Gift of Freedom Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Gift of Freedom Celebration Introduction:
Although Jesus Christ died for the sin that would otherwise deliver us to damnation and He gifted us Salvation, we are still free to choose our course in life; will this choice be doing good or evil?
Today’s lessons bring us examples of freedom to do that which is good works, pleasing to the Lord, and that which will allow us to enter the gates of hell of our own choosing. Where are our hearts, souls and minds today?
Whether we visit the story in 1 Kings 21 or 2 Sam. 11, mankind is tempted to engage sinful behavior through unfettered wicked desire.
Our psalm reaches out and prays for guidance.
In Galatians, the Apostle Paul guides his church people to both understand the gift of salvation and make best choices.
Luke, Apostle and Evangelist, compares greater and lesser debt. We know both are able to be unselfishly offered and graciously accepted.
This is a good time for us to reflect on our own lives, seek guidance and make our lives paths straight.
Rock of Ages
Augustus Toplady (1775).
– performed by Antrim Mennonite Choir.
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.
Gift of Freedom Celebration Scripture:
Jezebel came to him and said, “Why are you so depressed that you will not eat?” 1 Kings 21:5.
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. Ps. 5:8.
We know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. Gal. 2:16.
I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little. Luke 7:47.
Lord God of mercy and healing,
you who hear the cries of those in need,
receive these petitions of your people
that all who are troubled
may know peace, comfort, and courage.
heal our lives,
that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds
and offer you thanks from generation to generation
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
My Jesus I Love Thee.
William Featherstone (1864).
– performed by CRC Worship
My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign;
my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.
Prayer: Lord God of compassion,
you suffer in the grief of your people,
and you are present to heal and forgive.
May the sun of your justice rise on every night of oppression,
and may the warm rays of your healing love
renew each troubled mind;
for you are the God of salvation and new life,
made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!
Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
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