Sunday, August 30, 2020


Call to worship

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” What did God do to help us? God chose the people of Israel to make a new beginning. They received God’s covenant and prepared the way for Jesus to come as our Savior. Let us worship the God of the covenant, the God of heaven and earth. 

based on Psalm 124:8


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 every 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.


Rejoice! Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice, O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Verse 3

Come, young and old from every 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 every age;
‘Our God is all in all’.

Christ The Sure And Steady Anchor

Verse 1

Christ the sure and steady anchor

in the fury of the storm

When the winds of doubt blow through me

and my sails have all been torn

In the suffering, in the sorrow

when my sinking hopes are few

I will hold fast to the anchor

it shall never be removed


Verse 2

Christ the sure and steady anchor

while the tempest rages on

when temptation claims the battle and it seems the night has won

deeper still then goes the anchor

though I justly stand accused

I will hold fast to the anchor

it shall never be removed


Verse 3

Christ the sure and steady anchor

through the floods of unbelief

Hopeless, somehow, o my soul now lift your eyes to calvary

This my ballast of assurance

See His love forever proved

I will hold fast to the anchor

it shall never be removed


Verse 4

Christ the sure and steady anchor

as we face the wave of death

When these trials give way to glory

and we draw our final breath

We will cross that great horizon

Clouds behind and life secure

And the calm will be the better

For the storms that we endure



How does the Holy Spirit help us? 


The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.


And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.

- Ephesians 6:17–18 

Confession and Assurance


O God of shalom, we have built up walls to protect ourselves from our enemies, but those walls also shut us off from receiving your love. Break down those walls. Help us to see that the way to your heart is through the reconciliation of our own hearts with our enemies. Bless them and us, that we may come to grow in love for each other and for you, through Jesus Christ.  



You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. 

Romans 8:15-17


Today's sermon is from 1 Corinthians 12 - Spiritual gifts

Closing Song

Verse 1

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.

Verse 2

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.

Verse 3

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.

Verse 4

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.