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Heart Prep for Sunday July 23, 2023

Guest Preacher Mark Swirsky will be teaching on “The Care and Feeding of Your Pastor” using various passages from Scripture.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 230723 Heart Prep

The Care and Feeding of Your Pastor and His Wife

Call to Worship:
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Fairest Lord Jesus

Scripture Reading:
Colossians 4:2-4“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.”

2 Thessalonians 3:1“Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; …”

Romans 15:30-32“Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; …”

2 Thessalonians 3:2“…and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.”

1 Corinthians 16: 17-18I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have supplied what was lacking on your part. For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-7“But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you, for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith; “

Worship Set:
Your Love Defends Me
Come Down O Love Divine
More Like Jesus

Preparation for Prayer:
Blessed Be the Tie (Sarah Groves)

Closing Song:
Carry Your Love (Caedmon’s Call)

Scripture for Meditation:
Philippians 4:15-18“You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.”

Philippians 2:22“But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.”

Philippians 2:25“But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need;”

Ephesians 4:11-12“And he gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service to the building up of the body of Christ;”