September 17


“Pursuing Godly Goals” Scriptures (Habakkuk 2:1-3; Proverbs 16:1, 6, 9; Hebrews 12:1-3)  Sunday Sept. 17, 2017


Call to Worship   


L:  We lift up our eyes unto the hills.

P. But where will we find our help?

L. Our help comes from the Lord,

P. The One who made heaven and earth.

All. The Lord will keep our going out and our coming in from this time on and forevermore.



(Habakkuk 2:1-3; Proverbs 16:1, 6, 9; Hebrews 12:1-3)   


Our first reading comes from the prophet Habakkuk. 

1I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
 2Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.
 3For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.

Our second reading comes from the book of Proverbs.

1The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
6By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil.
9The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.

Our third reading comes from the book of Hebrews.

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
 2looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
 3Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.

Here ends our readings. May God bless our understanding.

“Pursuing Godly Goals”

@Copyrighted by Rev. Richard Walker Sermon: “Pursuing Godly Goals” Scriptures (Habakkuk 2:1-3; Proverbs 16:1, 6, 9; Hebrews 12:1-3)  Sunday Sept. 17, 2017

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