August 2, 2020

Here is the worship guide for Sunday, August 2, 2020.

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The livestream will begin at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page.

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Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Words by William Williams, music by John Hughes

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty; hold me with Thy pow’rful hand;
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more,
feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliv’rer, strong Deliv’rer, be Thou still my strength and shield,
be Thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside;
bear me through the swelling current, land me safe on Canaan’s side;
songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee,
I will ever give to Thee.

Hymn: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

Words by Henry Williams Baker, set to a traditional Irish melody

The King of love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul He leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow, with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed, but yet in love He sought me;
and on His shoulder gently laid, and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill, with You, dear Lord, beside me;
Your rod and staff my comfort still, Your cross before to guide me.

You spread a table in my sight; Your saving grace bestowing;
and O, what transport of delight from Your pure chalice flowing!

And so through all the length of days Your goodness fails me never.
Good Shepherd, may I sing Your praise within Your house forever.

Scripture Reading and Prayer:

Psalm 144 (ESV) Of David.

Blessed be the Lord, my rock,
who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle;
he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.

O Lord, what is man that you regard him,
or the son of man that you think of him?
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.

Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!
Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;
send out your arrows and rout them!
Stretch out your hand from on high;
rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song to you, O God;
upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10  who gives victory to kings,
who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11  Rescue me and deliver me
from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

12  May our sons in their youth
be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
cut for the structure of a palace;
13  may our granaries be full,
providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;
14  may our cattle be heavy with young,
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15  Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

Sermon: “The Drunkard and the Glutton”

We will look at several Proverbs, including some of the following:

Proverbs 20:1 (ESV)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Proverbs 21:17 (ESV)

17  Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;
he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Proverbs 21:20 (ESV)

20  Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 23:20–21 (ESV)

20  Be not among drunkards
or among gluttonous eaters of meat,
21  for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 23:29–35 (ESV)

29  Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30  Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine.
31  Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.
32  In the end it bites like a serpent
and stings like an adder.
33  Your eyes will see strange things,
and your heart utter perverse things.
34  You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
like one who lies on the top of a mast.
35  “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt;
they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
I must have another drink.”

Proverbs 25:16 (ESV)

16  If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:27 (ESV)

27  It is not good to eat much honey,
nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.

Proverbs 27:7 (ESV)

One who is full loathes honey,
but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

Proverbs 27:20 (ESV)

20  Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

Proverbs 28:7 (ESV)

The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding,
but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Proverbs 31:4–7 (ESV)

It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine,
or for rulers to take strong drink,
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed
and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing,
and wine to those in bitter distress;
let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.

Philippians 3:17–21 (ESV)

17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Hymn: “My Soul Finds Rest”
Words and music by Aaron Keys and Stuart Townend

My soul finds rest in God alone, my rock and my salvation,
a fortress strong against my foes. And I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse, and lies like arrows pierce me,
I’ll fix my heart on righteousness, I’ll look to Him who hears me.

O praise Him, hallelujah, my delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing, my Redeemer, my God.

Find rest, my soul, in God alone amid the worlds temptations;
when evil seeks to take a hold, I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go, don’t set your heart upon them;
the fields of hope in which I sow are harvested in heaven.

O praise Him, hallelujah, my delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing, my Redeemer, my God.

I’ll set my gaze on God alone and trust in Him completely;
with every day pour out my soul, and He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath, a sigh too brief to measure,
my King has crushed the curse of death, and I am His forever.

O praise Him, hallelujah, my delight and my reward,
everlasting, never failing, my Redeemer, my God.

2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.