Call to Worship for December 16th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is He Who Is Mighty.

 

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

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Romans 6:23, The Gift of God

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The just payment for human sinning is to die or keep on dying.  God’s gift is eternal life. Eternal life is to know Him. This is accomplished through Jesus Christ our Lord! The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

Romans 6:23

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Call to Worship for December 9th, 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

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James 1:16-18, The Perfect Gift

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James 1:16-18

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Call to Worship for December 2nd, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is He Who Is Mighty.

 

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. 

 

Colossians 1:15-17, Christ the Creator

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Bible Text: Colossians 1:15-17

Christ the Creator

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Call to Worship for November 25th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.

 

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

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Colossians 1:12-14, Giving Thanks unto the Father

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Bible Text: Colossians 1:12-14

Giving Thanks unto the Father

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Call to Worship for November 18th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday 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

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Malachi – Promises to the Faithful

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Bible Text: Malachi

Malachi – Promises to the Faithful

Though His people fail to trust Him, break their promises, and disregard His Word God still ends the Old Testament with a promise to them! Listen to Malachi – Promises to the Faithful.

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Call to Worship for November 11th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday 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

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Zechariah – God’s future for His People

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Bible Text: Zechariah

Zechariah – God’s future for His People

In the book fo Zechariah we learn that no matter the prophecy, the outcome is always Jesus! God reveals here that He is not finished with His people, He would provide for them a second chance.  Listen to Zechariah – God’s Future for His People.

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Call to Worship for November 4th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday 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

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James – Faith that Works

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Bible Text: James

James – Faith that Works

Do you have faith that works, or is your faith dead?  In this passage James addresses just that point.

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Like Father, Like Son

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 22:1-28

If you read the last post, Do Right, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

In this passage we get the conclusion of 1 Kings. We read of the end of Ahab’s life. We read a summary of Jehoshaphat. And we read a little of Ahab’s son who replaces him. Let me take you through these verses and give you our final applications from 1 Kings.

The Application:

The sad part of Ahab’s story is that his son was just like him. You can’t have your cake and eat it to. You have to do right. If you don’t, it will effect those coming behind you. Time after time in scripture we read of sons doing just as their fathers have done.

So it is with us today…it isn’t a rule, but generally…. If parents deny God, children do. If parents are not disciplined, children aren’t. Like father, like son.

So do right for those looking up to you.

The Conclusion:

The good news is, if you are the one looking up to someone, you can
break the chain of poor behavior. Someone eventually has to decide, I am not going to be like my fathers.

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 October 28th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is the Reformation Hymn.

 

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

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Haggai – Don’t be Lazy

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Bible Text: Haggai

Haggai – Don’t be Lazy

The purpose of Haggai’s ministry was to awaken the lazy people and encourage them in finishing God’s temple. It was easy to get the work started when they first arrived because everyone was dedicated and enthusiastic. But after months of trial and opposition, the work lagged and finally stopped. As we consider the book of Haggai today, let’s see how the things he points out then can also be a hindrance to us now. 

The message of Haggai is — Don’t be lazy. Consider your ways: are you putting yourself ahead of God, do you dwell in the past instead of the future? Remember, God has chosen you and will bless you: Confess your sins and have faith.

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Do Right

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 22:1-28

If you read the last post, You can’t have your cake and eat it too, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

In this passage we get the conclusion of 1 Kings. We read of the end of Ahab’s life. We read a summary of Jehoshaphat. And we read a little of Ahab’s son who replaces him. Let me take you through these verses and give you our final applications from 1 Kings.

The Application:

Very little is said of Jehoshaphat here. We read that he did right in the eyes of the Lord. He made peace with Israel. He removed the remnant of idolatry left in Judah. He made some ships that broke.

So he did some things that worked, and some that didn’t!

But for all of time he will be remembered as a King who did right. Many debate Ahab’s actions in going to war. One prophet said go, this is God’s will. Another said don’t go, you will die. So who should he listen to? And if you over think it, you can really get confused here on what is right.

But to you and I, only one thing seems right. He shouldn’t have gone to war. God allowed the prophet to show him this. But to those motivated by things other than God’s will, “right” can become confusing.

Do Right. You will do some things in life that are a success. You will do other things that are not. No matter what, just DO RIGHT.

It is not complicated or hard to figure out.

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.

