February 7, 2021
Greeting from Pastor Nick, live at 9:30 AM:
With the words of this Psalm, God calls you to worship him.
Psalm 15 (NIV)
LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the LORD;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
Praise God with the words of this song:
Pray this prayer of confession:
God, we know that we need your forgiveness.
We were not born filled with the truth.
We were not born filled with love.
We were not born filled with righteousness.
We thank you that you came to us in Jesus Christ.
As our source of love and of life.
Read this story and notice how Jesus taught that he is the way into the loving presence of God.
John 14:5-7 (NIV)
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
And read these words as God guides you to live a life of truth and love in thankfulness to him:
Exodus 20:1-17 (NIV)
And God spoke all these words:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
"You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Give thanks to God with this song, and then listen as God teaches you from 2 John:
Share Prayer Requests
- Dan S, Adrianna R, and their family as they mourn the loss of Joyce.
- Give thanks that Pete and Mary H's granddaughter Ashlyn is recovering well at home from her accident, especially that her eye does not seem to be damaged. Pray that she and her family stay healthy and covid-free as she recovers.
- Pray for Mary H as she fights covid.
- Trudy L as she continues to recover well from covid.
- Those who are stressed and anxious personally and marriages that are stressed amid all the difficulties of life right now.
Consider joining Pastor Nick this week for a prayer meeting at 2:00 on Sunday on the church lawn.
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- or by mailing a check to PO Box 9339, Fresno, CA, 93791.
Praise God with this song:
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