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A Personal Relationship with God

March 15, 2020 Speaker: Philip Gelston Series: Ephesians

Scripture: Ephesians 3:19

Order of Worship for March 15, 2020

Opening Meditation:

Psalm 63:1   O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you;  my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2  So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4  So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.


Singing:  This is My Father’s World  #111

  1. This is my Fa-ther's world, And to my lis-t'ning ears,

All na-ture sings, and round me rings The mu-sic of the spheres.

This is my Fa-ther's world, I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas- His hand the won-ders wrought.

  1. This is my Fa-ther's world, The birds their car-ols raise;

The morn-ing  light, the lil-y white, De-clare their Mak-er's praise.

This is my Fa-ther's world, He shines in all that's fair;

In the rust -ling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev-'ry-where.

  1. This is my Fa-ther's world, O let me ne'er for -get

That though the wrong seems oft so  strong, God is the Rul-er yet.

This is my Fa-ther's world, The bat-tle is not done;

Je-sus Who died shall be sat-is -fied, And earth and heav-en be one.


Confessional Reading:

Heidelberg Catechism Question 1: What is your only comfort in life and death?

Answer: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.


Prayers of Petition- Make a list of requests and pray together through the list.  


Sermon:    A Personal Relationship with God         A Prelude to Ephesians 3:19


I. What God Wants: An Intimate Relationship With His People


II. Making Room For God

  A. Humility

  B. Seeking His Blessing



Discussion: What scriptures or ideas interested you?

What can you apply from the sermon?


Singing: Take My Life and Let it Be  #585

  1. Take my life and let it be, Consecrated Lord to Thee

Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in ceaseless praise, 

Let them flow in ceaseless praise

  1. Take my hands and let them move, At the impulse of Thy love

Take my feet and let them be, Swift and beautiful for Thee, 

Swift and beautiful for Thee

  1. Take my voice and let me sing, Always only for my king

Take my lips and let them be, Filled with messages from thee, 

Filled with messages from thee

  1. Take my silver and my Gold, Not a mite would I withhold

Take my intellect and use, Every pow’r as thou shalt choose, 

Every pow’r as thou shalt choose

  1. Take my will and make it thine, It shall be no longer mine

Take my heart, it is thine own, It shall be thy royal throne, 

It shall be thy royal throne

   6. Take my love, my Lord I pour, At Thy feet it’s treasure store

Take myself and I will be, Ever only all for thee

Ever only all for thee

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