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Weekly Liturgy

Stand Firm in the Battle

Purpose

Every week, Emmaus leadership creates a liturgy that reflects the truths and themes found in the sermon text. All of the songs, readings, and prayers are meant to thrust us into greater joy and love for God and His Word. Take some time this weekend to read, pray, and quiet your mind. Consider the following theme and scriptures, focus your heart on Christ, pray for your brothers and sisters, prepare for the Sunday morning gathering.

Theme

To resist the enemy and advance the gospel into the world we must rely on the Lord’s power and divine resources

Call to Worship

[1] The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
[2] The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. 
[3] Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! 

Scripture Reading

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 21 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts. 23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. (Ephesians 6:10-24)

Sermon Text 

(Ephesians 6:10-24)

Sermon Info

Title: Stand Firm in the Battle
Text: Ephesians 6:10-24
BI: To resist the enemy and advance the gospel into the world we must rely on the Lord’s power and divine resources
 
Outline: How does the church stand firm in the midst of spiritual warfare?
 
    (1) Respect the reality of the church’s conflict (10-13)
 
    (2) Recognize the adequacy of the church’s resources (14-17)
 
    (3) Realize the effectiveness of the church’s prayers (18-20)
   
     A final benediction (21-24)

Congregational Songs

  1. A Mighty Fortress is Our God  
  2. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  3. All I Have is Christ
  4. O Church Arise