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Heart Prep for Sunday, August 25th, 2019

This is the final week in our summer Stewardship series. The text is 1st Peter 4:7-11, and the focus is on being good stewards of the multi-faceted grace that God has poured out on us. The worship theme, based on the last verse of the text, is “That God May Be Glorified,” and the visual theme is chapels in the mountains, which captures both God’s surpassing glory and our stewardship.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 190825 Heart Prep

1 Peter 4:10-11 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.

Psalm 34:1-3 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 3Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!

Psalm 105:1-3 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 2Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 3  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

Rejoice – Dustin Kensrue

Crown Him with Many Crowns – #234

Be Magnified

Yet not I, but Through Christ in Me

Preparation for Prayer:
Glory Will Cover the Earth

Closing Worship:
Look Ye Saints

Bonus: We’ll be watching a bit of this great video from the EFCA about the work of Crossover Bible Church. Can you guess the connection?

Scripture for Meditation
Ephesians 1:3-14 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.