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Call to Worship
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee was standing and praying like this about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I’m not like other people—greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’
“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Worship In Song
Arise, My Soul, Arise
Fix My Eyes
The Reading Of God’s Word
Matthew 9:27-31(Read by Catherine Fowler)
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 When he entered the house, the blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?”
They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”
30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus warned them sternly, “Be sure that no one finds out.”
31 But they went out and spread the news about him throughout that whole area.
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Matthew 9:27-31: Jesus Opens Our Eyes (Sean Nolan)
Songs Of Response
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Is Christ Alone
Today! – 11/20 – Engaging with Engage
12/4 – Baptisms!
12/4 – Congregational Vote
Worship Through Giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. Those giving by cash or check are encouraged to drop in the collection box in the lobby. To read more about what we believe about giving or to submit an offering online click HERE.
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(Closing words from Scripture)
12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face.Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.
13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love.
-1 Corinthians 13:12-13