Call to Worship for July 15th, 2018

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Our special song this week is His Mercy Is More.

 

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. 

 

They just keep coming back

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 20:24-30

The Story:

As the story continues we see what was told to Ahab (v.22) come to pass. Ben-hadad forms another army to come at Israel in the plains. It is said that Israel’s army looks like 2 little flocks of goats while the Syrians filled the country. The prophet comes back to Ahab to tell him that once again God will give victory to prove Yahweh is Lord. As the war begins Israel kills 100,000 Syrians in 1 day! While the rest flee, 27,000 were killed when a wall fell on them. So Ben-hadad goes and hides in Aphek.

The Application:

Here we see Israel’s defeated foe gather logic to convince themselves to fight against Israel again. They previously outnumbered Israel and still lost. Now, due to some trumped up advice, they decide to try again.

They just keep coming back. This is not a fight just against Israel, it is a fight against God. Then and now enemies of God can’t help themselves in fighting against anything Godly.

You and I must live with an awareness of this. They kept coming back then, they will keep coming back now. As long as Satan has any power or liberty to act against God in this world…he will keep coming back. As discouraging as it may be, we can never put down our sword in this life. They will keep coming back.

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 July 8th, 2018

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Our special song this week is in our hymn book and is titled Mercies Anew.

 

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. 

 

Jeremiah – God’s Appointed

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Bible Text: Jeremiah

Jeremiah – God’s Appointed

Jeremiah was God’s appointed to deliver God’s message during his day.  The church is the same in our world now.  Consider the teaching from this overview sermon of the book of Jeremiah about: God’s Message, God’s Will, and God’s Character.

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Call to Worship for July 1st, 2018

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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. 

 

Matthew 4:1-25 – The Temptation of Christ

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Bible Text: Matthew 4:1-25

The Temptation of Christ

Listen as guest speaker John Greer gives a sermon from Matthew 4 on the temptation of Christ.

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Call to Worship for June 24th, 2018

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Our special song this week is Jesus Thank You.

 

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. 

 

Philippians 3:7-14 – Highest Priority

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Bible Text: Philippians 3:7-14

Highest Priority

What priority do you put on things in life? What priority do you give Christ? From Philippians 3, Scotty Marcum teaches us to: Focus on life’s highest priority, Develop a holy discontent, Leave behind the past, and Lunge into the future.


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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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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
http://www.harpethbaptist.org

Class Page: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/46734/class/238166

 

Call to Worship for Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.