Gathered [8.2.15]

Each week you can find the music, message, liturgy and prayers from our Sunday gathering. It is our hope that you will use this resource in your personal devotion and reflection time throughout the week. For additional worship resources from OSNY contact:
Blake Flattley // BFLATTLEY@OUR-SAVIOUR.ORG.

TEACHING SERIES | People of God

SONG | Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow Arr. by Blake Flattley

SONG | A Mighty Fortress Is Our God by HEARTSONG [iTunes]

SONG | Cornerstone by Tim Neufeld [iTunes]

SCRIPTURE READING | Ephesians 6:10-24
Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.

So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God’s approval as your breastplate. Put on your shoes so that you are ready to spread the Good News that gives peace. In addition to all these, take the Christian faith as your shield. With it you can put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Also take salvation as your helmet and God’s word as the sword that the Spirit supplies.

Pray in the Spirit[b] in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be alert. Use every kind of effort and make every kind of request for all of God’s people. Also pray that God will give me the right words to say. Then I will speak boldly when I reveal the mystery of the Good News. Because I have already been doing this as Christ’s representative, I am in prison. So pray that I speak about this Good News as boldly as I have to.

I’m sending Tychicus to you. He is our dear brother and a faithful deacon[c] in the Lord’s work. He will tell you everything that is happening to me so that you will know how I’m getting along. That’s why I’m sending him to you so that you may know how we’re doing and that he may encourage you.

May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give our brothers and sisters peace and love along with faith. His favor is with everyone who has an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

SONG | Lord Have Mercy by Brady Toops [iTunes]

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION | Adapted from Isaiah 40
LEADER:
Heavenly Father, we come to you today tired.
Life has worn us down. Our hearts have become hard.
We look away from you and turn inwards, seeking our own strength.
Forgive putting our trust in ourselves and not in you Lord.

CONGREGATION: Have mercy on me, Lord Jesus, a sinner.

LEADER: In the stillness of our hearts, in your presence, we come before you with repentant hearts, silently offering our petitions now.

(time of silent confession)

CONGREGATION: 
Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
The eternal God, the Lord,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
doesn’t grow tired or become weary.
His understanding is beyond reach.
He gives strength to those who grow tired
and increases the strength of those who are weak.
Even young people grow tired and become weary,
and young men will stumble and fall.
Yet, the strength of those who wait
with hope in the Lord will be renewed.
They will soar on wings like eagles.
They will run and won’t become weary.
They will walk and won’t grow tired.
In Christ we have been restored
In Christ we have been renewed
In the Lord, we find forgiveness and strength

SONG | Psalm 46 by Bifrost Arts  [iTunes]

MESSAGE | People of Strength by Matt Popovits [Asmita's Story] [Sermon Audio]

SONG | Our God by Chris Tomlin  [iTunes]

SONG | People Of God by Gungor [iTunes]

LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father
Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

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