Sunday Bulletin

Here’s a printable version: GCPC Bulletin 2.1.15

Church Calendar

  • Bible Reading PlanGenesis 39-50 (41:37-45; 45:1-15; 50:15-21).
  • Discipleship Groups – 7-8:30pm at GCPC. Men – Tue | Women – Thur.
  • Sunday School – 9am. Ray Sanchez, “Philippians: The Epistle of Joy”
  • Last Sunday Potluck – Please join us after the service for a meal 2/22.
  • Valentine’s Church Party for Kids – Friday, 2/13 11am-1pm. Bring your own lunch. Meeting at the Mills House. See Carrie for details.
  • Family Fun Night – Join us at the Clovis Rec Center on 2/28 from 4-6pm. $10 per family covers the cost of dinner and drinks. Invite friends!
  • Upcoming Conferences – Cover to Cover 3/6-7, Ligonier in SF 3/13-14.

*Call to Worship

Psalm 34:3

O praise the Lord with me,

let us exalt God’s name together.

*Opening Prayer

*Praise to the Lord

Joachim Neander

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near; Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth! Hast thou not seen how all thy longings have been granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee; Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee. What need or grief ever hath failed of relief? Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding, Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding, Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night, Saints with His mercy surrounding.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him! All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him. Let the Amen sound from His people again, Gladly for aye we adore Him.

*The Power of the Cross

Getty & Townend

Oh, to see the dawn of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary. Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow’r of the cross: Christ became sin for us; took the blame, bore the wrath—we stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain written on Your face, bearing the awesome weight of sin. Ev’ry bitter thought, ev’ry evil deed crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees; now the ground beneath quakes as its Maker bows His head. Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life; “Finished!” the vict’ry cry.

Oh, to see my name written in the wounds, for through Your suffering I am free. Death is crushed to death; life is mine to live, won through Your selfless love.

FINAL CHORUS: This, the pow’r of the cross: Son of God—slain for us. What a love! What a cost! We stand forgiven at the cross.

Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Reading

John 8:12-30

Confession of Faith

Heidleberg Catechism Q.1

1. Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?

A. 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 makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Tithes and Offering

Hebrews 13:16

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

*Lead Me to the Cross

Hillsong United

Savior I come. Quiet my soul. Remember Redemption’s hill where Your blood was spilled for my ransom. Everything I once held dear I count it all as lost.

Lead me to the cross where Your love poured out. Bring me to my knees Lord I lay me down. Rid me of myself, I belong to You. Lead me, lead me to the cross.

You were as I, tempted and tried, human. The word became flesh, bore my sin and death, now you’re risen. Everything I once held dear I count it all as lost. [Chorus]

To your heart. To your heart. Lead me to your heart. Lead me to your heart.

*Be Thou My Vision

Mary Byrne

Be Thou my vision, oh Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that Thou art—Thou my best thought by day or by night, waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word; I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I Thy true son; Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise, Thou mine inheritance, now and always: Thou and Thou only first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won, may I reach Heaven’s joys, Oh bright Heaven’s sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, oh Ruler of all.

Sermon

“Jacob’s Dream”

Genesis 28:1-22

  1. Isaac’s Restoration (1-5)
  2. Esau’s Rejection (6-9)
  3. Jacob’s Regeneration (10-22)

*All I Have Is Christ

Jordan Kauflin

I once was lost in darkest night, yet thought I knew the way. The sin that promised joy and life had led me to the grave. I had no hope that You would own a rebel to Your will, and if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost, You looked upon my helpless state and led me to the cross. And I beheld God’s love displayed, You suffered in my place. You bore the wrath reserved for me, now all I know is grace.

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ

Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone, and live so all might see the strength to follow Your commands could never come from me. Oh Father, use my ransomed life in any way You choose, and let my song forever be my only boast is You.

Confession of Sin

1 John 1:8-9

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Assurance of Forgiveness

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

The Lord’s Supper

*Benediction & Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.