WEEKLY BULLETIN

August 1, 2021

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Worship Through Songs

       I See The Lord

       Who You Say I Am

       Here Now (Madness)

       Psalm 5

Prayer

Sermon

       Obadiah

Closing Reminders & Benediction


Announcements

Celebration of Life for Barry Dungy

  • Everyone is welcome to come to the Celebration of Life for Barry Dungy on Saturday, August 28 at 11:00am on Nova's campus with lunch to follow.  Please RSVP to Jen Jimenez at 310-344-8639 if you plan to stay for the BBQ lunch.  Please wear a Dodgers, Chargers, or Rams jersey or their respective colors.


Nova at the Beach

  • Every Tuesday of the Summer is Nova at the Beach! 6:30pm to sunset at 2nd Street in Hermosa. Join other Nova people for swimming, fishing, playing, and good conversations while watching the sunset. We will meet weekly throughout the summer. Bring a friend!


Backyard Campout

  • Nova's Annual Backyard Campout is coming up, August 6 - August 7!  We will spend an evening camping out on Nova's lawn, playing some games, enjoying a campfire, and much more.  Be sure to sign up!

Softball

  • Nova softball is back! See the game schedule here.
  • If you are interested in playing or want more info, contact Jeff Hester (jhester24@yahoo.com or 310-467-8461). Games will be on Saturdays. Nova softball is open to folks 14 & older, and we have different teams at different levels of skill, so even if you've never played before, we have a team for you! One important note is that in the past we have allowed for extended family, friends and co-workers to join our teams. However, since we are still in a pandemic, we are being asked to limit our rosters to folks affiliated with Nova, even if they have played with us in the past. 


House Build

  • Nova is assembling a team of people to go to Pinetop, AZ to complete the building of a house for a missionary who serves the local Apache Native American community. The trip will be the second week of August. We are also in need of funds to finish this project, as well as provide meals for the missionary and her husband. Donations can be made out to Nova Community Church with "Hands of Mercy" written in the memo line. If you would like to serve on this trip, or you would like to learn more, you can contact Garrett Koch at garrettkoch@novachurch.org.


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Children's Ministry

  • NovaKids (grades K-5) will be meeting during the service. Please check in ahead of time at the NovaKids tent. Children will stay with their family until after the worship songs when they will be dismissed to meet their teachers. For more information, please visit our Children's Ministry page.


Small Groups

  • We believe small groups are so important, especially during this time. We want you to be connected, but we know that not everyone has the same comfort level. Many of our groups have been meeting virtually. 
  • Nova small groups are smaller communities of people (usually about 8-14) who meet regularly to share, pray, read God’s Word and care for each other in practical ways. Groups meet on different nights of the week, and most of them will meet weekly. 
  • If you are interested in joining a group, or would like more information, email Pastor Adam Duchin: adamduchin@novachurch.org


Serving at Nova

  • Interested in serving at Nova? Visit the table by the information tent to learn more or visit here on our website.


Giving

  • If you would like to give tithes or offerings, please use the drop box located under the Information Tent.
  • If you are in your car, please turn your hazard lights on and an usher will help you.
  • Visit novachurch.org/giving for online giving.


Prayer

  • At the end of the worship service, Prayer Team members (light blue vests) are available in front of the platform.  
  • If you are in your car and would like prayer, please turn your hazard lights on at the end of the worship service.
  • You can always email prayer requests to prayer@novachurch.org and they will be sent out to the prayer team.


SONG LYRICS

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I SEE THE LORD

 

I see the Lord seated on the throne exalted

And the train of His robe fills the temple with glory

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled with His glory

 

I see the Lord seated on the throne exalted

And the train of His robe fills the temple with glory

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled with His glory

 

Holy, holy, holy, holy

Holy is the Lord

Holy, holy, holy, holy

Holy is the Lord of lords

 

I see the Lord seated on the throne exalted

And the train of His robe fills the temple with glory

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled with His glory

 

Holy, holy, holy, holy

Holy is the Lord

Holy, holy, holy, holy

Holy is the Lord of hosts

 

I see the Lord seated on the throne exalted

And the train of His robe fills the temple with glory

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled

And the whole earth is filled with His glory

 

 

 

WHO YOU SAY I AM

 

Who am I that the highest King

Would welcome me

I was lost but He brought me in

Oh His love for me

Oh His love for me

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

Free at last

He has ransomed me

His grace runs deep

While I was a slave to sin

Jesus died for me

Yes, He died for me

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

In my Father’s house

There’s a place for me

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

I am chosen not forsaken

I am who You say I am

You are for me not against me

I am who You say I am

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

In my Father’s house

There’s a place for me

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

 

