For the Lord’s Day 1.29.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

South Texas Presbytery has it’s quarterly meeting this Friday and Saturday in Bryan, TX.  A few of us will be leaving early Friday morning and will not be back until Saturday evening.  We would appreciate your prayers for our travel and the meeting.  If the Lord wills… we will see you Sunday morning for worship!

Hymns for Worship:

#111 This is My Father’s World

Psalm 6 – Gently, Gently (Nathan Clark George)

Psalm 103:11-13 (Trinity Psalter)

#648 My Jesus, I Love Thee

Pastor Scott’s Sermon Outline:

“Brought Near From Far Away”

Ephesians 2:11-13

Main Idea:  Let us never forget from how far away our God has brought us in Christ.

1)  You Were Lost and Far From God (vv 11-12)

  1.   You Were Uncircumcised
  2.   You Were Separated from Christ
  3.   You Were Alienated from God’s People
  4.   You Were Strangers to the Covenants
  5.   You Had No Hope
  6.   You Were Without God

 

2)  You Are Now In Christ (v 13)

  1.  Brought Near
  2.  By The Blood

May God bless you,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 1.22.17

Dear Covenant Church Family,

“When God regenerates a soul, He brings him into light, causing him to see that his misery consists in being separated from God, in not being conformed to Him, and in being subject to His wrath.  He also causes him to see that all his salvation, delight, enjoyment, and bliss consists in seeing God, having Him as a reconciled God, living in fellowship with Him, and loving and fearing Him.”

Wilhelmus á Brakel, The Christian’s Reasonable Service, Soli Deo Gloria Publications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994, Vol. 2, pp. 237.

Hymns for Worship:

#101 Come, Thou Almighty King

Beneath the Cross of Jesus (Christopher Miner)

Let us Love and Sing and Wonder (Laura Taylor)

Pastor Gama’s Sermon Outline:

“Such a Great Salvation”

Ephesians 2:4-10

Main IdeaThe biblical teaching of salvation by grace through faith in Christ is one of the core doctrines of reformed Christianity. When by the help of the Holy Spirit people understand their natural and terrible spiritual condition, they are ready to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ.

1)  How?

2)  Outcome

3)  Fruits

May God bless you,

pastor scott