How To Pray: Part II (Matthew 6:9-15)

August 30, 2015

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Jesus gives us this model of prayer which reminds us of the important things in life.

1.) Praying for Our Father’s Glory in All Things (v. 9)

2.) Praying for Our Father’s Kingdom to Come (v. 10a)

3.) Praying for Our Father’s Will to be Done (v. 10b)

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For the Lord’s Day 8.30.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

We will continue along with Jesus’ teaching on prayer this week as we look at what is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer.  In this prayer Jesus teaches His followers how to pray.  And as we pay close attention to the subject matter of this prayer, we also learn about some of the most important things in this life.

Westminster Larger Catechism Question #186:

What rule hath God given for our direction in the duty of prayer?

Answer:

The whole word of God is of use to direct us in the duty of prayer,(1) but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which our Savior Christ taught his disciples, commonly called The Lord’s Prayer.(2)

(1) 1 John 5:14; (2) Matt. 6:9-13

Hymns for Worship:

#598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Blessed Are All They – Psalm 1 (Nathan C. George)

#383 Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast (same tune as “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”)

Sermon Outline:

“How To Pray:  Part II”

Matthew 6:9-15

Main Idea:  Jesus gives us this model prayer which reminds us of the important things in life.

1)  Praying for Our Father’s Glory in All Things (v 9)

2)  Praying for Our Father’s Kingdom to Come (v 10a)

3)  Praying for Our Father’s Will to be Done (v 10b)

May God bless you all,

pastor scott

Picnic on Friday, August 28th

Don’t forget our church picnic Friday at 6:00 p.m. Please bring side dishes and/or desserts to share; hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Also, you may want to bring extra lawn chairs and outdoor games. See you Friday night!

Sermon Info for 8.23.15

Dear Church Family:
 
This coming Lord’s day we will conclude our study in the Ten Commandments. As we studied the Decalogue, we learned and remembered that if we fail to obey the first commandment you shall have no other gods before meit would be impossible to love, adore, and serve the God of the Bible the way he requires in his law.  Furthermore, we will neither love nor serve our neighbor as ourselves. We need a saviorthe Lord Jesus. In a sense, the Decalogue concludes by teaching us that if our hearts are not submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we will have inordinate sinful desires that are at the root of our failing to obey the other commandments. We need a savior—the Lord Jesus, our God.
 
Sermon Outline
 
The Tenth Commandment
Exodus 20:17
   
About Coveting
 
I.       Definition
II.     A heart problem
III.   Its effects
IV.    The Bible and coveting
V.      Real contentment
 
Looking forward to see you all this Lord’s day!!
 
Pastor Gama

For the Lord’s Day 8.23.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

 

Pastor Gama will be finishing up his sermon series on the Ten Commandments this week.  That means we will be looking at the tenth commandment which is “Thou shalt not covet.”
ESV Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

 

We will also be singing a new song this week.  It is based on Psalm 1.  I encourage you to click on the following link so that you can listen to this song.

 

Hymns for Worship:
#101 Come, Thou Almighty King
Blessed Are All They – Psalm 1
#521 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

 

May God bless you all as you finish out your week and prepare to gather to worship our risen King Jesus.
Pastor Scott

How To Pray (Matthew 6:5-8)

August 16, 2015

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea:  Some pray to impress or manipulate, but Christians pray from a sincere and humble heart to their Father in heaven.

1) The Christian’s Duty to Pray

2) How The Hypocrites Pray

3) How Not To Pray Like The Hypocrites

4) How The Gentiles Pray

5) How Not To Pray Like The Gentiles

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For the Lord’s Day 8.16.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

How is your personal prayer life?  Are any of us ever satisfied with our prayer life?  Probably not!  And yet, we all know and all are quick to admit how important prayer is for us as Christians.  Our sermon this week will focus on a portion of what Jesus teaches us about prayer.  I am praying that we will all be motivated to persevere in our personal prayer life.

Hymns for Worship:

#263 Lift High the Cross

#455 And Can It Be That I Should Gain

#628 Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare

Sermon Outline:

“How To Pray”

Matthew 6:5-8

Main Idea:  Some pray to impress or manipulate, but Christians pray from a sincere and humble heart to their Father in heaven.

 1)  The Christian’s Duty to Pray

2)  How The Hypocrites Pray

3)  How Not To Pray Like The Hypocrites

4)  How The Gentiles Pray

5)  How Not To Pray Like The Gentiles

May God bless you all,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.9.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

This culture that we live in today is full of things to do on the Lord’s Day.  Much has changed from the days when I grew up in South Carolina.  Back then you might find a gas station open so that you could buy some gas for your car, but that was about it.  And so, attending the Lord’s Day worship service was a ‘no-brainer’ for those professing faith in Jesus Christ.  But not today because you have so many options before you.  You know what they are!!  What are your plans for this Lord’s Day?  Are you making plans to be found among God’s people in the divine service of worship?  I hope so!!  And may our God be glorified among us as we give to Him the honor and the glory that belongs to Him alone.  Soli Deo gloria!

Hymns for Worship:

#11 – Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God (Ps 72:8,11-12,18-19)

Jesus’ Precious Blood (Red Mountain Music)

#457  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Sermon Outline:

“The Christian’s Daily Walk”

Colossians 2:6-7

 Main Idea:  From the beginning to the end, the life of the Christian is a life in Christ.

 1)  Received Christ Jesus The Lord

2)  Rooted in Christ Jesus The Lord

3)  Built Up in Christ Jesus The Lord

4)  Established in The Faith

5)  Abounding in Thanksgiving

May God Bless you all,

pastor scott