Worship Preparation: January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Read the sermon text: Acts 17:22-31
 
Read the sermon summary: For our first three sermons in the new year, we will be focusing on the first part of our mission statement: “We exist to love God's glory, so we can love God's people, and go out in love to serve God's world.” We love God’s glory by discovering and delighting in who he is. In this first of three sermons on the attributes of God, we will consider what it means that God is self-sufficient and independent in himself. The technical term for this is the aseity of God. What does it mean that God is completely independent of everything else in all creation? Why does it matter? What does it matter for you? In preparation for the sermon, consider the following questions: What do we learn from verses 24-27 about who God is (perhaps make a list of the attributes you find)? How might the truths in verse 25 be contrary to what many religious people think? What reason does Paul give at the end of verse 25 for why God is not served by human hands and does not need anything?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
All Creatures Of Our God And King
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him allelui
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia
 
Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in Heav'n along
O praise Him alleluia
Thou rising moon in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening find a voice
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia
 
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him alleluia
Praise praise the Father praise the Son
And praise the Spirit three in One
O praise Him O praise Him
Alleluia alleluia alleluia
 
O alleluia alleluia
O alleluia alleluia
O alleluia alleluia
O alleluia alleluia alleluia
 
CCLI Song # 3608102
Brent Milligan | David Crowder | St. Francis of Assisi | William Henry Draper
© Words: Public Domain
Music: 2002 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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Moon & Musky Music
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CCLI License # 11078052
 
Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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