Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

"Beyond These Walls"

Rev. Dr. Horace King
Aug. 23, 2015
      
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 
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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Greeting and Announcements Bruce Bishop 1:20
We Are Called to Worship Bruce Bishop 7:32
"I Sing the Almighty Power of God" Song # 152 Red 8:44
Special Music: "Prayer" Martha Weber 11:40
A Time For the Child in All of Us Rev. Dr. Horace B. King 14:50
1 Kings 8:22-30 Roger Richards 17:45
Special Music: "English Folksong V" Martha Weber 20:22
"Be Thou My Vision" Song # 451 24:12
Pastor Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Horace B. King 27:44
Ephesians 6:10-20 Lisa Richards 32:45
Semon: "Beyond These Walls" Rev. Dr. Horace B.King 35:00
"Go Forth for God" Song # 670 Red 48:10

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1 Kings 8:22-32   The Message (MSG)

 

22-25 Before the entire congregation of Israel, Solomon took a position before the Altar, spread his hands out before heaven, and prayed,

O God, God of Israel, there is no God like you in the skies above or on the earth below who unswervingly keeps covenant with his servants and relentlessly loves them as they sincerely live in obedience to your way. You kept your word to David my father, your personal word. You did exactly what you promised—every detail. The proof is before us today!

Keep it up, God, O God of Israel! Continue to keep the promises you made to David my father when you said, “You’ll always have a descendant to represent my rule on Israel’s throne, on the condition that your sons are as careful to live obediently in my presence as you have.”

 

26 O God of Israel, let this all happen;
    confirm and establish it!

27-32 Can it be that God will actually move into our neighborhood? Why, the cosmos itself isn’t large enough to give you breathing room, let alone this Temple I’ve built. Even so, I’m bold to ask: Pay attention to these my prayers, both intercessory and personal, O God, my God. Listen to my prayers, energetic and devout, that I’m setting before you right now. Keep your eyes open to this Temple night and day, this place of which you said, “My Name will be honored there,” and listen to the prayers that I pray at this place.

Listen from your home in heaven and when you hear, forgive.

When someone hurts a neighbor and promises to make things right, and then comes and repeats the promise before your Altar in this Temple, listen from heaven and act accordingly: Judge your servants, making the offender pay for his offense and setting the offended free of any charges.

 

Ephesians 6:10-20The Message (MSG)

A Fight to the Finish

10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

13-18 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

19-20 And don’t forget to pray for me. Pray that I’ll know what to say and have the courage to say it at the right time, telling the mystery to one and all, the Message that I, jailbird preacher that I am, am responsible for getting out.

The Message (MSG)

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