The text this week is Ephesians 4:17-24 in which Paul teaches us to put off the old self, which belongs to our former way of life, to be renewed in the spirit of our minds, 24and to put on the new self. The worship theme will be ‘Righteous in Christ,’ because it is only in Christ that we can put on the new self, and the visual theme will be dirty (and clean) clothes, which is the image Paul is using in the text.
Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 160417 Heart Prep
How Can It Be? – Lauren Daigle
Here’s My Heart – Lauren Daigle
Ezekiel 36:25-28I 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. 28You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Hebrews 10:19-22 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Nothing But the Blood – Hymn #195
How Long (Love Constraining to Obedience) – Wayfarer
Romans 7:21-25 So 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.
Before the Throne of God Above – Shane & Shane
Salt & Light – Lauren Daigle
All Things New – Andrew Peterson