English Worship 6.19

“We gather each week for Christian worship and fellowship, following a historic tradition that unites people of diverse backgrounds by the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We are glad you are here, from wherever you are – rejoicing in the hope of our Savior Jesus!

Below, please find our Sermon audio, bible readings and some songs. Set some time aside today if you are able, either alone or with some friends or family, and enter into an intentional time of worship with our God. May He bless you today and may you know that Jesus is always with you! 🙂

 “for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.”  

Do you ever feel alone?  Today in worship we see Jesus seeking a lonely person, freeing him from spiritual bondage, and restoring him to his family. In this restoration, Jesus also makes us children of God’s holy family.  Today we also remember how God has brought us grace through fathers

Bible Readings 

Isaiah 65:1-9

1 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’ 

2 All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations– 

3 a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick; 

4 who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat; 

5 who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day. 

6 “See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps– 

7 both your sins and the sins of your fathers,” says the LORD. “Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds.” 

8 This is what the LORD says: “As when juice is still found in a cluster of grapes and men say, ‘Don’t destroy it, there is yet some good in it,’ so will I do in behalf of my servants; I will not destroy them all. 

9 I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.

Galatians 3:23-4:7

23 Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 

24 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.

25 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. 

26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 

27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. 

1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 

2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 

3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 

4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 

5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 

6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba , Father.” 

7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

Luke 8:26-39

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.

27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 

29 For Jesus had commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places. 

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 

31 And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. 

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into them, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. 

34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 

35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 

36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. 

37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left. 

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 

39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

Sermon

“for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.” 

 Prayer 

Spend some time in prayer with our Heavenly Father. He asks us to pray, to talk with Him. Like a father and his child. Bring to Him your problems and your difficult situations. Bring to Him your hopes and desires. Praise Him and give Him thanks for all He’s done. 

Share your life with Him, 

because He loves you.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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