Worship Guide



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Follow along with this Worship Guide as you watch the service. Grab a bible & a pen -- you'll want to take some notes.

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February 5, 2023

Complicated

When Want is Enough

Pastor Jon Fredricks

Today’s Scripture: Luke 6:20-23

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Luke 6:20-23 NIV

"Looking at his disciples, he said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.'"

The Blessing of Growing up

Luke 6:20 NIV

"Looking at his disciples, he said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God."


The Blessing of Knowing

Luke 6:20 NIV

"Looking at his disciples, he said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.'"

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”


The Blessing of Seeing

Luke 6:21 NIV

"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh."

2 Corinthians 5:4 NIV

"For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life."


The Blessing of Reflecting

Luke 6:22 NIV

"Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man."

2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

1 Peter 2:21 NIV

"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps."


The Blessing of Worship

Luke 6:23 NIV

“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets."

Psalm 115:17-18 NIV

"It is not the dead who praise the Lord, those who go down to the place of silence; it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore. Praise the Lord."

John 16:33 NIV

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”


AFTER THE LIVESTREAM

Pray
Jesus, I know that I have been separate from you my entire life. I have tried to pretend otherwise, but I realize today that my decisions, choices...my sin has separated me from God. I believe you are the Son of God and my only way forward. Please save me as I surrender the rest of my life into your hands. Thank you that you hear me!


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Sharing Christ with compassion & developing followers fully devoted to Christ. 

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