Songs We Sing (8/24/14)

Here are our songs for this Lord’s Day:

  1. Come Let Us Return
  2. Oh My God
  3. Jesus Paid It All
  4. Future Past

You observant ones may recognize the song Future Past by John Mark McMillan as we frequently play his albums before and after service. We sing a good few of his songs and really enjoy his music.

This week we will be singing Future Past ourselves after our prayer time and then during communion. The song is a theologically rich confession that magnifies God’s eternal sovereignty. It draws us to see and know, through its poetic imagery, His supremacy, and to wonder at His scandalous grace and jealous love.

Continue reading

Songs We Sing (8/10/14)

We will be singing a new song this week. “Thy Mercy, My God” is believed to be written by John Stocker and was first published around 1776. This forceful hymn has been beautifully retuned by Sandra McCracken. Listen and learn. Let its truth move you to the Father of mercies.

Here are our songs for this Lord’s Day:

  1. Come Thou Fount
  2. Thy Mercy, My God
  3. You Are So Good To Me
  4. Beautiful
  5. Feels Like Home (chorus)

Continue reading

From The Table Of Nations To The Desire of Nations

(Sermon from 7/20/14 at Christ Fellowship Church.)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Text: Genesis 10

Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for Your Word, we love Your Word. Help us to remember, that even though Genesis 10 is difficult and awkward and can seem irrelevant to us here today, it is Your holy and inspired Word that it is like buried treasure. We thank You for Your Spirit that leads us into all truth. So we ask that you would please lead us from this difficult chapter to Your Gospel. Open our eyes and illuminate this text that we may see Christ. We ask these things for Christ’s sake. Amen!

Genesis 10 is commonly called the “Table of Nations” because it is an outline of the notable and prominent descendants from which the nations and kingdoms came. It is a history of the peoples of the world who literally all came from the 8 people God saved in the ark.

It is a partial genealogy of the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah’s sons. It is not exhaustive, listing every single descendant. In fact this list includes people groups and regions as well as individuals.

When Moses says “These are the generations…” this was a way to say something like, “this is what came next.” We see this same phrase used in Genesis 2:4, “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth…” It was a way to introduce the account of how something unfolded. Continue reading