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Bulletin for Sunday, November 8, 2020

Abundance – Part Two
Parable of the Sower

 

Rising Sun - Lyrics

Rising Sun

Praise Him all you sinners
Sing oh sing you weary
Oh praise Him all you children of God

We lift high His glory
Shown throughout our stories
We praise Him as the children of God

Our Great Redeemer – Glorious Savior
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Light of the morning – You shine forever
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Your name is higher than the rising sun

Praise His name forever
Speak it loud and clear now
Oh praise Him all you children of God

Hallelujah name above all
Simply to speak Your name is praise
Hallelujah now and always
Forever we lift your name in praise
Hallelujah Our God You reign
Simply to speak Your name is praise

Our Great Redeemer – Glorious Savior
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Light of the morning – You shine forever
Your name is higher than the rising sun
Your name is higher than the rising sun

Fierce - Lyrics

Fierce

Before I call
Before I ever cry
You answer me
From where the thunder hides

I can’t outrun
This heart I’m tethered to
When every step
I collide with You

Like a tidal wave
Crashing over me
Rushing in to meet me here
Your love is fierce

Like a hurricane
That I can’t escape
Tearing through the atmosphere
Your love is fierce

You cannot fail
The only thing I’ve found
Is through it all
You never let me down

You don’t hold back
Relentless in pursuit
At every turn
I come face to face with You

Like a tidal wave
Crashing over me
Rushing in to meet me here
Your love is fierce

Like a hurricane
That I can’t escape
Tearing through the atmosphere
Your love is fierce

(You surround me)
You chase me down
You seek me out
How can I be lost when
You have called me found

You chase me down
You seek me out
How can I be lost when
You have called me found

You chase me down
You seek me out
How can I be lost when
You have called me found

Like a tidal wave
Crashing over me
Rushing in to meet me here
Your love is fierce

Like a hurricane
That I can’t escape
Tearing through the atmosphere
Your love is fierce
Your love is fierce
Your love is fierce

Come Thou Fount - Lyrics

Come Thou Found

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

All my days Thy love has blest me
Thou hast brought me to this place
And I know Thy hand will bring me
Safely home by Thy good grace

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Bought me with His precious blood

Come Thou Fount
Tune my heart Lord to sing Thy praise
Come Thou Fount
For Thy glory and for Thy name
(repeat 4x)

Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love

Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Holy Spirit - Lyrics

Holy Spirit

There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord

I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord

Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place
and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
Your presence, Lord

There’s nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You’re our living hope
Your presence, Lord

I’ve tasted and seen
Of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free
And my shame is undone
Your presence, Lord

Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place
and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord
Your presence, Lord

Let us become more aware
of Your presence
Let us experience
the glory of Your goodness
(repeat 3x)

Holy Spirit, You are welcome here
Come flood this place
and fill the atmosphere
Your glory, God, is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your presence, Lord

Scripture Reading

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Everyone: Thanks be to God.

Sermon Slides / Quotes


My life is in You, Lord
My strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord
In You, it’s in You.

Copyright 1986 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music. Words & Music by Daniel Gardner


 

 


We meet God at whatever our present level of readiness is: whether that is preoccupied, closed, stuck, or ready. Just like the 4 soils.


 


God (the farmer) is still heavily investing in all four soils.


 

 

“The economics of God’s love is not based on a law of scarcity but rather rooted in the mystery of superabundance. The personal or political decision to declare that there is not enough is the beginning of social cruelty, war, and violence on a petty or vast scale. On the other hand, the choice to affirm that there is enough for all is the beginning of social community, peace, and justice. The option to assume that there is enough frees the imagination to think of new political and economic possibilities.” – Mary Jo Leddy

Build My Life - Lyrics

Build My Life

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath
we could ever breathe
We live for you

Jesus the name above every other name
Jesus the only one who could save
Worthy of every breath
we could ever breathe
We live for you – Oh we live for you

Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who you are and
Fill me with your heart and
Lead me in Your love to those around me

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath
we could ever breathe
We live for you

Jesus the name above every other name
Jesus the only one who could save
Worthy of every breath
we could ever breathe
We live for you – Oh we live for you

Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who you are and
Fill me with your heart and
Lead me in Your love to those around me

Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who you are and
Fill me with your heart and
Lead me in Your love to those around me

And I will build my life upon your
love it is a firm foundation
And I will put my trust in you
alone and I will not be shaken
(Repeat)

Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who you are and
Fill me with your heart and
Lead me in Your love to those around me

The Father's House - Lyrics

The Father’s House

Sometimes on this journey
I get lost in my mistakes
What looks to me like weakness
Is a canvas for your strength

And my story isn’t over
My story’s just begun
And failure won’t define me
‘Cause that’s what my Father does
Yeah, failure won’t define me
‘Cause that’s what my Father does

Ooh, just lay your burdens down
Ooh, here in the Father’s house
Check your shame at the door
‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore
Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house

An arrival’s not the end game
The journey’s where you are
You never wanted perfect
You just wanted my heart

And the story isn’t over
If the story isn’t good
And failure’s never final
When the Father’s in the room
And failure’s never final
When the Father’s in the room

Ooh, lay your burdens down
Ooh, here in the Father’s house
Check your shame at the door
‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore
Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house

Prodigals come home
The helpless find hope
Love is on the move
When the Father’s in the room

Prison doors fling wide
The dead come to life
Love is on the move
When the Father’s in the room

Miracles take place
The cynical find faith
And love is breaking through
When the Father’s in the room

The Jericho walls are quaking
Strongholds now are shaking
Love is breaking through
When the Father’s in the room
I said, love is breaking through
When the Father’s in the room

Ooh, lay your burdens down
Ooh, here in the Father’s house
Check your shame at the door
‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore
Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house

Ooh, lay your burdens down
Ooh, here in the Father’s house
Check your shame at the door
‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore
Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house

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