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Song Lyrics for July 12, 2020 Outdoor Worship
O Praise the Name
I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me. I see His wounds, His hands, His feet. My Savior on that cursed tree.
His body bound and drenched in tears They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb. The entrance sealed by heavy stone Messiah still and all alone.
O praise the name of the Lord our God O praise His name forever more For endless days we will sing Your praise Oh Lord, oh Lord our God.
Then on the third at break of dawn, The Son of heaven rose again. O trampled death where is your sting? The angels roar for Christ the King.
He shall return in robes of white, The blazing Son shall pierce the night. And I will rise among the saints, My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face.
For the Beauty of the Earth 1. For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies,
Refrain: Christ, our Lord, to you we raise this, our hymn of grateful praise.
2. For the wonder of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale and tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of light, (Refrain)
5. For yourself, best gift divine, to the world so freely given, agent of God’s grand design: peace on earth and joy in heaven. (Refrain)
To God Be the Glory
To God be the glory, great things he had done; So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, Who yielded his life an atonement for sin, And opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Refrain: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; Let the earth hear his voice! Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; Let the people rejoice! O come to the Father through Jesus the Son, And give him the glory; great things he has done.
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, To every believer the promise of God; The vilest offender who truly believes, That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. (Refrain)
Great things he has taught us, great things he has done, and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son; but purer and higher and greater will be our transport, when Jesus we see. (Refrain)
Living Hope How great the chasm that lay between us How high the mountain I could not climb In desperation I turned to heaven And spoke Your name into the night Then through the darkness Your loving-kindness Tore through the shadows of my soul The work is finished the end is written Jesus Christ my living hope
Who could imagine so great a mercy What heart could fathom such boundless grace The God of ages stepped down from glory To wear my sin and bear my shame The cross has spoken I am forgiven The King of kings calls me His own Beautiful Savior I’m Yours forever Jesus Christ my living hope
Chorus: Hallelujah praise the One who set me free Hallelujah death has lost its grip on me You have broken every chain There’s salvation in Your name Jesus Christ my living hope (Repeat)
Then came the morning that sealed the promise Your buried body began to breathe Out of the silence the Roaring Lion Declared the grave has no claim on me Then came the morning that sealed the promise Your buried body began to breathe Out of the silence the Roaring Lion Declared the grave has no claim on me Jesus Yours is the victory (Chorus)
Jesus Christ my living hope God You are my living hope
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.
Chorus: My chains are gone, I’ve been set free. My God, my Savior has ransomed me; And like a flood His mercy rains, unending love, amazing grace.
The Lord has promised good to me; His Word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. (Chorus)
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun. (Chorus)
Sermon Outline for July 12, 2020 Worship
“RESISTING THE DEVIL” “Keeping the Faith When Times Get Tough,” part 11 A sermon outline based on 1 Peter 5:8-14 Hillcrest CRC, July 12, 2020, 9:30am Rev. Curt Walters
1. We have a spiritual enemy. (1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:12, Hebrews 12:2)
2. He’s like a roaring lion. (1 Peter 5:8)
3. What can we do?
• Resist him. (1 Peter 5:9, James 4:7, Ephesians 6:11&13)
• Stand firm in the faith. (1 Peter 5:9, Ephesians 6:13-14)
• Be self-controlled. (1 Peter 1:13, 4:7, 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8)
• Be alert. (1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 26:40)
• Know that we’re not alone. (1 Peter 5:9, 1 Corinthians 10:13)
4. God will restore, strengthen and establish us. (1 Peter 5:10-11)
Next steps... • Read and reflect on Ephesians 6:10-12 “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” • Discuss with family members and/or friends what role the devil might be playing in our culture right now by stoking anger, animosity, division and violence. • Give thanks that the devil is no match for God, that Jesus has been given all authority over Satan, and that in and through Christ we are the victors.