For the Lord’s Day 8.2.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Deuteronomy 6:4-7  4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Ephesians 6:4  4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6  6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Hymns for Worship:

#2 O Worship The King (based on Psalm 104)

Arise, My Soul, Arise

#427 Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands

#726 Spirit of the Living God

Sermon Outline:

“His Children”

Psalm 127:3-5

Main Idea:  God’s people trust His covenantal promises from generation to generation.

1)  Children Are Given By The Lord (v 3)

2)  Children Are Prepared For The Lord (v 4)

3)  Children Are Reared To Serve The Lord (v 5)

God Bless you all,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 7.26.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

The following is from Henry Scudder’s book entitled “The Christian’s Daily Walk.”  The section deals with reasons against anxious care, and for quiet trust in God.

Inordinate (excessive) care of earthly things is exceedingly hurtful: for besides that it breeds many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in perdition, 1 Tim 6:9, it does hinder the care of things spiritual and heavenly.  It causes persons either not to come at all to the means of salvation, Matt 22:5; Luke 14:18, or if they come to the word, prayer, sacraments, good company, and good conference, to depart without spiritual profit, Matt 13:22; Ezek 33:31.  It will cause a man to err from the faith, 1 Tim 6:10, and to be altogether unfit for death, and unprepared for his latter end.  For when any one part draws more nourishment to itself than it ought, some other parts must needs be hindered in their growth; and when the strength of the ground is spent in nourishing weeds, tares, or corn of little worth, the good wheat is obstructed in its growth, choked, or starved, Phil 3:19.  “He whose cares are too much about the earth, his cares will be too little about the things of heaven.”

Henry Scudder, The Christian’s Daily Walk, Sprinkle Publications, Harrisburg, Virginia, 1984, pp. 188-189.

Hymns for Worship:

Psalm 145:1-10 (Tune is #441 from hymnal, Jesus Shall Reign)

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

#674 I Need Thee Every Hour

Sermon Outline:

“Trusting the Lord”

Psalm 127:1-5

Main Idea:  For God’s glory, Christians live, work, and play in submission to the Lord and trust Him with the outcome in all things.

1)  As We Live in This Fallen World (vv 1-2)

2)  As We Raise the Kids (vv 3-5)

may God bless you all,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 7.19.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Just as God’s people gladly gathered in Jerusalem to worship, I pray that you are gladly preparing to be in the house of the Lord this coming Lord’s Day.  I hope to see you!!!

Hymns and Psalms for Worship:

#369 Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns

Psalm 6 “Gently, Gently”

Psalm 103:11-13

#353 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

Sermon Outline:

“Gathering To Worship”

Psalm 122:1-9

 Main IdeaGod’s Church gladly gathers together under His rule for His glory and our good.

 1)  Gathering in Gladness (vv 1-2)

2)  Gathering in Unity (vv 3-4)

3)  Gathering Under God’s Rule (v 5)

4)  Gathering For Peace (vv 6-9)

May God bless you all,

pastor scott

Do Not Steal (Exodus 20:15)

June 28, 2015

Pastor Gama Pozos

Main Idea: As we reflect on the teaching of the Eighth Commandment, we should be ready to evaluate ourselves in the light of the Holy Scriptures and to one more time look at the cross of Jesus and listen to His words: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

I. Why should we not steal?

II. How do we steal?

III. What shall we do?

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