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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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 20-10-25-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 PSALM 118:1-9, 14-16 
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
3  Let the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
4  Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
5  Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me free.
 
6  The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7  The Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8  It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.
9  It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes. . . .
 
14  The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
15  Glad songs of salvation
are in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly,
16  the right hand of the Lord exalts,
the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

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)

 

WHOM SHALL I FEAR? (GOD OF ANGEL ARMIES) by Chris Tomlin
You hear me when I call; You are my morning song.
Though darkness fills the night it cannot hide the light.
Whom shall I fear?
You crush the enemy underneath my feet, 
You are my sword and shield though troubles linger still.
Whom shall I fear?

I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind:
The God of angel armies is always by my side.
The one who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine;
The God of angel armies is always by my side!

My strength is in Your name for You alone can save.
You will deliver me, yours is the victory.
Whom shall I fear? Whom shall I fear?

And nothing formed against me shall stand. 
You hold the whole world in Your hands. 
I’m holding on to Your promises.
You are faithful, You are faithful!
G ©2012 Worship Together Music and others. CCLI #4196651

 

YOUR GREAT NAME by Krissy Nordhoff & Michael Neale
Lost are saved, find their way, at the sound of Your great name.
All condemned feel no shame at the sound of Your great name.
 Every fear has no place at the sound of Your great name.
The enemy has to flee at the sound of Your great name.

Jesus! worthy is the lamb that was slain for us!
The Son of God and man, You are high and lifted up
And all the world will praise Your great name!

All the weak find their strength at the sound of Your great name.
Hungry souls receive grace at the sound of Your great name.
 The fatherless find their rest at the sound of Your great name.
The sick are healed, the dead are raised at the sound of Your great name.

Redeemer, my Healer, Lord Almighty,
Defender, my Savior—You are my King!
© 2008 Twonords Music / Integrity’s Praise! Music.  CCLI # 5393329

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34

SERMON (Kyle Vaught): Fear Not

Download the text of the sermon here.

 

SERMON NOTES

1. Feeling fear, feeling anxiety, feeling stress
is part of being human.

2. The biggest problem with fear and anxiety and worry,
and the problem that is least obvious in times that provoke anxiety,
is that they place us in a frame of mind wholly concerned with self.

3. A couple of basic ways come to mind to possibly guide us
out of the clutches of worry and living a life of fear.

https://spirituallyhungry.com/practicing-the-presence-of-god/

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

SEEK YE FIRST by Karen Lafferty
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you. 
Allelu, alleluia.

Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find;
knock and the door shall be opened unto you. 
Allelu, alleluia.

Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word
that proceeds from the mouth of God. 
Allelu, alleluia.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden,
and I will give sweet rest unto your soul.
Allelu, alleluia.

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
take up his cross and daily follow me. 
Allelu, alleluia.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added unto you. 
Allelu, alleluia.
D (© 1972 Maranatha! Music; ARR.; CCLI #692008)

 

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

 

CHRIST, OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Matt Papa
What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within his hand?
What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand.

O sing hallelujah! Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah! Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.

What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?

Unto the grave, what shall we sing?
“Christ, he lives; Christ, he lives!”
And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with him.
There we will rise to meet the Lord,
Then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy,
When Christ is ours forevermore.
F ©2020 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Messenger Hymns (BMI) / Jordan Kauflin Music (BMI) / Matthew Merker Music (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP) / adm at MusicServices.org 

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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