Good morning and Welcome! We strive to be a church that seeks out and points to God’s presence in the things that he has created, and this week we get to point to God’s presence in the profession and the people who formally advocate for others: lawyers. As we enter into our time of worship today, I pray that God will make clear to each of us how we have been called to play the part of lawyer and advocate for others in our everyday lives, and my hope is that we will be able to participate in this good work that God is inviting us into.
Look To The Son – Hillsong Worship
Safe Retreat – Kings Kaleidoscope
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he Journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25-37, ESV).
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
In the story about the good Samaritan and the man who was beaten, we get a glimpse of the advocating heart of God. The Samaritan is not simply helping him to his feet, he is speaking on behalf of the man and ensuring that the man receives a place to stay. This story isn’t just about being a good neighbour, it is Jesus teaching the lawyer how to advocate well.
Yet Not I But Christ In Me – CityAlight
How Deep The Father’s Love for Us – Austin Stone Worship
Thank you for joining us today! If you haven’t listened to this week’s sermon yet, it is posted on both our YouTube channel and our website, or you can find the link on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you prefer to listen to worship music in a playlist format, we’ve got you covered there too! All of these songs are also available on our Spotify playlist so that you can worship as you go about your week. Our playlist is updated every week so that the songs for the most recent message will be right at the top of the queue. This week, we also have put together an information video about an in-person worship event that we will be putting together, so if you haven’t checked that out yet the video will be at the end of this week’s sermon and on our social media pages. For more information about that, you can contact us at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and God bless!