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Reflection

[God] wants us not to be guilt-driven, but gift-driven; not only looking outward at the mission need, but inward at his empowering presence. The question is not just, “How much needs to be done?” but “What specifically has he empowered me to do?”

–J.D. Greear

 

Approach

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship & Invocation

God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. 
Let the whole world know what he has done. 
Sing to him, sing praises to him; 
tell of all his wondrous works! 

—from Rom 5:5, Ps 105:1-2

Song of Praise

 

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God Almighty
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons blessed Trinity Holy, holy, holy

Though the darkness hide Thee
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God Almighty
All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, holy, holy Merciful and mighty
God in three persons blessed Trinity

God in three persons blessed Trinity

 

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Exodus 31:1-7

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furnishings of the tent.

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Renewal

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

 

Lord Jesus, we rejoice in the precious gift of your Holy Spirit. How good it is to have your comfort and constant presence, ensuring us of our adoption and enabling us to walk in newness of life! Yet we confess that we often resist your Spirit. We feed selfishness, jealousy, and greed. We avoid prayer, sacrifice, and service. Forgive us for returning to ways of sin and death rather than living in the freedom of your Spirit.

Silent Confession

Holy Spirit, remove our burden of guilt and sin. Set our souls ablaze with the joy of Christ and enable us to live in your justice and grace. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

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Song of Prayerful Reflection

 

Breathe, breathe on me now
Open your mouth
And speak the word that heals this broken ground
Say, say what you will
Show us your will
And we breathe in the very breath of God

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

Breathe, breathe on me now
Open your mouth
And speak the word that heals this broken ground
Say, say what you will
Show us your will
And we breathe in the very breath of God

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with Your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

[Interlude]

Oh, Spirit of God
Here with us now
Giving us life again
Breathe, breathe on us now
Fill us with Your love
Send us with Your power
Spirit of God

 

Hearing God’s Word:

I Corinthians 12:4-13

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

The Preached Word

 

COMMUNION

 

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper

  • Take a moment to mourn the fact that our church body is not able to assemble all together this Sunday.
  • Pray that the Lord would work to enable us to return to a fuller communion with one another soon.
  • Give thanks that though we do not celebrate the sacrament of Communion together today – we yet have true communion with Jesus and one another through the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in every believer, giving us union with Christ and all his people.
  • Ask God to grow in you a deeper hunger and desire to commune with him and his people in this time of waiting and separation.

 

Confession of Faith

 

 

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?
That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants him irrevocably to all who believe. 

How does the Holy Spirit help us?
The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

 

COMMISSIONING

CLOSING SONG

I will build my house
Whether storm or drought
On the rock that does not move
I will set my hope
In your love, O Lord
And your faithfulness will prove
You are steadfast, steadfast

By the word you spoke
All the starry host
Are called out by name each night
In your watchful care
I will rest secure
As you lead us with your light
You are steadfast, steadfast

I will not trust in the strength of kings
On your promise I will stand
I will shout for joy, I will raise my voice
Hallelujah to the Lamb!
You are steadfast, steadfast

In the moment of emptiness
All was fulfilled
In the hour of darkness
Your light was revealed
In the presence of death
Your life was affirmed
In the absence of holiness,
You are still God.You are steadfast, steadfast
You are steadfast, steadfast.

 

Benediction

 


Children’s Ministry

For this week’s children ministry, click here.


Pray Together Today

Join today’s zoom meetings for a time of prayer. (NOTE: only one meeting at 11:30)

Join 11:30am gathering:
Click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/334310585
Or call in by phone +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID is: 334 310 585


Sermon Discussion Questions

Answer these questions based off the service, songs, and sermon you just participated in. If you are with family or roommates, answer them together. If not, consider calling someone from church and discussing these together:

  1. What was one thing that you really needed to hear today?
  2. What was the main point of the sermon, and how is that good news for Santa Barbara?
  3. Was there anything said (sung, read, prayed, etc.) that that spoke to your current fears, hopes, or needs?
  4. Which idols are you tempted to run to during uncertain times? Why is God better than those idols?
  5. What would your life look like if you really believed the main point of the sermon?
  6. What is one thing you wish you could tell your unbelieving neighbor?

 


Call To Fast

Every Monday that we are unable to meet for worship, the Session is calling for a corporate fast (Joel 1:14, 2:15; BCO62).

Please join us as we together humble ourselves and seek the Lord. If you are hindered from fasting on Monday, please consider another day.

Monday Prayer Zoom Gathering at Noon
https://zoom.us/j/756426561
or dial in +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 756 426 561