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Heart Prep for January 20, 2013

The text for this week is Isaiah 8:11-22, where God teaches his people not to fear what those around them fear, and not to listen to so-called truths that don’t agree with his Word.

Our worship progresses through several related themes, moving fluidly with the text in an almost chronological fashion. It begins with the fear of God and moves to rejecting what “this people” fears and dreads. It then moves to a seamless blend of both the fear of the Lord and seeking His Word for wisdom with “I Will Wait” and then to delight in His word. The benedictions will focus on pursuit of God’s face and His Word.

“But the Lord of hosts, Him you shall honor as holy. Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. And He will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense”

We Shall Assemble (Audio track)

Take Me In (to the Holy of Holies) – We sing an added second verse written by David Jackson

Awesome God

“Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread.”

God is In Control

“Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples. I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in Him. Should not a people inquire of their God?…To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.”

I Will Wait on the Lord (Twila Paris)

We Delight

Every Promise

Offertory:
//Tremble – by Nichole Nordeman – Worship Team

Benediction:

Teach Me to Pray
Teach Me O Lord the Way of Thy Statutes
(these two are by David Jackson, and are, unfortunately, not available online.