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Heart Prep for Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Happy New Year. The text this week is Romans 1:8-16, and Todd will be preaching on the power of the Gospel. The worship will focus on the power and the grace of the Gospel, and the visual theme will be people worshiping at the cross.

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Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 160103 Heart Prep

Worship Set:
Via Dolorosa

The Solid Rock – Hymn #404

Arise My Soul Arise

Not In Me

His Be the Victor’s Name

At the Cross

Invitation to Communion:
The Power of the Cross

Closing Song:
How Beautiful

Scripture for Meditation:
Romans 1:8-16 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in ?telling? the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you, 10 always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God’s will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11 For I want very much to see you, so I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, 12 that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 Now I want you to know, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 I am obligated both to Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the good news to you also who are in Rome. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

Acts 20:24 But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Although I am a free man and not anyone’s ?slave?, I have made myself a slave to everyone, in order to win more people. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like one under the law—though I myself am not under the law—to win those under the law. 21 To those who are without ?that? law, like one without the law—not being without God’s law but within Christ’s law—to win those without the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some. 23 Now I do all this because of the gospel, so I may become a partner in its benefits.