This Sunday at First Pres. Pooler

August 9, 2020

9:30 am Worship Service

in person and online

11:00 am Worship Service

in person and online (nursery available)

5:30 pm Evening Worship

in person and online

The two morning services ate identical. The evening service is a separate study.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Silent Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God, You have set a table before us, and called us to feast with you. Prepare us in mind and spirit to worship you and your great name, And to honor the one who  died to save us from our sin.  Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. 
Call to Worship                                                                            Psalm 99:1-3
The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
                                                Opening Hymn                                                                   
Memory Verse for August                                                             1 Peter 1:13

“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Corporate Reading of the Law of God                                  Ex. 20:3-17; Matt. 22:37-40
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet.
 Hear also the words of our Lord Jesus, how he said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
                                                   Returning God’s Tithes and Offerings                                                  
“But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.”  

2 Corinthians 8:7

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!  Amen!

Sermon                             “Cure for Complacency”                        Amos 9:1-10
Hymn of Preparation

The Lord’s Supper
The Lord's Supper is a sacrament in which, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ's appointment, his death is proclaimed, and those who receive rightly are by faith (and not by the mouth in a physical manner) made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace.
                                                                        Closing Hymn                                                                          

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Sermon Notes
  Rev. Michael Brown       

“Cure for Complacency”

Amos 9:1-10

Amos 9:1-10. I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said: “Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake, and shatter them on the heads of all the people; and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword; not one of them shall flee away; not one of them shall escape. 2 “If they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down. 3 If they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will search them out and take them; and if they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them. 4 And if they go into captivity before their enemies, there I will command the sword, and it shall kill them; and I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good.” 5 The Lord God of hosts, he who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile, and sinks again, like the Nile of Egypt; 6 who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—the Lord is his name. 7 “Are you not like the Cushites to me, O people of Israel?” declares the Lord. “Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, and the Philistines from Caphtor and the Syrians from Kir? 8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the surface of the ground, except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,” declares the Lord. 9 “For behold, I will command, and shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one shakes with a sieve, but no pebble shall fall to the earth. 10   All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, who say, ‘Disaster shall not overtake or meet us.’

1.  Lord at the Altar (vs. 1-6)                                                                                     


        a.  Jeroboam I made this, and made that, and by the time he was finished, he had a man-made______________.                                                                                             

       b.  When Jesus comes again, every false ___________ will be torn down.


2.  God’s Judgement is Inescapable (vs. 1-6)      


       a. Many seek to silence God’s today, no man will silence nor ______ from God’s judgment.

3.   All Will be Placed in the Sieve (vs. 7-10)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

        a.  All will be placed through the sieve/strainer where the _____________ are filtered out.                                                                                                                                 

        b.  We must not forget the current sifting that is taking place now before that final sift, and it can be far from _________________.                                                      

         c.   Spurgeon. But here arises the comfort. The farmer does not sift his wheat because he dislikes it, but just the opposite—he sifts it because it is precious.  And you, child of God, your trials, catastrophes and constant afflictions, are no proofs of lack of affection of God, but the contrary.  It is because you are gold, that you are in the crucible, and it is because you are wheat, you are put into the sieve!                                                                                                                                                   

         d. During our lives Satan seeks to sift you, but Jesus ____________ for you that your faith may not fail.                                                                                                           

         e. Spurgeon. Much sifted, but not lost! Therefore whoever believes must and shall be saved.


5:30 Evening Worship

Rev. John Fender  “The Triumphal Entry”
 Mark 11:1–11


  1. The Sovereignty of God, Vs. 1-7

The ____________ of a colt/donkey

     The ___________  of the details of this day 500 years previous


  1. The Expectations of God’s people: A __________ Savior, Vs. 8-10

Application: What type of Savior are you crying out for in your soul?

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