Series: Half-Truths: What the Bible DOESN’T say Series week 1
Invitation to Worship: from Psalm 25
Leader: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul
All: O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame
Leader: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths
All: Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;
Leader: Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
All: Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!
Leader: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way
All: He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way
Leader: All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees
All: For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great
Leader: Who are they that fear the Lord?
All: He will teach them the way that they should choose
Opening Prayer: by John Wesley
Lord, I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
Exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O Glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:19-20a, Luke 20:9-19
Message: “Everything Happens for a Reason”
Theme: Choice or Predestination? Micromanaging God or Freeing God? Does everything happen for a reason?