Sunday Morning, May 24
SINGING – Begin your worship service today by singing one of the oldest songs in our hymnal: “Be Thou My Vision.” This is an ancient Irish poem, believed to date back to the 8th century, and set to a traditional Irish tune. In this hymn, we are reminded that God is our light and strength and the source of all wisdom. He is our protection and our total sufficiency. In the Scriptures, we read in 2 Corinthians 3:5: “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” As you sing this wonderful ancient hymn, praise the “High King of Heaven,” Who, no matter whatever may befall, He is Ruler of all!
MEDITATION AND PRAYER – Spend a few quiet moments reflecting on the truths just sung. Ask yourself if God is truly MY “vision.” Am I searching for the world’s riches and seeking man’s praises? Am I inclined to follow my own thoughts and desires, or do I lean on God’s wisdom and His Word? Am I living by my thoughts and dreams, or am I seeking God’s vision for my life? Is He my total sufficiency? Open your heart and may the Lord speak through His Word to you.
Old Testament – Isaiah 45:5-10, 18-19
New Testament – Romans 9:19-26
SINGING – The next two songs help us to think about God’s working in our lives and molding us into what He wants us to be. Sing “The Potter’s Hand” and the worship chorus, “Change My Heart, Oh God.” May these songs help to prepare our hearts for the message to come.
SERMON – “Who is in Charge?” Jeremiah 18:1-12
RESPONSE SONG – Sing the song “O Great God.” May the lyrics of this song be your prayer.
“O great God of highest heaven, occupy my lowly heart.
Own it all and reign supreme, conquer every rebel power.
Let no vice or sin remain that resists Your holy war.
You have loved and purchased me, make me Yours forevermore.”
PRAYER – Dear Lord, I yield my dreams, my hopes, and my future to You. Please guide and direct me in keeping with Your plan and will for my life. I love You, and I trust You fully to complete Your purpose for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”