Alive In Christ: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
July 19, 2020 / Colossians 4:
ORDER OF WORSHIP:
Song of Praise “Blessed Be Your Name”
Call to Worship Psalm 134:1-3
Song of Praise “O Worship The King”
Confession of Faith from Our World Belongs To God
Song of Praise “Lord I Need You”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation “Forever We Sing Hallelujah”
Scripture Reading Colossians 4:10-14
Sermon “Alive In Christ: You’ve God A Friend In Me” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response “Jesus Thank You”
1 John 1:3
- IN GOSPEL
Valley of Vision:
“O Lord God, thou art my protecting arm, fortress, refuge, shield, buckler.
Fight for me and my foes must flee; uphold me and I cannot fall; strengthen me and I stand unmoved, unmovable; equip me and I shall receive no wound; stand by me and Satan will depart; anoint my lips with a song of salvation and I shall shout thy victory; give me an abhorrence of evil, as a vile monster that defies thy law, casts off thy yoke, defiles my nature, spreads misery.
Teach me to look to Jesus on his cross and so to know sin’s loathsomeness in thy sight.
There is no pardon but through thy Son’s death, no cleansing but in his precious blood, no atonement but his to expiate evil.
Show me the shame, the agony, the bruises of the incarnate God, that I may read boundless guilt in the boundless price.
May I discern the deadly viper in its real malignity, tear it with holy indignation from my breast, resolutely turn from its every snare, refuse to hold polluting dalliance with it.
Blessed Lord Jesus, at thy cross may I be taught the awful miseries from which I am saved, ponder what the word ‘lost’ implies, see the fires of eternal destruction; then may I cling more closely to thy broken self, adhere to thee with firmer faith, be devoted to thee with total being, detest sin as strongly as thy love to me is strong, and may holiness be the atmosphere in which I live.”
“I must go even if there is no one but the doorkeeper.”
2. IN GOSPEL
2 Timothy 4:11
“I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.
3. FORGIVENESS IN GOSPEL RELATIONSHIPS
2 Timothy 4:11
Robert E. Lee:
“Cut it down, my dear Madam, and forget it.
It is better to forgive the injustices of the past than to allow them to remain, let bitterness take root and poison the rest of our lives.”
“The beautiful thing about this adventure called faith is that we can count on Him never to lead us astray.”