Philippians. Bill Mills, who is our brother in Christ and partner in the ministry of the gospel, led Covenant Community Church in a gospel conference today. Bill leads the congregation through a three session study of the letter of Paul to the Philippians. Paul continues throughout the letter to point to the supreme worth of Jesus to be the bearer of the Good News! Listen to all three sessions below.
2 Corinthians 1:1-7. We begin our study of 2 Corinthians today by introducing the purpose and the occasion of the letter. The overarching proclamation in this introduction to the letter is that God will comfort the church in all of their afflictions.
Psalm 64. We finish our study of the Psalms with a look at Psalm 64 written by King David. This song was written for the congregation to sin during times of verbal assault from surrounding nations. David himself had his share of these moments. As he points us to in this psalm, David places his place of comfort and aide in the strength and protection of the Lord and not his own retribution.
We also had the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of brother and sisters in Christ and witness their baptisms.
We were unable to produce a recording of the sermon this week, but were able to produce the testimonies. Please give them a listen and we apologize for any inconvenience in not having the sermon.
1 Thessalonians 3. We are challenged today to think about and possibly come to a better understanding of what the term “missions” actually means. Jonathan shares the pattern of Paul’s missionary journeys in the first century, and uses this chapter from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians to reveal the heart and drive behind the mission of God.
Psalm 115. One act of rebellion that constantly plagued the nation of Israel was the worship of idols. Today’s psalm challenges its singers to gaze upon the glory of God and the effect that should have on where they place their trust. When we focus on God’s glory it will help us turn away from idols
Psalm 112. This psalm calls it singers to praise the Lord for the way that He blesses His family. What are these blessings? The psalmist lists many of the blessings that comes from being a part of the family. Our sermon is followed with a testimony and baptism!
Luke 15. We take a break from the Psalms again today to focus on three of parables shared by Jesus in the Gospel according to Luke. Jesus was very aware of the audiences that his words were being spoken too- including sinners, pharisees, and the readers of His word today.
Psalm 23. David came from a family of shepherds, and was a shepherd himself for a time. As he reflects on his time as a shepherd and the relationships between he and his sheep, he is reminded of how much the Lord is like a shepherd to himself and those who trust in Him.
Psalm 32. David pens this psalm to rejoice in the forgiveness that he has experienced. He shares his exclamation about forgiveness, his experience with the weight of his sin, and then instructs us in the way that we should go when faced with our own burden of sin.
Isaiah 7:1-17. Phil and Sara Martin visit us again this morning as they continue to prep for their mission to China. Phil shares a message from Isaiah 7. Ahaz gives us an example of how not to trust God in a time of fear, but God uses this moment in history to prove His faithfulness.
Psalm 121. Named a song of ascents, this psalm would have been sung by Israelites as an encouragement as they journeyed to Jerusalem to celebrate a festival or worship at the temple. Their travels had many different threats along the way. Psalm 121 would have reminded them of the Lord’s care for them.
Psalm 96. The psalmist commands God’s people to worship the Lord and lays out through this psalm the basic fundamentals of how that worship is acted out in our lives both internally and externally. God’s people are commanded to worship with their heart, mind, soul, and strength.
2 Timothy. In light of the recent events of unrest taking place in the nation, we take a break from our study on the psalms to take a look at 2 Timothy. We are given the setting in which the letter was written, then we read through the letter, and are given application questions to help us think through how we, as Christians, should respond to not only these currents events but all suffering.
Psalm 90. Perhaps the oldest psalm in the Psalter as it was penned by the prophet Moses. In this psalm we get to witness a prayer of Moses starting with a meditation of God’s greatness and concluding with a request for God to be active in His nation’s endeavors.
- Do you want to learn more about Jesus and how much He loves you AND how wanted you are by Him?
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- Are you between the ages of 5-12?
Then you are WANTED to join us at Covenent Community Church 2016 Vacation Bible School!
When: August 8-12 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Covenant Community Church
Psalm 18. King David had many stories to share. In today’s psalm David uses a chapter of his life to help his readers and listeners understand how God used David’s battles in his life to strengthen their relationship with one another. How has God been strengthening your relationship with Him?
Psalm 36. It is easy for us to recognize the wickedness that happens in the world today. The psalmist, King David, uses the wickedness of those who belong to the world as a backdrop to reveal the goodness of God and his steadfast love. The light of the glory of God will always engulf the darkness of the wicked.
Psalms 42 & 43. The author of these Psalms is obviously at turmoil within himself and he gives witness to this turmoil through his song. His soul is thirsting for God and this is causing confusion within his thoughts and emotions. This gives light to an instructive wrestling match within the psalmist.
Psalm 62. There are many things in this world that are competing for our trust. Men, wealth, emotions, our own selves, and many more. None of these things come close to outweighing the eternal hope and salvation offered by God. He alone is a sure Rock, Fortress, Refuge for His people.
We take a break from the psalms today to hear a message that was placed on Eric’s heart during his week in the Ukraine. Before we can “Go and make disciples” we must know the command giver. Eric helps us to focus on that today and shares his experience away.