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Sermon Notes and links - 1st Feb 2015

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Sermon Notes and links - 1st Feb 2015

At Kirkplace we are preaching through the statements of the Apostles Creed, and it was my privilage to preach on the gloriously good news of Jesus Christ - who suffered under Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  You can listen to the sermon here soon.

But as promised, here are my sermon notes and Bible passages from Sunday's sermon - as well as a few other resources that I've found helpful.

Was it necessary that Jesus suffered and died?

Jesus tried to teach his disciples that he would have to suffer and die.

Mark 8:27-33  -  Mark 9:31-32  -  Mark 10:32-34  -  Mark 10:44-45

Jesus willingly laid down his life

John 10:17-18  -  Phil 2:8

The risen Jesus explained the necessity of his suffering and death from Scripture

Luke 24:25-27  -  Luke 24:44-48

The early christians explained the necessity of Jesus’ suffering and death from Scripture

Acts 3:18  -  Acts 17:2-3  -  Acts 26:22-23 - 1 Cor 15:1-4

The implications of Jesus’ prayer in garden was that there was no other way possible.

Mark 14:32-36

Why was it necessary that Jesus suffered and died?

It was God’s plan, from before creation, to adopt and make holy a people for himself through Christ.

Eph 1:4-8  - John 3:16-17

Why was it necessary to do this through Jesus’ suffering and death?

Because of our sinful condition…  

Rom 3:10-12

…and God’s righteous justice…          

Ex 43:6-7

…Jesus' suffering and death was God’s perfect plan to love, forgive, adopt and make holy sinful people - like us - for his own and satisfy his righteous judgement again sin.

Rom 3:23-26  -  Heb 2:11-15  -  Isa 53:3-6

And therefore Christ’s suffering and death absorbed the wrath of God on our behalf.  

Gal 3:13  -  Eph 2:3-5  -  1 Thess 5:9-10

What did Christ's suffering and death actually achieve?

Christ’s suffering and death bore our sins and purchased our forgiveness.

 1 Pet 2:4  -  Isa 53:5

Christ’s suffering and death provided a perfect obedience and righteousness for us that becomes ours in him.  

2 Cor 5:21  -  Phil 2:7-8

Christ’s suffering and death defeated death.

Heb 2:14-15  -  1 Cor 15:55-57

Christ’s suffering and death bring us to God.  

1 Pet 3:18  - Heb 10:19-22

But the ultimate purpose of Christ’s suffering and death was to demonstrate God’s infinite love, mercy and justice so that his glory might be clearly seen, enjoyed and celebrated.

 Eph 1:4-12  -  Heb 2:9  -  Phil 2:5-11

This talk from John Piper was really helpful in thinking through what Christ's suffering and death has achieved for us.

Personally, I've been reading  New Morning Mercies each morning this year, and its a great way to be reminded of the gospel, and how much we need God's mercy through Christ every day.

 

 

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NextGen15 Week 2 Song list and links

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NextGen15 Week 2 Song list and links

Here's a list of the songs we've sung together at NextGen Week 2.  Scroll down for a Spotify player and some ideas of where to find charts.

  • 10,000 Reasons - M. Redman - Dmaj
  • All Creatures of Our God and King  - J. Baird, R. Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, W.H. Draper - Cmaj
  • Be Thou My Vision - E.H. Hull, M.E. Byrne - Dmaj
  • Before the Throne Of God Above - Bb-Cmaj
  • Blessed Be Your Name - M. & B. Redman - Bbmaj
  • Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery - M. Boswell, M. Papa, M. Bleecker - D
  • Everlasting God - B. Brown - Amaj
  • Grace Alone - D. Kensrue - Dmaj
  • Here I Am To Worship - T. Hughes - Emaj
  • Here is Love - R. Lowry, W. Edwards, W. Rees - D-Emaj
  • How Deep The Father's Love For Us - S. Townend - Emaj
  • How Marvellous (I Stand Amazed) - C.H. Gabriel, C. Tomlin - Emaj
  • In Christ Alone - S. Townend - Emaj
  • Jesus, Thank You - B. Kauflin - Gmaj
  • Let Your Kingdom Come - B. Kauflin - Gmaj
  • Man of Sorrows - B. Ligertwood, M. Crocker - Cmaj
  • No Other Name - T. Hodge - Bbmaj
  • O Breath of Life - E.P. Head, T. Hodge - Bbmaj
  • Psalm 13 - T. Hodge - Emaj
  • Rejoice - D. Kensrue, S. Townend - Gmaj
  • Remain - B. Cantelon - Bbmaj
  • Rock of Ages - A.M. Toplady, R. Buchanan - Bmaj
  • Take My Life - F. Havergal, B. Manchester - Bmin
  • This is Amazing Grace - J. Riddle, J. Farro, P. Wickham - Emaj
  • This Life I Live - M. Morrow - Cmaj
  • We Belong To The Day - M. Morrow - Emaj
  • Who Is Our Strength - Dmaj

Where to find charts and resources...

Songselect is the online service of CCLI - its a great place to start looking for resources, and if your church has a Songselect licence, it makes it easy to keep a tab of copyright and links easily with presentation software like Pro-Presenter.

For all the Sovereign Grace songs, go to www.sovereigngracemusic.org - they've just updated the website with lots of resources and a great search function.

www.worshiptogether.com is the webfront for EMI affiliated artists and churches like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Hillsong and Stuart Townend.

