Updated: Jun 7, 2021
Thank you for joining us for worship this weekend.
Today, we continue a new message series THE LIFE.
Waiting. It doesn't matter if it's a red light, in a doctor's office, or in the drive thru; we seldom enjoy it. But it's worse when we wait on God for some reason. We'd never say it, but our attitude and behavior often reveal that we feel we deserve an answer from God; and not just any answer, it needs to be the one we want. But what if it's not...
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
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Today's Order of Worship
Songs for worship:
2087 “We Will Glorify the King of Kings”
172 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
419 “I Am Thine, O Lord”
Great Are You Lord
How Deep The Father's Love For Us
O Come To The Altar
Stand In Your Love
Genesis #35: The Blessing - Waiting...
Some time later...
While you are waiting, God is _______________.
God’s delays are not necessarily ______ ____________.
Isaiah 64:4 2 Peter 3:9
What if the God you are waiting for is ___________ _____ _____?
Don’t waste the ___________!
This week's prayer focus:
Sunday - Our Mission: God, grant boldness and opportunities for us to share the Gospel with others. Ephesians 6:19
Monday - Our Church: God, help us be financially responsible and good stewards of the blessings You’ve provided. Malachi 3:10
Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, allow nothing to hinder our ministers and volunteers from Your calling on their lives. Nehemiah 6:3
Wednesday - Families: God, help us recognize the importance of first making disciples of Christ in our homes. Proverbs 22:6
Thursday - Our Community: God, we ask for your healing of the broken structures and systems in our community. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people humbly submit to and honor those in authority over them. Ephesians 6:1-3
Saturday - Adults: God cause our adults to humble themselves and seek Your face. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Merger Prayer Focus: Making New Disciples
The “Great Commission,” as it is called, sends Jesus’ disciples out into the world to make new disciples. We are to go into all the world, presenting the Good News message and inviting others to become disciples. A disciple is one who follows the teacher, learning from the teacher, and doing what the teacher instructs.
Pray for new people. Matthew 28:19
Pray for children. Matthew 19:14
Pray for young families. Rom 10:14-15
Pray for more diverse people. Revelation 7:9
Pray that God would bring people from all directions. Luke 13:29
Pray for unchurched people. Acts 1:8
Pray for people to accept Christ as Savior. John 14:6
Take it Home:
Read Genesis 40:1-23
One of the major themes in the Joseph story is God’s providence. Providence is the idea that God directs events of the world and cares for his people. How has the Joseph story shown you God’s providence?
(For a great, short video on providence you can watch this from the Village Church).
How does Joseph show us a godly attitude while in prison? What would his time there have looked like if he did not have those dreams at the beginning of his story in Genesis 37 guiding him? What would it have been like if his attitude was one of self-pity instead of service?
What do we learn about Pharaoh from these verses?
Joseph served God and the people in the prison, but is “forgotten”. Joseph would not realize this until days and weeks had already gone by. What is the significance of this detail in the Joseph story and how does God use something like this to grow Joseph spiritually?
How has God been using the recent circumstances of our world in your life to form and shape your faith and your character?
Bible Reading Plan:
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