Order, Words, & Voices

Order, Words, & Voices
10.23.22 Guest Speaker Steven Reeves (Luke 18:9-14)

Order

Pre Worship Music

Opening Songs:                                 Christian
Great is thy Faithfulness
In Christ Alone

Call to Worship and Lord’s Prayer                    Segun & Linda

Reading                                    On Line – Isaiah

Song:                                     Christian    
Be Thou My Vision

Speaker Introduction                            Rick

Message            Luke 18:9-14                       Steven Reeves

Song:                                        Christian
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

Closing Peace                                Rick

Benediction                                    Rick

Post Worship Music

Music
Great is thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, 
O God my Father
There is no shadow 
of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, 
Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, 
Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning 
new mercies I see
All I have needed 
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, 
Lord, unto me

Summer and winter 
and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars 
in their courses above
Join with all nature 
in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, 
mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning 
new mercies I see
All I have needed 
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, 
Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin 
and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence 
to cheer and to guide
Strength for today 
and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine 
with 10, 000 beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning 
new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness, 
Lord, unto me

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest 
drought and storm

What heights of love 
what depths of peace
When fears are stilled 
when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones 
He came to save

Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious 
blood of Christ

No guilt in life no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

Call to Worship/Lord’s Prayer (Slides)

(Linda) Please join in response as Segun leads us in our call to worship responsive reading.

Leader (Segun): Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s love endures forever.
Response: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.

Leader: Those God redeemed from the hand of the foe, those God gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.
Response: Some wandered in desert wastelands,

Leader: They found no way to a city, to a place where they could settle.
Response: They were hungry and thirsty.

Leader: Their lives seemed to fade away as they cried out to the Lord.
Response:  God delivered them from their distress.

Leader: God led them to a place where they could settle. 

(Segun) Please Join us in praying the prayer of Jesus.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses, while we forgive those who trespass against us.
And God, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Reading (On Line – Isaiah/No Slides)

Jesus told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and began praying this in regard to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, crooked, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to raise his eyes toward heaven, but was beating his chest, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other one; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 18:9-14

Music

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only first in my heart

High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art
High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all

Speaker Introduction (No Slides)

Stephen Reeves serves as executive director of the independent Fellowship Southwest and directs advocacy for the Cooprerative Baptist Fellowship. Reeves had also served as director of public policy for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and as staff attorney for the Washington-based Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Reeves is a national leader in the effort to reform predatory lending practices, and has led CBF to be more active in advocacy for immigrants and refugees. Stephen is co-author of The Mission of Advocacy: A toolkit for congregations.

Message – Stephen Reeves (No Slides)

Luke 18:9-14
No Manuscript Available

Music 

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar 
the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
 Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
 I will not boast in anything
No gifts no pow’r no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Community

  • [Slide] Next Sunday, Relentless Selflessness, Ruth 1:1-22
  • [Slide]  Fall Bible Study – Continues this Wed, October 26 (Luke 18:9-14)

​Closing Peace
May the Peace of the Lord go with you. And also with you.

Benediction
“Depart now in the fellowship of God the Father and as you go, remember: By the goodness of God you were born into this world. And by the grace of God you have been kept even until this very hour. And by the love of God, fully revealed in the face of Jesus, you have been redeemed even as you are being redeemed. So go in peace.”

Published by rickanthony1993

Husband of Andrea, Father of five, pastor of Grace Fellowship Norman OK.

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