Call to Worship for June 17th, 2018

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What is your priority?

Text:  Philippians 3: 7-14

Bro. Scotty Marcum

Responsive Reading: Psalm 146

Music for 8:30 service

336  Redeemed

607  When the Roll is Called Up Yonder

509  I Must Tell Jesus

386  Without Him

Music for 11:00 Service

239  In Christ Alone

241  Our Great Savior

253  Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

258  His Name Is Wonderful

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Isaiah – God’s Messiah

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Bible Text: Isaiah

God’s Messiah

In the midst of much judgement there is great hope!  In the book of Isaiah we learn that the Lord is our Salvation. Listen to this Overview sermon that focuses on the comfort we have through Messiah and God’s Attributes.

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Call to Worship for June 10th, 2018

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Click here to see what is planned for this Sunday including message text, songs for each service, special music, and background information on one of our hymns!

 

 

Our special song this week is The Lord Is My Salvation.

 

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

The Importance of Youth in the Church

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Bible Text: 1 Timothy 4, Luke 2

The Importance of Youth in the Church

What is “youth” according to the Bible? How should this be applied in the current church and culture? The church must see youth as an evangelistic opportunity, a biblical education responsibility, and a deployment urgency.

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Financial Peace University 2018

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June 14-August 9, 2018 | 6:00PM
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Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money class that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future.

HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082
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Class Page: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/46734/class/238166

 

Call to Worship for Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

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Click here to see what is planned for this Sunday including message text, songs for each service, special music, and background information on one of our hymns!

 

One of our hymns this week is “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

 

We are also singing “O Great God”

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Song of Solomon – A True Love Story

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Bible Text: Song of Solomon

A True Love Story

 Solomon’s Song of Songs is a true love story. Listen and determine, “Do I love Jesus this much?”

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Poor Theology leads to Bad Decisions

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:13-25

If you read the last post, Being used by God means being always Prepared, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

As we pick up from last time you will remember that King Ahab and Ben-Hadad have been having a heated exchange of words. Ben-Hadad & 32 allies are ready to attack & Ahab is preparing to fight. As Ben-Hadad commands his men to get ready, a prophet tells Ahab that he is going to be victorious. Ahab goes on to learn that he would begin the fighting, alongside 232 young men followed by 7,000. Israel goes out to fight and wins a great victory sending Ben-Hadad and his allies fleeing. The prophet came back to King Ahab and told him to get ready because the enemy would soon return. Trying to reconcile their great defeat the Syrians conclude that Israel’s God was the God of the hills and if the fighting had happened in the plains they would have been victorious.

The Application:

The Syrians think they have it figured out. They have formed thoughts about God based off of fact. Fact – God is the God of the hills. Syrians thoughts (theology) = We can beat them in the plains. Their fact was not wrong, their theology was short-sighted. God is the God of all, not just hills.

We need to be aware that even for us, poor theology leads to bad decisions. We should never be “short-sighted” with scripture. When we form a line of thinking from the facts of God’s Word we must be sure and do so: In context. Given the entirety of scripture.

If we are careless, we will make bad decisions thinking that we are doing what God wants us to do.

The Conclusion:

When God gives gifts in your life, find a way for them to bring Him glory. Allow yourself to: always be prepared & always being prepared. Be careful with your interpretation of scripture when making decisions.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Ecclesiastes – Is Life Worth Living?

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Bible Text: Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes – Is Life Worth Living?

In this overview sermon of the Old Testament we have Ecclesiastes. The Preacher/Teacher poses the question, “Is life worth living?” He concludes: God has a purpose so we trust and obey. Paul speaks similarly that, “our labor is not in vain in the Lord…”

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Call to Worship for Sunday, May 27th

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Click here to see what is planned for this Sunday including message text, songs for each service, special music, and background information on one of our hymns!

 

 

We have a new song for our special music this Sunday called When We See Your Face.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Being used by God means being always Prepared

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:13-25

If you read the last post, Gifts from God are for His Purposes, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

As we pick up from last time you will remember that King Ahab and Ben-Hadad have been having a heated exchange of words. Ben-Hadad & 32 allies are ready to attack & Ahab is preparing to fight. As Ben-Hadad commands his men to get ready, a prophet tells Ahab that he is going to be victorious. Ahab goes on to learn that he would begin the fighting, alongside 232 young men followed by 7,000. Israel goes out to fight and wins a great victory sending Ben-Hadad and his allies fleeing. The prophet came back to King Ahab and told him to get ready because the enemy would soon return. Trying to reconcile their great defeat the Syrians conclude that Israel’s God was the God of the hills and if the fighting had happened in the plains they would have been victorious.

