Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU ~ Message: No Turning Back. No Holding Back. ~ The Moody Church



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WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU
Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU ~ Message: No Turning Back. No Holding Back. ~ The Moody Church
Sunday, March 01, 2015 



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PRAYER: Prelude 9:45 a.m. CDT ~ 10:45 a.m. EST
Theme: WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU 
Scripture: Acts 26:19–24, 28–29
Speaker: David Bryant


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Service Insert

March 01, 2015


WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU

Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organ
Voluntary (William Croft)
“Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” (arr. Larry Harris)

Baby Dedication

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

We Come, O Christ, to You”

Worthy of Worship”

Your Name”

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offering

Anthem “We Will Glorify” Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

He Is Lord”

Scripture Reading Acts 26:19–24, 28–29 (ESV) Joey Ford

“Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.

For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.”…  

And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.”


No Turning Back. No Holding Back.
Acts 26:19–24, 28–29
David Bryant


Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”

Statement of Faith

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth,
    And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
    Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried…
        The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
    whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, God’s holy church, the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
(This statement of faith is adapted from The Apostles’ Creed)

Service of Communion

There Is A Redeemer”

Fellowship Offering

Benediction

Postlude Dr. Paul Satre, organ
Postlude (Karl Roeder)



Sermon Notes

March 01, 2015

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REAWAKENING OUR JOY IN THE SUPREMACY OF GOD'S SON 
''Christ’s supremacy and its significance for us today. As we grow in our understanding of His preeminence, we will be drawn into a greater intimacy with Him...''


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Theme: WE COME, O CHRIST, TO YOU 


Scripture: Acts 26:19–24, 28–29

Speaker: David Bryant



A)  Reawakening joy in the supremacy of God’s Son

 

B)  Paul’s joy: prototype and promise for us all

 

C)  The joy of becoming PERSON-driven disciples

 

D)  Reawaken our joy together beginning tonight


Acts 26 ESV click Audio

Acts 26:1-32 ESV

Paul's Defense Before Agrippa

26 So Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense:

“I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.

“My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

“I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities.

Paul Tells of His Conversion

12 “In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: 23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

24 And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. 26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?”[b] 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.”

30 Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. 31 And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”



Pastor To People

March 01, 2015

Gustav Dore, a famous painter in Germany, painted several pictures of Jesus. An admirer once commented, “you must love Him to paint Him like that;” to which Dore replied, “I do love Him, but if I loved Him more I could paint Him better.”

I don’t know anyone who loves Jesus more and paints Him better than David Bryant. We are glad he’s with us today to encourage us to “fall in love with Jesus all over again.” We urge you to join us for our Concert of Prayer this evening at 5:00pm.

God willing, later this week, several of us will be flying to Israel. We appreciate your prayers for our safety and God’s blessing. When I return I hope to speak on the topic Jerusalem—Tragedy and Glory.

All for the King,
Pastor Lutzer