Weekly Bulletin




United Methodist Churches of Cresco and Zion         
Sunday July 12, 2020

 

Piano/organ prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.

 

Hymn: 363-And Can it be that I should gain

Children’s Time

 

Sermon

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION-Memory Verse: 1 John 5:11-12

1-And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Who gives eternal life?...............................

Who is the source of eternal life?.....................

Where can eternal life be found?...................

Who has eternal life? …………………………….

Who does not have eternal life?...........................

2-Rom. 5:8- But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. How has God shown his love for us?...........

3-John 1:12- Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

Who gives the right to become the children of God?....................

How can one become a child of God?...............................

4-Eph. 2:8-9- For it is by grace you have been saved ,through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Does human effort, religion and good works save?............................

5-Rev. 3:20- Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. When does Christ come into our life?..................................

6-John 5:24- “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

What has God done for us? Past………………………...Present……………………..  Future…………….

7-John 20:31- But these are written that you may believe[a]that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Why was the Bible written?.................

8-2 Cor. 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come

[a] The old has gone, the new is here!-What happens when one is joined to Christ?........

9-Gal.5:22-23- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

What are the attitudes of a new creature (fruits)?.....................         

 

Joys & Concerns

Communion

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Offering

 

Closing Hymn-369-Blessed Assurance

 

Benediction

 

 

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Announcements/Calendar

 

Congratulations, Pastor Derrick, on your ordination into the United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11.