Sunday Song Lyrics & Sermon Notes


SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

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BATTLE BELONGS


Verse 1


When all I see is the battle

You see my victory

When all I see is a mountain

You see a mountain moved

And as I walk through the shadow

Your love surrounds me

There's nothing to fear now

For I am safe with You


Chorus 1


So when I fight I'll fight on my knees

With my hands lifted high

O God the battle belongs to You

And every fear I lay at Your feet

I'll sing through the night

O God the battle belongs to You


Verse 2


And if You are for me

Who can be against me

For Jesus there's nothing

Impossible for You

When all I see are the ashes

You see the beauty

When all I see is a cross

God You see the empty tomb


Bridge


(An) Almighty Fortress You go before us

Nothing can stand against

The power of our God

You shine in the shadows

You win every battle

Nothing can stand against

The power of our God


Tag


O God the battle belongs to You




RAISE A HALLELUJAH


Verse 1


I raise a hallelujah in the presence of my enemies

I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief

I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody

I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

Chorus 1


I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm

Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes, hope will arise

Death is defeated, the King is alive

Verse 2


I raise a hallelujah with everything inside of me

I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee

I raise a hallelujah in the middle of the mystery

I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me

Bridge 1


Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

Sing a little louder (sing a little louder)

Bridge 2


Sing a little louder (in the presence of my enemies)

Sing a little louder (louder than the unbelief)

Sing a little louder (my weapon is a melody)

Sing a little louder (heaven comes to fight for me)



GOOD AND GRACIOUS KING


Verse 1


I approach the throne of glory

Nothing in my hands I bring

But the promise of acceptance

From a good and gracious King


Verse 2


I will give to You my burden

As You give to me Your strength

Come and fill me with Your Spirit

As I sing to You this praise


Chorus 1


You deserve the greater glory

Overcome I lift my voice

To the King in need of nothing

Empty handed I rejoice

You deserve the greater glory

Overcome with joy I sing

By Your love I am accepted

You're a good and gracious King


Verse 3


O what grace that You would see me

As Your child and as Your friend

Safe secure in You forever

I pour out my praise again


Bridge


Holy holy Lord Almighty

Good and gracious

Good and gracious

Holy holy Lord Almighty

Good and gracious King



HOW GREAT THOU ART


Verse 1


O Lord my God

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds

Thy hands have made

I see the stars

I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout

The universe displayed


Chorus 1


Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art

Then sings my soul

My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art

How great Thou art


Verse 2


When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

And hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze


Verse 3

And when I think

That God His Son not sparing

Sent Him to die

I scarce can take it in

That on the cross

My burden gladly bearing

He bled and died

To take away my sin


Verse 4


When Christ shall come

With shout of acclamation

And take me home

What joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow

In humble adoration

And there proclaim

My God how great Thou art


HOLY SPIRIT


Verse 1


There's nothing worth more that will ever come close

No thing can compare You're our living hope

Your Presence


Verse 2


I've tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves

Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone

In Your Presence Lord


Chorus 1


Holy Spirit You are welcome here

Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere

Your glory God is what our hearts long for

To be overcome by Your Presence Lord


Interlude


Your Presence Lord

Your Presence

Oh God how we love Your Presence Lord


Bridge


Let us become more aware of Your Presence

Let us experience the glory of Your goodness (Lord)








SERMON NOTES


The Story of the New Testament Church

The God of Eternity Past: Every story starts here


Jesus Comes to Earth

  • 4 B.C. – A.D. 28           The Life of Jesus (from conception to the start of his ministry)
  • A.D. 28 – A.D. 30         Calling and Training Disciples
  • A.D. 30                        The Cross, Grave and Ascension of Jesus

The Church Is Born

  • A.D. 30 – A.D. 41         Jerusalem

The Holy Spirit arrives / first believers in Jerusalem / the Church gathers constantly / Peter and John preach Jesus and face persecution / Leaders are called into ministry (including Stephen) / Stephen is martyred / The Church scatters throughout Palestine / Philip evangelizes / Jesus appears to Saul / Saul goes away for three years / Peter travels through Palestine / The first Gentile Church is planted in Caesarea

  • A.D. 41 – A.D. 47         Antioch

A Church is planted in Antioch / “Christians” and “The Way” first used / Famine hits Jerusalem / James is martyred / Antioch cares for the Church in Jerusalem / Barnabas and Paul are sent

  • A.D. 47 – A. D. 50        Paul’s First Journey

1200 miles travelled / Churches planted in Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe / Paul visits south Galatia / Paul writes Galatians (49) / The Jerusalem Church clashes over circumcision / Crisis in the Jewish Churches of Palestine / James writes the letter of James (50)

  • A.D. 50 – A.D. 53         Paul’s Second Journey

2800 miles travelled / Churches planted in Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Corinth / Paul writes I Thessalonians (51) / Paul writes II Thessalonians (52)

  • A.D. 54 – A.D. 58         Paul’s Third Journey

1375 miles travelled / Churches planted in Ephesus, Laodicea, Colosse, Hieropolis, throughout Asia Minor (including Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Pergamum), Troas, and Illyricum / Paul writes I Corinthians (55) / A Church is transplanted in Rome / Paul writes II Corinthians (57) / Paul writes Romans (57)

 

  • A.D. 59 – A.D. 62         Paul’s Journey to Rome

Paul imprisoned in Caesarea for 2 years / Paul shipwrecked in Malta / Mark writes his gospel (late 50s – early 60s) / Matthew writes his gospel (late 50s – early 60s) / Luke writes his gospel (60-61) / Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome / Paul writes Colossians (61) / Paul writes Philemon (61) / Paul writes Ephesians (61) / Paul writes Philippians (62) / James (brother of Jesus) is martyred

  • A.D. 63 – A.D. 70         Paul’s Fourth Journey

Paul travels to Spain / A Church is planted in Miletus / Paul writes I Timothy (63) / Luke writes Acts (63) / Hebrews is written (64) / Nero’s massacre of Christians begins (65) / Paul writes Titus (65) / John writes his gospel (65) / John writes I John (65) / John writes II John (65) / John writes III John (65) / Peter writes I Peter (65) / Paul writes II Timothy (67) / Peter writes II Peter (67) / Paul and Peter are martyred / Jude writes the letter of Jude (68) / John writes Revelation (70)

  • After A.D. 70
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  • John leads the church in Ephesus until he is 100. The Gospel is spread throughout the world and the remaining apostles lose their lives in the process. While the glow of the New Testament Church fades, God’s purpose for His Church does not.

The Groom will return for his Bride!


The God of Eternity Future: The story has not ended