Guarding The Truth

Read: Romans 16:17-27

Last Sunday, Pastor Jeremy emphasized the personal nature of God’s mission, charging us from Romans 16:1-16 to care for one another and celebrate God’s work in one another’s lives. This coming Lord’s Day, Pastor Ken will conclude our study of the book of Romans, challenging us from Romans 16:17-27 to guard the message of the gospel. As you prepare for our corporate gathering, let this prayer from The Valley of Vision encourage you to hold fast to the promise of victorious hope in Christ.

Heart Preparation

Glorious Jehovah, My Covenant God,

All thy promises in Christ Jesus are yea and amen, and all shall be fulfilled. Thou hast spoken them, and they shall be done, commanded, and they shall come to pass.

Yet I have often doubted thee, have lived at times as if there were no God. Lord forgive me that death in life, when I have found something apart from thee, when I have been content with ephemeral things.

But through thy grace I have repented; thou hast given me to read my pardon in the wounds of Jesus, and my soul doth trust in him, my God incarnate, the ground of my life, the spring of my hope. Teach me to be resigned to thy will, to delight in thy law, to have no will but thine, to believe that everything thou doest is for my good.

Help me to leave my concerns in thy hands, for thou hast power over evil, and bringest from it an infinite progression of good, until thy purposes are fulfilled. Bless me with Abraham’s faith that staggers not at promises through unbelief.

May I not instruct thee in my troubles, but glorify thee in my trials; grant me a distinct advance in the divine life; may I reach a higher platform, leave the mist of doubts and fear in the valley, and climb to hill-tops of eternal security in Christ by simply believing he cannot lie or turn from his purpose.

Give me the confidence I ought to have in him who is worthy to be praised, and who is blessed for evermore.

“Divine Promises” in The Valley of Vision

Song List for Sunday

1. “How Great Thou Art,” by Paul Baloche

2. “Hallelujah, What a Savior,” by Breakaway Ministries

3. “Speak O Lord,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

4. “O Church Arise,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty