February 26, 2017

This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.

We’re in week 25 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:

1. Read through our text, Acts 13:13–52.

The narrative of the first missionary journey of Paul continues in this week’s text, bringing us to Antioch in Pisidia (modern day Turkey). With Barnabas, Paul teaches that in Jesus, one can be freed from everything that they could not be freed from under the law of Moses. The response of the listeners is predictably polar: they either believe and plead with the apostles to keep teaching them about Jesus, or they conspire against them for their harm. Although the persecution causes Paul and Barnabas to leave the area, they are nonetheless “filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”

2. Read, pray and sing through the service.

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 16:1–2; 5–11

Mighty To Save (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)

CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook

Eternal God, we confess that often
we have failed to be an obedient church:
we have not done your will;
we have broken your law;
we have rebelled against your love;
we have not loved our neighbors;
we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

King Of My Heart (John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan)
Jesus Is Better (Aaron Ivey)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Acts 13:38–39

SERMON & COMMUNION

Yes And Amen (Anthony Brown, Chris McClarney, and Nate Moore)
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)

BENEDICTION & SENDING

Chris Horst

Our guest is Chris Horst. Chris is the author of Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, and VP of Development at Hope International.

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Show Notes

2:30 – The ninety second Chris Horst story

3:40 – How and why Hope International got started

4:35 – What “Microfinance” is all about and how it helps people

6:20 – Two or three inspiring stories of the work Hope has done

9:40 – What the Colorado Microfinance Alliance does

12:15 – What he means when he talks about “the dignity of work”

13:45 – What the Denver Institute for Faith and Work is doing

17:10 – What his book “Mission Drift” is all about

20:02 – Practical ideas for navigating the tension between work and family

26:05 – “Sabbatical is a circuit breaker for idolatry.”

27:15 – The book he’s working on next… (“Rooting for Rivals”)

29:19 – Favorite book he’s read recently

30:00 – Favorite TV show and movie he’s watched recently

31:00 – Nerdiest thing he’s into right now

31:55 – Best meal he’s had recently

33:00 – If he could put anything on a billboard, what would it be and where would he put it?

Links

Colorado Microfinance Alliance

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute

Denver Institute for Faith & Work

Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches

EntreLeadership Podcast

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (the Hobbit / the Fellowship of the Ring / the Two Towers / the

30 Rock

Arrival

Fantasy Baseball

Denver Biscuit Company

Park Renew – Andy Crouch

Park Renew – Jamie Smith

February 19, 2017

This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.

We’re in week 22 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:

1. Read through our text, Acts 13:1–12.

The text this week presents us with two scenes inside one story. First, we see the church in Antioch being bold in prayer and worship, responding in obedience when the Spirit directs them to do the uncomfortable, difficult thing of sacrificing in order for the Gospel go forth from them. Second, we see the men they sent forth from Antioch to Cyprus—Paul and Barnabas—being invited over by the local Roman ruler to share the word of God with him. They confront his dark-magic-practicing court magician when he tries to turn the ruler from the Gospel message, Paul temporarily blinding the magician by the power of the Spirit. The Roman ruler believes. Both scenes go to teach us that, by the Spirit, the Gospel will go forth.

2. Read, pray and sing through the service.

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 103:1–5

Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson)
Praise To The Lord The Almighty (Joachim Neander, arr. Citizens)

CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 79:9

God I Look To You (Jenn Johnson)
Cornerstone (Bradbury, Liljero, Morgan, Mote, Myrin)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 103:8–12

SERMON & COMMUNION

In Tenderness (Brian Eichelberger)
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Salomon Ligthelm)

BENEDICTION & SENDING

February 12, 2017

This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.

This Sunday at Park, we’re in week 21 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:

1. Read through our text, Acts 12.

This chapter shows a recurring theme of the opposing kingdoms of God and man. We see that the kingdoms of man are vainly built on the praise of man, glory, power, and comfort, and are quickly and surely dismantled. Conversely, the Kingdom of God is first firmly established on the glory of Christ’s Victory, then spread through the suffering, sacrifice, and servanthood of His people as they practice what they’ve already seen Him do. The text shines a searchlight into our hearts, pointed right at our little kingdoms, and asks us, “Which kingdom will you live and die for?”

2. Read, pray and sing through the service.

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 145:1–3; 10–13

Before the Throne (Charitie Lees Bancroft, arr. by Citizens & Saints)
Fall Afresh (Jeremy Riddle)

CONFESSION OF SIN: Matthew 6:9–13

Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
Stonger (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON:Revelation 5:5, 9–10

SERMON & COMMUNION

Psalm 32:6–7 (Mark Wilkins)
All Glory Be To Christ (Dustin Kensrue, arr. by Kings Kaleidoscope)

BENEDICTION & SENDING

February 5, 2017

This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.

This Sunday at Park, we’re in week 21 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:

1. Read through our text, Acts 12.

This chapter shows a recurring theme of the opposing kingdoms of God and man. We see that the kingdoms of man are vainly built on the praise of man, glory, power, and comfort, and are quickly and surely dismantled. Conversely, the Kingdom of God is first firmly established on the glory of Christ’s Victory, then spread through the suffering, sacrifice, and servanthood of His people as they practice what they’ve already seen Him do. The text shines a searchlight into our hearts, pointed right at our little kingdoms, and asks us, “Which kingdom will you live and die for?”

2. Read, pray and sing through the service.

This week, Psalm 32 will play a role in our liturgy and singing. In 2015, a handful of musicians from Park Church recorded and released an album for Psalm 32, word-for-word from the text. As you prepare, you may consider listening through it. It may even help you memorize the Psalm! Click here to listen for free.

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 108:1–5

Praise To The Lord The Almighty (Joachim Neander)
Behold Our God (Stephen Altrogge, Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, and Ryan Baird)

CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 32:1–4

Oh God (Zach Bolen)
One Thing Remains (Christa Black, Brian Johnson, and Jeremy Riddle)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 32:5–7

SERMON & COMMUNION

Psalm 32:6–7 (Mark Wilkins)
Be Thou My Vision (Author Unknown, arr. by Ascend The Hill)

BENEDICTION & SENDING