WORSHIP

August 02, 2020

REFLECTION

"Nothing built for the glory of man will survive God’ scrutiny. But what is done for His glory will endure forever." - R.C. Sproul


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CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAYER (Psalm 75:1)

We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We recount your wondrous deeds.

SONG: This is Our God

God, our Father, full of power

Maker of the heavens, Maker of the world

Forming all things, seen and unseen

Truly the Almighty beyond all measured worth

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


Our Lord Jesus sent to save us

Born unto a virgin, lived a perfect life

Greatly suffered, dying for us

From the grave He's risen, seated now on high

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


          Jesus will come back again

          To judge the living and the dead

          Usher in the age to come

          Let everyone sing "Amen"

          Jesus will come back again

          To judge the living and the dead

          Usher in the age to come

          Let everyone sing "Amen"

          Let everyone sing "Amen"


Spirit, holy, One in glory

Speaking through the prophets

Empowering the Church

Life is given by and through Him

With the Son and Father, worshiped and adored

Holy is His Name


          (Chorus)

          We believe the Lord our God is One

          Father, Spirit, Son; This is our God!

          We believe forever He will reign

          Let the church proclaim: This is our God!


PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord's Prayer)

Our Father which 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. 

And forgive us our debts, 

as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever Amen.


SONG: His Mercy is More

What love could remember no wrongs we have done

Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


          (Chorus)

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


What patience would wait as we constantly roam

What Father, so tender, is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


          (Chorus)

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


What riches of kindness He lavished on us

His blood was the payment, His life was the cost

We stood 'neath a debt we could never afford

Our sins they are many, His mercy is more


          (Chorus)

          Praise the Lord, His mercy is more

          Stronger than darkness, new every morn

          Our sins they are many, His mercy is more



SERMON (Ecclesiastes 7:1-12)

 [1] A good name is better than precious ointment,

  and the day of death than the day of birth.

 [2] It is better to go to the house of mourning

  than to go to the house of feasting,

for this is the end of all mankind,

  and the living will lay it to heart.

 [3] Sorrow is better than laughter,

  for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

 [4] The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,

  but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

 [5] It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise

  than to hear the song of fools.

 [6] For as the crackling of thorns under a pot,

  so is the laughter of the fools;

  this also is vanity.

 [7] Surely oppression drives the wise into madness,

  and a bribe corrupts the heart.

 [8] Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,

  and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

 [9] Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,

  for anger lodges in the heart of fools.

 [10] Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”

  For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

 [11] Wisdom is good with an inheritance,

  an advantage to those who see the sun.

 [12] For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money,

  and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

 [13] Consider the work of God:

  who can make straight what he has made crooked?


CLOSING SONG: Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, 

Pilgrim through this barren land. 

I am weak, but Thou art mighty; 

Hold me with Thy powerful hand. 

Bread of heaven, 

Feed me now and evermore; 

Bread of heaven, 

Feed me now and evermore.


Open now the crystal fountain, 

Whence the healing waters flow; 

Let the fire and cloudy pillar

Lead me all my journey through. 

Strong Deliverer, 

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield. 

Strong Deliverer, 

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.


When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside; 

Death of death, and hell's destruction, 

Land me safe on Canaan's side. 

Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee; 

Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.



BENEDICTION (Hebrews 13:20-21)

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.