#8: Cloak-and-Dagger Deception

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:

John 8:31-32 (NKJV)

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


Almighty God, You are holy and true. You do not change like shifting shadows. We bless You, O Lord, for You are perfect forever. You are trustworthy. No lie can ever be on Your lips. Praise Your holy Name!

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Lyrics - When I Look Into Your Holiness
Lyrics - 一世人跟隨祢 (I Will Follow You All My Life)
Lyrics - I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).


Psalm 42:1-5 (NKJV)

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”

When I remember these things,
I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go with the multitude;
I went with them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise,
With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.


Song of Response

Lyrics - When We See Christ

Worship through Prayer

  1. Lord, You alone are all-knowing. I rest assured that You who love me know all things. My life is safe and secured in You despite the many unknown factors that affect my life.

  2. Lord, protect me from any deceiver who might plan evil against me. Give me wisdom to discern the truth and strength to respond with grace and goodness.

  3. Lord, You are my lot and my portion. Whatever that might be taken away from me through lies or deceptions, I pray that I would still turn to You with thanksgiving. You are the Giver of good gifts. I need not grab or steal from anyone to gain riches in this world. Let me act with integrity and truth always for Your glory.

  4. Let my life testimony be marked by truth and integrity. Let no deception be part of me. For Your Name's sake, remove any falsehood in my life. Empower me with Your Holy Spirit to live in truth and grace.

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.