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Title for Sunday, June 16 – "A Theology of Christian Giving" Part 1: The Ministry to the Saints Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
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"Worship is the human response to the self-revelation of the triune God, which involves: (1) divine initiation in which God graciously reveals himself, his purposes, and will; (2) a spiritual and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ enabled by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and (3) a response by the worshiper of joyful adoration, reverence, humility, submission, and obedience.

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Worship is the human response to the self-revelation of the triune God, which involves: (1) divine initiation in which God graciously reveals himself, his purposes, and will; (2) a spiritual and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ enabled by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and (3) a response by the worshiper of joyful adoration, reverence, humility, submission, and obedience. 

- David Nelson

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
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My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
  
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

We are happy to report Paula came home from the hospital yesterday! This taken at the Elder group meeting on Saturday morning! See MoreSee Less

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Great news!

Excellent time of worship this morning for our Elder Group meeting! It was a sweet morning of worship and fellowship.
“Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom”
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One of my favorite hymns!

Quote on worship: John R.W. Stott

"This is worship. It is to seek to give to God the glory which is due to his name. Indeed, the best biblical definition of worship I know is to ‘glory in his holy name’ (Psalm 105:3), that is, to revel in the unique wonder of who he is and has revealed himself to be. If worship is right because God is worthy of it, it is also the best of all antidotes to our own self-centeredness, the most effective way to ‘disinfect us of egotism,’ as one writer put it long ago. In true worship we turn the searchlight of our mind and heart upon God and temporarily forget about our troublesome and usually intrusive selves. We marvel at the beauties and intricacies of God’s creation. We ‘survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died.’ We are taken up with God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us to do this in the Lord’s Prayer, whose first three sentences focus not on our needs but on his glory, on the honoring of his name, the spread of his kingdom and the doing of his will. Because we are normally so turned in on ourselves, we will not find this easy. But we have to persevere, since nothing is more right or more important." See MoreSee Less

Quote on worship: John R.W. Stott

This is worship. It is to seek to give to God the glory which is due to his name. Indeed, the best biblical definition of worship I know is to glory in his holy name (Psalm 105:3), that is, to revel in the unique wonder of who he is and has revealed himself to be. If worship is right because God is worthy of it, it is also the best of all antidotes to our own self-centeredness, the most effective way to disinfect us of egotism, as one writer put it long ago. In true worship we turn the searchlight of our mind and heart upon God and temporarily forget about our troublesome and usually intrusive selves. We marvel at the beauties and intricacies of Gods creation. We survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died. We are taken up with God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us to do this in the Lords Prayer, whose first three sentences focus not on our needs but on his glory, on the honoring of his name, the spread of his kingdom and the doing of his will. Because we are normally so turned in on ourselves, we will not find this easy. But we have to persevere, since nothing is more right or more important.

Sermon for Sunday, June 9: Godly Grief, 2 Cor. 7:10-16 www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=+2+Corinthians+7%3A10-16&version=ESV&interface=print See MoreSee Less

This week’s Spotify Playlist is up and running. Don’t forget that Spotify is free – you can download the app to your phone or your computer. Also, we keep a more extensive playlist with many of the newer (and older) songs we love to sing at FCC. You can find it by searching "Faith Community Church (Kansas City)." We hope these playlists encourage and bless you. Most importantly, we pray they help you as you prepare your heart for corporate worship. See you this Sunday!
#NowPlayingPrepare your heart and voice with the congregational songs scheduled for this coming Sunday.
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Tonight at 7:00 pm Jack Shaffer will continue his series on Biblical Decision-Making with the lesson, "The Biblical Model to Embrace (Pt 1).” Missions prayer meets at 6:00 pm in the Admin conference room. See MoreSee Less

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