For the Lord’s Day 5.31.15

Dear Church Family,

As was mentioned during the worship service last Lord’s Day, our church is now sponsoring the “Renewing Your Mind” radio broadcast of Dr. R.C. Sproul.  This broadcast can be heard every Sunday on KURV 710 AM at 10:30 A.M.  We are doing this so that the excellent Bible teaching of Dr. Sproul can be heard far and wide here in the Rio Grande Valley.  Obviously, you will not hear the program at that time because you will be at Covenant for the worship service with your church family.  But, if you would like to listen to the broadcast at a later time just log on to the internet and find www.renewingyourmind.org.  To listen to the broadcast from a different day just click the button “More Broadcasts” found at the bottom of the “Today’s Broadcast” window.

Hymns for worship:

#286 Worship Christ, the Risen King!

#457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

#302 Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Sermon Outline:

“Ready for His Return”

Matthew 24:42-51

 Main IdeaChristians live for the glory of God every day in anticipation of Jesus’ return on any day.

1)  Warned to Be Ready (vv 42-44)

2)  Faithful Servants are Ready (vv 45-47)

3)  Wicked Servants are Not Ready (vv 48-51)

May God Bless you all,

Pastor Scott

For the Lord’s Day 5.24.15

Dear church family,
This next Lord’s day we will resume our study on the ten commandments in Exodus 20. We will spend our time meditating on the instruction of the seventh commandment— “You shall not commit adultery.”
In his book “The law of perfect freedom”, Michael S. Horton writes the following about the seventh commandment:
Whenever we commit adultery, we sin against God, our own body, the partner in the affair, our spouse, and the partner’s spouse. In all, that involves five relationships, if we include ourselves. If the moral law is concerned chiefly with “right relationships”, surely this is a form of murder itself. Adultery is not wrong because of the act itself, as though the very fact that we crossed the line were the crime, but because it violates covenants; it destroys relationships established by a good God for our pleasure and thanksgiving.
Scripture: Exodus 20:14
Sermon: Be faithful!!
Intro: The necessity of the seventh commandment
I. The instruction of the seventh commandment
II. The seriousness of the seventh commandment
III. The grace of the seventh commandment
Looking forward to see all of you this Lord’s day.
Pastor Gama

For the Lord’s Day 5.17.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

The following is something to ponder as we prepare for the worship service this week…

“How many times has this refrain been heard on the way out of Sunday morning service? ‘Well, I guess today was okay, but I just didn’t really get anything out of the service today.’ This comment may betray the true motive for attending in the first place. People act as if the service was for them.  It is not. The reason believers gather is because they are infatuated with their Lord. They gather because they owe Him their lives, their duty, and their devotion. The question has nothing to do with whether or not we ‘got’ anything out of a particular service of worship. The question is, ‘Did He get anything out of us?'”

Brian Habig & Les Newsom, The Enduring Community, Reformed University Press, Jackson, Mississippi, 2001, pp. 108.

Hymns for Worship:

#283 Alleluia! Alleluia!

When All Thy Mercies, O My God

#642 Be Thou My Vision

Sermon Outline:

“That Day When the Son of Man Comes”

Matthew 24:35-44

Main Idea:  Christians live for the glory of God every day in anticipation of Jesus’ return on any day.

1)  That Day Is Sure to Come (vv 35-36)

2)  That Day Will Come Suddenly (vv 37-39)

3)  That Day Divides Forever (vv 40-41)

4)  That Day Demands Attention (vv 42-44)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 5.10.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“Paul knew that his gospel message was the smell of death to those who were perishing as well as the aroma of life to those who were being saved (2 Corinthians 2:16). Not all are gathered in to the kingdom of God. Children come in, but a rich man goes his way; penitent tax-collectors are welcomed, but self-righteous Pharisees are excluded. Jesus came to bring not peace but a sword, dividing even the family circle by the ultimate claim of his kingdom. The root of the division remains: salvation comes, not by economic reform, political liberation or ecological stewardship, but by faith in the Savior, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

Edmund P. Clowney, The Church, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1995, pp. 164-165.

Hymns for Worship:

#165 Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

#310 Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Sermon Outline:

“The End of an Era”

Matthew 24:15-35

Main Idea:  Do you believe and trust and follow this Jesus who foretold the tribulation that took place in Jerusalem?

1)  The Warning Signs (vv 15-28)

2)  The Judgment (vv 29-31)

3)  The Truth (vv 32-35)

May God bless you all,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 5.3.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Each year a well known pastor in our denomination puts together a 50 day devotional that leads up to our annual meeting.  His name is Mike Ross.  This year’s topic is “The Law of Love.”  I encourage you to take advantage of this online devotional.  You can find it here:

http://pcamna.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/50-Days-of-Prayer-2015-FINAL.pdf

Hymns for Worship:

#115 All Creatures of Our God and King

#679 ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Behold the Lamb

#726 Spirit of the Living God

Sermon Outline:

“Toward the End of the Age”

Matthew 24:1-14

Main Idea:  Christians should not be surprised with the troubles in this world, but see them as opportunities to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom.

1)  The Temple Destroyed (vv 1-3)

2)  False christs (vv 4-5)

3)  Wars and Disasters (vv 6-8)

4)  Persecution and Apostasy (vv 9-12)

5)  The Gospel of the Kingdom Proclaimed (vv 13-14)

May God Bless you,

pastor scott

Toward the End of the Age (Matthew 24:1-14)

May 3, 2015

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Christians should not be surprised with the troubles in this world, but see them as opportunities to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom. 

1) The Temple Destroyed (vv 1-3)

2) False christs (vv 4-5)

3) Wars and Disasters (vv 6-8)

4) Persecution and Apostasy (vv 9-12)

5) The Gospel of the Kingdom Proclaimed (vv 13-14)

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