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May 12, 2024 – 1. From Here to Maturity

Welcome – Pastor Stuart

Call to Worship – Pastor Stuart

Opening Hymn – How Can We Name a Love – #111

Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Open Our Eyes – #2086

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Linda

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Anthem – Built on a Rock – The Lakeview Choit

Scripture – 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 – Cheryl Carls

Offering – Pastor Stuart

Hymn of Preparation – Now Thank We All Our God – #102

Message – 1. From Here to Maturity

Closing Hymn – The Church’s One Foundation – #545

Announcements – Pastor Dave – Pastor Stuart

Benediction & Response – Lead Me, Guide Me – #2214

Postlude – How Can We Name a Love – Arr. Hughes

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 – New Revised Standard Version

1 It is necessary to boast; nothing is to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows.

3 And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows

4 was caught up into paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat.

5 On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses.

6 But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me,

7 even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated.

8 Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me,

9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

This is Pastor Dave’s final worship series on important convictions & conclusions about faith and ministry. On this Mother’s Day we ask: What does spiritual maturity & growing in faith mean for us:  knowing the Bible? Being able to pray?  Participating in spiritual formation?

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