Friday Night Worship

As a church we want to meet and seek the Lord outside of our normal church routines. One way we do this is by setting aside several Friday nights throughout the year for times of prayer and worship. Friday Night Worship gives us the opportunity to pray, read scriptures, and sing songs of worship together.

Invite someone to come with you and join us, Friday, November 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. for Friday Night Worship.

Please note: There is no child care for this event.

Gathering Recap: 05.17.09

Our last Gathering of the "semester" was great.  Jeremy Linneman preached God's word from Luke 19, Christ's interaction with Zacchaeus, and did a smashing job.  Luke and the band kicked it, as usual.  Below is last week's liturgy, along with Jeremy's sermon points.

Karis Community Church - The Gathering - Sunday, May 17th, 2009 10:00 am The Call A Call to Worship Amdist Economic Crisis (Psalm 95:1-6) (Sojourn Community Church)

Opening Songs Come You Saints (JonRyan) Our Great God (Fernando Ortega, Mac Powell)

The Gospel Call to Confession: Repenting of Our Fear for Our Finances (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11) (Sojourn CC) Silent Prayer of Confession Psalm 103:8-18 The Glories of Calvary (Steve Cook, Vikki Cook) Come, Ye Sinners (Lyrics: Joseph Hart; Music, alt. Lyrics: Dan Hamilton, Robbie Seay, Ryan Owens, Taylor Johnson)

Welcome Passing the Peace Welcome - Kevin Larson

The Word Preached The Almighty {and the} Dollar: Leave Your Junk and Follow Jesus (Luke 19:1-10) - Jeremy Linneman

The Supper The Lord Will Provide (Lyrics by John Newton, Music by Matthew S. Smith) Serving the Bread and the Cup The Bread and the Cup

Community Life Introduction of New Member - Natalie Noack Prayers of the Church - Isaac Bruning

Closing Song Take My Life (Frances Havergal, Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio) Receiving the Offering

The Sending James 2:14-17 - Luke Daugherty

Leave Your Junk and Follow Jesus (Luke 19:1-10) - Jeremy Linneman

I.     The Mission of Jesus:

a.    The Context b.    The Text c.    The Mission Statement: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed (Daniel 7:13-14).

“If a system could give us what we need, Jesus would never have come.” Tripp

II.     The Pattern of the Kingdom:

The pattern: Leave and follow.

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” Bonheoffer “He is no fool who loses what he cannot gain to gain what he cannot lose.” Elliot

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then, in his joy, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44

“When we hear words like transformation, renewal, or growth, we conceive of those benefits as being primarily personal and internal—my transformation, my growth, the gospel renewal of my heart. And the gospel is personal and internal. But it’s also much more than that. When God’s grace is working on us and in us, it will also work itself out through us. The internal renewal of our minds and hearts creates an external propulsion that moves us out in love and service to others.” The Gospel Centered Life

The inward movement of God’s grace in the heart: a. Seeing sin b. Repenting, exercising faith c. Experiencing joy The outward movement of God’s grace in love: a. Seeing opportunity to love and minister b. Dying to self, stepping out in faith c. Rejoicing

III.    The Implications for Living and Giving:

“Why we obey is as important as how we obey.” Patrick

From:     What is the least I must give? To:    How can I most glorify God?