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Sunday, April 25, 2021

For a livestream of the service, click here at 10 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 10, it might mean we had a technical issue. If so, we will send out a new link to the recording.

If you prefer a bulletin, click this link: Bulletin 21-04-25. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

I CHRONICLES 16:28-34
28 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
30 tremble before him, all the earth;
yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

COME, PEOPLE OF THE RISEN KING, Words and Music by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

Come, people of the Risen King, Who delight to bring Him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach To gather children in.

Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun, And those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won, And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change, And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days With the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land — Men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands — Find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing — Shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age: “Our God is all in all”!
© 2008 THANKYOU MUSIC

 

THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD by Jamie Owens-Collins
In heavenly armour we’ll enter the land—
The battle belongs to the Lord—
No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand.
The battle belongs to the Lord.

And we sing glory, honor, power, and strength to the Lord!
We sing glory, honor, power, and strength to the Lord!

When the power of darkness comes in like a flood,
(The battle belongs to the Lord)
He’ll raise up a standard, the pow’r of His blood.
The battle belongs to the Lord.

When Your enemy presses in hard do not fear:
The battle belongs to the Lord.
Take courage, my friend, your redemption is near—
The battle belongs to the Lord.
Em (© 1984 Fairhill Music, Inc.; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

OUR GOD (IS GREATER) by Chris Tomlin
Water You turned into wine,
Opened the eyes of the blind—
There’s no one like You, none like You.

Into the darkness You shine, Out of the ashes we rise—
There’s no one like You, none like You.

Our God is greater, our God is stronger.
God, You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, awesome in power: Our God, Our God!

And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
What can stand against?

 

PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS by Roy Hicks
Praise the name of Jesus.
Praise the name of Jesus.
He’s my rock, He’s my fortress,
He’s my deliverer, in Him will I trust.
Praise the name of Jesus.
D (© 1975 Latter Rain Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Luke 5:27-32

SERMON: Banquet Wisdom
Luke 14:7-35

 

ONE BIG IDEA
May we follow the Lord straight to the banquet hall of heaven.

1) Be humble. Love humbly.

2) Respond to the gospel invitation.

3) The path of the disciple is one of ongoing commitment.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

MY LIFE IS IN YOU, LORD by Daniel Gardner
My life is in You, Lord,
my strength is in You, Lord,
My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in You.
(Repeat)

I will praise You with all of my life,
I will praise You with all of my strength;
With all of my life, with all of my strength,
All of my hope is in You.
G (© 1986 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music; ARR.; CCLI#692008)

 

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER
Feel free to respond in prayer, aloud or silently, as the Lord leads.

 

GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH by William Williams (Hymn 291)
Guide me, o thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty—
Hold me in thy powerful hand:
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven,
Feed me till I want no more,
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong Deliv’rer, strong Deliv’rer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Bear me through the swelling current,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

 

BENEDICTION

INVITATION TO FELLOWSHIP

 

GIVING

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