DNA of a Christ Follower - Palm Sunday

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1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” 4 This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, 5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; 7 they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Worship Set:

Hosanna (Praise is Rising) - Brenton Brown, Paul Baloche

Living Hope - Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham

Just As I am - Ed Cash, Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes

Build My Life - Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett

DNA of a Christ Follower - Evangelical


 At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.

Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

Worship Set

Your Grace is Enough - Matt Maher

Your Great Name - Michael Neale, Krissy Nordhoff

For the Sake of the World - Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle and Joel Taylor

By Our Love - Christy Nockels

DNA of a Christ Follower - Truth Based


John 18:36-38a (NRSV) 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate asked him, “What is truth?”

Worship Set:

Good Good Father - Pat Barrett, Anthony Brown

Who You Say I Am - Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan

In Christ Alone - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

I could Sing of Your Love Forever - Martin Smith

O Come to the Altar - Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye

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DNA of a Christ Follower - Week 3- Holy


1 Peter 1:14-19

14 Don’t be conformed to your former desires, those that shaped you when you were ignorant. But, as obedient children, 15 you must be holy in every aspect of your lives, just as the one who called you is holy. 16 It is written, You will be holy, because I am holy. 17 Since you call upon a Father who judges all people according to their actions without favoritism, you should conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your dwelling in a strange land. 18 Live in this way, knowing that you were not liberated by perishable things like silver or gold from the empty lifestyle you inherited from your ancestors. 19 Instead, you were liberated by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a flawless, spotless lamb.

Worship Set:

Fierce - Chris Quilala, Joshua Silverberg, Mia Fields

Holy - Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, Hank Bentley, Michael Donehey

Build My Life - Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett

God With Us - Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan

DNA of a Christ Follower - Lover of People


Matthew 22:34-40 (NRSV) 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Worship Set:

Your Love Awakens Me - Phil Whickam and Chris Quilala

The Father’s Love - Ben Haake, Cody Carnes, Josh Alltop, Walker Beach

You Say - Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury

Ever Be - Bobby Stand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, Kalley Heiligenthal

By Our Love - Christy Nockels

DNA of a Christ Follower - Lover of God


Deuteronomy 6:1-5 (NRSV)

1 Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, 2 so that you and your children and your children’s children may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life, and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe them diligently, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you.

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Worship Set:

“This is Amazing Grace” - Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, Phil Whickam

“Give me Faith” - Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Wade Joye and Landon Gatch

“Just as I am” - Ed Cash, Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes

Doxology - Traditional

“Build My Life” - Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett

Prayer as Interior Life

Scripture Used:

  • Psalm 1: 1-6

Worship Set:

  • “Land Of My Father” - David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, Luke Hellebronth, Matt Maher, Paul Moak

  • “Forever Reign” - Jason Ingram, Rueben Morgan

  • “Come Thou Fount” - Traditional

  • “Doxology” - Traditional

  • “Lead Me Home” - Matt Maher

  • “Jesus We Love You” - Paul McClure, Hannah McClure, Kalley Heilgenthal

Learning to Pray- Week 3

Scripture Used:

  • Genesis 32: 22-28 (NRSV)

  • Hebrews 4: 16 (NRSV)

  • Ephesians 3: 12 (NRSV)

  • 1 Peter 5: 7 (NRSV)

  • Psalms 42: 9 (NRSV)

  • Psalms 109: 1 (NRSV)

  • Psalms 22: 1 (NRSV)

  • Luke 18: 7 (NRSV)

  • Genesis 28: 15-16 (NRSV)

Worship Set:

  • “A Future Not My Own” - Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Paul Moak

  • “The Lion And The Lamb” - Brenton Brown, Brian Jonson, Leeland Mooring

  • “Good Good Father” - Pat Barrett, Anthony Brown

  • “Doxology” - Traditional

  • “Open My Eyes” - Jesse Manibusan, Ken Canedo

  • “Here As In Heaven” - Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Wade Jobe, Mattew Ntlele, Mack Brock

Learning to Pray - Week 2

Scripture Used:

  • Hebrews 11:6 (NRSV)

  • Matthew 6:7-15 (NRSV)

  • Matthew 6:26 (NRSV)

Worship Set:

  • “Open Up The Heavens” - Andy Rozier, James McDonald, Jason Ingram, Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrad

  • “Breathe On Us” - Ed Cash, Kari Jobe

  • “Great Are You Lord” - David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan

  • “Doxology” - Traditional

  • “Holy (Jesus You Are")” - Matt Redman, Jason Ingram

  • “Cornerstone” - William Batchelder Bradbury, Eric Lijiero, Reuben Morgan, Edward Mote, Jonas Myrin

From Another World- Week 2

Worship Set List

  • The Lion And The Lamb- Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, and Leeland Mooring

  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing- Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Wesley

  • O Come O Come Emmanuel- Henry Sloane Coffin, Thomas Helmore, and John Mason Neale

  • Do It Again- Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, and Steven Furtick

  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus- Charles Wesley and Christian Friedrich Witt

From Another World- Week 1

Worship Set List

  • Breathe On Us- Ed Cash and Kari Jobe

  • This Is Amazing Grace- Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, and Phil Wickham

  • For Unto Us A Child Is Born- George Frideric Handel, Michael Rossback, and Paul Baloche

  • God With Us- Leslie Jordan

  • What A Beautiful Name- Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood

Closing Questions

  • Am I preparing the way of the Lord in my life? Weekly? Daily?

  • Am I living with the same kind of joy and excitement for the Advent of Christ in my life that Buddy the elf had?

  • How is God sending me like John the Baptist was sent, “...to testify to the light."?

  • Am I posturing myself in such a way that allows me to be used for the Advent of Christ in the lives of those around me?

Scripture Used

John 1:6-9 (NRSV)

Mark 1:4-7 (NRSV)

Matthew 3:4-6 (NRSV)

John 1:3-5 (NRSV)

Isaiah 40:3 (NRSV)

The Power Of Focus- Week 3

Worship Set List

  • Only King Forever- Mack Brock, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Wade Joye

  • This Is Amazing Grace- Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, and Phil Wickham

  • You Say- Jason Ingram, Lauren Daigle, and Paul Mabury

  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus- Aaron Shust and Paul Baloche

  • It Is Well With My Soul- Philip Paul Bliss and Horatio G. Spafford

Scripture Used

Philippians 4:8 (NRSV)

Exodus 32:1 (NRSV)

Genesis 3:1 (NRSV)

Exodus 16:26-27 (NRSV)

Exodus 16:3 (NRSV)

Matthew 6:34 (NRSV)

James 4:7 (NRSV)