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Sunday, August 16, 2020 - Useful, Gracious Kindness






Rooftops

Jesus Culture


Here I am before You, falling in love and seeking Your truth

Knowing that Your perfect grace has brought me to this place

Because of You I freely live, my life to You, oh God, I give

So I stand before You, God

I lift my voice 'cause You set me free


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours


All the good You've done for me, I lift up my hands for all to see

You're the only one who brings me to my knees

To share this love across the earth, the beauty of Your holy worth

So I kneel before You, God

I lift my hands cause You set me free


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours

All that I am

I place into Your loving hands

And I am Yours, I am Yours


Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open

To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God

The Everlasting God


Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open

To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God

The Everlasting God


Here I am... Arms wide open

Here I am... Heart wide open

Here I am

Here I am... Arms wide open

Jesus


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours

All that I am

I place into Your loving hands

And I am Yours, I am Yours


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours

All that I am

I place into Your loving hands

And I am Yours, I am Yours


Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open

To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God

The Everlasting God


Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open

To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God

The Everlasting God


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours

All that I am

I place into Your loving hands

And I am Yours, I am Yours


So I shout out Your name

From the rooftops I proclaim

That I am Yours, I am Yours

All that I am

I place into Your loving hands

And I am Yours, I am Yours





Goodness Of God

Jen Johnson - Bethel Music


I love You, Lord

Oh Your mercy never fails me

All my days, I've been held in Your hands

From the moment that I wake up

Until I lay my head

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God


Cause all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God


I love Your voice

You have led me through the fire

And in darkest night You are close like no other

I've known You as a Father

I've known You as a Friend

And I have lived in the goodness of God, yeah


And all my life You have been faithful, ohh

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God, yeah


'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now

I give You everything

'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me, oh-ohh

'Cause Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

Your goodness is running after, it's running after me

With my life laid down, I'm surrendered now

I give You everything

'Cause Your goodness is running after, it keeps running after me


And all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God

I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna sing

'Cause all my life You have been faithful

And all my life You have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God

Oh, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God





Love Is Here

Tenth Avenue North


Come to the waters

You who thirst and you'll thirst no more

Come to the Father

You who work and you'll work no more


And all you who labor in vain

And to the broken and shamed


Love is here

Love is now

Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow

Love is near it satisfies

Streams of mercy flowing from His side

'Cause Love is here


Come to the treasure

You who search and you'll search no more

Come to the lover

You who want and you'll want no more, no


And all you who labor in vain

And to the broken and shamed, yeah


Love is here

Love is now

Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow

Love is near it satisfies

Streams of mercy flowing from His side, yeah


And to the bruised and fallen

Captives bound and brokenhearted

He is the Lord, He is the Lord, yeah

By His stripes He's paid our ransom

From His wounds we drink salvation

He is the Lord, He is the Lord


Love is here

Love is now

Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow

Love is near it satisfies

Streams of mercy flowing from His side

Streams of mercy flowing from His side

'Cause Love is here

Love is here





Sermon

This is How They'll Know Series #1 - Useful, Gracious Kindness




John 13:35 NIV

35 By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”




1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails.




Luke 10:25-37 NLT

25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking Him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”


27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”

29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”


30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.

31 “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. 32 A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.


33 “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’

36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.


37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”


Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”





Galatians 5:6 NIV

6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.





Luke 10:36-37

36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.


37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”

[kindness or good will]


Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”





DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Who is beaten up on your road right now?

  2. Who is it in your life that needs your kindness, your active goodwill, your generosity?

  3. What religious, social, political hang up in your life do you need to address that might be keeping you from bringing the Kingdom more fully?










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