HERE NOW (MADNESS)

 

Skies spin their dance within Your breath

Time runs its race within Your hand

And my mind runs wild to comprehend

What no mind on earth could understand

 

Your ways are higher

Your thoughts are wilder

Love came like madness

Poured out in blood-wash romance

It makes no sense but this is grace

And I know You’re with me in this place

 

Here now

All I know is I know that You are here now

Still my heart

Let Your voice be all I hear now

Spirit breathe like the wind, come have Your way

'Cause I know You're in this place

 

Faith makes a fool of what makes sense

But grace found my heart where logic ends

When justice called for all my debts

The friend of sinners paid instead

 

Your ways are higher

Your thoughts are wilder

Love came like madness

Poured out in blood-wash romance

It makes no sense but this is grace

And I know You’re with me in this place

 

Here now

All I know is I know that You are here now

Still my heart

Let Your voice be all I hear now

Spirit breathe like the wind, come have Your way

'Cause I know You're in this place

 

'Cause I know that You are here now

Heart and soul

God I know that You are here now

Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now

And all I see is the glory of Your Name

 

'Cause I know that You are here now

Still my heart let Your voice be all I hear now

Fix my eyes on the things that I can't see now

Spirit breathe like the wind, come have Your way

 

'Cause I know that You are here now

Still my heart let Your voice be all I hear now

Fix my eyes on the things that I can't see now

Spirit breathe like the wind, come have Your way

‘Cause I know you’re in this place

 

 

PSALM 5

 

Give ear to my words, O Lord

Consider my meditation

Harken unto the voice of my cry

My King and my God

For unto Thee will I pray

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning

O Lord, in the morning

Will I direct my prayer

Unto Thee and will look up

 

Give ear to my words, O Lord

Consider my meditation

Harken unto the voice of my cry

My King and my God

For unto Thee will I pray

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning

O Lord, in the morning

Will I direct my prayer

Unto Thee and will look up

SERMON NOTES


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Obadiah

VOICES OF RESISTANCE AND HOPE – Part 5

August 1, 2021

 

 

Obadiah

 

1 The vision of Obadiah.

 

This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom—

 

We have heard a message from the Lord:
    An envoy was sent to the nations to say,
“Rise, let us go against her for battle”—

2 “See, I will make you small among the nations;
    you will be utterly despised.
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,
    you who live in the clefts of the rock
    and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
    ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
4 Though you soar like the eagle
    and make your nest among the stars,
    from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.

     
5 “If thieves came to you,
    if robbers in the night—
oh, what a disaster awaits you!—
    would they not steal only as much as they wanted?
If grape pickers came to you,
    would they not leave a few grapes?
6 But how Esau will be ransacked,
    his hidden treasures pillaged!
7 All your allies will force you to the border;
    your friends will deceive and overpower you;
those who eat your bread will set a trap for you,
    but you will not detect it.

 

8 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
    “will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,
    those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
9 Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified,
    and everyone in Esau’s mountains
    will be cut down in the slaughter.
10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob,
    you will be covered with shame;
    you will be destroyed forever.
11 On the day you stood aloof
    while strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
    and cast lots for Jerusalem,
    you were like one of them.
12 You should not gloat over your brother
    in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
    in the day of their destruction,
nor boast so much
    in the day of their trouble.
13 You should not march through the gates of my people
    in the day of their disaster,
nor gloat over them in their calamity
    in the day of their disaster,
nor seize their wealth
    in the day of their disaster.
14 You should not wait at the crossroads
    to cut down their fugitives,
nor hand over their survivors
    in the day of their trouble.

 

15 “The day of the Lord is near
    for all nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you;
    your deeds will return upon your own head.
16 Just as you drank on my holy hill,
    so all the nations will drink continually;
they will drink and drink
    and be as if they had never been.
17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
    it will be holy,
    and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
18 Jacob will be a fire
    and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
    and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
    from Esau.”
The Lord has spoken.

 

19 People from the Negev will occupy
    the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
    the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,
    and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
    will possess the land as far as Zarephath;
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
    will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion
    to govern the mountains of Esau.
    And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.

 

 

Applications from Obadiah

 

1.  Know where to place your pride.

 

3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,
    you who live in the clefts of the rocks
    and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
    ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
4 Though you soar like the eagle
    and make your nest among the stars,
    from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.

Obadiah 3-4

 

 

May I never boast except in the cross of Christ…

Galatians 6:14a

 

 

2.  Don’t take pleasure in the suffering of your enemies.

 

 

12 You should not gloat over your brother
    in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
    in the day of their destruction,
nor boast so much
    in the day of their trouble.
Obadiah 12

 

 

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

Matthew 5:43-47