Songs of Worship, 3/2/2014

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This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

Sermon Passage: Psalm 74

CREATION (Adoration of God)

FALL & REDEMPTION (Confession of Sin, Assurance of Grace through Christ)

RECREATION (Call to Live a New Life in Christ)


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Songs of Worship, 2/23/2014

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This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Songs of Worship, 2/16/2014

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This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

ADORATION OF GOD

CONFESSION OF SIN + ASSURANCE OF GRACE + THANKSGIVING

RESPONSE


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Prayer Tip: The Basis of Answered Prayer

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“He who believes in me…if you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”  John 14:12-14

What is the basis for answered prayer?

  • It’s not that we have done good things and avoided doing bad things.
  • It’s not our spiritual offerings and sacrifices…religious activities.  Ps. 51:16
  • It’s not our office/position/title as leaders and influencers.

It is because of who we are…

“But to all who …believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…”  John 1:12

…and whose we are…

“…I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isa. 43:1

“…I chose you..” John 15:16

…in Christ.

Are you a child of God?

Pray on that basis to your heavenly Father.

“..how much more will your Father …give what is good…” Matthew 7:11


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.

For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Songs of Worship, 2/9/2014

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This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

ADORATION OF GOD

CONFESSION OF SIN + ASSURANCE OF GRACE + THANKSGIVING


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Prayer Tip: Rejuvenate Your Prayer Life

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Photo Credit: J. Griffin Stewart via Compfight cc

 “It is necessary to iterate and reiterate that prayer, as a mere habit, as a performance gone through by routine or in a professional way, is a dead and rotten thing.  Prayer should not be regarded “as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.”  – E.M. Bounds

What can you do to rejuvenate your prayer life?  Some suggestions:

Start with God rather than problems, concerns, or a list.  “Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name…”  Focus on praise and adoration of Creator God, Sovereign over all, Lover of your soul.

“…pray at all times in the Spirit…” Eph 6:18  It’s much more important and effective to know and pray what God thinks than bursting out with your own sentiments, understanding, and desires.  You can start by asking God what you should pray and that He pray it through you.

One of the best ways to do this? – pray scripture.  Look for passages in the Bible that praise God.  (Psalms is fantastic.)  Meditate on them and pray them back to Him.

Look for promises that apply to the need and pray those back to God.

And as you express your needs and worries and concerns to God, do it with gratefulness and thanksgiving.  Phil. 4:6  Remember, God has promised good in all things to those who truly love Him.  Rom. 8:28

Make your appeal from a position of unhindered communication – sins confessed, with an attitude of humility and surrender, determined to follow through on whatever He shows you to do.  Acts 24:16

Let yourself get caught up in awe and wonder that Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, died for you and accepts you just as you are.  Remind yourself of your standing in Christ and pray in His Name.


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.

For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.