SHF Liturgy 2014.02.16

Songs

  • Immortal Invisible
  • How can I keep from singing
  • Come Ye Sinners (I will arise)
  • Arise my soul arise
  • Tis so sweet

New City Catechism

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This is from the “new city catechism”. This is a new catechism that Tim Keller has played a major role in putting together. There are 52 questions, designed to be used one a week.

Each question includes the answer, scripture reference, short commentary and a short video to help understand each question and answer.

You can set the bible version to either NIV or ESV and can set it to either child or adult (adult is more in depth). I use the adult version to prepare and the child version with my family.

All of the following resources are free.

There is an iPad app… Click here (best option for iPad)

an online version… Click here (best option for desktop or other web browsing device, where you can also find a downloadable pdf )

And if you use an iPhone or Android, you can either use the online version, or if you simply want the questions and answers, there is a great “creed and confessions” app…Click here that has this catechism available as a free download (I would recommend this app even if you don’t plan on using the “new city catechism”).

You can read more about the catechism from Tim Keller… click here

SHF Liturgy 01.06.2013

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Call to Worship

This morning God invites us to worship Him. The creator of everything, the One who right this very moment holds everything together, the One who knows every thought you and I have had today, yesterday and last week.

He could demand a long list of things we could attempt to accomplish before allowing us to come before Him.

Instead he sent Jesus to both invite us and make a way for us based on His merit and not ours.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Today we gather as tired, exhausted, broken people who can find rest because of what Christ accomplished.

Songs

Come Ye Sinners
Arise my soul
I’ll fly away
Give me Jesus

Word

Psalm 1

The Idol Of Stylistic Preferences In Worship Music

Below is a link to some thoughts from Harold Best and Bobby Gilles concerning style preferences of worship music.

click here

My opinion is that, in most cases, if every song your (my) church sings is done in a style that you (I) like… then there is not enough diversity. Not only is it “okay” to find yourself a little uncomfortable with the music style sometimes … I think it is downright good.