Pray Like This! (Ephesians 1:15-19)

December 18, 2016

Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Let us turn from our often weak and worldly prayers in order to learn how to pray according to the more powerful and God-glorifying prayers of Scripture. 

1) Pray with Thanks for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (vv 15-16)

a) Faith in the Lord Jesus

b) Love Toward All the Saints

2) Pray for Continued Growth in the Knowledge of God (vv 17-18a)

3) Pray to Know These Eternal Truths (vv 18b-19)

a) The Hope to which We are Called

b) The Riches of His Inheritance 

c) His Great Power at Work in Us 

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For the Lord’s Day 12.25.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Yes, Sunday will be Christmas day according to the calendar!!  But, it will also be the Lord’s Day just like it is every Sunday.  And so, Covenant Church will gather to give Him the worship that He deserves.  Hoping and praying to see you at 2701 N 7th Street.

Hymns for Worship:

#203 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

#457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

#642 Be Thou My Vision

Pastor Gama’s Sermon Outline:

“The Word Became Flesh”

John 1:1-5

1)  The Identity of The Word

2)  The Preexistence of The Word

3)  The Activity of The Word

4)  Some Implications

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 12.18.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

I am praying for you!  I hope to see you this coming Lord’s Day.  Our God is worthy.  Let’s gather together and give Him the praise He deserves.

Hymns for Worship:

#208 O Come, All Ye Faithful

#498 Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners!

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand (Minor)

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Pray Like This!”

Ephesians 1:15-19

Main IdeaLet us turn from our often weak and worldly prayers in order to learn how to pray according to the more powerful and God-glorifying prayers of Scripture.

1)  Pray with Thanks for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit           (vv 15-16)

a)  Faith in the Lord Jesus

b)  Love Toward All the Saints

2)  Pray for Continued Growth in the Knowledge of God   (vv 17-18a)

3)  Pray to Know These Eternal Truths                                      (vv 18b-19)

a)  The Hope We are Called to

b)  The Riches of His Inheritance

c)  His Great Power at Work in Us

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 12.11.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Ephesians 1:11-14  11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,  12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.  13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,  14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Hymns for Worship:

#218 Angels, from the Realms of Glory

#465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

Come Praise and Glorify (Chester and Kauflin, Sovereign Grace)

Pastor Gama’s Sermon Outline:

“To the Praise of His Glory”

Ephesians 1:11-14

Main Idea: The main work of the Holy Spirit in our salvation is to apply to our lives the redemption purchased by Christ. Praise be to God !!

1)  The Holy Spirit was Provided

2)  The Holy Spirit Applies the Redemption Purchased by Christ

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 12.4.16

Dear Covenant Church Family,

Romans 15:5-6:  “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Hymns for Worship:

#203 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

#251 Beneath the Cross of Jesus (Miner)

In Christ Alone (Getty, Townend)

The Creed of Timothy (Nathan Clark George)

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“True Love Among the Brethren”

James 5:16-20

Main Idea:  Because of our love for one another in Jesus Christ, we, as the family of God, are committed to reconciling with one another and to also lovingly pursue those who wander from the truth.

1)  Enough Love to Reconcile (vv 16-18)

2)  Enough Love to Pursue Anyone Who Wanders from the Truth (vv 19-20)

May God bless you,

pastor scott