The text this week is Ezekiel 36:22-38 in which God promises that he will remove our heart of stone, give us a heart of flesh and fill us with his Spirit. Our visual theme will be hearts, but our worship will focus on the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Here’s the link to the YouTube Playlist: 141102 Heart Prep
Come Thou Almighty King – verses 1, 2, 3 and
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Hymn #92 – verses 2 and 4
Wash Me Clean – Page CXVI The correct version isn’t on youtube – the page links to Soundcloud.
Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective Experiment
Spirit of the Living God – Audrey Assad
Undivided Heart – Twila Paris (Hannah says “Basically to listen to this you have to buy it on iTunes.:/ Well worth the investment, but not free.”)
Invitation to Communion:
Search My Heart (Twila Paris)
My Eyes are Dry (Keith Green)
Second Chance – Rend Collective Experiment
Scriptures for Meditation
Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
Ezekiel 36:25-27 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Romans 7:18-25 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Romans 8:1-6 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.