Chapel Worship Guide 1.15.2012

Service Order for 9:00 AM

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell



Welcome–Barbara Shafer

Worship in Song with Desmond Herbert

Come Now Is The Time To Worship  ( Brian Doerksen)


Nehemiah 9: 3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God. 4 Standing on the stairs were the Levites– Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Kenani– who called with loud voices to the LORD their God. 5 And the Levites– Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah– said: “Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

You are the One (Lincoln Brewster)


Special Music—Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days)

Written by Jamie O’Hara; recorded in 1986 and performed at Ravinia (2011) by The Judds


Message:  UNFAILING, by Barbara Shafer

Psalm 33:1 “Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.   4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.   5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.   6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.   12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. 13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth– 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.   18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.   20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. ”

It’s almost like the curtains of reality have whooshed open and we see things as they really are.  On one side of the stage are all the earthly hopes of Grandpa’s nostalgia—people who you hope won’t let you down, but they do anyway…and on the other side, the heavenly hope we have in God who is UNFAILING.  In Psalm 33, we see the psalmist building a case for praising our God who is UNFAILING by showing us four basic ways in which God is UNFAILING:

  1. God is UNFAILING because of His WORD
  2. God is UNFAILING because of His WORKS
  3. God is UNFAILING because of His WILL
  4. God is UNFAILING because of His WATCHFULNESS

We can place our hope in God’s unfailing love as demonstrated in His Word, His works, His will, and His watchfulness.  Such a God is worthy of our praise!

Song of Response:  Unfailing Love (Chris Tomlin)


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