Sunday Bulletin

January 16, 2022    10AM

In consideration of others and as guests of West High School please . . .

  • Silence your phone.
  • Per school policy, please wear your mask inside, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We have this space until 12pm. Let’s head out at 11:50am. Thank you!

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,
of whom I am the foremost.

1 Timothy 1:15

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP


Zephaniah 3:14-15 (ESV)

14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion;
    shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
    O daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away the judgments against you;
    he has cleared away your enemies.
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
    you shall never again fear evil.

SONG

The Lost Are Found

[Verse 1]
Everlasting, while earthly ages fade 
In mercy, Our God, Your kingdom reigns 
Lord over everything, You are near 
All of the universe at your feet 

In the Savior, injustice brought to right 
For Your glory, that your name be lifted high 
Lord over everything, You are near 
All of the universe at Your feet 

Lord over everything, You are near 
All of the universe at Your feet

[Chorus]
The lost are found, the blind will see 
The lame will walk, the dead will live 
And You, our God, forever You will reign 

Lord over everything, You are near 
All of the universe at Your feet 

Lord over everything, You are near 
All of the universe at Your feet 

[Chorus]

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© 2010 Hillsong Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing). Words and music by Ben Fielding/Sam Knock. CCLI Song No. 5894268.

SONG

The Wonderful Cross

[Verse 1]
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

[Chorus]
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

[Verse 2]
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

[Chorus]

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© 2000 sixsteps Music, worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). Words and music by Chris Tomlin / Jesse Reeves / Isaac Watts / J.D. Walt / Lowell Mason. CCLI Song No. 3148435. 

BAPTISM


Chloe Xiaowen Ahn

  1. Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope, except in His Sovereign mercy?

     

  2. Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone for your salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
  3. Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes a follower of Christ?
  4. Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  5. Do you promise to submit yourself to the government and discipline of the church, and promise to pursue its peace and purity?

SONG

Softly and Tenderly

[Verse 1]
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

[Chorus]
Come home, come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
Calling, O sinner, come home

[Verse 2]
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading
Pleading for you and for me
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies
Mercies for you and for me

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
O for the wonderful love he has promised
Promised for you and for me
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

[Chorus]

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Public Domain, written by Will L. Thompson, 1880

DISMISS CHILDREN
Kids 3 years old through 5th grade
are dismissed to our Children’s Ministry.

 

OFFERTORY

If you would like to give electronically, you may do so here HERE.

There are white baskets in the back of our worship space, where you can give via cash or check.

SERMON

“Kicking against the Goads”


Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-19

Acts 8
And Saul approved of his execution.

And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.

Acts 9
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.3 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. 4 And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5 And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened.

SONG

All the Poor and Powerless

[Verse 1]
All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
And all the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy

[Chorus]
And all will sing out, Hallelujah
And we will cry out Hallelujah

[Verse 2]
All the hearts who are content
And all who feel unworthy
And all who hurt with nothing left
Will know that You are holy 

[Chorus ]

[Bridge]
Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses 
That He is God

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

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© 2011 Integrity’s Alleluia! Music, Integrity’s Praise! Music. Words and music by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan. CCLI Song No. 5881130

BENEDICTION


1 Timothy 1:12-17
(ESV)

15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

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