transFORMation

“Every church has a liturgy, in that it has worship content and a worship form. We form forms, then forms form us.”   – Kevin J. Vanhoozer

In this series, we are exploring the two questions:

  • What do we do when we worship?
  • What does worship do to us?

As we answer these questions, we’ll be going through each part of our worship service, looking at the Biblical basis for each element, and evaluate why we do what we do.  We believe that what we do transforms us as believers in Christ. Each Sunday we are studying a different psalm as we walk through elements of a typical worship service.

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Sermons in this series

Offerings (Psalm 66)
February 9, 2020Pastor:Jeff Schultz

Sermon Notes

The Law required sacrifices for unholy people to approach a holy God. But in Psalm 66, we see the writer going far beyond what was required, in an expression of lavish generosity. We know we don’t offer sacrifices to draw near to God (much less to get something from him). And God doesn’t need anything. So why is giving a part of our worship? Join us as we look at “Offerings” from Psalm 66.

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Pray With Me (Psalm 73)
February 2, 2020Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

Every week in this transFORMation series we’ve said that what we do when we worship does something to us. But how does listening to someone else pray shape me, when they’re doing all the talking? Join us for “Pray With Me” from Psalm 73!

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Gospel Images (Psalm 133)
January 26, 2020Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

One of the best indicators of a church’s health is their sense of unity — are we here for the same reasons, pursuing the same goals, growing together? We consider the role that Baptism and Communion play in unifying our church as we study Psalm 133 in “Gospel Images.”

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Confession and Assurance (Psalm 32)
January 19, 2020Pastor:Jeff Schultz

Sermon Notes

If Jesus has already paid for all our sins, why do we confess our sins? Confession isn’t about getting God to forgive us; it’s speaking the truth to ourselves and God about the way we really are. Confession frees us and confession grows us. But it’s only in the security of God’s covenant faithfulness that we are safe to be honest. That’s why we also need to also be reassured of God’s unfailing love and forgiveness to humble people who confess their failing and their need. Join us as we look at “Confession and Assurance” from Psalm 32.

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Gospel Proclamation (Psalm 103)
January 12, 2020Pastor:Jeff Schultz

Sermon Notes

We all believe some kind of gospel – something that gives us identity, hope, purpose, morality – and we’re all shaped by the gospel we believe. So, every week in worship we remind ourselves of the really good news of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. Join us as we look at “Gospel Proclamation” from Psalm 103.

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The Call to Worship (Psalm 95:1-7)
January 5, 2020Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

“First we form our forms, then our forms form us.” In other words, every time we gather to worship, what we do in our worship actually shapes us, forms us into a certain kind of worshiper, a specific kind of person. For the next eight weeks, we’ll explore together how our worship shapes us, why we choose the worship forms we choose, and what we (and God) are actually doing when we worship. Join us for our “Transformation” series, “The Call to Worship”, from Psalm 95!

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