WEEKLY BULLETIN


July 12, 2020

Prelude

Announcements

Worship Songs

       The Lion and the Lamb

       Build My Life

       Come Right Now

       Crown Him With Many Crowns

Prayer

Sermon

       James 2:1-9

           Favorites and Favoritism

Benediction


Announcements

Annual Meeting

  • Nova's 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on the Nova field today, Sunday, July 12th, at 11:15 a.m. following the worship service.


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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The Lion and the Lamb

 

Verse 1

He’s coming on the clouds

Kings and kingdoms will bow down

And every chain will break

As broken hearts declare His praise

For who can stop the Lord Almighty


Chorus

Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah

He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles

And every knee will bow before Him

Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain

For the sins of the world, His blood breaks the chains

And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb

Every knee will bow before Him


Verse 2

So open up the gates

Make way before the King of kings

The God who comes to save

Is here to set the captives free

For who can stop the Lord Almighty

 

Bridge

Who can stop the Lord Almighty

Who can stop the Lord Almighty

Who can stop the Lord Almighty, who can stop the Lord

Nothing stops the Lord Almighty

Nothing stops the Lord Almighty

No one stops the Lord Almighty, no one stops the Lord



Build My Life

 

Verse 1

Worthy of every song we could ever sing

Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You


Verse 2

Jesus the name above every other name

Jesus the only one who could ever save

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You, we live for You


Chorus

Holy, there is no one like You

There is none beside You

Open up my eyes in wonder

Show me who You are

And fill me with Your heart

And lead me in Your love to those around me


Bridge

I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation

I will put my trust in You alone, and I will not be shaken


 

Come Right Now


Verse 1

Lord, we ask that You would come right now

Jesus, come and heal us now

Spirit, come and fill us now

For we love You, we love You, we love You


Verse 2

Lord, I ask that You would come right now

Jesus, come and heal me now

Spirit, come and fill me now

For I love You, I love You, I love You


Bridge

For we love You, we love You, we love You

For we love You, we love You, we love You



Crown Him With Many Crowns


Verse 1

Crown Him with many crowns,

The Lamb upon His throne.

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns

all music but its own.

Awake, my soul, and sing

of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless king through all eternity.


Verse 2

Crown him the Lord of life

who triumphed o’er the grave,

And rose victorious to the strife

for those He came to save.

His glories now we sing

who died and rose on high,

Who died eternal life to bring,

and lives that death may die.


Verse 3

Crown Him the Lord of heaven,

One with the Father known,

One with the Spirit through Him giv’n

from yonder glorious throne.

To Thee be endless praise,

For Thou for us hast died.

Be Thou, O Lord, through endless days

adored and magnified.


SERMON NOTES

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Favorites and Favoritism

Steadfast – Part 7

July 12th 2020


1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?


5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?


8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.


       James 2:1-9


Context and Command


• Cultural context


• Command


If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

       James 2:8-9


So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

       Matthew 7:12


What does God think of us?


For God does not show favoritism.

       Romans 2:11


• We are equal in our sin.


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

       Romans 3:23


• We are equal in salvation.


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

       Ephesians 2:8-9


• We are equal in worth.


For you created my inmost being;

    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

       Psalm 139:13


So God created mankind in his own image,

    in the image of God he created them;

    male and female he created them.

       Genesis 1:27


You were bought at a price…

       1 Corinthians 7:23a


For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

       2 Corinthians 5:14


How can we overcome favoritism?


• Don’t let your preferences become your prejudices.


Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.


In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

       Philippians 2:3-5