The text this Sunday is James 2:14-19 in which James teaches that faith without deeds is dead. Our worship will focus on faith in a faithful God. The visual theme will be feasts: we allow people to go away hungry, but God offers us the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Here is the link to the full YouTube playlist: 150308 Heart Prep
For All the Saints – Indelible Grace version – Worship Team. This is the newest video on our YouTube channel because I (Bob) really like this version.
Great is Thy Faithfulness – Hymn #43 (traditional tune)
God is In Control – Twila Paris
Hebrews 11:4-5, 7 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. . . . 7By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Hebrews 11:32-38 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
For All the Saints – Hymn #546 (traditional tune)
Whom Shall I Fear? – Chris Tomlin
Hebrews 11:1-3, 6 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. . . . 6And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
By Faith – Getty
Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Faith is the Victory – Hymn #486 – with lyrics but no vocals.
Faith is the Victory – Hymn #486 – with vocals but no lyrics.
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong
Faith Without Works (is Like a Screen Door on a Submarine) – Rich Mullins (video)
Trust and Obey – Hymn #349 (traditional tune)