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#8: The War Within Our Hearts

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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:

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NKJV)

"Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."

Prayer

O Holy God, You are worthy of all worship and praise. Perfect in power and righteousness. Excellent in wisdom and glory. Gracious in mercy and lovingkindness. Be exalted in the praises of Your people. Be magnified among all the nations. Amen.

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - Worthy of Worship
Lyrics - No One Ever Cared for Me like Jesus
Lyrics - 耶和華祝褔滿滿 (Jehovah's Blessings Abound)
Lyrics - Lifted High

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).

R-16: THE SPIRIT OUR HELPER (聖靈是阮的幫助)

Galatians 5:16, 22-25; Romans 8:14-16, 26-27 (NKJV)


I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 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.


For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,


Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Sermon

Song of Response

Lyrics - Let the Beauty of Jesus

Worship through Prayer

  1. Lord, I need Your constant help. My daily struggle against sin and temptation reminds me of my fallen nature. I am unable to overcome evil on my own in this life. I need Your Holy Spirit.

  2. Lord, fill me with Your Spirit. Let my life be marked by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Let the desires of my heart be holy and pleasing to You.

  3. Lord, help my heart to no longer be entrapped by the pleasures of this world. My desire to enjoy life had often led me to foolish indulgence. My spiritual senses have become dull and passive. I no longer desire You. Save me from this unholy stupor and idolatry.

Self-Reflection & Discussion

  1. How do you define freedom?

  2. What makes it difficult for you to live out the freedom you have in Jesus Christ?

  3. Is the fruit of the Spirit growing in your life? If yes, how are you nurturing it? If no, what can you do to cultivate it?

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