The Name! – 3 John

  • Welcome | Announcements
    • Sat Sept 17 | 8am Men’s Bible Study
      other sessions will be Oct 8th and 22nd, followed by the regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Saturdays
    • Mon Oct 10 | 6:30pm Small Group Study – Please join us for an in-depth discussion of Marjorie J. Thompson’s “Soul Feast: Newly Revised Edition”.
      Please RSVP through the link found in the bulletin or reach out to the church office.
      Will meet every Monday, at the same time, through November 7th
      The first chapter of this book will be discussed at the very first meeting. Please plan on purchasing your own copy of this book, which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thrift Books, etc.
    • Tue Oct 11 | 7pm Charge Conference
  • Prelude
  • Opening Prayer
  • Call To Worship – Hebrews 10:19-25 (Responsive Reading)
    • 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,
    • 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
    • 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
    • 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
    • 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
    • 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
    • 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
  • Reading – [Romans 12:1-5 ESV]
    • 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
    • 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
    • 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    • 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
    • 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
  • Worship Hymns
    • UMH 168 – At the Name of Jesus
    • UMH 77 – How Great Thou Art
    • Blessed Be Your Name – © 2002 Thankyou Music
  • Offering
  • Prayer Hymn
    • UMH 474 – Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • Sermon – “The Name!” – [3 John ESV]
    • 1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.
    • 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
    • 3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
    • 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
    • 5 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,
    • 6 who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.
    • 7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
    • 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
    • 9 I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.
    • 10 So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
    • 11 Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
    • 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
    • 13 I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink.
    • 14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
    • 15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name.
  • Closing Hymn
    • Jesus Messiah – © 2008 sixsteps Music
  • Benediction
  • Postlude