The Mistake of Fearing Weakness

The world is a fearful, evil place. We must always trust in Christ, acknowledging our weakness, in dealing with these fears. Fear will lead us to sin unless we trust in the Lord and believe His promises.

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Call to Worship

Sunday School

Pilgrim’s Progress (Part 2)
by John Bunyan

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading

Psalm 101

I will sing of steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.
2 I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
3 I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
4 A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.
5 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly
I will destroy.
Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart
I will not endure.
6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.
7 No one who practices deceit
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue before my eyes.
8 Morning by morning I will destroy
all the wicked in the land,
cutting off all the evildoers
from the city of the Lord.

Opening Song

Come People of the Risen King

Verse 1
Come people of the Risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice
Verse 2
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace
Verse 3
Come young and old from ev’ry land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace
Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through ev’ry age
Our God is all in all

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Focus this week:  Astaea Duran


Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)

Verse 1
You made the starry hosts, You traced the mountain peaks
You paint the evening skies with wonders
The earth it is Your throne, From desert to the sea
All nature testifies Your splendor.

Chorus 1
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Sing His greatness all creation
Praise the Lord, Raise your voice,
You heights and all you depths, from furthest east to west
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Verse 2
You reached into the dust in love Your Spirit breathed
You formed us in Your very likeness
To know Your wondrous works to tell Your mighty deeds
To join the everlasting chorus.

Verse 3
Let symphonies resound, let drums and choirs ring out
All heaven hear the sound of worship
Let every nation bring its honors to the King
A roar of harmonies eternal.

Chorus 2
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Sing His greatness all creation
Praise the Lord, raise your voice
You heights and all you depths from furthest east to west
You distant burning stars all creatures near and far
From sky to sea to shore sing out forevermore
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord!

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Communion Song

Christ Our Hope in Life & Death

Verse 1
What is our hope in life and death, Christ alone Christ alone
What is our only confidence that our souls to Him belong
Who holds our days within His hand, what comes apart from His command
And what will keep us to the end, the love of Christ in which we stand.
O sing hallelujah, Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah, Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.
Verse 2
What truth can calm the troubled soul, God is good God is good
Where is His grace and goodness known, in our great Redeemer’s blood
Who holds our faith when fears arise, who stands above the stormy trial
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh unto the shore the rock of Christ.
Verse 3
Unto the grave what will we sing, Christ He lives Christ He lives
And what reward will heaven bring, everlasting life with Him
There we will rise to meet the Lord, then sin and death will be destroyed
And we will feast in endless joy, when Christ is ours forevermore

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The Lord’s Table

Christ Our Righteousness

Scripture Reading

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3     He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

Preaching the Word

The Mistake of Fearing Weakness
2 Cor 12:7-10

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Closing Song

God is My Strong Salvation (TH #667)

1 God is my strong salvation;
what foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation
my light, my help is near.

2 Though hosts encamp around me,
firm to the fight I stand;
what terror can confound me,
with God at my right hand?

3 Place on the Lord reliance,
my soul, with courage wait;
his truth be your affiance,
when faint and desolate.

4 His might your heart shall strengthen,
his love your joy increase;
mercy your days shall lengthen;
the Lord will give you peace.