Sermon: “Why Are We Afraid?”
Theme: In faith we examine our fears and our anxieties as a part of our practices of gratitude and giving thanks so that we can grow in our confidence and joy.
Purpose: We will work on our practices of putting fears into perspective with God’s love and care.
Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-7 Do not be afraid, you are precious in God’s sight, and God is with you.
Matthew 15:32-39 The feeding of the four thousand.
What causes us to live in fear and anxiousness? How do we learn peace and confidence in the midst of changing situations and uncertainty? Why do we more impressed and aware of the threats around us than of the blessings and care that God provides us? How is our fear a sing of our need for the practice of gratitude and giving thanks? What can we do in order to put our worries and fears into a healthier perspective?
Description for Wednesday August 5, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Glory to God Hymn #177 “I Will Come to You” (You Are Mine)TEXT AND MUSIC: David Haas, 1991; © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc.
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ACCOMPANIMENT: Shane Raynor, Resound Worship
Glory to God Hymnal #701 “Lord, Prepare Me” (Sanctuary)
TEXT: John Thompson and Randy Scruggs, 1982; © 1982 Full Armor Music Publishing Co.
MUSIC (SANCTUARY, Irregular): John Thompson and Randy Scruggs, 1982; arr. Nylea L. Butler-Moore; Music © 1982 Full Armor Music Publishing Co.; arr. © 2013 Full Armor Music Publishing Co.
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Liturgist: Debra Harrison