For the Lord’s Day 8.28.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Please remember that you have another opportunity this week to give toward the relief efforts that are taking place in Louisiana.  Many of our own sister churches and members were impacted by the flooding.  Praise the Lord that $1800 has already been donated for this effort.  Also, 4 or 5 men are leaving tomorrow morning, Sat. Aug, 27, to be on site for the next several days in order to lend a hand.  Pray for them.

Hymns for Worship:

#2 O Worship the King (from Psalm 104)

Abide With Me (Words: Lyte; Music: Justin Smith)

#455 And Can It Be that I Should Gain

Sermon Outline:

“Under His Wings”

Ruth 1:22-2:10

1)  First Act: The Return to Bethlehem

2)  Second Act: The Hesed of God

3)  Third Act: A New Beginning

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.21.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“We must begin by admitting that people and situations do not cause us to speak as we do. Our hearts control our words. People and situations simply provide the occasion for the heart to express itself.”

Paul David Tripp, War of Words, P&R Publishing, Phillipsburg, NJ, 2000, pp. 126.

Hymns for Worship:

#38 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

#521 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

#122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory

Sermon Outline:

“Taming These Tongues”

James 3:1-12

Main IdeaThe sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit is our only hope for a tamed tongue that can be used for the glory of God.

1)  Stumbling Tongues (vv 1-2)

2)  Powerful Tongues (vv 3-5a)

3)  Destructive Tongues (vv 5b-8)

4)  Inconsistent Tongues (vv 9-12)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.14.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.”

– Martin Luther

Hymns for Worship:

Lord, Protect Your People – Psalm 14 (Nathan C. George)

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Townend)

#468 My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Sermon Outline:

“Faith: Dead or Alive!”

James 2:14-26

Main IdeaA living faith shows itself in works of obedience that brings glory to God.

1)  A Dead Faith Is All Talk (vv 14-17)

2)  A Dead Faith Can Be Orthodox (vv 18-19)

3)  A Living Faith Desires to Obey God’s Will (vv 20-24)

4)  A Living Faith Desires What is Right Before God (vv 25-26)

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 8.7.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

We pray that you are prayerfully preparing yourself for the upcoming worship service this Lord’s Day.  Pastor Gama will be preaching this week from the Old Testament book of Ruth.  You can see the outline below.  And since, this is the first Sunday of the month we will also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together so please keep that in mind as well.

Pastor Gama and I will also be out of the office this Friday and Saturday due to our quarterly Presbytery meeting.  We are meeting in Austin at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

Hymns for Worship:

#598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

#507 Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

Behold the Lamb (Getty, Townend)

The Creed of Timothy (Nathan Clark George)

Sermon Outline:

“Decisions”

Ruth 1:1-7

1)  Our Decisions During Turbulent Times

2)  Our Decisions and the Faithfulness of God

May God bless you,

pastor scott

Playing Favorites (James 2:1-13)

July 31, 2016

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: May we who hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ be ready and willing to joyfully show others the same grace and mercy that our Lord has first shown to us.

1) Playing Favorites is an Evil Game to Play (vv 1-4)

2) Playing Favorites is Not God’s Game (vv 5-7)

3) Playing Favorites Transgresses the Law to Love (vv 8-11)

4) Playing Favorites and Judgment Day (vv 12-13)

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