“The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” – Gary Murray

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Gary Murray – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

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“It Was Good” – Eric Hovind

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Eric Hovind – It Was Good

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 22:1-28

The Story:

In this passage we get the conclusion of 1 Kings. We read of the end of Ahab’s life. We read a summary of Jehoshaphat. And we read a little of Ahab’s son who replaces him. Let me take you through these verses and give you our final applications from 1 Kings.

The Application:

One prophet told Ahab to go to war; another told him he would be killed. Ahab decided to do what he wanted to do and go… but, dress like someone else to keep him from getting killed. A stray shot from a random archer killed him!

Many points can be made from these verses, but if nothing else we should learn from this that we can’t have our cake and eat it too. We can’t ride the fence. We can’t have one foot in the world and one in church.

God sent Micaiah with one last chance for Ahab, but he didn’t take it. Elijah had already told him the dogs would get him. This is exactly what happens. He tried to have his cake and eat it too.

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 October 14th, 2018

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The Old Testament,  an overview

Haggai

Don’t Be Lazy

 

Text: The Book of Haggai

Responsive Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

 

Songs for the 8:30 service:

537  In My Heart There Rings a Melody

617  I’ll Fly Away

636  Revive Us Again

Songs for the 11:00 service:

296  At the Cross

292  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

106  How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

661  O Church Arise

 

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

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The Truth Hurts

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 22:1-28

If you read the last post, Ask Someone Else, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

In the text here, Ahab has grown impatient with Syria. After 3 years of peace they still have not fulfilled their treaty and given up the lands promised. Ahab and Jehoshaphat (Kings of Israel and Judah) decide together to go and take Ramoth as it is rightly theirs. Before they do Jehoshaphat asks Ahab to seek God’s wisdom/blessing. Ahab gathers 400 prophets who all tell him it is God’s will to go to war. Jehoshaphat asks if there is not another prophet of the Lord. Ahab says there is Micaiah, but he hates him because he never brings good news!

Micaiah eventually tells the Kings that they should not go to war. This angers Ahab and he decides Micaiah should be put in prison. As we will find out next time, they go to war and Ahab is killed.

The Application:

Obviously, Micaiah could be believed, but the leaders around him wouldn’t believe him. Even though he was trying to go with the flow! Once you become someone who sticks with the Truth, there is no turning back.

Ahab didn’t like what he heard. Even after hearing what he needed to hear from 400 others, 1 man’s words were messing things up. This could alter his plans with Jehoshaphat. This, if true, would mean the end of his life/reign. When you are wrong, the truth hurts. Take the “out” God gives and avoid the pain.

Micaiah suffered physically. He was hit in the face. He was publicly defaced. He was threatened with prison. We aren’t promised that things will always go well for us as we follow truth. At times, the Truth will hurt us.

The Conclusion:

Do you see the contrast here? There is Ahab and his 400 prophets with what seems like a good idea and plan. Then there is Jehoshaphat, seemingly just along for the ride… and Micaiah, the prophet nobody likes and who has bad news.

While much can be said about the contrasting personalities, the methodology, and the forthcoming end result…the key to this entire story seems to be the fact that God is offering Ahab an escape from himself, but he is too “right” to take it.

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.

Ask Someone Else

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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 Kings 22:1-28

If you read the last post, Pray About Everything, please skip ahead to the application.

The Story:

In the text here, Ahab has grown impatient with Syria. After 3 years of peace they still have not fulfilled their treaty and given up the lands promised. Ahab and Jehoshaphat (Kings of Israel and Judah) decide together to go and take Ramoth as it is rightly theirs. Before they do Jehoshaphat asks Ahab to seek God’s wisdom/blessing. Ahab gathers 400 prophets who all tell him it is God’s will to go to war. Jehoshaphat asks if there is not another prophet of the Lord. Ahab says there is Micaiah, but he hates him because he never brings good news!

Micaiah eventually tells the Kings that they should not go to war. This angers Ahab and he decides Micaiah should be put in prison. As we will find out next time, they go to war and Ahab is killed.

The Application:

Ahab had 400 prophets who agreed this was God’s plan. Jehoshaphat wondered, “Is there anyone else we can ask?” As dominant as mainstream can become, it never hurts to ask someone else. That one person, book, or idea may be the key to getting to the heart of the matter. Ask someone else.

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.

Zephaniah – Great Reformation

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Bible Text: Zephaniah

Zephaniah – Great Reformation

Throughout church and biblical history there have been many instances of reformation.  Sadly, at some of these times it was a reformation of all but the heart.  The book of Zephaniah teaches that we need a Great Reformation, a revival of the heart.

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