until Your work is done.



'Cause faith without works is dead,

And on the cross, Your blood was shed,

So how could we not give it away so freely?



And I'll...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

Oh, meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.



Yeah,

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

Oh, I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.



And I give all myself,

I give all myself,

And I give all myself to You.


Oh, and I give all myself, (I give myself)

Yes I give all myself, (Lord, I give myself)

And I give all myself to You. (I give it all to You)


(Lord I give it all to You)

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken, (All to your name)

I'll follow You into the world. (I'll follow You)

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God, (Poor and needy, God)

I'll follow You into the world.


I will follow...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God.






Sermon

What Do We Value? Series #1 - Christ Before Christianity



Our Misson

Love God deeply, love each other generously, and live our lives responsively to God’s call to make disciples.




VALUES OF THE BRIDGE

1. Christ before Christianity

Colossians 2:6-8

We are committed to following Jesus and His example that we see in the Bible and not an institution.

2. Loving, Gracious, and Accepting

Romans 15:5-7

We are committed to welcoming everyone - the unconvinced, the casual believer, and the fully committed with no prerequisites of church background or prior belief - to worship the living God.

3. Scripturally guided and Spirit led

Galatians 5:25 (NLT)

We are committed to surrendering in obedience to God’s word and God’s Holy Spirit and allowing Him to guide and shape our lives.

4. Unified and Reconciled

Ephesians 4:32

We are committed to the understanding that we are all imperfect people and we may not agree on everything but we will eagerly and generously offer others patience and grace with the expectation of receiving the same.

When conflict arises, as it inevitably will, we are committed to reconciling and restoring unity through following Jesus’ instruction in Matthew 18:15-17.

5. Personal Responsibility

Ephesians 7, 11-13

We are committed to a team approach to ministry, meaning that the pastor isn't expected to do it all. We believe that every follower of Jesus has been gifted by Him and has a Kingdom responsibility to use that gifting to serve.


6. Disciples who make disciples

Matthew 28:18-20

We are committed to intentionally imitating Jesus' character, competency, and His balanced life of UP/IN/OUT, providing a living example for others to follow. We will intentionally seek out others who will follow us in this process with the expectation that they will, in time, seek out followers of their own, teaching them to do the same.


7. Extended family on mission

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NLT)

We are committed to being in community with each other and sharing life together, mutually motivating and building one another up to serve those around us.






Colossians 2:6-8 NIV

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.


See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.





Luke 13:10-17 NIV

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then He put His hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.


14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”


15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”


17 When He said this, all His opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things He was doing.





Mark 7:8-9 NIV

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”

9 And He continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! 





Luke 11:46 NIV

46 Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.





Discussion Questions

1. Can you remember a time when you were hurt by or put off by the “Traditions of men” in a church setting?

2. What are some ways you can think of to test yourself to see if you have blind spots in your worldview, following the world system instead of the Kingdom?






Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United



You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail

And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep

My faith will stand



And I will call upon Your Name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise


My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine



Your grace abounds in deepest waters

Your sovereign hand

Will be my guide



Where feet may fail

And fear surrounds me

You've never failed

And You won't start now



So I will call upon Your Name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise


My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

And You are mine



Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me


Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Saviour



Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me


Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Saviour



Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me


Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Saviour



Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me


Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Saviour



Oh, Jesus, you're my God!



I will call upon Your Name

Keep my eyes above the waves

My soul will rest in Your embrace

I am Yours and You are mine








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