Welcome to Worship at The River’s Edge- Worshipping Through the Bulletin
 
We are glad you are here to worship this morning. 
 Our services begin 5 minutes prior to the “Ringing of the Bells” Please use this time to shut down your phone, prepare your heart for worship and welcome the Lord’s presence in this place. 
“But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.” –Habakkuk 2:20
 “Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” –Psalm 46:10
 
Pastoral Greeting (contemplate)
 
Dear & Beloved,
 Today in chapter 8, Paul responds to another question about eating food sacrificed to idols.
 In verses 1-3 he reminds them that even though they know idols don’t exist, they shouldn’t be insensitive to each other. If we don’t love your brother we don’t know or love God.
In verses 4-8 He affirms the oneness of God. There is no other God. We exist as born again, Christians because of the one Savior Jesus Christ.
 In verses 8-13 Paul deals with the weak consciences of newly converted Corinthians - superstitious about the gods they worshipped all their lives. They repented from that sin and Paul doesn’t want the stronger, knowledgeable one causing them to Stumble.
Many good reminders as to how we fellowship with one another in the church, the body of people Christ saved from their sins!
Pastor John
 
Valley of Vision Prayer
The Prayer Of Love

Gracious Lord, Thy name is love, in love receive my prayer. My sins are more than the wide sea’s sand, but where sin abounds, there is grace more abundant. Look to the cross of thy beloved Son, and view the preciousness of his atoning blood; Listen to his never-failing intercession, and whisper to my heart, ‘Thy sins are forgiven, be of good cheer, lie down in peace.’ Grace cataracts from heaven and flows for ever, and mercy never wearies in bestowing benefits. Grant me more and more to prize the privilege of prayer, to come to thee as a sin-soiled sinner, to find pardon in thee, to converse with thee; to know thee in prayer as the path in which my feet tread, the latch upon the door of my lips, the light that shines through my eyes, the music of my ears, the marrow of my understanding, the strength of my will, the power of my affection, the sweetness of my memory. May the matter of my prayer be always wise, humble, submissive, obedient, scriptural, Christ-like. Give me unwavering faith that supplications are never in vain, that if I seem not to obtain my petitions I shall have larger, richer answers, surpassing all that I ask or think. Unsought, thou hast given me the greatest gift, the person of thy Son, and in him thou wilt give me all I need.

Today’s Puritan Catechism Scripture Proofs
 Q & A 22 (see Order of Worship)
 Acts 3:22 Moses said, The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen o him in whatever he tells you.
Heb. 5:6 As you also in another place, You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.
Ps. 2:6 “As for me, I set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”