October 22, 2017

Sermon Message by Rev. Dr. Parrish L. Bridges

"Making the Heart Right"

Message Series:  Building Blocks to Great Relationships

Theme:  The cure for resentment in a a relationship.


Call to Worship

Leader: The law of the Lord is perfect: it gives new strength.

People: The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it.

Leader: The laws of the Lord are right, and those who obey them are happy.

People: The commands of the Lord are just and give understanding to the mind.

All: May my words and my thoughts be acceptable to You, O Lord, my refuge and my Redeemer.


Bible Texts: NIV (New International Version)

Old Testament: Job 11: 13 - 18

13) “Yet if you devote your heart to him

and stretch out your hands to him,

14) if you put away the sin that is in your hand

and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,

15) then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;

you will stand firm and without fear.

16) You will surely forget your trouble,

recalling it only as waters gone by.

17) Life will be brighter than noonday,

and darkness will become like morning.

18) You will be secure, because there is hope;

you will look about you and take your rest in safety.


Bible Texts: NIV (New International Version)

New Testament Scripture: Matthew 18: 21 - 22

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21) Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22) Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.