How do we know if we are following the “will of God”? Is it appropriate to use that phrase to describe unfortunate or unhappy situations? We are beginning a 3-topic sermon series on the Will of God. This week, we’ll look at “the intentional will of God”, which is what God intends for us.
Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format. Note that closed captioning is available when “CC” appears in white at the bottom of the video panel. Click the CC to see the text; as it is done with an automated service, there may be errors in transcription.
Our Scripture Reading is Jeremiah 29:10-14. The book of Jeremiah was written around 600BC, when the Israelites were exiled in Babylon. In this passage, Jeremiah is writing to the Jews in exile, urging them to settle down and build a new life for themselves, as they will be there a long time. They are to be good citizens of their new country, but not cease being Yahweh’s people, even in a strange land.
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The message today from Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook is “The Intentional Will of God.”
Pastor Linda references the book “The Will of God” by Leslie Weatherhead. (Get info here.)
See this week’s announcements and bulletin notes here. Information is included on donating to United Methodist Committee on Relief for providing relief in Ukraine and around the world in situations of disaster and humanitarian assistance.
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- “Cares Chorus” words and music by Kelly Willard. © 1978 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #25974, CCLI License #2718708.
- “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise” words by Mary Nelson Keithahn, music traditional English melody. © 2000 Abingdon Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #3409507, CCLI License #2718708.
- “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” words and music by Peter Scholtes. © Music: 1966 F.E.L. Publications. Assigned 1991 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #26997, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Through It All” words and music by Andraé Crouch. © 1971 Manna Music, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management). CCLI song #18211, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Cry of My Heart” words and music by Terry Butler. ©1991 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #844980, CCLI License #2718708.
- “I Sing Praises to Your Name” words and music by Terry MacAlmon. © 1989 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Integrity Music). CCLI song #17061, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Bind Us Together” words and music by Bob Gillman. © 1977 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). CCLI song #1228, CCLI License #2718708.
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