Sermon: The Voice of God
Theme: Our strength and confidence come from our ability to hear the voice of God over the voices of our own fear, bitterness, and insecurity.
Purpose: We will focus on our need to develop our ability to hear God’s voice in our lives.
Scriptures: Psalm 29:1-11 The majesty and power of the voice of God, who is enthroned over all things.
John 14:25-26 Jesus promises the Advocate, who will teach us everything.
What do we mean by the “Voice of God?” How does God speak to us? What is our relationship to God’s voice? How do we go about listening for God’s voice? How does our own inner monologue or emotional enmeshment cause us to be unresponsive to the voice of God? How do we go about becoming better listeners to God’s voice? What does it mean that the Advocate will teach us everything? What is it we need to learn from the Advocate? How do we go about being empowered by God’s Holy Spirit?
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Song: “Let Your Spirit Rise”
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The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Song: “Glory to God Hymnal #69 “I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”
TEXT: Daniel L. Schutte, 1981, alt.; © 1981, 2000 OCP
MUSIC (HERE I AM (Schutte) 188.8.131.52.D with refrain): Daniel Schutte, 1981; harm. Alfred V. Fedak, 2011; © 1981, 2000 OCP
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Liturgist: Dan Mitchell