For the Lord’s Day 9.17.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Do you know this Latin term?  Simul Justus et Peccator.  I am reminded of it as I prepare for this week’s sermon.  If you are interested… check out the following link.

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/simul-justus-et-peccator/

Hymns for Worship:

#100 Holy, Holy, Holy!

#460 Amazing Grace!

#465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“God’s Grace in spite of Ourselves”

Genesis 20:1-18

Main Idea:  Our God remains sovereign and gracious even when we sin.

1)  Our Habitual Sins (vv 1-2)

2)  God Graciously Intervenes (vv 3-7)

3)  God Graciously Exposes Our Sins (vv 8-13)

4)  God Blesses and Uses Flawed Saints (vv 14-18)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 9.10.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

This week’s sermon text is Genesis 19.  It is most assuredly an interesting passage of Scripture.  We might say that it is awkward or even embarrassing.  But, it is God’s holy Word and it is profitable for us.  And if we’ll stop long enough to consider what happened with Lot and his family in Sodom… I think we will realize that even our own culture and maybe our own lives are not that much different.  Therefore, this awkward chapter in God’s Word has much to say to us in 2017.  I hope to see you this Sunday as we join together at Covenant to worship our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hymns for Worship:

#164 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

#498 Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

#Psalm 128:1-6 and Psalm 146:1-2, 10 (from Trinity Psalter)

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“The Disaster of Compromised Faith”

Genesis 19:1-38

Main Idea:  Love for the world will take its spiritual toll upon us and our family and maybe even ruin us.

1)  Lot’s Life (vv 1-11)

2)  Lot’s Lingering (vv 12-22)

3)  Lot’s Wife (vv 23-29)

4)  Lot’s Legacy (vv 30-38)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 9.3.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein He was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of His body and blood, called the Lord’s Supper, to be observed in His Church, unto the end of the world for the perpetual remembrance of the sacrifice of Himself in His death, the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in Him, their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe unto Him; and, to be a bond and pledge of their communion with Him, and with each other, as members of His mystical body.”

Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 29, Section 1.

Hymns for Worship:

#310 Rejoice, the Lord Is King

In Christ Alone (Getty, Townend)

Before the Throne of God Above (Vikki Cook)

The Creed of Timothy (Nathan Clark George)

Pastor Gama’s Sermon Outline:

“Fellowship with a Holy God”

Genesis 18:16-33

1)  A New Relationship (vv 16-19)

2)  A New Agenda (v 19)

3)  A Heart for the Lost (vv 20-33)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.27.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Our great God has made some great promises to us which are all yes and amen in Jesus Christ.  Is there anything too hard for the Lord?  No, nothing.  See you Sunday…

Hymns for Worship:

#369 Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns

Abide With Me (words: Lyte, Music: Justin Smith)

O Great God (Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell)

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Believing the God Who Can!  Part II”

Genesis 18:1-15

Main Idea:  Our God can do… and will do… all that He promises to do.

1)  The Three Men by the Oaks (vv 1-2a)

2)  Can I Bring You a Little Something? (vv 2b-5)

3)  Abraham and Sarah Serve Up a Feast (vv 6-8)

4)  The Lord Restates the Promise of a Son (vv 9-10)

5)  Sarah Struggles to Believe (vv 11-12)

6)  Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord? (vv 13-15)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.20.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Have you fell on your face recently?  In this week’s sermon text we see that Abraham fell on his face twice.  The second time he was laughing too!  What was he laughing about?

Hymns for Worship:

#115 All Creatures of Our God and King

Blessed Are All They (Psalm 1) (Nathan Clark George)

#700 Come, We That Love the Lord

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Believing The God Who Can!”

Genesis 17

Main Idea:  Our God can do… and will do… all that He promises to do.

