Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunday March 1

It is Communion time again. Here is the order of service:

Victory In Jesus
He Ransomed Me
You Are My King (Amazing Love)
Jesus, We Crown You with Praise

Worship in Giving

The Power of the Cross
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Near the Cross


Closing: I Love You, Lord

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday February 22

Here is the order of service at BBC this Sunday morning:

Welcome & Invitation to Worship
Unison Reading of the Nicene Creed

Here I Am to Worship
Holy! Holy! Holy!
I Will Praise Him

Worship in Giving

We Bow Down
Give Thanks
The Family of God

Ministry in Music

Message: "Believer to Believer"

Response: The Bond of Love

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Music for Sunday February 15

Here are this week's songs:

O Worship the King
All Hail King Jesus
Crown Him with Many Crowns
We Will Glorify
Great Is the Lord
How Majestic Is Your Name
I Exalt Thee
How Great Thou Art
Message: Believers and Leadership
Closing: Lord, Be Glorified

I am reading two books. I continue with Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. It is easy to read, but very convicting. The other is Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin. He has many good thoughts and ideas. I have much to still learn. I heartily recommend both books.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Music for Sunday February 8...and what I've been reading

Here are the songs for this coming Sunday:

He Lives
Our God Reigns
Singing I Go
Worthy, You are Worthy
Jesus Is Coming Again
Ministry in Music
Speak, O Lord
My Faith Looks Up to Thee

I have started the book "Respectable Sins" by Jerry Bridges. I've made it through 2 chapters so far. Some notes I have made:

Chapter 1: The biblical meaning of the word 'saint'; someone whom Christ bought with His own blood on the cross and has separated unto Himself to be His own posession. It is not a staus of achievement and character but a state of being. We are responsible to live as saints daily. But many times we do not. The author calls it 'conduct unbecoming a saint.' That is called SIN.

Chapter 2: The idea of sin has virtually disappeared from our culture. Not so much from our churches, but we tend to focus on flagrant sin; abortion, homosexuality, murder, etc. We seem to be more concerned with the sins of society, than the sins of the saints...we indulge in 'respectable' sins without the sense of sin. But the law of God is seamless. The Bible speaks not of God's 'laws,' as if many, but of God's 'law,' as a single whole. All sin is a breaking of God's law. Sin is Sin. Even the so-called 'acceptable sins of the saints'--the sins we tolerate in our own lives--are serious in God's eyes. The seemingly 'minor' sins we tolerate in our own lives do indeed deserve the curse of God. All our sin is horrible, and deserving of God's judgment.

Feeling convicted yet? Or is it just me?

More to come................