June 20th Worship Program
Updated: Jun 21, 2021
Thank you for joining us for worship this Father's Day Weekend.
Today, we continue a new message series THE LIFE as Joseph gets to see his family for the first time in over 20 years. It's not the reunion we had hoped for, that will come later. First there is some work that needs to be done in Joseph's family; work that brings them closer together and closer to God. This same work can be done in us today.
I pray that your participation in today's worship helps you move closer to Jesus and reveals more of his plan for your life.
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This week's announcements:
Today's Order of Worship
Songs for worship:
2223 “THEY’LLL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE”
140 “GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS”
710 “FAITH OF OUR FATHERS”
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Lord I Need You
Genesis #38: The Life - Here come the Chickens Genesis 42:1-38
Proverbs 22:8 Job 4:8
You can’t erase a guilty conscience.
A Sure Sign of a Bad Memory Genesis 42:1–4 Guilt can keep us stuck in the past. Genesis 42:5–13 A Calloused Conscience
Genesis 42:14–24 How to get past our past? Step one, _______ ____ ________
Genesis 42:25–35 How to get past our past? Step two: _______ ____ ________
1 John 1:9
Genesis 42:36–38 Guilt from the past can rob us of our future.
John 21:15-19 Luke 19:10 1 Peter 5:8 1 Peter 2:24 Romans 8:1–2
This week's prayer focus:
Sunday - Our Mission: God, increase the desire of believers to fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20
Monday - Our Church: God, direct our vision for the Future. Proverbs 19:21
Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our ministers and volunteers persevere in Your work. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Wednesday - Families: God, help our families be committed to the Lord and His Work. Joshua 24:15
Thursday - Our Community: God, bring salvation to the lost. Luke 19:10
Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people set an example of godliness for others. 1 Timothy 4:12
Saturday - Adults: God, give our adults discernment to not be deceived by the world and Satan.1 Peter 5:8
Merger Prayer Focus: Transforming Church and community
Jesus calls us to not only make new disciples, but in the process to transform the world. That starts with transforming our church and our community into a more loving, Christ-centered, grace-filled place.
Pray that our community would be transformed. Luke 4:18
Pray we could grow as missionaries and evangelists. 2 Timothy 4:5
Pray for enthusiasm in worship. Psalm 100:1-2
Pray for enthusiasm in hospitality. Heb 13:2
Pray for generosity in our giving. 2 Cor 9:11
Pray for involvement in risk-taking mission and service. James 1:22
Pray for an openness to try new things.Isaiah 43:19
Take it Home:
Read Genesis 42:1-25
In what ways does Joseph treat his brothers harshly? Is this expected or surprising? How does Genesis 42:9 inform what’s going on for us here?
The brothers go through a taste of what Joseph experienced over his 13 years in slavery and prison. We see they experienced a lot of fear (Genesis 42:28, 35). Likewise they are held in prison for three days (Genesis 42:18). Joseph also speaks roughly to them, holds back information and takes them through a test. Why would God take them through this kind of experience? Reuben gives us a good idea of what they were thinking, but he takes it as a retribution and almost karmic (bad things happen to bad people) interpretation. Does God have a bigger goal in mind for them than what Rueben thinks?
Joseph takes them through a test of their truthfulness and loyalty. He requires that they verify their story by bringing their youngest brother to Egypt. To ensure they have to come back he requires they leave behind Simeon. The test is, will they come back or will they leave him? Describe how the brothers treated Joseph in Genesis 37 and how does this test point to some level of change in them?
Reconciliation language is used when the Bible describes what God has done for his people through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. What kind of “cost” did it require of God for our reconciliation? What kind of response do the people of God need to take? Read Romans 3:23-26 and 5:10 and answer those questions.
The message emphasizes that God doesn’t require a payment for reconciliation but gives grace at the cost to himself. How can followers of Jesus model this action of God’s grace in their day to day lives?
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