1)  God Restates His Covenantal Promises (vv 1-8)

2)  God Gives The Sign of His Covenant (vv 9-14)

3)  God Expands His Covenantal Promises (vv 15-21)

4)  Abraham Responds to God’s Covenantal Promises (vv 22-27)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.13.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Pastor Gama and I will be traveling up to San Antonio tomorrow (Friday, Aug 11) for our quarterly meeting with South Texas Presbytery.  We should be back Saturday evening.  We look forward to seeing all of you for the worship service this coming Lord’s Day.

Hymns for Worship:

#286 Worship Christ, the Risen King!

Before the Throne of God Above (Bancroft, Cook)

#465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

Pastor Gama’s Sermon Outline:

“The God Who Sees, The God Who Hears”

Genesis 16

1)  Trusting in God vs. Trusting Ourselves (vv 1-3)

2)  Consequences of Trusting Ourselves instead of Trusting in God (vv 4-6)

3)  Trusting the God of Grace (vv 7-16)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.6.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Hello All… I hope to see you for worship this week.  Let us come ready to worship and praise our Lord.  He is worthy of our praise.  Let us come ready to meet with Him and to gather at his table for communion.

Hymns for Worship:

#363 We Gather Together

#307 Nothing but the Blood

In Christ Alone (Getty, Townend)

#726 Spirit of the Living God

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Trusting Him Who Is Trustworthy”

Genesis 15

Main Idea:  The Lord gives us every reason to trust that He will fulfill His promises.

1)  The Lord’s Promise of Offspring (vv 1-6)

2)  The Lord’s Promise of Land (vv 7-11)

3)  The Lord’s Prophecy of Offspring in the Land (vv 12-16)

4)  The Lord Makes a Covenant with Abram (vv 17-21)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 7.30.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

I wish there was a movie based on Genesis 14!!!  What a story!!!  Anyway, you can hear a sermon about it this Sunday.  I am praying that you will come and worship the Most High God, Possessor of heaven and earth!!!

Hymns for Worship:

#2 O Worship the King

#679 ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

#310 Rejoice, the Lord Is King

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Faith Before the Face of a King”

Genesis 14

Main Idea:  Faith that leads to a life of service and worship to our victorious God Most High.

1)  Lot Taken Captive (vv 1-12)

2)  Abram Rescues His Kinsman Lot (vv 13-16)

3)  The King of Salem Offers a Blessing (vv17-20)

4)  The King of Sodom Offers the Plunder (v 21)

5)  Abram’s Faith Shines Brightly (vv 22-24)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 7.23.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

I missed all of you last Lord’s Day.  My family and I were away to attend a family member’s wedding in Lampasas.  It was refreshing for us and we appreciate the time to get away, but we are glad to be back.  We look forward to seeing you again this Lord’s Day.  Let’s all prepare our hearts to come and worship together.

Hymns for Worship:

#16 Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord (Psalm 98)

Psalm 14 (Nathan Clark George)

#97 We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Standing On The Promises of God”

Genesis 13

Main Idea:  We are daily learning to trust the Lord and to keep our hearts set upon the promises of His eternal kingdom.

1)  God’s Grace Brings Us Back (vv 1-4)

2)  Another Test of Faith (vv 5-7)

3)  A Humble Solution (vv 8-9)

4)  A Foolish Choice (vv 10-13)

5)  God Assures Us of His Promises (vv 14-18)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 7.9.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

1)  We got started again in the book of Genesis last week.  We will continue this week with Genesis 12:4-9.  See the sermon outline below.

2)  Pastor Gama did not finish his General Assembly report last Wednesday evening so be ready for Part II next Wednesday evening, July 12.

Hymns for Worship:

#76 Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven (from Psalm 103)

#460 Amazing Grace!

#600 He Leadeth Me:  O Blessed Thought

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight”

Genesis 12:4-9

Main Idea:  How the faith that we share with Father Abraham is worked out in our lives by the grace of God.

1)  Our Faith Responds to God’s Call

2)  Our Faith Impacts Others for God

3)  Our Faith is Strengthened by God

4)  Our Faith Worships God

5)  Our Faith Perseveres by the Grace of God

May God bless you,

pastor scott