The text this week is Galatians 4:8-20. We’ll be looking at it for examples of examples – good ones and bad ones. Our worship theme is “Come Down, O Love Divine,” since one of the examples we’ll see is selflessness. The visual theme is “imitation.”
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Psalm 115:1-18 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! 2Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” 3Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. 5They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. 6They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. 7They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat. 8Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them. 9O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. 10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. 11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield. 12The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron; 13he will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great. 14May the Lord give you increase, you and your children! 15May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth! 16The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man. 17The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence. 18But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord!
Philippians 2:1-4 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Peter 2:20-25 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
I Shall Not Want
Come Down O Love Divine
For Today (no video available)