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Sermon: God Promises to Walk with Us
Theme: God is always with us through trails and suffering, and leads us to grow in wisdom, confidence, and lasting peace.
Purpose: We will see that the covenant grows through hardships.
Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God calls Abram to walk with God and to enter a covenant.
Mark 8:31-38 Jesus instructs the disciples that the Son of Man will undergo great suffering, be rejected, and killed, then after 3 days rise again.
Questions: What does it mean for us to “walk with God?” Why are we surprised that we experience trials and difficulties? How much of our worry and hurt is because of our perceptions and beliefs rather than the reality of our experiences? What is the difference between experiencing the sorrow and suffering of the world and being absorbed in our own issues and resentments? What is the benefit of sharing with God a love for the world?
Description for Sunday, February 28, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.
Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #49 “The God of Abraham Praise”
TEXT: Moses Maimonides, 12th cent.; vers. Daniel ben Judah Dayan, 1404; stanzas 1, 3, trans. Thomas Olivers, c. 1770, alt.;
stanzas 2, 4, trans. Max Landsberg, Newton M. Mann, and William C. Gannett, 1884, 1910, alt.
MUSIC (LEONI 18.104.22.168.D): Jewish melody, 17th cent.; adapt. Meyer Lyon and Thomas Olivers, 1770
Glory to God Hymnal Kyrie
Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Hal H. Hopson, ©1995
Sending Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #320 “The Church of Christ in Every Age”
TEXT: Fred Pratt Green, 1969; © 1971 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved.
Used by Permission. MUSIC (WAREHAM, LM): William Knapp, 1738 All rights reserved.
First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666
Liturgist: Pete Wills