Finally, you can also check out www.trevorhodgemusic.com.  From there you can download all my songs and resources for free.  "Who Is Our Strength" is currently unpublished song that's been written with the support of my team on Patreon.  If you'd like to help me devote time to writing more congregational songs like this, then check it out and let me know if you've got any questions.

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Oxygen 2014 Song List

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Oxygen 2014 Song List

One of the reasons that God has given us music and exhorts us to sing together is that it both expresses and encourages our unity in the Gospel - and the singing at Oxygen 2014 definitely did that for me!  But it is also so the "message about the Messiah may dwell richly among us" (Col 3:16) - so we were keen to select songs that you might take with you to your churches.  So here's a list of the songs we sung at Oxygen, with the keys we did them in, and where you can go to find resources for your team - just click on the headings or artwork.  Also, can I suggest grabbing the KCC app - you can download the main talks...and lots more to come!


Sovereign Grace Music

With Bob Kauflin on board, it was natural that we featured quite a few Sovereign Grace songs...some which would have been familiar to most of us, but some that you may not have come across before - "Shine into our night" had to be one of my favourites!

Click on the title above or the artwork below to get to their website. They've just updated their music website...its probably the best featured search site I've come across, and each song page has everything you could ever want...in multiple keys!

If you're looking for more articles and teaching from Bob, go to www.worshipmatters.com

Songs and Key

All Creatures of our God and King - C

Before the Throne of God Above - C - D

Behold the Lamb - C

Glorious Christ - G

Jesus, Thank You - G

Let Your Kingdom Come - G

My Redeemers Love - C

O Great God - C - D

Shine Into Our Night - E

Show us Christ - Bb


www.worshiptogether.com

Worship Together is the website for artists on the EMI label - including Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin and Hillsong.  As well as being able to search, listen and download charts, they've got plenty of articles and video to check out.

Songs and Key

10,000 Reasons - D

Amazing Grace - D

Here I Am To Worship - E

How Deep The Father's Love - E

How Marvellous - E

In Christ Alone - D - E

Man of Sorrows - C

This I Believe - G


Songs and Key

No Other Name - Bb

You are the Way - C

You can find a demo and charts for "You are the Way" on my Patreon page - and you can also help me devote time to writing new songs by becoming a patron yourself!


Songs and Key

No Other Name - Bb

We Belong ToThe Day - E




Hymns

The arrangement of the other hymns were original to the Oxygen band - we might see if we can some recordings up sometime...but in the meantime, here's the keys we did them in.

 

Songs

Be Thou My Vision - D - E

Holy Holy Holy - Bb - C

How Great Thou Art - Ab - Bb

The Solid Rock (My Hope) - D - E

Rock of Ages - G

 

Listen to Oxygen songs on Spotify

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Poetry and Psalm 88 - some extra links and resources

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Poetry and Psalm 88 - some extra links and resources

It was a privilege to preach from Psalm 88 this morning at Kirkplace.  One of the 'gifts' of the Psalms is that there are prayers and songs for every season in our lives.  Psalm 88 is a disturbing scripture...it draws you into the "dark night of the soul" of the writer...where everything is collapsing around them and God seems not only far away, but also responsible for their suffering  How can we engage with, and find comfort in, such a hopeless Psalms?  You can listen to the talk here

But here are some further resources that might help you if you'd like to explore these issues more.

I found Walter Bruggemann's books on the Psalms incredibly helpful in understanding the role of the Psalms in our lives, and particularly in understanding how we might engage with the language and poetry of lament.

  "I think that serious religious use of the complaint psalms has been minimal because we have believed that faith does not mean to acknowledge and embrace negativity. We have thought that acknowledgment of negativity was somehow an act of unfaith, as though the very speech about it conceded too much about God's "loss of control."

"I think that serious religious use of the complaint psalms has been minimal because we have believed that faith does not mean to acknowledge and embrace negativity. We have thought that acknowledgment of negativity was somehow an act of unfaith, as though the very speech about it conceded too much about God's "loss of control."

  "Metaphors are not packaged announcements; they are receptive vehicles waiting for a whole world of experience that is itself waiting to come to expression. And if, in the praying of the Psalms, we do not bring the dynamic of our own experience, we shall have flat, empty prayers treating the language as one-dimensional description."

"Metaphors are not packaged announcements; they are receptive vehicles waiting for a whole world of experience that is itself waiting to come to expression. And if, in the praying of the Psalms, we do not bring the dynamic of our own experience, we shall have flat, empty prayers treating the language as one-dimensional description."

In the sermon, we discussed how poetry not only allows it to fill the text with our feelings and experiences...but it can also deliver to us fresh and unfamiliar experiences and emotions.  I mentioned a couple of 'spoken word performances that did just that for me - Joel's is posted below.  There's another piece that I mentioned that I've decided not to post here - it's as devastating as Joel's is hope filled...and not something you want to stumble across unprepared...feel free to ask me about it. 

Here's the song we listened to near the end as we reflected again on the Psalm...I really appreciate how 'The Brilliance' dwell on themes and scriptures that aren't often found in contemporary worship music.  I've also attached a couple of lament Psalms songs I've worked on...

The Psalmist felt like they were alone in their struggles.  Each of us needs to look out for those around us...and to step into the messiness of life together when we need to.  But sometimes you might need some more help or guidance in dealing with grief, sorrow or depression.  You can call the Presbyterian Counselling Services on 1800 818 133 (free call) or find out more on the Jericho Road website.

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