Worship Preparation: April 11, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Read the sermon text: Philippians 4:2-9
Read the sermon summary: Is your life characterized by peace? Where do you go or what do you do to try and obtain peace and rest? In this passage, as Paul begins to wrap up his letter to the Philippians, peace is a major theme. Notice in verses 2-5, Paul encourages peace between two individuals who had been in conflict. Then, in verses 6-7, he addresses the antidote to anxiety. In verses 8-9, he gives instructions followed by a promise that “the God of peace will be with you.” This Sunday, we will consider these paths to peace. How do we maintain peace between one another in the church? How do we strive for peace with all people? What produces peace in the midst of many anxieties? In preparation for the sermon, spend some time reflecting on the commands in verses 6, 8, and 9.
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
It Is Well With My Soul
When peace like a river
Attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
Thou hast taught me to say
It is well
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul
Tho' Satan should buffet
Tho' trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ hath regarded
My helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood
For my soul

My sin O the bliss
Of this glorious tho't
My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross
And I bear it no more
Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord O my soul

And Lord haste the day
When the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound
And the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well
With my soul
CCLI Song # 25376
Horatio Gates Spafford | Philip Paul Bliss
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Leading Music: Seth Hubler

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