Lifespring Church—August 1, 2021
I Timothy: Basic Teaching for the Normal Christian Life
I Timothy 4:6-11 Training for Godliness(ESV 1178)
Call to Worship: Psalm 2:1-12 (p 21)
*Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (p 23)
*Thine Is the Glory (p 110)
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 9 (p 632)
Confession of Sin: Dear Father, how faithful you have been to us. The earth resounds with evidence that you have kept your promises. Our lives and our church testify to your stead-fast love. You answer prayers and we know this. How far the gap between your holiness and our unholiness. How much unneccessary anxiety affects us physically, emotionally, and relationally. How much unbelief permeates our lives and we waver between listing to the world, the devil and our own feelings, and trusting in your rock solid word. How willfilly naive and vulnerable we are to the devils attacks. Forgive us, O Father, according to the sufficiencey of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Help us to grab and hold your promises with confidence. Help us to desire godliness. Help us to see your wonderful providences and renew our minds continually, taking every thought captive. Make us happy and confidence in and through you.
Assurance of Pardon through The Gospel of Jesus Christ:
*O God, Our Help in Ages Past(p 55)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
*All I Have Is Christ (p 389)
New City Catechism Question 31: What do we believe by true faith?Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Scripture Memory:Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Proclamation from Gods Word:I Timothy 4:6-11 Training for Godliness(ESV 1178)
Response of Celebration and Faith
*How Firm a Foundation(p 364)