Promises for the Battle

The natural man does not perceive reality. He is devoid of the Spirit and explains everything in an earthly, fleshly mindset. As such, he is also lost to the wonderful promises of God such as Isaiah 54:17

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Call to Worship

Pastoral Reading

Psalm 45

My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;
grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
in your splendor and majesty!
4 In your majesty ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
5 Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
7     you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
8     your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
9     daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
11     and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.
12     The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,
the richest of the people.
13 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14     In many-colored robes she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
15 With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them princes in all the earth.
17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.

Opening Hymn

Romans Doxology (CRC #47)
For from Him and through Him
And to Him are all things
To Him be glory forevermore
To Him be glory forever
Amen amen amen

Verse 1
Oh the depth of the riches
The wisdom of God
How unsearchable His ways
How profound are His judgments
So high above our thoughts
And His pathways no man can trace

Verse 2
Oh the depth of the riches
The wisdom of God
How magnificent are His ways
Who has been His advisor
And who has counseled Him
All He gives us who can repay

Verse 3
Oh the depth of the riches
The wisdom of God
How immeasurable is His grace
How unfailing His kindness
So far removed His wrath
And His mercies are new each day


Focus this week: Olivia Mears

Offering Hymn

O Church Arise (HMA #95)
Verse 1
O church arise and put your armour on
Hear the call of Christ our Captain
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given
With shield of faith and belt of truth
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies
An army bold whose battle cry is Love
Reaching out to those in darkness

Verse 2
Our call to war to love the captive soul
But to rage against the captor
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valour
When faced with trials on every side
We know the outcome is secure
And Christ will have the prize for which He died
An inheritance of nations

Verse 3
Come see the cross where love and mercy meet
As the Son of God is stricken
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet
For the Conqueror has risen
And as the stone is rolled away
And Christ emerges from the grave
This victory march continues till the day
Every eye and heart shall see Him

Verse 4
So Spirit come put strength in every stride
Give grace for every hurdle
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful
As saints of old still line the way
Retelling triumphs of His grace
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in glory

Keith Getty/Stuart Townend
2005 Thankyou Music
CCLI #108183

Scripture Reading

Isaiah 54

Preaching the Word

Promises for the Battle
Isaiah 54:17; Eph 6:10ff

Closing Hymn

Breathe on Me Breath of God (TH #334)