Training For Godliness - May 17, 2020

Call To Worship

We have all heard of the acronym ACTS. A for Adoration. Adoration focuses our mind on the character and beauty of God. It puts life into perspective when we worship God and remember He is sovereign and good. Let us have great thoughts of God for His name is great. C stands for confession. Take time to confess your sins and your shortcomings. Hide nothing from the Lord. Then ask God to forgive you for anything that has come between you and Him and accept God’s grace and mercy. T stands for Thanksgiving. Enter His presence with thanksgiving in your heart. We have been forgiven. Jesus has done it all. We are saved. There is so much to be thankful for. Trace all good things in your life back to God. Thank Jesus for dying on the cross for you. S stands for supplication. Supplication means to offer prayer. We are invited to come to the throne of grace and find mercy and strength in time of need. Pray for your needs and intercede for others. Today’s four songs of worship follow the ACTS approach. Adoration or worship, confession, thanksgiving and prayer. 

Songs of Worship

The songs for today are: Waymaker (adoration), Restore Me (confession), Thank You (thanksgiving), and What if His People Prayed (prayer). These songs have been grouped in the playlist accessible through the video below. You are invited to sing and worship along following the on-screen lyrics.(Note: you might have to skip some advertisements.)

Scripture Readings

Today's scripture readings are from Matthew 6:1-17 and 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Read from your own Bibles or through the following links: 

Sermon by Pr. Vic - Training For Godliness

Audio 

Video

Closing Song - Take My Life and Let It Be

Pray

Pray for Lisa O’ Leary who lost her dad this past week and pray for Tancho who lost his mom as well. Pray for the hurting and grieving and lonely people in our city. Pray for the end of the lockdown. Pray that we might be faithful and effective and caring for one another while it lasts. Pray for the gospel to spread even now. Pray for your friends and loved ones who do not know the Lord. O Lord have mercy!

Giving

In case you would like to support MCF, you can tithe and give offerings through paypal using your credit card or by linking your bank account to make automatic monthly contributions. More info at mvcf.ca/give. Please email our treasurer Josh Wong at [email protected] if you need help setting this up or if you have further questions. 

Alternatively, cheques for donations can be sent in by mail or dropped off at the Annex mail slot beside the gravel parking lot. Address: Mountainview Christian Fellowship, 791 27th Avenue East, Vancouver, BC  V5V 2K8.

Benediction

“Therefore be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter:1:10-11