This Lord’s Day, our speaker will be Mark Buhr. His message, from Galatians 6:9, will focus on the promises of God that empower the Christian to perseverance and faithful service.
The hymns selected for the worship service encourage perseverance and faithful service, reminding us of the One whom we serve.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 95:1-3
Hymn 3 Holy, Holy, Holy
Note: In the sermon text, Paul speaks of the reward that awaits those who persevere in faithful service. This beloved hymn reminds us of the ultimate reason that we pursue such rewards. Some day we will join all the faithful of all generations, “casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea” (cf. Revelation 4:2-6).
Note: John Newton originally published this hymn with the title, “Perseverance.” Though we are weak and encounter “many foes,” we persevere because “Jesus strengthens ev’ry saint with power from on high.”
Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Hymn 560 Take My Life and Let It Be
Note: Rather than becoming “weary of doing good,” in this song we pray that the Lord will take our hands, feet, voice, possessions, mind—our whole heart, and use them in his service.
Message Empowered by God’s Promise
Hymn 4 Praise Ye Jehovah
Note: Our great God comforts and preserves us. And he has promised that glories await us; there are “crowns to be won.” So, let us not grow weary of doing good.
Prayer Response John Miles
Benediction John Miles