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Bulletin for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Changes – Part Two – Turning 40. Seeing the Cash Registers.

 

Who Is This Love Amazing - Lyrics

Who Is This Love Amazing

Who is this love amazing?
Came reaching down to save me
Making all things new
His goodness overwhelms me
With mercies new each morning
Now I can’t help but sing

You are worthy
King of glory, King of glory
Forever worthy
King of glory, King of glory

Open up, open up Your ancient gates
Open up, open up, the King is coming
Open up, open up Your ancient gates
Open up, open up, the King is coming

Who is this King of glory
The Lord so strong and mighty
He’s always faithful to forgive
His favor goes before me
His perfect love surrounds me
Now I can’t help but sing

You are worthy
King of glory, King of glory
Forever worthy
King of glory, King of glory

Open up, open up Your ancient gates
Open up, open up, the King is coming
Open up, open up Your ancient gates
Open up, open up, the King is coming

You are worthy
King of glory, King of glory
Forever worthy
King of glory, King of glory

I Surrender - Lyrics

I Surrender

The riches of this world will fade
The treasures of our God remain
Here I empty myself
to owe this world nothing
and find everything in You

The riches of this world will fade
The treasures of our God remain
Here I empty myself
to owe this world nothing
and find everything in You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

Take my life, a sacrifice
In You alone I’m satisfied
Here I empty myself
to owe this world nothing
and find everything in You
Everything in You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You
I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

Not my will, but Yours be done
Not my strength, but Yours alone
Nothing else, but You oh Lord
I find everything in You
(repeat)

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You
(repeat)

How Great Thou Art - Lyrics

How Great Thou Art

Oh, Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the world Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

And when I think that God, His son not sparing
Sent Him to die I scarce can take it in
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim
My God, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

How great Thou art, how great Thou art
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Rescue - Lyrics

Rescue

You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS

I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you

There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS

I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you

I hear the whisper underneath your breath
I hear you whisper, you have nothing left

I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you
Oh, I will rescue you

Scripture Reading

Philippians 3:4-14

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

———–

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

Sermon Slides / Quotes




1. Every identity outside of Jesus will fail you!

Ecclesiastes 1:
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
Everything is meaningless.”
3 What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?…
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun…
11 No one remembers the former generations,
and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow them.

2. Good things can become bad things.

Phil 3:7-9:
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ… I consider them garbage (gk. skubalon), that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him.

SKUBALON = dung, excrement

3. Grace is a (beautiful) scandal.

Grace means, the bad things you do don’t affect your eternal significance… But neither do the “good” things.

4. The Reality is better than the Illusion!

Luke 15:31-32:
31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

1 John 2:15:
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love is not in them.

Mark 8:36:
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Great Are You Lord - Lyrics

Great Are You Lord

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
And great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore (You restore)
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord
(repeat)

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
(repeat)

Not In A Hurry - Lyrics

Not In A Hurry

Lord I don’t want to rush on ahead
In my own strength
When You’re right here

Lord I don’t want to rush on ahead
In my own strength
When You’re right here

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

Lord I want to love like You
I want to feel what You feel
I want to see what You see

Lord I want to love like You
I want to feel what You feel
I want to see what You see

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

Open my eyes, I want to see You
Open my ears, I want to hear You speak
Tell me your thoughts what’s on Your mind
I’ll be your friend, I want to see through Your eyes
I want to see through Your eyes

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

I’m not in a hurry
When it comes to Your spirit
When it comes to Your presence
When it comes to Your voice
I’m learning to listen
Just to rest in Your nearness
I’m starting to notice
You are speaking

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