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05.24.20

 

 

Reflection

 

Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When He has purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again
I say, rejoice!

—Charles Wesley

 

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

 

Approach

 

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,

the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

sing praises to our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;

God is seated on his holy throne.

—Psalm 47:5-8

Song of Praise

 

 

Lyrics in video.

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

Silent Confession

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

Song of Response

 

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy
Weak and wounded, sick and sore!
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pity, love and power

Come ye thirsty, come and welcome
God’s free bounty glorify
True belief and true repentance
Every grace that brings you nigh

I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in His arms
In the arms of my dear Savior
O there are ten thousand charms

Come ye weary, heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better
You will never come at all

Interlude

Lo! The incarnate God ascending
Pleads the merit of His blood;
Venture on Him, venture freely;
Let no other trust intrude

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

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

 

Christian, what do you believe about the ascension of Jesus?

That Christ,
before the eyes of his disciples,
was taken up from the earth into heaven,
and that he is there for our benefit
until he comes again
to judge the living and the dead.

And how does His ascension benefit us?

First, he is our Advocate in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Second, we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that he, our Head, will also take us to himself.
Third, he sends us his Spirit as another pledge, by whose power we seek the things that are above, where Christ is, and not the things that are on earth.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

 

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great high priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
One in Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ, my Savior and my God

Behold Him the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I am
The King of glory and of grace
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

 

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.

No Monday Prayer Zoom this week

05.17.20

 

 

Reflection

 

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
― Bertrand Russell

 

I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
—Job

 

Approach

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

Jesus said: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” All who thirst, come to the water. Come, all who are weary; come, all who yearn for forgiveness.

The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ has washed over us, and our gracious and holy God beckons and blesses us.  

Drink deeply of these living waters.

Glory to you, O Lord, glory to you!

 

Song of Praise

 

How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

“Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,
For I am your God and will still give you aid;
I’ll strengthen and help you, and cause you to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

“When through the deep waters I call you to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with you, your troubles to bless,
And sanctify to you your deepest distress.

“When through fiery trials your pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be your supply;
The flame shall not hurt you; I only design
Your dross to consume, and your gold to refine.

“The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

 

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

John 14:15-19

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin

Heavenly Father,
As your beloved sons and daughters,
we come to you grateful for your grace
and in need of your ongoing mercy.

For the ways we have feared evil and trouble, forgive us.

Silent Confession

For the ways we have ignored your presence, forgive us.

Silent Confession

For the ways we have doubted your provision, forgive us.

Silent Confession

Loving Father, have mercy on us.
Replace our fear with the peace of Christ.
Remove our doubt by the presence of your Spirit.
We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.

By him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

—from Rom 8:15-16

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Lyrics in video

 

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

Ephesians 1:11-14

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

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

 

 

Christian, what is your only comfort in life and in death?

That I am not my own,
but belong—
body and soul,
in life and in death—
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and is making me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel vision, no op’ning skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach me to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The presence of Thy descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

 

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


Credits

Prayers of the People:
Music written by the Brilliance.
Prayers adapted from Cornerstone Church of Tulsa.
Arranged and performed by Paul Ranheim.
Additional vocals by Lindsay Lettow.

05.10.20

 

 

Reflection

Religion is what happens when the Spirit has left the building.

—Bono

 

We do our Lord an injustice when we suppose that he wrought all his mighty acts, and showed himself strong for those in the early time, but doth not perform wonders or lay bare his arm for the saints who are now upon the earth. God’s past acts should move us to seek his powerful and personal presence now.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

Approach

 

Welcome, Call to Worship, & Invocation

 

 

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

—Psalm 95:6-7

 

Song of Praise

 

 

Come, people of the Risen King, who delight to bring Him praise;
Come all and tune your hearts to sing To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach To gather children in. 

       Rejoice, Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice! 
       One heart, one voice; O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun, and those weeping through the night;
Come, those who tell of battles won, And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change, And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days With the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land, men and women of the faith;
Come, those with full or empty hands, find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world, His people sing, shore to shore we hear them call
The Truth that cries through every age: “Our God is all in all”

 

Renewal

 

Hearing God’s Word:

 

Luke 11:1-13

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon

Lord Jesus, in your great kindness, you poured out your Holy Spirit upon your church, filling us with new life and empowering us to love and serve you. 
Yet we confess that we often resist your Spirit.
 We ignore the truth of your Word that He illumines for us. We avoid occasions of sacrificial love that He opens to us. Again and again, we prefer the way of death over the Spirit’s way of life. In these things we are wrong and humbly repent.

Silent Confession

Renew us and lead us by your Holy Spirit, that we may be filled with your love and eager to serve your world. For the sake of your name we pray. Amen.

 

Commitment

 

Offering:

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

Prayers of the People

Lyrics in video

 

 

Hearing God’s Word

 

 

1 Thess 5:19; Eph 5:15–21

Do not quench the Spirit.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

This is the Word of God,

Praise to you Lord Christ

 

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

 

 

Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?

Yes, because Christ, having redeemed us by his blood, also renews us by his Spirit; so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God; so that we may be assured of our faith by the fruits; and so that, by our godly behavior, others may be won to Christ.

 

COMMISSIONING

 

CLOSING SONG

 

Lyrics in video

 

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

05.03.20

 

 

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:

Give Online Now

Text any dollar amount to 84321 to give by smartphone.

Checks may also be mailed to the church. Many banks will mail out checks for you using their Bill Pay feature.

 

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