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#13: Stay the Course


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:

Galatians 5:16-17; 24-25 (NKJV)

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.


And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Prayer

Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord God Almighty. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. You have redeemed people from every nation to serve You in holiness and righteousness. We praise You for You alone are mighty to do so. Let all nations come to bow and worship before You. Come soon and reign, King Jesus. Amen.

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Lyrics - The Beautiful Garden of Prayer
Lyrics - 我的心, 你要稱頌耶和華 (Praise the Lord, O My Soul)
Lyrics - Shout to the Lord

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).

R-65 CHRISTIAN PATRIOTISM 愛國

Psalm 33:12; Proverbs 14:34; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13-14,17; Matthew 22:21b (NKJV)


Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,

The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.


Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.


Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.


Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.


Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.


... “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Sermon

Song of Response

Lyrics - I Am Thine, O Lord

Worship through Prayer

  1. Keep me faithful and true according to Your Word. I want a blessed life that is marked by godliness. May people know that I am Your child by the way I live my life for You. Help me avoid worldliness that bring shame to Your Name.

  2. Eternal blessings and honor are found in You alone. May I not seek any success in this life apart from You. Give me godly wisdom to distinguish the holy from the worldly. I want nothing that does not come from You.

  3. Thank You for Your hand of discipline that chastens me. It is good for me as Your child to know that You love me and would not let me remain in sin. When I stray, pursue me with Your faithful love and bring me back in the path of righteousness. 

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.