"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Evening



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Evening Worship Service ~             

           February 28, 2021
 
 
We encourage you to worship with us in-person* or via Facebook Live at 11 AM
and 5 PM. The link to the Facebook page for our worship services is 
here.
 
*Please note:  If you attend Evening Worship in person, kindly remember that masks are required at all times inside the building, and must be worn while seated if more than 75 people are in attendance. We thank you for diligently practicing social distancing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing.

Note:  The second Sunday Evening of each month is a combined Prayer/Worship Service.
 
 
The evening worship bulletin for January 31 is here
The evening worship bulletin for February 7 is here.
The evening worship service on February 14 was canceled due to icy roads.
The evening worship bulletin for February 21 is here.
The evening worship bulletin for February 28 will be available Saturday between 4 & 6 p.m.
 
 
Preaching:  Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
 
Theme:  God Alone Is Wise
 
Call to Worship:  Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
  Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.


Prayer of Adoration and Invocation

Hymn of Adoration:  #309 "Rejoice, the Lord Is King"

Confession of Faith:  Westminster Larger Catechism #8

Offering and Prayer for Offering

Psalm of Thanksgiving:   Psalter 45A "My Heart Is Stirred"

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Hymn of Preparation:  #36 "Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me"

Reading of God's Word:  1 Kings 11:1-13 (below)


Sermon:  "The Height of Folly"

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response:  #407 "The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended"


Benediction


 

 
~SERMON~
"The Height of Folly"

Teaching:  It is very foolish of you to disregard any of God's commandments, and the longer you remain unrepentant the more serious your sin becomes.
 
Main Points:
1.  Every transgression of God's law is to a degree a rejection of God himself.
2.  Continued transgression of God's law leads to you hardening your heart.
3.  Idolatry exposes you to God's anger and discipline.
 
1 Kings 11:1-13 (ESV) 

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem. And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods.

And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord commanded. 11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.”