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Prepare for Worship: Notes for services on September 7, 2014

Transformation & Our Relationship with God: 

Steve Hartman on Romans 12:1-2

First Sermon in the Series Transformed Relationships


The late Dallas Willard said, “What matters most is not the accomplishments you achieve but what matters most is the person you become.”  The scriptures clearly speak about the Christian life as a changed life—of Christians as people who are in a process of transformation.  Yet, many of us look within and see our lack of transformation and in honest moments ask, “Can I really change?  Can my most important relationships really change?  In a new series we will consider God’s call to e transformed people, especially in our most important relationships.  This Sunday we consider transformation and our relationship with God.  Join us as we think about the person you are becoming and how to know the transformation God intends to bring in each of us.

Romans 12:1-2

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as  living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 
2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 


Scripture records God’s faithfulness to His people throughout the ages. We sing His praises this week from the perspective of subservience to the faithful Master’s (Listen to Steve Hartman’s message on August 31) call to transformation by His Spirit.  Leslie Jordan writes “You have called me higher, You have called me deeper and I’ll go where You will lead me, Lord”  (Click the links to see the bulletin for each service.)

 

9:00 AM Convergent Worship in the Sanctuary

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) 
                              

11:15 AM Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall

'Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus

Everlasting God

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) 

Jesus Paid It All

Shall We Gather At The River

I Surrender All 

 

11:15 AM Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

All Glory Be To God On High 

Open My Eyes That I May See 

More Love To Thee, O Christ