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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.
I am not yet perfect
TEXT: philippians 3:12-16
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (7.26.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we come to worship today, we come ready to sing to the Lord for all that he is and has done…
1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
“Come Christians Join to Sing”
“Shout to the Lord”
“How Great Is Our God”
1Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
“Because He Lives (Amen)”
Father, there is much that is uncertain around us. We are told by you that we should not trust in riches or our own wisdom or our military strength, or anything else that we think can save us. You also told us that we should “set (our) hope fully on the grace that will be brought to (us) at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13). So we turn to you, trusting in your grace, your power, your intervention to help us face the difficulties around us.
We remember who you are. You are a god who loves to help those who are in need, to respond when the needy call out for help! “For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you” (Psalms 86:5). Would you please comfort and guide those who are being affected directly by the Coronavirus? For those who cannot get out and about, would you encourage them with your nearness. For those who are facing job changes and stress, the doctors and nurses and government officials, would you please give them physical and emotional stamina? And help us all to be patient in this affliction, waiting on you to move and provide solutions.
And now as we turn to your Word we ask for hearts that will be receptive. We need to hear your voice. We need to be guided into the truth. We need to receive what you have for us. Would you shield out the opposing message of this world so that we can hear you? Would you cause us to turn away from our own ideas and misconceptions? Would you allow your truth to sink in deep and bear fruit?
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Ryan Kirchoff
I Am Not Yet Perfect
Main Point: Believers, knowing they have not arrived, rigorously pursue Christ