Song Lyrics – 3.22.20

Glory Be

Verse 1

There’s a song that’s on my lips
From the moment that I rise
To the One who rescued me
And brought me life

Verse 2

Praise awaits You at the dawn
Praise awaits You in the night
With the heavens I will sing
And lift You high

Chorus

(All) Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
All glory to the One
Glory to the Lord Almighty
Glory to the King Most High
Glory be to God forever
All glory to the One

Bridge

As it was and is and ever shall be amen amen
As it was and is and ever shall be amen amen
As it was and is and ever shall be amen amen
As it was and is and ever shall be amen
Glory be to God
Oh glory be to God
All glory be

Ending

Glory be to God

CCLI Song # 7070286 Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | Jason Ingram | Jonas Myrin

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Son of the Lion (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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Chain Breaker

Verse 1

If you’ve been walking the same old road
For miles and miles
If you’ve been hearing the same old voice
Tell the same old lies
If you’re trying to fill the same old holes inside
There’s a better life
There’s a better life

Chorus

If you’ve got pain He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison shaking Savior
If you got chains He’s a chain breaker

Verse 2

We’ve all searched for the light of day
In the dead of night
We’ve all found ourselves worn out
From the same old fight
We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right
When there’s a better life
There’s a better life

Bridge

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

Ending

Oh if you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison shaking Savior
If you got chains well He’s a chain breaker

CCLI Song # 7060031

Jonathan Smith | Mia Fieldes | Zach Williams

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Good, Good Father

Verse 1

I’ve heard a thousand stories
Of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper
Of love in the dead of night
You tell me that You’re pleased
And that I’m never alone

Chorus

You’re a Good Good Father
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
It’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am
It’s who I am
It’s who I am

Verse 2

I’ve seen many searching for answers
Far and wide
But I know we’re all searching for answers
Only You provide
Because You know just what we need
Before we say a word

Bridge

You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways to us

Verse 3

Love so undeniable I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable I can hardly think
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
As You call me deeper still
Into love love love

CCLI Song # 7036612

Anthony Brown | Pat Barrett

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We Will Not Be Shaken

Chorus

For we trust in our God
And through His unfailing love
We will not be shaken
We will not be shaken
We will not be shaken
(REPEAT)

Verse

Though the battle rages
We will stand in the fight
Though the armies rise up against us on all sides
We will not be shaken
We will not be shaken
We will not be shaken

Pre-Chorus

For in the hour of our darkest day
We will not tremble we won’t be afraid
Hope is rising like the light of dawn
Our God
Is for us He has overcome

Bridge

All those against Him will fall
For our God is stronger
He can do all things
No higher name we can call
For Jesus is greater
We can do all things

CCLI Song # 7029075

Ben Fielding | Bob Hartley | Bobby Strand | Brian Johnson | Chris Greely

© 2014 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Bethel Music Publishing

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Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Verse 1

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

Verse 2

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Chorus

My chains are gone I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love amazing grace

Verse 3

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

Verse 4

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

CCLI Song # 4768151

Chris Tomlin | John Newton | Louie Giglio

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Sermon Notes for 3.22.20

Sermon notes for “Beautifully Broken” -3.22.20

Choosing to worship in our brokenness

Job 1:20-22

Three things we need to understand about worship to be able to choose to worship:

Real worship isn’t pretty, but it is beautiful
 
…when we are honest about how life really is

…when we are honest about how we really feel

Real worship isn’t easy, but it is simple

…when we learn to accept our human limitations

…when we accept God’s divine sovereignts

Real worship isn’t final, but it is complete

…when we have run to the sufficiency of God
 


March 2020 – Jake Myers

March Newsletter
Jake Myers
 
Currently in our youth group we are going through a study about women in the Bible. We first started going through the story of Naomi and Ruth, and while their stories might be familiar to us I think that one of the central messages they provide can be very useful given the current state of the world. I won’t go word-for-word into their story but both of them lost everything. Their husbands had passed away which meant they were widows, which meant they literally had nothing; no house, no job, no money for food, no sense of importance to the community. To say that they were struggling would be an understatement. Yet through all their struggles and all their hardships, God still blessed them and in the end they were able to get back what they had lost. God used their greatest struggles to lead them to their greatest impact, there was purpose to their struggle. Often we don’t see the bigger picture and that’s mostly because we get caught up in the present, and also we’re not God. We can’t see all of God’s plan for us, we don’t know what He has planned for us to go through — good and bad.

            So as we continue on in this year, in this very strange, difficult, scary year let’s try to remember that our struggles are part of God’s plan. I think that if we have all of this in our minds and our hearts, we can become examples in this trying time in our world. Our communities need a source of peace amidst this chaotic time, and we can be that source. Pastor Mike says this all the time but we can be a light in this dark world, and I believe this is a perfect chance for us. There are a bunch of verses I could quote about being calm but John 14:27 really stands out to me:

 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

 

This is Jesus speaking to the disciples, and I believe these words ring true especially today.

            My prayer for not only this church but also the Church across the globe is that we can be the peace that our neighbors and communities need and when we are struggling we can remind ourselves that there is a purpose to our struggling. The last part of my prayer is that when this storm passes, we continue to be there for our communities. Not just in time of great distress but also in relative peace and quiet. We can get through this hectic and disparaging time, it won’t be a cake walk but we can get it done. We have each other and we also serve the Lord Almighty!



