Worship Preparation: April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

1. Read the sermon text: Genesis 27:1-46

2. Read the sermon summary: In this passage Jacob secures the blessing from his father, Isaac, by deception. Like Abraham and Sarah before them, Rebekah and Jacob believe the promise of God and yet seek to obtain it by ungodly means. In chapter 26, Isaac is portrayed as one who obeys the voice of the Lord. Yet, here in chapter 27, Jacob obeys the voice of his mother even though her advice is immoral. And because of this Jacob encounters much trouble and pain. But when Christ, Jacob’s descendent, encountered temptation he refused to be deceived by the devil. He obeyed the voice of the Lord. He lived by the words of God. And though, because of this, he deserved a life of plenty and ease and God’s blessing, he laid down his life in suffering and pain so that we might enjoy the blessing of God instead.

3. Read the following song lyrics in relationship to the sermon:

Come Thou Fount of Ev’ry Blessing
Come Thou fount of ev'ry blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise mine Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I'm come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wand'ring from the fold of God
He to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter
Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

CCLI Song # 108389
John Wyeth | Robert Robinson
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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CCLI License # 11078052

Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Jeremy Fisher


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