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Sunday, October 4, 2020

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 20-10-4-web. It contains most of the material below.

 

Sunday School

Our free Lifeway option has expired and we are looking into other digital options we can post here. We appreciate your ideas.

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

ISAIAH 40:1-5
Comfort for God’s People
1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, says your God.
2 Speak ye tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry unto her
that her warfare is accomplished,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
double for all her sins.

3 A voice cries in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted,
and every mountain and hill made low;
the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places plain.
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

 

PRAISE & WORSHIP

ALL HAIL THE POWER (HYMN 42)
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all!

Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe, on this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all;
To Him all majesty ascribe, and crown Him Lord of all!

O that with yonder sacred throng we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all;
We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown Him Lord of all!

 

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR (ALL MY DAYS) by Stuart Townend
All my days I will sing this song of gladness,
Give my praise to the Fountain of delights!
For in my helplessness You heard my cry
And waves of mercy poured down on my life.

I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer;
I will sing of the blood that never fails—
Of sins forgiven, of conscience cleansed,
Of death defeated and life without end!

Beautiful Saviour, Wonderful Counsellor,
Clothed in majesty, Lord of history—
You’re the Way, the Truth, the Life!
Star of the Morning, glorious in holiness,
You’re the Risen One, heaven’s Champion,
And You reign, You reign over all.

I long to be where the praise is never ending,
Yearn to dwell where the glory never fades,
Where countless worshippers will share one song
And cries of “Worthy!” will honor the Lamb.
CCLI Song # 2492216 © 1998 Thankyou Music. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 692008

 

JESUS PAID IT ALL
I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small.
Child of weakness, watch and pray!
Find in Me thine all in all.”

‘Cause Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r and Thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
“Jesus died my soul to save”
my lips shall still repeat.

Oh, praise the One who paid my debt
And raised this life up from the dead!
CCLI Song # 4689508 Alex Nifong | Elvina M. Hall | John Thomas Grape

 

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Scripture: Hosea 2:14-23

Sermon: Prepare the Way
Luke 3

 

SERMON NOTES

ONE BIG IDEA
The good news is that we can know the way. 

1) A changed life produces changed priorities. 

2) The truth of Jesus calls for a decision. 

3) Jesus, the Son of God, identifies himself with all humanity. 

 

RESPONSE TO THE PREACHED WORD

LORD, I NEED YOU
Lord, I come, I confess;
Bowing here I find my rest
And without You I fall apart.
You’re the one who guides my heart.

Lord, I need You, oh I need You!
Ev’ry hour I need You!
My one defense, my righteousness,
Oh God, how I need You!

Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more.
Where grace is found, it’s where You are.
And where You are, Lord, I am free.
Holiness is Christ in me!

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way,
And when I cannot stand, I’ll fall on You.
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay!
And when I cannot stand, I’ll fall on You.
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay!
CCLI Song # 5925687 Christy Nockels | Daniel Carson | Jesse Reeves | Kristian Stanfill | Matt Maher

 

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

 

GOD, YOU REIGN by Lincoln Brewster
You paint the night, you count the stars, and you call them by name.
The skies proclaim, “God, you reign!”

Your glory shines, you teach the sun when to bring a new day.
Creation sings, “God, you reign!”

God, you reign, God, you reign, forever and ever! God, you reign!

You part the seas, you move the mountains with the words that you say.
My song remains, “God, you reign!”

You hold my life, you know my heart, and you call me by name.
I live to say, “God, you reign!”

I know you reign, forever and ever! God, you reign!
Hallelujah, Hallelu! Hallelujah, Hallelu!
God, you reign, God, you reign, forever and ever! God, you reign!

 

BENEDICTION

 

GIVING

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