Congregational Singing

Glorious Day

Welcome & Call to Worship

Psalm 20:1-9

Congregational Worship

Holy Forever

He Will Hold Me Fast

Catechism

Question 6: How can we glorify God?

Kingdom Prayer

Kingdom

Church

Care

Congregational Singing

Gratitude

Colossians 2:1-5: Protection from Deception

At the end of Colossians chapter one we felt the heartbeat of Paul to see disciples made. Now as chapter two opens we see the great agony he has that the Colossian church be healthy and strong. What undermines that health? Division that comes when enticing words draw people away from their firm understanding of the supremacy of Christ. If you lose full confidence that Christ is enough, you open yourself up to error. When you open yourself up to error, you open the door in the church for unity to be wrecked. We need the firm and loving protection Paul provides in our text today for our steadfastness and the church’s unity.

In this text we see:

Two crucial questions to consider in the protection of God’s people …

1. What is the greatest concern in the health of a church? [v1-3]

2. What is the greatest danger in the health of a church? [v4-5]

Responsive Singing

Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

* For Spiritual Conversations – Share one of the popular phrases or themes in our culture today that you find enticing and sounds very believable to you? Are there ways you have begun to adopt that thinking?

Congregational Singing

God is For Us

Welcome & Call to Worship

Matthew 28:16-20

Congregational Singing

Jesus at the Center

All Hail King Jesus

Catechism

Question 5: What else did God create?

Kingdom Prayer

Congregational Singing

Jesus We Love You

Good Works: Ephesians 2:1-10
  1. Works through grace

  2. Works by us

  3. Works because of Jesus

  4. Works lived everyday

Benediction

Congregational Singing

I Believe

Welcome & Call to Worship

Mark 16:1-8

Congregational Singing

King of Kings

Holy Forever

Testimony of Gospel Work

Congregational Singing

O Praise the Name

1 Corinthians 15:50-58: Walking in the Victory of God

Victory is a great word, a powerful word … an easily misunderstood word when it comes to the spiritual realm. Does it mean that I’m no longer going to suffer or sin? Does it mean I have the power to speak, and it will come to pass? Or is it something greater than that?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ not only demonstrates the victory of God on earth, but also lays out a path for our spiritual victory. Listen carefully as we describe this morning just what it means to walk in the Victory of God. 

  1. Death [15:50]

  1. Transformation [15:51-53]

  1. Celebration [15:54-57]

  1. Mission [15:58]

Friend … whether this is the first time you’ve been to church, or the first time in a long time, victory can be yours today. It’s not about jumping through a hoop, walking an aisle, or doing religious duties. It is all about dying to yourself and trusting Christ alone as King of your kingdom. Because He died and rose again, He alone is victorious and the only one who can give you victory in life and in death. “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).”

 

Responsive Singing

O Praise the Name

 

Congregational Singing

God Is For Us

Welcome & Call to Worship

Matthew 21:1-11

Congregational Singing

I Believe

Cornerstone

He Will Hold Me Fast

Bible Reading

Colossians 1

Making & Maturing Disciples: A Path of Spiritual Progress

As a new church, we get to start with a fresh plan to help each other grow as disciples … a clear plan, a simple plan, a do-able plan. Before the ministries and programs of the church start, we intend to establish a framework for spiritual progress and joy that we can all commit ourselves to, for the good of each other and the glory of God.

This is that plan …

  1. What is a disciple?

  1. Five foundational principles:

There are no passive consumers in discipleship

Intentional spiritual progress prepares us for the unintentional

– A personal commitment to daily doing

Truth heard must be truth loved for it to be truth lived

A stewardship as leaders … A covenant as a community

  1. What is the Biblical trajectory?

  1. Our Spiritual Progress Plan:

– Understanding God’s Story

– Transforming Your Story

– Empowering Our Story

Kingdom Prayer

1. Redeemer Fulfilling the Great Commission

2. Clear paths for People’s Spiritual Progress. The Why always preceding the What. 

3. Everyone’s Progress & Joy in the Faith that Covenants with Redeemer Church. 

Responsive Singing

I Believe

Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

* For Spiritual Conversations – What has been one of the biggest obstacles to your spiritual progress in the past? What stands out to you about this plan that you get excited to grow in?

Congregational Singing

King of Kings

Welcome & Call to Worship

Psalm 24:1-10

Congregational Singing

Build My Life

He Who Is To Come

Catechism

Question 4: How and why did God create us?

Kingdom Prayer

1. Easter Weekend

2. Axia Ministry

Congregational Singing

He Will Hold Me Fast

Scripture Reading

Colossians 1:24-29: Christ-Centered Ministry: How Paul Lived Out Gospel Ministry

It’s been said that people are messy, ministry is people, therefore ministry is messy!  It’s true.  Ministry is messy, and it is also hard.  In the Christian world, we often hear of the latest methods and fads about how to “best do ministry.”  Paul kept it simple.  He kept it Christ-centered.  That’s what we want to do at Redeemer.  If you were to open the chest of the Apostle Paul and see his heart you would find that it beat with a passionate love for Jesus Christ.  This is what fueled his service, his ministry philosophy, and all he did for the progress of the gospel.  Paul kept it Christ-centered.  So should we.

In this text we see:

Four aspects of Christ-centered ministry and what it will involve …

  1. Christ-centered suffering [v24]

  1. Christ-centered service [vs25-27]

  1. Christ-centered proclamation [v28a]

     
  1. Christ-centered power [v28b-29]

Responsive Singing

King of Kings

Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

* For Spiritual Conversations – Share where you are currently serving and using your spiritual gifts for ministry or where you hope to.  Process with a friend if there is anything that holds you back from whole-hearted Christ-centered ministry and service in the church.

