Feb 25, 2024 – 2. Faithful


Welcome – Pastor Stuart

Call to Worship – Pastor Stuart

Opening Hymn – God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens – #150

New Members – Pastor Dave

Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Through It All – #507

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Linda

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Anthem – Faith of Our Fathers –  The Lakeview Choir

Scripture – Heb 11:1-4, 10-11, 23-25, 31-35, 39-40 – Barb Littlejohn

Offering – Pastor Stuart

Hymn of Preparation – There Is A Balm in Gilead – #375

Message – 2. Faithful

Closing Hymn – How Firm A Foundation – #529

Announcements – Pastor Dave – Pastor Stuart

Benediction & Response – Shalom to You – #666

Postlude – Toccata on Joshua Fought the Battle – Arr. Simpson

Hebrews 11:1-4, 10-11, 23-25, 31-35, 39-40 – New Revised Standard Version

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.

3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.

4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain’s. Through this he received approval as righteous, God himself giving approval to his gifts; he died, but through his faith he still speaks.

10 For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

11 By faith, with Sarah’s involvement, he received power of procreation, even though he was too old, because he considered him faithful who had promised.

23 By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25 choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace.

32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets,

33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

35 Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection.

39 Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised,

40 since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect.

United Methodists view faith as a life-long journey. The Bible teaches that God does not leave us, but continues to shape us throughout our lives. We grow in faith and discipleship every day.

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