For the Lord’s Day 6.19.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

I came across a few thoughts from a 17th century puritan preacher:

“Do we love the Word preached?  Do we prize it in our judgments? Do we receive it into our hearts? Do we fear the loss of the Word preached more than the loss of peace and trade? Do we attend to the Word with reverential devotion? When the judge is giving his charge on the bench, all attend. When the Word is preached, the great God is giving his charge. Do we listen to it as to a matter of life and death? This is a good sign that we love the Word.”

Thomas Watson, The Godly Man’s Picture, The Banner of Truth Trust, Carlisle, PA, 1999, pp. 65-66.

Hymns for Worship:

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

#498 Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

#500 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

Sermon Outline:

“Let’s Boast About This”

James 1:9-11

Main Idea:  The gospel teaches both the poor and the rich Christian how to joyfully live everyday by faith alone in Christ alone.

 1)  The Poor Christian’s Boast (v 9)

2)  The Rich Christian’s Boast (v 10a)

3)  All Fades Away (vv 10b-11)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 6.12.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelm us.”

Jerry Bridges, You Can Trust God, Navpress, Colorado Springs, CO, 1989, pp. 13.

Hymns for Worship:

Hail To The Lord’s Anointed (Montgomery, McCracken)

#465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

#53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (based on Psalm 103)

Sermon Outline:

“Got Wisdom?”

James 1:5-8

Main IdeaGod’s people run to Him for wisdom believing that He will supply all the necessary wisdom in any and every situation.

1)  Go to God for Wisdom (v 5)

2)  Believe God for Wisdom (v 6a)

3)  Don’t Doubt God’s Wisdom (vv 6b-8)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

The Trials of Life (James 1:1-4)

May 29, 2016

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Our sovereign God is graciously at work in the trials of our lives to make us into the people that He wants us to be.

1) God’s Word for Christians in the World (v 1)

2) Trials Faced with Joy (v 2)

3) Trials Make Us Stronger (v 3)

4) Trials Make Us Mature (v 4)

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For the Lord’s Day 6.3.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Pastor Gama will be continuing his sermon series in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah this week.  We are praying for God’s blessing upon us as we prepare to gather and worship Him.  See you Sunday!!

Hymns for Worship:

#295 Crown Him with Many Crowns

#642 Be Thou My Vision

#252 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

#726 Spirit of the Living God

Sermon Outline:

“Biblical Generosity”

Nehemiah 5:14-19

1)  First Aspect:  Saying No

2)  Second Aspect:  Unconditional Commitment

3)  Third Aspect:  Hospitality

May God bless you,

pastor scott