A NOTE FROM PASTOR MARK:
We recognize that family worship has its unique challenges depending on your family’s size and stage of life. Therefore, we have prepared a complete worship service (below) for our entire church family because we are convinced that Sunday is so much more than a sermon. And this is one way for us to be worshiping the same way even though we are apart.
We suggest that you test the worship and sermon links before you gather your family. After you have done this, we encourage the leader of the house to read the prayers and appoint other readers as necessary to encourage greatest participation.
After the sermon is over, we encourage you to discuss the sermon and ways to live out its application.
a Cry for justice
TEXT: habakkuk 1:1-11
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (11.8.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we join together in worship today, we come to bless him for his steadfast love…..
“Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.”
“Blessed Be Your Name”
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”
“Sovereign Over Us”
Lord we confess today that all of our hearts have been swayed in large and small ways by election results. Whether we found this week’s decisions to be positive or negative, we admit that our hopes at times have been influenced more by politics than the reality that you reign over this world. Forgive us. You indeed are sovereign! We need to be reminded that our trust is in you, not in a politician, a political party, or a platform.
Whether or not our leaders fight for our good, we remember that you as our king have promised to do good to us always! (Jeremiah 32:40-41)
Whether or not our leaders enact good laws that reflect your character, your Word and your Truth remain the source of blessing and life for all time!
Whether or not our leaders defend the vulnerable, like the unborn or the immigrant, we know that you do and you call us to join you!
Would you now center our hearts on you?! You are our treasure, not our nation, not our politics, not our freedoms. Give us grace now to set aside all distractions and let your Word speak to our hearts. Remind us of who you are.
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Mark Kernan
Title: A Cry For Justice
Main Idea: God’s justice doesn’t always look like the justice we expect.
I. The Foundation of God’s Relationship with Israel (Lev 18:26-30; Deut 28:1-68)
II. The Fervent Plea of a Heart-Broken Prophet (Hab 1:1-4)
III. The Unexpected Revelation of God’s Imminent Judgment (Hab 1:5-11)
“It Is Well With My Soul”