Simple Sundays, July 05, 2020
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Worship Hymn: "Praise To The Lord The Almighty"
Confession and Forgiveness
"Holy and righteous God, we confess that like Isaiah, we are a people of unclean lips.
But it is not only unclean lips we possess. We are people with unclean hands and unclean hearts.
We have broken your law times without number, and are guilty of pride, unbelief, self-centeredness and idolatry.
Affect our hearts with the severity of our sin and the glory of your righteousness
as we now acknowledge our sins in your holy presence."
The promise of the Gospel is that God is willing and ready to forgive. He gives us this promise that all our sins are forgiven in light of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. God receives us and makes us new!
Sharing God’s Peace:
Social distancing and isolation make it difficult to have community with one-another, but community is just as important now as its ever been! Take a moment, using your church directory if you need it, and text/call one person you know well, and someone that you don't know so well to check to see how they are doing.
Worship Song: "Worthy Of Your Name"
Living Waters Kidz:
This Week's Message:
Kingdom Parables: Something Old, Something New
Matthew 13: 51-58
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51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.
“Yes,” they replied.
52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
A Prophet Without Honor
53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. 55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”
58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Response Song: "Cornerstone"
Take time to pray and close your prayer together with the Lord's Prayer
"Pray then like this: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. amen.