Welcome: Pastor Stanley Mikles
Songs: “I saw the Light” and
"How Deep the Father's Love for Us" (music team)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 100
We then paused and heard a few words from the "Cross the World" team (Ernie shared an update for us).
To learn more about their ministry, see. www.crosstheworld.org
Scripture Reading: John 1:1-14
Offering - Hymnal #572: “Praise God” (Howard)
Scripture Reading: John 17:20-26
Song: “Change My Heart, Oh God" (music team)
Family Prayers / The Lord’s Prayer
Hymnal #397: “Like a River Glorious” (Howard)
Message: “Don't Go One Day Without Jesus"
Hymnal #365: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” (Howard)
End of service
As this week unfolds, ponder . . . Rationalization!
People have many convenient explanations to make it easier to sin: “It doesn’t matter,” “Everybody is doing it,” or “Nobody will ever know.” Do you find yourself making excuses for sin? Rationalizing sin makes it easier to commit, but rationalization does not convince God or cancel the punishment. We must commit ourselves, our families, our churches, and our nation to follow God faithfully so that we never have to experience God abandoning us.