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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
O Come All Ye Faithful
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Unstoppable God
Hearts Waiting (Joy to the World)
Good Good Father
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
Everlasting Father
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
Good Good Father
Dismissal………………………Bill Butler

Message notes

Everlasting Father - December 16, 2018

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

-Isaiah 9:6

The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

-Psalm 103:8

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

-Matthew 11:28-29

He cares for you, so turn all your worries over to him.

-1 Peter 5:7

I tell you, don’t worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.

-Matthew 6:25-26

Don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.  God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

-Matthew 6:34

There is no other God like you. You forgive the sin and pardon the rebellion of your children. You do not remain angry for long because you delight in showing your unfailing love. You will have compassion on us. You will overcome our wrongdoing. You will bury all our sins into the depths of the sea.

-Micah 7:18-19

If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

-1 John 1 :9

The reward for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Romans 6:23

As bad as you are, you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly Father is even more ready to give good things to people who ask.

-Matthew 7:11

I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.

-Hebrews 13:5

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What was your relationship with your father like as you grew up?
2. How did/does that relationship impact how you view your relationship with God?
3. Gilbert talked about the many different ways Jesus treats us like a father. Which one did you most need to hear? Why?
4. What is the greatest hurt you need to bring to Him right now? How does the thought of Him as a father help you with this?
5. What is my next step as a result of this message?