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Sunday, January 24, 2021

NEW TIME: For a livestream of the service, click here at 9 am on Sunday morning. Afterwards it will be available at the same link as a recording. If it doesn’t work properly at 9, 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 21-01-24-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

PSALM 119:89-96
Lamedh
89 Forever, O Lord, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91 By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours; save me,
for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

I Am Thine, O Lord

THERE IS A REDEEMER by Melody Green
There is a Redeemer: Jesus, God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

Thank You, O my Father,
for giving us Your Son;
And leaving Your Spirit ’til
the work on earth is done.

Jesus, my Redeemer, Name above all names,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah,  hope for sinners slain. 

When I stand in glory I will see His face,
And there I’ll serve my King forever in that holy place.
D (© 1982 Birdwing Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

AMAZING GRACE (MY CHAINS ARE GONE) by John Newton
with chorus by Chris Tomlin & Louie Giglio
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.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.

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

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

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.
© 2006 Worshiptogether.com songs , CCLI Song No. 4768151

 

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!”

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Philippians 2:5-16a

SERMON: Walking Straight Paths
Luke 9:37-62

 

ONE BIG IDEA

The journey of a disciple is one of continuous learning.

1) Faith is meant to be ever deepening.

2) it’s not our name that is to be lifted high, but the name of Jesus.

3) The disciple’s path has a new set of priorities.

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

YET NOT I, BUT THROUGH CHRIST IN ME by Jonny Robinson,
Rich Thompson, Michael Farren
(Reprise from text above)

 

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

 

I AM THINE, O LORD (HYMN 314)
I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith,
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God,
I commune as friend with friend!

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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