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  • Writer's picturePastor Gary

March 14th Worship Program

Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Thank you for joining us for worship this week.

Today, we continue our message series - THE BLESSING. We are looking at the early fathers of our faith as we study Genesis 24-34. This week, as we study Genesis 29, we will see how God responds to the overlooked, disrespected, and unloved.

I pray that your participation in today's worship helps you move closer to Jesus and reveals more of his plan for your life.

Worship Schedule:

8:30 am

Live @Raum Chapel

9:30 am

Live @Wesley Chapel

Live on our Worship Line: (443) 252-2878

11:00 am

Live @Rock Hall Church



This week's announcements

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Order of Worship


Morning Prayer

Opening Songs

Stewardship Moment

Pastoral Prayer


Closing Worship


Songs for worship:


2018 “Honor and Praise”

2037 “I Sing Praises To Your Name”

154 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

189 “Fairest, Lord Jesus”

591“Rescue the Perishing”


Whom Shall I fear

Living Hope

Goodness of God

The Blessing


Message Notes

Genesis #27: The Blessing - God's Love for the Unloved

Genesis 29:1-35

Bottom Line: Our inadequacy releases God’s sufficiency.

Starting out on the right track

Genesis 29:1-14

The Price of Love

Genesis 29:15-30

Leah shares God's Heart

Genesis 29:31-35

Principles to Consider:

  1. Lessons easily learned are often quickly forgotten. Romans 12:2

  2. A lack of truthfulness is fruitful in division. Romans 16:7-8

  3. God's grace is entirely independent. 2 Cor 12:9-10

Bottom Line: Our inadequacy releases God’s sufficiency.


Take It Home

  • How does this passage show us the danger of pushing forward our plans and our way without attention to God and his word? Compare the opening of Genesis 29 with a passage like Genesis 24:10-14. Genesis 24 is to meant to give us a formula, but it shows us a different heart attitude during a search for a wife at what could have been the same well.

  • How do Jacob and Laban discuss the daughters? Notice things like: does Laban ever use their names? What does Jacob demand? Etc. What do you think this observation is teaching us?

  • Do you think Jacob overly focused on Rachel’s looks? How does this mirror our current culture and what kinds of problems are created when we put someone value into how they look or our own value in how we look?

  • How does this passage practically warn us against putting our hopes and desires in another person? Look again at how Jacob interacts with Rachel and Leah’s response to being hated (Genesis 29:31-35).

  • How does God demonstrate his love for the unloved? Why is this such an important part of God’s character for followers of Jesus to realize?


This week's prayer focus:

  • Sunday - Our Mission: God, give us a deep passion for the work of Christ. Luke 4:18-19

  • Monday - Our Church: God, develop spiritual growth & maturity in Your church. Hebrews 5:12-14

  • Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our pastor proclaim Your Word boldly. 2 Timothy 4:2

  • Wednesday - Families: God, help couples be faithful to the marriage promises they made to You and to each other. Hebrews 13:4

  • Thursday - Our Community: God, we thank you for those who serve in our community. 1 John 3:16

  • Friday - Children/Youth: God, help our young people commit themselves to a life of purity of mind and body. Psalm 119:9-11

  • Saturday - Adults: God, help our adults find and fulfill Your purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11-14

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.

  1. Pray that our community would be transformed. Luke 4:18

  2. Pray we could grow as missionaries and evangelists. 2 Timothy 4:5

  3. Pray for enthusiasm in worship. Psalm 100:1-2

  4. Pray for enthusiasm in hospitality. Heb. 13:2

  5. Pray for generosity in our giving. 2 Cor 9:11

  6. Pray for involvement in risk-taking mission and service. James 1:22

  7. Pray for an openness to try new things. Isaiah 43:19


Bible Reading Plan:

Join us for our 5x5x5 New Testament Reading Plan. 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, & 5 questions to go deeper.


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