This week Pastor Bob DeGray continues his series on the Life of David. This week we’ll look at the friendship between David and Jonathan and see that the best friend places himself second. The worship theme is “What a Friend” (focusing on Jesus) and the visual theme is “clasping hands.”
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 220221 Heart Prep
Call to Worship:
O Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down
Psalm 111:1–10 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. 2Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. 3Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. 4He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. 5He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. 6He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. 7The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; 8they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. 9He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name! 10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Whom Shall I Fear? (God of Angel Armies)
Preparation for Communion:
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Be Still my Soul
Scripture for Meditation:
Job 6:14 “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 27:9–10 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. 10Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
John 15:12–17 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17These things I command you, so that you will love one another.