Preparing for Sunday – 5/21/17

Take a few minutes to review the liturgy and read Genesis 25:29-34 to prepare your heart for the gathering of Emmaus Bible Church this Sunday morning at 10:15 AM.

Sermon

Title: The Meal Deal
Text: Genesis 25:29-34
Big Idea: One of the biggest questions of this life centers on whether or not we will surrender things of lasting value to satisfy our temporal appetites.
Outline: Two contrasting assessments of the birthright
(1) Jacob desired the birthright
(2) Esau despised the birthright
Implications
(1) God’s sovereignty works itself out in real time through real human decisions.
(2) A mark of unbelief is the impulsive gratification of ourselves at the expense of God’s glory.
(3) Sin cannot be domesticated; the moment we think we’re in control we reveal its powerful hold on us.
(4) You have a choice every day whether you will despise or desire God’s blessings.
(5) Christ lived with devotion to God’s agenda to save those who haven’t.

Liturgy

Call to Worship:  Psalm 9:1-2

Congregational Song #1: Come Though Fount

Congregational Song #2: O Great God

Confession of Sin: Colossians 5:1-2

Assurance of Pardon: Colossians 5:3-4

Congregational Song #3: Not What My Hands Have Done

Congregational Song #4: Take My Life and Let it Be

Pastoral Prayer 

Offertory/Giving

Sermon: 

Title: The Meal Deal

Text: Genesis 25:29-34

Congregational Song #5: Be Thou My Vision

Benediction: Romans 16:25-27