Joy & Contentment | 7/26

A sermon series in Philippians.

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This sermon series takes you through Philippians where God shows you how, because of Christ, you can experience constant joy in life whether you are dealing with harmony or opposition, elation or depression, contentment or deprivation, confidence or uncertainty.

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Opening Song

This Is Amazing Grace

This Is Amazing Grace

By Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, Phil Wickham


Verse 1

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness?

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me


Verse 2

Who brings our chaos back into order?

Who makes the orphan a son and daughter?

The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice,

Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me

Words of Forgiveness

Psalm 100

Psalm 100 says: 

3 Know that the LORD is God. 

It is he who made us, and we are his; 

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving 

and his courts with praise; 

give thanks to him and praise his name. 

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; 

his faithfulness continues through all generations. 


“The LORD is good,” all the time. He is the reason we have constant joy! 

But we are not good. Life in a sinful world along with the sins we ourselves commit; these are the reasons we lose joy and suffer sadness. So we join to say, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13) and we ask God to forgive us for Jesus sake. 


Take a moment of silence for reflection and confession of your sins. 


God has done more than delete your sin or throw it in the garbage. Psalm 103 says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Jesus completely removed all your sin. Romans 3:24 says, “all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” “All are justified” means you have been made right with God and your sin is gone no matter what it was!


Psalm 100 says:

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

2    Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Opening Song (Continued)

This Is Amazing Grace

Bridge (x2)

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me

God's Word

2 Corinthians 12:1–10

Sermon Song

My Shepherd WIll Supply My Need


My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Text by Isaac Watts


Verse 1

My Shepherd will supply my need:

Jehovah is His Name;

In pastures fresh He makes me feed,

Beside the living stream.

He brings my wandering spirit back

When I forsake His ways,

And leads me, for His mercy's sake,

In paths of truth and grace.


Verse 2

When I walk through the shades of death,

His presence is my stay;

A word of His supporting breath

Drives all my fears away.

His hand, in sight of all my foes,

Will still my table spread;

My cup with blessings overflows,

His oil anoints my head.


Verse 3

The sure provisions of my God

Attend me all my days;

O may His house be my abode,

And all my work be praise!

There would I find a settled rest,

While others go and come;

No more a stranger, or a guest,

But like a child at home.

Sermon

Joy & Contentment | Philippians 4:10-20

This sermon is the final sermon in a series called "Joy" based on the book of Philippians.

This sermon is based on God's Word in Philippians 4:10-13:


Click here to read Philippians 4:10-13!

Song of Praise

Yet Not I But Through CHrist In Me

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

By Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson & Michael Farren

 

Verse 1

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer

There is no more for heaven now to give

He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom

My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

 

Chorus 1

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus

For my life is wholly bound to His

Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!

Yet not I, but through Christ in me

 

Verse 2

The night is dark but I am not forsaken

For by my side, the Savior He will stay

I labor on in weakness and rejoicing

For in my need, His power is displayed

 

Chorus 2

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me

Through the deepest valley He will lead

Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!

Yet not I, but through Christ in me

 

Verse 3

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven

The future sure, the price it has been paid

For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon

And He was raised to overthrow the grave

 

Chorus 3

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated

Jesus now and ever is my plea

Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!

Yet not I, but through Christ in me

 

Verse 4

With every breath I long to follow Jesus

For He has said that He will bring me home

And day by day I know He will renew me

Until I stand with joy before the throne

 

Chorus 4 (x2)

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus

All the glory evermore to Him

When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat

Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

Outro

When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat

Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Yet not I, but through Christ in me!


Thanksgiving

We don’t primarily gather offerings to simply keep ministry going or even to expand ministry (though those are certainly both blessings of our offerings)


Primarily, we gather offerings to glorify God. We consider what God has given us to manage (everything we have), and we offer a portion of what he has given us back to him. Giving an offering is an opportunity for you to express faith in and say “thank-you” to a God who has made life-giving promises to you!  


You can do just that by clicking the button below.

The Rite of Confirmation

Confirmation is a public profession of the Christian faith, following a period of instruction.

This rite is a form of an ancient custom of the Church by which a person is recognized as one who is properly prepared to receive Holy Communion.

Confirmation Class of 2020

Lucy Knepel | "The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him." Exodus 15:2

Prayer

Prayer Requests


The Lord’s Prayer.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.


Blessing

Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and † give you peace.

Closing Song

God Is For Us

God Is For Us

By CityAlight


Verse 1

We won't fear the battle, we won't fear the night

We will walk the valley with You by our side

You will go before us, You will lead the way

We have found a refuge, only You can save

 

Chorus

Sing with joy now: our God is for us

The Father's love is a strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now, no love is greater

Who can stand against us if our God is for us

 

Verse 2

Even when I stumble, even when I fall

Even when I turn back, still Your love is sure

You will not abandon, You will not forsake

You will cheer me onward with never-ending grace

 

Chorus

Sing with joy now: our God is for us

The Father's love is a strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now, no love is greater

Who can stand against us if our God is for us

 

Bridge (x2)

Neither height nor depth can separate us

Hell and death will not defeat us

He who gave His son to free us

Holds me in His love

 

Chorus (x2)

Sing with joy now: our God is for us

The Father's love is a strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now, no love is greater

Who can stand against us if our God is for us

Home Work for Life

This “Homework for Life” is for you and your Life Group to discuss this coming week.

The questions are based on this week’s sermon. If you want to watch the sermon click here.

Life Group Discussion Questions