"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
Monday, July 06, 2020
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning


 ~ Morning Worship Service      

                      July 5, 2020 
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

Preaching:  Rev. Lou, Senior Pastor

Theme:  God Blesses His Persecuted Saints
Vow and Salutation
Call to Worship:  Psalm 99:9
Exalt the LORD our God, 
          and worship at his holy mountain;
           for the 
LORD our God is holy!
Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration:  #677 "Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him!" 

God's Law:   1 Corinthians 4:13-18
Prayer of Confession
God's Gospel Promise:  2 Corinthians 5:21
"Gloria Patri":   
     Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
    beginning, is now and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen, amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Supplication/concluding with the Lord's Prayer
     Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. 
     Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
     Give us this day our daily bread, 
     and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
     And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,
     for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
Psalm of Preparation:  Psalter 142 "To You, O LORD, I Lift My Voice"
Reading of God's Word:  Matthew 5:11-12
     11 Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil      against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in      heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "The Persecuted Are Blessed" (Part 2)
Prayer of Application
Offering and Prayer
"Doxology" #733    
Psalm of Response:  Psalter 59A "Free Me, My God" 
The congregation is encouraged to be seated a few minutes early to prepare their hearts and minds
to meet with the Lord.
"The Persecuted Are Blessed" (Part 2) 
Matthew 5:11-12
Teaching: God's saints are sometimes persecuted for Jesus' sake. These saints are blessed and should rejoice when persecuted.
Main Points:
1.  Not everyone who is persecuted is blessed.
2.  When persecuted you are to rejoice.
3.  When persecuted you are in good company.