WEEKLY BULLETIN


August 9, 2020

Prelude

Announcements

Worship Songs

       I Stand Amaze in the Presence

       Let Us Adore

       Create in Me a Clean Heart

       Grace Alone

Prayer

NovaKids Meet Teachers

Sermon

       James 3:13-18

           Following

Benediction


Announcements

Children's Ministry

  • NovaKids (grades 1-5 in the Fall) 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.

Giving

  • If you would like to give tithes, offerings, or to the Open Campaign, 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.


WORSHIP SONGS

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I Stand Amazed in the Presence

 

I stand amazed in the presence

Of Jesus the Nazarene

And wonder how He could love me

A sinner condemned unclean


How marvelous how wonderful

And my song shall ever be

How marvelous how wonderful

Is my Savior's love for me


He took my sins and my sorrows

He made them His very own

He bore the burden to Calvary

And suffered and died alone


How marvelous how wonderful

And my song shall ever be

How marvelous how wonderful

Is my Savior's love for me


When with the ransomed in glory

His face I at last shall see

It will be my joy through the ages

To sing of His love for me


How marvelous how wonderful

And my song shall ever be

How marvelous how wonderful

Is my Savior's love, is my Savior's love, is my Savior's love… for me



Let Us Adore

 

Let us adore the ever-living God

And render praise unto Him

Who spread out the heavens

And established the earth

And Whose glory is revealed in the heavens above

And Whose greatness is manifest throughout all the earth

He is our God, there is none else


Let us adore the ever-living God

And render praise unto Him

Who spread out the heavens

And established the earth

And Whose glory is revealed in the heavens above

And Whose greatness is manifest throughout all the earth

He is our God, there is none else

He is our God, there is none else

He is our God, there is none else


Create in Me a Clean Heart


Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me

Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me


Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me

Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me


Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord

Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

And renew a right spirit within me


Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me

Create in me a clean heart, O God

And renew a right spirit within me


Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord

Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

And renew a right spirit within me


 

Grace Alone


I was an orphan lost at the fall

Running away when I’d hear You call

But Father, You worked Your will

I had no righteousness of my own

I had no right to draw near Your throne

But Father, You loved me still


And in love before You laid the world’s foundation

You predestined to adopt me as Your own

You have raised me up so high above my station

I’m a child of God by grace and grace alone


You left Your home to seek out the lost

You knew the great and terrible cost

But Jesus, Your face was set

I worked my fingers down to the bone

But nothing I did could ever atone

But Jesus, You paid my debt


By Your blood I have redemption and salvation

Lord, You died that I might reap what You have sown

And You rose that I might be a new creation

I am born again by grace and grace alone


I was in darkness all of my life

I never knew the day from the night

But Spirit, You made me see

I swore I knew the way on my own

Head full of rocks a heart made of stone

But Spirit, You moved in me


And at Your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened

On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone

Called into a kingdom that cannot be shaken

Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone

I will run the race by grace and grace alone

I will reach the end by grace and grace alone



SERMON NOTES

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The Power of Words

Steadfast – Part 11

August 9th 2020



13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


       James 3:13-18



1. Context:

    

     a. Audience: Jewish Christians scattered on account of persecution


     b. Purpose: To produce steadfastness through wisdom


     c. Priority: Establishing wise leadership



2. Exegesis: How to Identify Wise Leaders


     a. Look to a Leaders Life (vs 13)


          i. Mind the Gap (vs 14-16)


          ii. Watch for Peace (vs 17, 18)

               "But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children. “ 1Thes 2:7



3. Applications


     a. Choose Leaders Wisely


     b. Choose to Lead Wisely




Suggested Exercises for the Week:


1.     Take a day to hold your tongue (not literally!). When you are tempted to offer your opinion throughout the day, instead take time to evaluate the necessity of your response: does it bring peace? Is it helpful? Is it loving? Prayerfully bring your responses before God before reacting.


2.     Memorize James 3:18, emphasizing the priority of good behavior in life rather than the constant chatter we offer.