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Sunday, February 21, 2021

NEW TIME: For a livestream of the service, click here at 11 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 11, 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 21-02-21-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 69:13-17
13  But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love
answer me in your saving faithfulness.
14  Deliver me from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered from my enemies
and from the deep waters.
15  Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
16  Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good;
according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
17  Hide not your face from your servant,
for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

I LOVE YOU, LORD by Laurie Klein
I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice
to worship you: O my soul, rejoice!
Take joy, my King, in what you hear;
may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.
F (© 1978 House of Mercy Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

GOOD, GOOD FATHER by Patt Barrett and Anthony Brown
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
© 2014 Capitol CMG Paragon (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) CCLI #692008

 

KNOWING YOU by Graham Kendrick

All I once held dear, built my life upon,
All this world reveres and wars to own,
All I once thought gain, I have counted loss,
Spent and worthless now compared to this.

Knowing you, Jesus, knowing you—there is no greater thing.
You’re my all, you’re the best, you’re my joy, my righteousness,
And I love You, Lord.

Now my heart’s desire is to know You more,
To be found in You and known as Yours,
To possess by faith what I could not earn—
All-surpassing gift of righteousness.

Oh, to know the pow’r of Your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings,
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
So with You to live and never die.
A (© 1993 Make Way Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US by Stuart Townend
How deep the Father’s love for us—
How vast beyond all measure—
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure!
How great the pain of searing loss!
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My guilt upon His shoulders!
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life.
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything—
No gifts, no pow’rs, no wisdom—
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer,
But this I know with all my heart:
His wounds have paid my ransom.
D CCLI Song No. 1558110. ©1995 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Psalm 86:1-7

SERMON: Ask, Seek, Knock
Luke 11:1-13

 

ONE BIG IDEA

Prayer is a gift. Enjoy it often!

1) In prayer, we are hyper-focused on the greatness and the grace of our God.

2) God invites us to come to him with all of our needs.

3) The grace of our God is truly abundant and amazing.

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

YET NOT I, BUT THROUGH CHRIST IN ME by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, Michael Farren
What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer!
There is no more for heaven now to give.
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom,
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace.

To this I hold—my hope is only Jesus,
For my life is wholly bound to his.
Oh how strange and divine,  I can sing, “All is mine!”
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

The night is dark but I am not forsaken,
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay.
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing,
For in my need, His power is displayed.

To this I hold—my Shepherd will defend me;
Through the deepest valley He will lead.
Oh the night has been won,  and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

No fate I dread! I know I am forgiven,
The future sure; the price it has been paid.
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave.

To this I hold—my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released,  I can sing: “I am free!”
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

With every breath I long to follow Jesus,
For He has said that He will bring me home.
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne.

To this I hold—my hope is only Jesus!
All the glory evermore to Him!
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
“Yet not I, but through Christ in me!”

When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
“Yet not I, but through Christ in me!”

 

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

 

THE BLESSING by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick
The Lord bless you and keep you,
Make his face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you!
The Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace!

Amen, Amen, Amen!

May his favor be upon you
And a thousand generations—
And your family, and your children,
And their children, and their children!

May his presence go before you
And behind you and beside you
All around you and within you!
He is with you, He is with you!

In the morning, in the evening,
in your coming and your going,
In your weeping and rejoicing,
He is for you, He is for you.
He is for you, He is for you.
CCLI Song # 7147007; CCLI License # 692008
© 2020 Capitol CMG Paragon, Kari Jobe Carnes Music, Worship Together Music, Writer’s Roof Publishing; Music by Elevation Worship Publishing

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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