2022-06-12

June 12, 2022

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and our Sunday morning Connections Café on zoom starts at 9:30 am. This online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Our recent online Sunday services are here.

Prelude

Opening Songs

1st Scripture

Proverbs 4:1-7,10-13 (NLT) ; 箴 言 4:1-7,10-13 (CUVS)

1 My children, listen when your father corrects you.
    Pay attention and learn good judgment,
for I am giving you good guidance.
    Don’t turn away from my instructions.
For I, too, was once my father’s son,
    tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.

My father taught me,
“Take my words to heart.
    Follow my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
    Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
    Love her, and she will guard you.
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
    And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.

10 My child, listen to me and do as I say,
    and you will have a long, good life.
11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways
    and lead you in straight paths.
12 When you walk, you won’t be held back;
    when you run, you won’t stumble.
13 Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.
    Guard them, for they are the key to life.

众 子 啊 , 要 听 父 亲 的 教 训 , 留 心 得 知 聪 明 。

因 我 所 给 你 们 的 是 好 教 训 ; 不 可 离 弃 我 的 法 则 ( 或 译 : 指 教 ) 。

我 在 父 亲 面 前 为 孝 子 , 在 母 亲 眼 中 为 独 一 的 娇 儿 。

父 亲 教 训 我 说 : 你 心 要 存 记 我 的 言 语 , 遵 守 我 的 命 令 , 便 得 存 活 。

要 得 智 慧 , 要 得 聪 明 , 不 可 忘 记 , 也 不 可 偏 离 我 口 中 的 言 语 。

不 可 离 弃 智 慧 , 智 慧 就 护 卫 你 ; 要 爱 他 , 他 就 保 守 你 。

智 慧 为 首 ; 所 以 , 要 得 智 慧 。 在 你 一 切 所 得 之 内 必 得 聪 明 . ( 或 译 : 用 你 一 切 所 得 的 去 换 聪 明 ) 。

10 我 儿 , 你 要 听 受 我 的 言 语 , 就 必 延 年 益 寿 。

11 我 已 指 教 你 走 智 慧 的 道 , 引 导 你 行 正 直 的 路 。

12 你 行 走 , 脚 步 必 不 致 狭 窄 ; 你 奔 跑 , 也 不 致 跌 倒 。

13 要 持 定 训 诲 , 不 可 放 松 ; 必 当 谨 守 , 因 为 他 是 你 的 生 命 。

Songs of Worship

Time for Quiet and Reflection

2nd Scripture

2 Corinthians 4:15-18 (NLT) ; 歌 林 多 後 書 4:15-18 (CUVS)

15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

15 凡 事 都 是 为 你 们 , 好 叫 恩 惠 因 人 多 越 发 加 增 , 感 谢 格 外 显 多 , 以 致 荣 耀 归 与 神 。

16 所 以 , 我 们 不 丧 胆 。 外 体 虽 然 毁 坏 , 内 心 却 一 天 新 似 一 天 。

17 我 们 这 至 暂 至 轻 的 苦 楚 , 要 为 我 们 成 就 极 重 无 比 、 永 远 的 荣 耀 。

18 原 来 我 们 不 是 顾 念 所 见 的 , 乃 是 顾 念 所 不 见 的 ; 因 为 所 见 的 是 暂 时 的 , 所 不 见 的 是 永 远 的 。

Prayer of Response

Dear Lord, we acknowledge that all our gifts, all we have, even every breath we take, comes from you. How thankful we are for your goodness.

But, dear Father, we are children in need of your grace.  
It is hard to let go of what we once had; it is not easy to accept losses.

Our griefs are dark places in us.  
We invite you, Jesus, to come to us and meet us
in the dark places of grief, loss or a loss of direction.
Lead us by your grace into a broader, deeper space with you.

Enlighten us, we pray, with the assurance of eternal life,
which will never fade or lessen.  
Jesus, thank you that you go before us, and walk with us.  
Give us courage and lead us in the way of your kingdom.