 

Congregational Singing

Glorious Day

Welcome & Call to Worship

Psalm 67:1-7

Congregational Singing

Cornerstone

Build My Life

Catechism

Question 3: How many persons are there in God?

Kindgom Prayer

1. The political leaders of our nation

2. Axia’s ministry to Canyon High School

3. Israel – Hamas War

Congregational Singing

Holy Forever

Colossians 1:21-23: Stable & Steadfast

We need stability. While the world around us twists and turns, causing all of us to feel quite unsettled, we need resolve. That resolve comes through the reconciling work of Jesus Christ. He took hostile enemies and made them blameless sons who can confidently and steadfastly stand without fault on the last day. Paul wants nothing more than for his friends in Colossae to continue in the faith stable and steadfast. We want that for you too!

In this text we see:

Three scenes in the story of salvation that lead to steadfast faithfulness …

  1. Once at War [v21]

  2. Now at Peace [v22]

  3. Continuing in Faith [v23]

Responsive Singing

Build My Life

Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

* For Spiritual Conversations – Share where you have come to recognize faulty thinking that has at times led to faulty living. Ask a friend to pray for your steadfastness in one particular area where you feel shaky.

    Welcome & Call to Worship

    Psalm 110:1-7

    Congregational Singing

    God Is For Us

    Scripture Reading

    John 1:1-18

    Congregational Singing

    O Praise the Name (Anastasis) 

    Catechism

    Question 2: What is God?

    Kingdom Prayer

    1. Santa Clarita City Council

    2. Axia Ministries

    3. Israeli-Palestine Conflict

    Congregational Singing

    How Great Thou Art (Until That Day)

    Colossians 1:15-20: Christ: Supreme & Sufficient

    What would keep your heart from chasing after other things? What would keep you from doubting that Jesus is enough in your life? Answer: To know the absolute supremacy of Christ over all things. He is all you need for salvation, growth, and victory. Paul’s most persuasive argument to the Colossian church to not give in to the lies that you need something more was simply to hold up the beauty, excellency, and authority of Jesus. It’s true for you today – King Jesus is all you need!

    In this text we see:

    Two powerful descriptions of Christ intended to keep you satisfied in Him alone …

    1. Christ is Over All [v15-18a]

    1. Christ is All You Need [v18b-20]

    Responsive Singing

    O Praise the Name (Anastasis)

    Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

    * For Spiritual Conversations – What aspect of the person and power of Jesus do you find most amazing? What blows your mind about what Jesus has done for you?  

    Welcome & Call to Worship

    Psalm 1:1-6

    Congregational Singing

    God Is For Us

    Scripture Reading

    Galatians 5:16-26

    Congregational Singing

    He Who Is To Come

    Catechism

    Question 1: What is our only hope in life and death?

    Pastoral Prayer

    Congregational Singing

    Holy Forever

    Colossians 1:9-14: The Full Christian Life

    The Colossian church was being challenged – “Are you sure you have the full Christian life?” That’s a question anyone who calls themself a Christian should want to be able to answer definitively. Paul’s answer – “Absolutely!” He wanted to make sure the Colossians could answer it that way too. Here in our text, he describes what they already possess so that they don’t go looking for anything else. They already have it all. Their Gospel cup is full and will never run dry.

    In this text we see:

    Three indisputable realities of what every Christian already possesses …

    1. Real Knowledge [v9-10]

    2. Real Power [v11]

    3. Real Deliverance [v12-14]

    Responsive Singing

    Holy Forever

    Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

    * For Spiritual Conversations – In what area of your life is it hard for you to feel like you already have all you need? Where do you need spiritual wisdom right now to live out of what you already possess?

    When you think about suffering, what comes to mind? Do you envision bedraggled children with distended stomachs, a hospital patient hooked up to life-sustaining medical equipment, or a courageous veteran dealing with the aftermath of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Adversity seems to be a common denominator to human existence, but what does the Bible have to say about suffering?

    Jesus spoke to His disciples about suffering. One of the most well-known verses reads, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24 ESV). The Greek word for cross in this verse is staurós. It refers to the crossbeam which the lowest criminals carried as they trudged toward their execution. The cross symbolized degradation and indescribable pain as well as sacrifice.

    While the invitation to eternal life is free, it comes at a price–certain suffering.

    Welcome & Call to Worship

    Psalm 115:1-8

    Congregational Singing

    How Great Thou Art

    O, Praise the Name

    Scripture Reading

    Philippians 1:3-11

    Pastoral Prayer

    Congregational Singing

    He Who Is To Come

    Colossians 1:1-8: Faithful & Fruitful

    The Colossian church was solid. Epaphras had ministered the Gospel to his hometown and a great foundation had been laid. But now, they wonder – “Is that enough? Do we need something more than Christ?” Epaphras reaches out to Paul for help. This letter is what ensues. Paul is so thankful for what he has heard of their faith, and before he launches into his warnings, he expressed his thanksgiving. In this opening text that’s what we see – Gratitude for a group of faithful people who are growing in the Gospel. 

     

    In this text we see:

    3 components of the immense thanksgiving Paul has for the Colossians …

    1. Faithful Brothers [v1-5a]

    2. A Fruitful Gospel [v5b-6]

    3. A Fellow Servant [v7-8a]

    Responsive Singing

    He Who Is to Come

    Benediction & Direction into Spiritual Conversations

    * For Spiritual Conversations – Where do you sometimes doubt whether Jesus is enough? What is one circumstance that makes you feel like He may not be paying attention to you? What or who do you tend to try to fill up your heart with when this is the case?

     

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