Sunday, December 20, 2009

Set List 12.20.09

Here is the music that we used for 12.20.09 - "Christmas 101" - Week 3:

[Opening Song]
G - Jingle Bells
D - Deck The Halls

[Worship Set]
C - Joy To The World
E - Go Tell It On The Mountain
Em - We Three Kings Of Orient Are
G - Away In A Manger
G - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

This morning Steve preached the third message in our series "Christmas 101: Lessons from the first Christmas". The message today was on The Wise Men and the Scribes.

I hope everyone has a save and happy Christmas season. Remember that for the next two weeks we will not be having Reveal. On the 27th we have one service at 10AM in the Worship Center. On Jan 3rd we will be having breakfast at 9:15 in the Worship center followed by a service at 10AM. Looking forward to seeing everybody in the new year.

Dream Big...Pray Bigger!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Set List 12.13.09

Here is the music that we used for 12.13.09 - "Christmas 101" - Week 2:

[Worship Set]
Bb - O Praise Him - David Crowder
D - Beautiful One - Tim Hughes
D - Born In Bethlehem - Third Day
C - O Holy Night - Third Day

[Closing Song]
Bb - Silent Night - Gruber/Mohr/Young

This week Steve spoke on the shepherds and their part in the Christmas story. It was a great talk and opened up some new thoughts on the shepherds.

We also played one of my favorite new Christmas songs - "Born In Bethlehem" by Third Day. This song is currently in second place in my favorites list behind "A Strange Way To Save The World" by 4Him.

We closed the service with a Will Beaty arrangement of "Silent Night". (For those of you musically inclined, all I really did was take a song in 3/4 and put into 4/4 by holding certain notes a little longer.) I thought it went over pretty good, once everybody got the grove down and realized it wasn't the traditional version.

Next week is the last REVEAL of 2009. Dec. 27th and Jan 3rd are going to be special "One Service" days at 10AM in the Worship Center (a.k.a. Big Church). Also on the 3rd at 9:15AM we are having our traditional church-wide breakfast before the service so come and eat and enjoy the fellowship before the service.

I hope everyone has a safe a enjoyable Christmas season.

Dream Big...Pray Bigger!


Set List 12.06.09

Here is the music that we used for 12.06.09 - "Christmas 101" - Week 1:

[Opening Song]
G - O Come All Ye Faithful - Third Day

[Worship Set]
E - Angels We Have Heard On High - Third Day
E - May The Few - Shane Barnard
E - Cannot Say Enough - MercyMe

[Closing Song]
E - I Still Believe - Jeremy Camp

This was a great week as we kicked off the Christmas season with our new series "Christmas 101: Lessons from the first Christmas". Steve did a great job explaining the angels and their part in the story.

We also had lunch after service. One of our small groups through Reveal graciously provided the side dishes and the church provided the chicken for what was a great time of food and fellowship.

Dream Big...Pray Bigger!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday @ Reveal

Yesterday, we kicked off the Christmas 101 series with a message from Steve. We also had lunch following Reveal so I missed most of the worship gathering getting ready for that. We did show one video during the gathering that a couple of people asked about. It was called "Retooning the Nativity" and here it is.

We had a great time at lunch. I left around 2:15 so that I would have time to get ready to participate in the Live Nativity at Christmasville and there were still a lot of people hanging around in the cafe. Thanks to Allison Platt, Dale and Stacy Cooper and Trevor Ashe for helping get everything set up and for serving. Thanks also to the people that brought side dishes for lunch. It's great to have people who are willing to be servants!

-- Peace, Jamie

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas 101

On Sunday, we kick off our Christmas 101: Lessons from the First Christmas series. Steve will be taking a fresh look at the story of the wise men, the shepherds and the angels and what we can learn from their experiences from the first Christmas. Hope to see you Sunday.

-- Peace, Jamie

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday Recap

We had a special guest for Sunday. Enrique Ramirez, the pastor of La Red, spoke at Reveal. Enrique is a Hispanic church planter who was born in Mexico. He and his family moved to Rock Hill in January to plant a network of Hispanic churches in the area. Their first church began meeting at First Baptist in October on a monthly basis and will begin meeting weekly in January. His text for Sunday's message was Joshua 1:6-9.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • Joshua did not have an easy job. He was following a charismatic leader and he would be leading a stubborn people.
  • What made Joshua successful?
  • First, he stood on the promises of God. God's promise to the Hebrew nation did not change just because Moses had died.
  • When we don't stand on the promises of God, we are not satisfied with anything and we will blame others for conflicts and tough times.
  • Joshua was able to stand on the promises of God because he took God's word seriously.
  • Second, Joshua stood with the presence of God.
  • Third, he remained faithful to God's word. He did not turn to the right or the left.
  • Finally, he was successful because he started the process. He did not get discouraged. Instead he took action because he believed that God was with him.
  • Enrique closed by reminding us that the greatest promise we have is God's presence in our lives.
  • How does that promise change how we live our lives?
Enrique did a great job. Spanish is his first language so preaching in English was a somewhat new experience for him. We are already making plans to have him back at Reveal and possibly do a joint Reveal/ La Red worship gathering.

We had a good crowd Sunday even though a lot of our regular attenders were out of town. This Sunday we kick off our "Christmas 101: Lessons from the First Christmas" series. Steve will be back. Following Reveal this Sunday, we will have lunch in the Apex. Hope you'll join us.

-- Peace, Jamie