Friday, October 12, 2018

Saturate Series Week 2 | Discipleship w/ Faith in Life, Hope with Community, & Love on Mission + Saturday, October 6

Slow down and don't miss this: Jesus's disciples had seen everything they needed to see. Jesus had taught them all He needed to teach them. And they had experienced all they needed to experience with Jesus! And yet, some were still doubting. This is good news for me (and us)! + Jeff Vanderstelt, Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

Homily Scriptures | Luke 10:1-11, 17

Faith in Life: God's means of your restoration is others in your life who are committed to bringing your brokenness out into the open and bringing the Gospel of Jesus to bear on it. Jesus lived life with His disciples. He was close enough to really know them. The layers with which we've covered ourselves have to be pulled back, and we can't do that work alone. 

Hope with Community: We all need many people who love Jesus around us. You are meant to play a part in equipping and encouraging others. God intends for all of us to actively engage in disciple-making in light of our unique design so that we both do the work and equip others to do it. 

Love on Mission: Jesus called the disciples to join Him on the mission ("Follow Me"), and while they were on the mission with Him, He trained them to be disciple-makers. They listened, watched, and learned in the everyday stuff of life. He did not send them out alone; they went together.

Discipleship Question 1: Comfort? Security? Reputation? Which one has or could hinder you from discipleship now?

Discipleship Question 2: Will you pray the Lord will make us laborers? 

Discipleship Question 3: Who does the Lord want you to extend His peace to? Who will you eat with this week?

Come People of the Risen King
Stuart Townend, 2007 A.D.

Come people of the Risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise.
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice,
O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night.
Come those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change,
And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace.

Come young and old from every land,
Men and women of the faith.
Come those with full or empty hands,
Find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing,
Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age;
"Our God is all in all!"

In Tenderness He Sought Me
W. Spencer Walton, 1894 A.D.

In tenderness He sought me
Weary and sick with sin.
And on His shoulders brought me
Back to His fold again.
While angels in His presence sang,
Until the courts of heaven rang!

Oh, the love that sought me!
Oh, the blood that bought me!
Oh the grace that brought me
To the fold of God!
Grace that brought me
To the fold of God! 

He died for me while I was sinning,
Needy and poor and blind.
He whispered to assure me,
"I've found thee; thou art Mine."
I never heard a sweeter voice,
It made my aching heart rejoice!

Upon His grace I'll daily ponder
And sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder,
His blessings I retrace.
It seems as if eternal days,
Are far too short to sing His praise!

Porters Gate Worship Project, 2017 A.D.

If You don't build it, we labor in vain.
Without Your Spirit, we stand with no strength.
I know my life is passing away,
But the works of Your hands will remain. 

Let the favor of the LORD rest upon us.
Oh LORD, establish the work of our hands!
Oh LORD, establish the work of our hands!

Teach us to number the length of our days.
Pour out Your power, we'll pour out Your praise.
Teach us to run, to finish the race,
For only what's done in love will remain.

Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia!

This is Amazing Grace
Phil Wickham, 2013 A.D.

Who breaks the power
Of sin and darkness?
Whose love is mighty
And so much stronger?
The King of Glory,
The King above all kings!
Who shakes the whole earth
With holy thunder?
And leaves us breathless
In awe and wonder?
The King of Glory,
The King above all kings!

This is amazing grace,
This is unfailing love,
That You would take my place,
That You would bear my cross!
You lay down Your life
That I would be set free!
Jesus, I sing for
All that You've done for me!

Who brings our chaos
Back into order?
Who makes the orphan
A son and daughter?
The King of Glory,
The King above all kings!
Who rules the nations
With truth and justice,
Shines like the sun in
All of its brilliance!
The King of Glory,
The King above all kings!

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain!
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave!

Corporate Prayer of Confession and Assurance
Isaiah 6:5-8; Daniel 9:4-19; Nehemiah 1:5-10; Luke 23:34

Call: Thank You, Jesus, for inviting us to be
Your disciples who announce Your Kingdom.

Response: May we live in light of Your
Kingdom with faith and repentance, and
walk with You with faith, hope, and love.

Silent Personal Reflection and Confession

Call: Thank You that You have given us
Your Word and Your Spirit to walk in Your ways.
Now we pray as You taught us to pray:

Response: Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil for Thine is the
Kingdom and the power and the glory
now and forever. Amen.

Prayers of Preparation for Eucharist
Matthew 26:26-291 Corinthians 11:23-26

Prayer seeking more from Jesus
Jesus, You claim to be the Way,
the Truth and the Life.
If what You claim is true,
please reveal to me who You are.
Give me an understanding of You
that is clear and convincing. Amen.

Prayer for Communion with Jesus
Jesus, grant that we may be filled
by You, the true Bread and Vine.
Be present with us, strengthen us,
and empower us to be Your witnesses
together as we seek first Your Kingdom
until You return and make all things new. Amen.

Eucharist | Thanking God for Communion with Christ and His Church


"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” + Matthew 28:19-20

Next sermon audio and liturgy: Saturate Series Week 3 | Family on Mission

Christ is all,

Rev. Mike "Sully" Sullivan

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