March 2020 – Hope Lillvik

March 2020
Hope Lillvik

A question was asked to Billy Graham “What is prayer?”  He responded by saying that “prayer is a spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should and not only talk to God but also listen to Him.  Prayer to God is like a child’s conversation with his father.  It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.”  In the month of December, our family took part in a month of advent by praying for different people.  Every day, we had pre-drawn names of people we planned to pray for.  We got to see firsthand prayers get answered.  We witnessed God’s hand in it all.  Our kids were made aware that prayer wasn’t just a meaningless conversation to God but that it held power.  I believe Viktor and I were even more opened to the power of it.  Spending a whole month making that time and effort to pray together as a family touched me and made me really start to reevaluate the job of Children’s Ministry.  My job is related to the children of CCC, but it’s for the good of the whole church.  For months now I’ve wanted our kids to feel more connected, I toiled with the idea of adults from CCC being paired up with the children as kind of a mentoring, prayer partner, etc.… like “Sponsor a child”.  Then I was told about the “Pray for Me” campaign!  After reading what I will share below, I knew this was EXACTLY what I had been praying for!  We weren’t going to do “Sponsor a kid,” but specifically pray for them.

“In recent years we have become increasingly affected by the rise in students leaving the church. Sticky Faith’s research found this unsettling national statistic: 40-50% of students from good youth groups and families will drift from God and the church after high school. This has become a pebble in our shoe reminding us with every step that something must be done to address this problem. The Pray for Me Campaign began to emerge as we combined what we knew to be true in Scripture with the research stating that the role of adult believers is indispensable in passing on a sustainable faith to the next generation. Our question became:

How can we connect more adults with more young people more naturally than ever before?

The Pray for Me Campaign was born out of this question. We believe every young person needs a team of Prayer Champions strategically praying for them. The Pray for Me Campaign creates a vast web of intergenerational relationships for young people and equips adult believers to pass on a sustainable faith to the next generation.”

Being a prayer Champion means committing to pray for a young person.  To build a bridge of communication with these young people.  To watch them grow, to form relationships that will inspire and encourage you both.  These young people will range from infants-youth.  The main thing we are doing is PRAYING for these children & youth.  Don’t get scared by “form relationships” I’m praying that will establish in time, that you will seek these kids out and ask them how they are, if they have needs (if they don’t speak yet…build connections with the parents).  Let’s make these kids feel valued and loved by our church family. 

We will offer the Pray for Me – Prayer Guidebooks (for a donation).  These will just guide you a little better in what to pray for and how you can make that lasting impression on the lives of these children.

March 8th-14 start praying about making this commitment

March 15-29 Sign up sheets will be in the Lobby

April 5th you will be given your child’s name.

If you have any question you can contact me.

God, as we start to launch into the “Pray for Me” event, I pray for these adults that will make this commitment, that you will open their eyes to the power of prayer, and they will see your glory.  We pray for the young people that will take part, that they will be receptive to the power that you have.  That through this event the children will come to know you and will build an everlasting relationship with you.  Thank you for all the children and youth at CCC.  AMEN!

Psalm 145:4 “One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts”

Psalm 71:17-18 says “O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.  So even to old age and gray hairs, O God do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.



March 2020 – Mike Woolley

March ‘20 Newsletter
Mike Woolley

Have you ever gone to see a movie, and during the film someone pulls out their cell phone and starts checking their e-mail or texts? It is amazing how far a little light will go in a dark place.

I watched a full moon come up last week and it was spectacular. The moon lit up the landscape. But then I remembered, the moon doesn’t actually shine. It reflects. The moon is really a fairly big chunk of rock and its surface is barren and unforgiving. The moon reflects the sun. It doesn’t seem possible since at night the sun is nowhere to be seen. But there’s the moon in all its fullness shining over us reminding all of us that the sun is not gone. The sun still shines at night.

I was thinking of how most of us go through spiritual nights. Times when it’s hard to see God or feel His warmth. The world can be a cold and disappointing place. God can seem distant from us. It’s times like those when we need something to remind us that He is not gone.

It is in those times that you run into someone who is so full of light and love your heart jumps and you realize you are seeing the human rendition of a full moon. You know they’re a moon because they’ve got just as many problems as you have. You know their story and you knew them when they were self-centered and unforgiving. And yet here they are and you see in them a light that does not belong to them. It’s that light that makes them come alive and beckons you to come alive with them.

Jn.8:12 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I love that Jesus shines like the sun. I guess I’m reminding those of you who are going through a dark night of the soul that the Son shines even in the night. Look for a moon. They may be sitting right beside you.

As a representative of Christ, you’re like a walking reflection of light. If you continue to keep a sweet and patient spirit while you’re going through times of hardship and suffering, that light will burn even brighter, catching the eyes and the curiosity of even more people.

Eph.5:8-10 “…for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.”

The fact that the world needs light presupposes it’s dark. We are no longer in the darkness; we are in the light, and we are the light of the world. Reflecting the light of the sun, we are moons, that the world may know the truth of God.




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