Sermon: Faithfulness and Intelligence
Theme: Our relationship with God and strength for serving does not lie in what others think of us, but in our knowledge of Jesus.
Purpose: We will learn to better draw our identity and strength from knowing Christ through healthy spiritual practices.
Scriptures: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Salvation is through believing in Christ, and through the gift of salvation through grace.
Romans 7:15-25 I do not do what I want, a struggle between will and the spirit of God.
What causes us to see ourselves as Christ sees us rather than being focused on the opinions of others? What is the outcome of living our lives worried about what other people “like” about us? How do we maintain healthy balance between caring for the people around us and not being enmeshed in their feelings? What is the difference between sympathy and empathy, and does it really help to have our feelings determined by what other people feel?
Description for Sunday July 5th, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God #475 “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
TEXT: Robert Robinson, 1758, alt.
MUSIC (NETTLETON 188.8.131.52.D): Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813
*Ebenezer – Hebrew for “a stone of help” set up to give thanks for God’s assistance (1 Samuel 7:12)
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Glory to God #182 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
TEXT: Horatius Bonar, 1846, alt.
MUSIC (KINGSFOLD, CMD): English Country Songs, 1893; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Liturgist: Jolene Schry
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