Announcement: Service for February 16, which is family day weekend, will be online only probably by Saturday night. Also our Lenten Journey will begin February 14 on Wednesday. Our journey this year will be about confession. Interestingly Lent starts on Valentines Day, but this journey will be much more than giving up chocolate but giving up our lives to Jesus so that any vice can be taken from us. This is not about our strength but the strength we receive when we totally give ourselves up before God.
Call to Worship: Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
Songs: A New Anointing - The ZOE Group
He Reigns with Awesome God - Travis Cottrell
Love the Lord - Lincoln Brewster
Jesus, Firm Foundation - Chapman, Mandisa, Mark Hall, Mike Donehey & Steven Curtis
Scripture: Philippians 2:1 “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Song: All Who Are Thirsty Brenton Brown
Scripture: to those who say where is your God the answer is in Psalm 42. Psalm 42:11 “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Sermon: The Weak Become Strong!
Closing Song: I Give You My Heart Michael W. Smith
Benediction: Hebrews 10:19 “Therefore since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Sermon: "The Weak Become Strong"