The Application:

Where did these young men come from? These guys must’ve been the “Rambo’s” of their day. They were Israel’s “special ops” and were ready to go. Ben-Hadad and his army were getting drunk and celebrating.

Where did the 7,000 come from? It is interesting that in 19:18 God says He has 7,000. I am not sure if it is the same bunch, but we do know they were ready. Can you imagine if it were the same group? For a time, God had them hid away. No doubt they wished to be out living. But now, when needed, they were ready.

Notice God didn’t allow Ahab a time of celebration. Even after a great victory he is instructed to get ready to fight again. God didn’t want them to end up like Ben-Hadad and lose a war due to being drunk with the current victory.

Being used by God means being always prepared. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5) Moderation-we are to avoid extremes. Doing so allows us to always be prepared.

A guy gets saved, gets up the next day to go out and serve God. At his door is a large boulder keeping him from getting out. He goes back and prays with one result, God says PUSH. So for the rest of the day he pushes without moving the rock one inch. He does the same for the next day, week, month. Finally he quits. He tells God this is not what he had in mind when decided to serve. God tells him to go look into the mirror. He is Atlas. No matter where God has you or what He has you doing know it is in preparation. Being used by God means being always prepared.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Proverbs – God’s Wisdom

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Bible Text: Proverbs

Proverbs – God’s Wisdom

In this Old Testament overview sermon the book of Proverbs is the focus.  These statements of wisdom using few words offer biblical comparisons of wisdom and ignorance.

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Gifts from God are for His Purposes

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:13-25

The Story:

As we pick up from last time you will remember that King Ahab and Ben-Hadad have been having a heated exchange of words. Ben-Hadad & 32 allies are ready to attack & Ahab is preparing to fight. As Ben-Hadad commands his men to get ready, a prophet tells Ahab that he is going to be victorious. Ahab goes on to learn that he would begin the fighting, alongside 232 young men followed by 7,000. Israel goes out to fight and wins a great victory sending Ben-Hadad and his allies fleeing. The prophet came back to King Ahab and told him to get ready
because the enemy would soon return. Trying to reconcile their great defeat the Syrians conclude that Israel’s God was the God of the hills and if the fighting had happened in the plains they would have been victorious.

The Application:

What a surprise for King Ahab! God is going to let him win! But, the prophet is sure to remind him that it is so he would know that, “Yahweh is God.” This victory would be a gift from God for Ahab. Before he flexed his muscles and bragged about his amazing military mind, God let him know that it was not about him.

Many times in life you and I get to be part of wonderful things. Remember, it is not about us. Gifts from God are for his purposes. Have you experienced healing? It was for God’s purposes. Have you come into increase? It was for God’s purposes.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Psalms, God’s People’s Hymn Book

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Bible Text: Psalms

Psalms

In these 150 songs and prayers we learn about God and how to respond to Him.  Listen to this overview sermon on the Old Testament book, Psalms.

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Never count your chickens before they hatch

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:1-12

If you read the last post, Some people just want a fight, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

We have left Elijah and Elisha for a while and get to focus on King Ahab. Ben-Hadad King of Syria, along w/32 other Kings, was on the warpath. Approaching Israel he sends word to Ahab requesting all of his silver, gold, wives, and children. To avoid a war Ahab consents, but Ben-Hadad sends back for more. Ben-Hadad now wishes to have complete possession and control. Ahab calls his elders together and explains how he tried to avoid war, but Ben-Hadad seems to just be looking for a fight. They advise Ahab to not consent. Ben-Hadad responds w/a threat to which Ahab responds w/his own threat. At this point Ben-Hadad orders his armies to prepare for battle.

The Application:

We have, of course, used this application before in 1 Kings. However, it is very unique in this situation, because in his stand Ahab replies this way to Ben-hadad. He says, “One who is just preparing for war shouldn’t boast as one who has just finished war. ” Or, “He who is just putting his armor on shouldn’t speak as one who is taking it off.”

After a ‘big-talking’ threat from Ben-hadad, Ahab replies with talk of his own. Only, Ahab’s talk is laced with wisdom and given in a more diplomatic manner. He essentially tells Ben-hadad that he shouldn’t count his chickens before they hatch!

While there is an application to be made there, I want to focus elsewhere since we have covered that application already. Let’s place our focus around Ahab’s manner in communication. Already we have established that he tried to avoid this conflict. Now, with war eminent, he still holds himself well: He remains composed, He chooses his words wisely, He stands his ground.

Keep your composure. Even when facing threats from a drunken savage, Ahab has manners and diplomacy. How many times do we find ourselves stooping to the level of those we are dealing with? Keep your composure.

