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A God and A Gospel That Never Change

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October 1, 2017
 
As we celebrate our church's 12th Anniversary this weekend, it is amazing to think back on all of the things that have happened in the past 12 years.  People that have come, children that have been born, families that have moved away, lives have been transformed, new believers have been baptized, and Frisco has grown from a small town to one of the largest cities in North Texas.  After meeting in two hotels and three elementary schools as our earliest meeting places, followed by a fixed-up warehouse building, we have finally landed in our permanent facility in Frisco Square.  
 
And yet, with all those changes, some things have remained the same.  The Gospel has not changed.  The effects of the Gospel on the lost and the redeemed continue to be on display in and among us. And God has not changed.  His faithfulness has been on display in the midst of all kinds of changes in our lives and circumstances as a church family.  His power and provision have never been in doubt, as He has continually worked on our behalf to provide ministry opportunities and resources to support them.  His unfailing mercy has sustained us, His steadfast love has comforted us, and His empowering grace has enabled us to build a church centered on His Word and His Gospel.  How great is his faithfulness!  This Sunday, let's come ready to sing about and to this Faithful God we serve.
 
Here are the songs we'll be singing:
 
How Great Is Your Faithfulness
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Reading of The Apostles' Creed
This I Believe
Grace Alone
Grace So Glorious
 
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DON’T LET YOUR FAMILIARITY LEAD TO FRIGIDITY

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9/17/2017
 
There is an old saying that says: “Familiarity breeds contempt” and this is often true in our Sunday morning gatherings. Many of us here in the Dallas area have grown up going to church, hearing the gospel preached and singing lots and lots of songs. Some of us are so familiar and so unimpressed with the singing time that we show up late to church because the sermon, we think, is really the most important part of the Sunday service. What are we doing when we gather to sing? Why do we sing? Psalm 71 is a good place to go to find the answer to these questions. In Psalm 71:15-16 the psalmist says:
 
“My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for (because) their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness.”
 
This is what we are doing when we gather to sing. We are not just singing to pass the time while we wait to hear the Sermon. We are not just trying to get emotionally worked up, or trying to do anything but tell, and remind each other of the righteous deeds of the Lord and to praise the Lord for them! We could literally (we won’t) sing all day and not even come close to scratching the surface of all that God has done for us!
 
Do you think about the Sunday singing like that? Are you excited to join the ransomed church of God and join in song? Let’s ask God for hearts that long to join his people in praising him this week!
 
This Sunday we will be singing through a sort of progression in thought. The first song will look at what are we doing when we gather, followed by two songs about why we would/should sing and then a song of response in praise.
 
The songs are:
Be Enthroned
In Christ Alone
Death Was Arrested
O Praise the Name
 
We can’t wait to worship together with you and tell of the wondrous righteous deeds of the Lord!

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