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#1: Basis of Courage


Preparing for Worship

•  Find a place free from distractions.

•  Gather your family (if applicable).

•  Refrain from checking messages on your devices.

•  Have your Bible ready.

•  Estimated duration of worship: 1 hr 15 mins


Order of Service

Call to Worship

Have someone read aloud:

Isaiah 12:2 (NKJV)

"Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’ ”

Prayer

O Lord, God of salvation, we praise and lift You on high. You are our strength and joy. We worship You. How awesome are You, O Lord. Your power and glory are displayed all over the earth. God Most High, be known and be magnified in all the nations through Jesus. Amen.

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - To God be the Glory
Lyrics - (MEDLEY) All Hail King Jesus with He is Exalted
Lyrics - 我的心,你要稱頌耶和華 (Praise the Lord, O My Soul)
Lyrics - Count Your Blessings

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).

R-7: GOD OUR REFUGE 上帝是咱的避難所

詩 篇 Psalm 46:1-11 (NKJV)

 

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

 

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

 

The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

 

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

 

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

 

The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Sermon

Song of Response

Lyrics - His Eye is on the Sparrow

Worship through Prayer

  1. Lord, I praise You for You are an unchanging God. What You have made known through Your Word will never change. You are who You are eternally. I can rest assured in knowing that You remain true and faithful forever. Your promises are sure. These truths give me courage to move forward with confidence. 

  2. Thank You for the revealed truths in the Bible. Give me a heart to delight in Your Word. Let my life be marked by faithful obedience to Your commands. Give me courage and strength to trust and obey You, especially when it goes against my will and understanding.

  3. Thank You for Your constant loving presence. Thank You for keeping Your promise to be with me always. Give me eyes of faith to see You when I feel lost and abandoned.

  4. Here I am, Lord, use me. I offer my life to do Your will. Let me start by obeying Your commands each day. Teach me to love others in the same way You have loved me. Give me opportunities to show them grace and kindness.

Self-Reflection & Discussion

  1. What uncertainties do you expect to happen in your life this year? What character of God gives you strength and courage to face these uncertainties?

  2. What truth from God's Word gives you courage and boldness in uncertainties? 

  3. How do you know that God’s presence is with you through life's challenges?

  4. Have you placed your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? If so, as God's child, what promise have received from God that enabled you to stand with boldness when you faced challenges in your life? If you have not yet placed your trust in Jesus, what is preventing you from doing so?

Worship through Giving

If you are a regular attender of GCCP and are led to give to the Lord, you can give through the options given below. You are not obligated to give (2 Corinthians 9:7). We are simply glad that you can use this worship guide to honor our Lord.


Bank Transfer. Give via direct deposit or online fund transfer using your preferred mobile banking app. Visit the Giving Tab for bank details.


Local/International Channels. Check out the Cashless Giving tab if you wish to give through GCash, Paymaya, Paypal, or credit card.


Drop-off. An offering dropbox is available at the church entrance. Please make sure your offering is in a sealed envelope.