Amen

3rd Scripture

Colossians 3:12-17 (NLT) ; 歌 羅 西 書 3:12-17 (CUVS)

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

12 所 以 , 你 们 既 是 神 的 选 民 , 圣 洁 蒙 爱 的 人 , 就 要 存 ( 原 文 作 穿 ; 下 同 ) 怜 悯 、 恩 慈 、 谦 虚 、 温 柔 、 忍 耐 的 心 。

13 倘 若 这 人 与 那 人 有 嫌 隙 , 总 要 彼 此 包 容 , 彼 此 饶 恕 ; 主 怎 样 饶 恕 了 你 们 , 你 们 也 要 怎 样 饶 恕 人 。

14 在 这 一 切 之 外 , 要 存 着 爱 心 , 爱 心 就 是 联 络 全 德 的 。

15 又 要 叫 基 督 的 平 安 在 你 们 心 里 作 主 ; 你 们 也 为 此 蒙 召 , 归 为 一 体 ; 且 要 存 感 谢 的 心 。

16 当 用 各 样 的 智 慧 , 把 基 督 的 道 理 丰 丰 富 富 的 存 在 心 里 , ( 或 作 : 当 把 基 督 的 道 理 丰 丰 富 富 的 存 在 心 里 , 以 各 样 的 智 慧 ) , 用 诗 章 、 颂 词 、 灵 歌 , 彼 此 教 导 , 互 相 劝 戒 , 心 被 恩 感 , 歌 颂 神 。

17 无 论 做 甚 麽 , 或 说 话 或 行 事 , 都 要 奉 主 耶 稣 的 名 , 藉 着 他 感 谢 父 神 。

Sermon

Pastor Ryan’s sermon Teach One Another” is the eighth in the “One Another” series. Because of a power outage during the service, there is no sermon recording. Here is a brief summary:

Think about your favorite teacher from when you were in school. What was it that made him/her a good teacher? In the passage today, Paul says that we are to teach and counsel one another (v. 16). This is for all of us, not just the ones with the spiritual gift of teaching. It is part of the “priesthood of all believers”, which means that all of us have the ability and responsibility to search and interpret the Scriptures with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the local church. If we are spending time with Jesus and learning from him, we have things we can share with others to build them up.

Principles of good teaching:

  • Good teaching flows from good character, such as the traits that are listed above in v. 12-14: kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and love. Love above all.
  • Good teaching is anchored to a purpose, and our purpose is Christ, to make him known and help us become like him. We can only teach what we have learned about following Jesus from our own experience.
  • God guides the who and what and when of our teaching. We need to be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading to know who to talk to, about what, and when to do it. A good practice is to ask God in the morning to show you who he wants you to instruct and then check again to make sure when the opportunity arises.
  • Teaching is matched with singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs in verse 16. Teaching is something we do together in the presence of Jesus, so it is an act of worship with one another.

You can find the rest of the One Another series here, and past sermons on the Sermons page.

Prayer for the World

Our CBM prayer this week is introduced by Gordon Brew, Creative Strategist in the home office in Missassauga Ontario. You can read his introduction and prayer requests on the CBM Prayerline.

Prayer items and updates about Baptist relief work in and around Ukraine are at the CBM website. Take time now to send your own praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Closing Song

Benediction

Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
~ Hebrews 13:20-21

20 但 愿 赐 平 安 的 神 , 就 是 那 凭 永 约 之 血 、 使 群 羊 的 大 牧 人 ─ 我 主 耶 稣 从 死 里 复 活 的 神 ,

21 在 各 样 善 事 上 成 全 你 们 , 叫 你 们 遵 行 他 的 旨 意 ; 又 藉 着 耶 稣 基 督 在 你 们 心 里 行 他 所 喜 悦 的 事 。 愿 荣 耀 归 给 他 , 直 到 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 

~ 希 伯 來 書 13:20-21 (CUVS)

Exit Music

Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

St. Albert Alliance Church near Edmonton: 11 am Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: 9 and 11 am EST (2 hours ahead in summer, 1 in summer)
Westlife Church in Calgary: 9 and 11 am Alberta time (same in summer, 1 hour ahead in winter)

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this “self-serve” online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • We are currently testing the live streaming of our worship services. If you would like to be on the list to receive the private link and provide feedback on what you see and hear, let the office know.
  • You can find our previous online worship services on our Sunday Service Online Archive.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s sermons and videos at the Sermon page on this website.
  • We also have a YouTube channel and playlists of songs and Pastor Ryan’s videos. The song playlists are in the sidebar and footer of this website.
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  • If you have a prayer request, please let the church office know and we will pass it on to the prayer group. Or share it on the FB ARBC Community group and people will pray with you there.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!