Choose your words wisely. Once the composure is gone, the words begin to spew! Ahab gave a fitting reply full of wise words. Even while “talking smack” back to Ben-Hadad he said it in a way that would not later embarrass him or his nation.
“If you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all…” When dealing with a Ben-hadad say what you must but be careful you don’t have to eat your words later.

Stand your ground. There are biblical grounds for us to ‘turn the other cheek’. But, sometimes we must stand our ground. Ahab was given the task as leader of the nation of God’s people. Once an outsider decided to try and completely take over Ahab had to stand his ground….So must we at times.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Victor Sholar Ephesians 3:14-21

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Bible Text: Ephesians 3:14-21

Victor Sholar Ephesians 3:14-21

On Sunday Evening, guest speaker Victor Sholar preached to us from Ephesians 3:14-21. Listen to this exposition of such a wonderful passage of scripture titled, “Praying your strength in the Lord.”

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Victor Sholar Ephesians 1:3-6

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Bible Text: Ephesians 1:3-6

Victor Sholar Ephesians 1:3-6 

The church has been blessed by the Father in Christ. Listen to this sermon from Ephesians 1 by our guest, Pastor Victor Sholar, from Lexington, KY.

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615-378-1136
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Some people just want a fight

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:1-12

If you read the last post, Giving a little to save a lot, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

We have left Elijah and Elisha for a while and get to focus on King Ahab. Ben-Hadad King of Syria, along w/32 other Kings, was on the warpath. Approaching Israel he sends word to Ahab requesting all of his silver, gold, wives, and children. To avoid a war Ahab consents, but Ben-Hadad sends back for more. Ben-Hadad now wishes to have complete possession and control. Ahab calls his elders together and explains how he tried to avoid war, but Ben-Hadad seems to just be looking for a fight. They advise Ahab to not consent. Ben-Hadad responds w/a threat to which Ahab responds w/his own threat. At this point Ben-Hadad orders his armies to prepare for battle.

The Application:

Ahab tried his best to avoid war, but Ben-hadad (in his drunken stupor) was on the take.

Some people just want a fight. Even Jesus, our example in ‘cheek turning’, found that the religion of His day just wanted to fight. Notice Ahab’s actions once he became aware of this.

He resorted to a multitude of counselors. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. (Proverbs 15:22) Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14) When we encounter someone who just wants to fight, we should depend upon the counsel of a multitude of faithful friends.

He operated boldly. When right, our boldness is merited and often our best defense. A bully is usually scared by someone actually willing to fight. Operate boldly once you have exhausted attempts to reconcile.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Call to Worship for Sunday, April 29th

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Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery recorded by Capitol Hill Baptist Church

 

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Job, Wisdom for Times of Trouble

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Bible Text: Job

Job, Wisdom for Times of Trouble

The story of Job is one of trouble, trial, and trust in God. Many times we cannot understand our trouble so we need to trust God. He can give us peace that surpasses our understanding.  We are limited, but God is unlimited!  Listen to this overview sermon of the Book of Job…

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Giving a little to save a lot

Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:1-12

The Story:

We have left Elijah and Elisha for a while and get to focus on King Ahab. Ben-Hadad King of Syria, along w/32 other Kings, was on the warpath. Approaching Israel he sends word to Ahab requesting all of his silver, gold, wives, and children. To avoid a war Ahab consents, but Ben-Hadad sends back for more. Ben-Hadad now wishes to have complete possession and control. Ahab calls his elders together and explains how he tried to avoid war, but Ben-Hadad seems to just be looking for a fight. They advise Ahab to not consent. Ben-Hadad responds w/a threat to which Ahab responds w/his own threat. At this point Ben-Hadad orders his armies to prepare for battle.

The Application:

In the end of our reading today we see Ahab stand his ground. However, in the beginning he tried his best to avoid a conflict. He was willing to give a little to save a lot. Ahab never gave a thing, he just communicated that he would.

This is a hard application for most to make in life. We feel so threatened or lacking where we stand that we act as if we lost just a little we might collapse. It is important that we ‘count the cost’ of the battle we are preparing to fight and decide which end would leave the most.

The only way you can ever come to such terms is to begin to be secure where you are. Know what you believe & be able to defend it. Be comfortable in the fact that not all will agree. Realize that some are not worth the fight.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.

Esther, God’s Deliverance

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Bible Text: Esther

Esther, God’s Deliverance

Romans 8:28 reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The book of Esther is an excellent commentary on the doctrine that Paul is writing about here: the Providence of God – His working through the normal actions of people in the normal order of life.  Listen to this overview sermon of the book of Esther…

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