Saturday, May 31, 2014

The World's Wooing

If you are not to love the world, then it would be wise to know how the world will woo you. How will it attract your delight and awaken your desires? How will it speak with a smooth tongue? How will it seduce you with promises of love? Only a fool would walk through life unprepared for the world's wiles. Don't be one.

Songs
Holy, Holy, Holy (3)
He Who Would Valiant Be (507)
Rejoice, Believer, in the Lord (627)
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (243)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 26:1-34; Psalm 108
New Testament: John 9:1-23

Sermon
The World's Wooing - 1 John 2:15-17

Friday, May 23, 2014

Two Rival Loves

There's an old and tired trope that still trots out for laughs now and again, and it goes something like this:

This town ain't big enough for the both of us.

But in the case of what we will hear from the Scripture this Lord's Day, it is your heart that isn't big enough, and it is two rival loves that cannot coexist there. The life of one means the death of the other.

So choose your side. Who will you love - the world or the Father?

Songs
God Himself Is Present
Am I a Soldier of the Cross? (585)
Psalm 84
My Soul, Be on Thy Guard (595)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 25:1-18; Psalm 106:24-48
New Testament: John 8:48-59

Sermon
Two Rival Loves - 1 John 2:15-17 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Encouragement for Those Who Know the True God

The more we take the first letter of John into ourselves, the more it becomes a message of deep encouragement. It takes fearful souls and trains them to rest in the living friendship of the true God. That friendship is on full display this Lord's Day as we consider 1 John 2:12-14. Join us for our meeting of friends!

Songs
Ye Servants of God (44)
God Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51)
Soldiers of Christ, Arise (589)
Faith Is the Victory (596)
How Good Is the God We Adore (738)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 24:1-25; Psalm 106:1-23
New Testament: John 8:31-47

Sermon
Writings to Reassure and Rouse the Soul - 1 John 2:12-14

Friday, May 09, 2014

Taught to Love


Wouldn't it be great if these words could be written about High Country Baptist Church?

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another (1 Thess 4:9).

As we hear our Lord speak to us this Lord's Day, we trust that he will teach us to love the brothers. Join us to experience living in this new reality brought by Jesus.

Songs
Now Thank We All Our God (5)
Let Us Love (483)
Christian Hearts in Love United
Breathe On Me, Breath of God (202)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 23:1-30; Psalm 100
New Testament: John 8:12-30

Sermon
Walking in Darkness or Abiding in the Light - 1 John 2:7-11

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Living in the Light Means Living in Love

Suddenly it struck me--I have not given you anything with which to prepare for our assembly tomorrow! With many apologies, here is what you need to know.

Songs
Psalm 117b
Psalm 118b
Psalm 119d
Come, Holy Spirit, Come (211)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Numbers 22:22-41; Psalm 99
New Testament: John 7:25-52

Sermon
The New Old Commandment - 1 John 2:7-11