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  1. In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

    In this section of Judges that we are going over today this statement is in there 2 times and then 3 times without the second part of the statement.  It is meant to taste bitter.  A kingless nation.
    Judges 17:9
    And Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place.”
    Judges 18:14
    Then the five men who had gone to scout out the country of Laish said to their brothers, “Do you know that in these houses there are an ephod, household gods, a carved image, and a metal image? Now therefore consider what you will do.”

    Judges 3:9-10. Othniel 

    The Lord raised up a deliverer….. the spirit of the Lord was upon him…

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  2. Worship Songs for Zoom Gathering Feb. 21, 2021

    Due to weather related issues and limited water availability, this Sunday’s service will be conducted via Zoom. You will find the Zoom link on Realm and on Pastor Geno’s earlier email via the Hopemail List.

    Lyrics to this week’s worship songs – and Seek God for the City responsive reading – are below.

    Note: Seek God for the City is available in e-book format via the WayMakers store HERE

    Remember that Sunday activity pages for younger kids (age 3-6) can be viewed and printed HERE

    This week’s worship songs – and Seek God for the City responsive reading: *************************************************************************

    The Lion and The Lamb

    He’s coming on the clouds, Kings and kingdoms will bow down
    Every chain will break, As broken hearts declare His praise
    Who can stop the Lord Almighty

    Chorus:      Our God is a Lion, the Lion of Judah
    He’s roaring with power, and fighting our battles
    And every knee will bow before Him
    Our God is a Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
    For the sins of the world His blood breaks the chains
    And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
    Every knee will bow before Him

    So open up the gates, Make way before the King of Kings
    The God who comes to save, Is here to set the captives free
    For who can stop the Lord Almighty

    For who can stop the Lord Almighty
    Who can stop the Lord Almighty, Who can stop the Lord Almighty
    For who can stop the Lord

     
    Goodness of God

    I love You Lord, Oh Your mercy never fails me
    All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
    From the moment that I wake up, Until I lay my head
    I will sing of the goodness of God

    Chorus:   All my life You have been faithful
    All my life You have been so, so good
    With every breath that I am able
    I will sing of the goodness of God

    I love Your voice, You have led me through the fire
    In darkest night, You are close like no other
    I’ve known You as a father, I’ve known You as a friend
    I have lived in the goodness of God

    Bridge:      Your goodness is running after, It’s running after me (2X)
    With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give You everything
    Your goodness is running after, It’s running after me

     

    The Lord is Gracious and Compassionate

    The Lord is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and rich in love (2X)

    The Lord is good to all,
    He has compassion on all that He has made
    As far as the east is from the west
    That’s how far He has removed our transgressions from us
    As far as the east is from the west
    That’s how far He has removed our transgressions from us

    Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, Praise the Lord

     

    From the Inside Out

    A thousand times I’ve failed, Still Your mercy remains
    And should I stumble again, (Still) I’m caught in Your grace
    Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
    Never-ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame

    Your will above all else, My purpose remains
    The art of losing myself, In bringing You praise
    Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
    Never-ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame

    Bridge:       In my heart in my soul, I give You control
    Consume me from the inside out, Lord
    Let justice and praise, Become my embrace
    To love You from the inside out

    Chorus:     Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades
    Never-ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame
    And the cry of my heart, Is to bring You praise
    From the inside out, oh my soul cries out

     

    Reign Above It All

    The reign of darkness now has ended
    In the kingdom of light, In the kingdom of light
    Forever under Your dominion
    You’re the King of my life, You’re the King of my life

    Chorus 1:   You reign above it all, You reign above it all
    Over the universe, And over every heart
    There is no higher name
    Jesus, You reign above it all

    On the cross the work was finished
    God, You poured out Your life, Just to give us new life
    Now from the lips of the forgiven
    Hear an anthem arise, ‘Cause Jesus, You’re alive

    Chorus 2:  Let all of heaven
    And the earth erupt in song
    Sing hallelujah to the Everlasting One
    There is no higher name
    Jesus, You reign above it all

    Bridge:      You sent the darkness running, Out of an empty grave
    Now seated above in glory, Enthroned on the highest praise

     

    You Hem Me In (Psalm 139) Kelsey’s Song

    You hem me in, behind and before me
    You know me well, You’ve laid your hand upon me
    Such knowledge is too great for me to comprehend
    Your love surrounding me, You hem me in

    Before my birth
    In my mother’s womb You formed me
    How precious and how vast Your thoughts about me
    No matter where I go I can’t escape Your love
    Your love pursuing me, You hem me in

    Where can I go from Your Spirit? How can I hide from Your presence? (2X)

    I praise You for I’m fearfully and wonderfully made, I praise You, my Creator, my Redeemer
    I praise You, for Your works O God are wonderful indeed, I will proclaim Your love and faithfulness

    Waymaker      

    (You are) Way Maker, Miracle Worker
    Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness
    My God – that is who You are (repeat)

    Tag:           That is who You are, that is who You are (2X)

    Bridge:      Even when I (we) don’t see it, You’re working
    Even when I (we) don’t feel it, You’re working
    You never stop, You never stop working (2X)

     

    The Blessing

    The Lord bless you and keep you
    Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
    The Lord turn His face toward you
    And give you peace

    Chorus:       A – men, A – men, A-men

    Bridge 1:    May His favor be upon you
    And a thousand generations
    And family and your children
    And their children and their children

    Bridge 2:   May His presence go before you
    And behind you and beside you
    All around you and within you He is with you, He is with you
    In the morning in the evening
    In your coming and your going
    In your weeping and rejoicing, He is for you, He is for you

    Tag:             He is for you, He is for you (3X)    He is for you!!

     

    Seek God For The City Responsive Reading

    Leader:   This Sunday we are praying for God to pour out fresh rivers of His Spirit, beginning with a reading from Isaiah 44:3-4. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and  streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on  your descendants.

    All:           They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.

    Leader:    Let us pray. Pour out Your Spirit with slow, steady abundance, so that many streams begin to flow through desolate places.

    Men:          Cause many who are dry and lifeless to be revived by the work of Your Spirit.

    Women:   Divert a gentle river of life from heaven upon our entire city.

    All:             Inundate us with Your love. Soak us with steady streams so that what now lies dormant will bloom in soon-coming days of blessing.

    Leader:    Bring the outpouring of Your life on our children.

    All:            Amen!

    Leader:   Keep the river running through their lives so that they will grow as strong and tall as trees.

    All:             Maranatha!

  3. Worship Lyrics for Zoom Gathering 2/14/21

    Because of a very cold weather forecast and potentially icy and slick roadways, we will NOT hold services in our building this Sunday, Feb. 14th. Instead, we will hold a Zoom gathering. The link is available on our Realm community website. Below are the worship song lyrics for this online service.

     

    His Mercy is More

    What love could remember no wrongs we have done
    Omniscient, all-knowing, He counts not their sum
    Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
    Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!

    Chorus:   Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
    Stronger than darkness, new every morn
    Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

    What patience would wait as we constantly roam
    What Father, so tender is calling us home
    He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
    Our sins they are many, His mercy is more (Chorus)

    What riches of kindness He lavished on us
    His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
    We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
    Our sins they are many, His mercy is more (Chorus)

    Great I Am

    I want to stay close, close to Your side,
    Where Heaven is near and death can’t a-bide,
    I want to hear voices of angels above
    Singing as one

    Chorus:   Hallelujah, holy, holy
    God Almighty, the Great I Am
    Who is worthy, none beside Thee,
    God Almighty, the Great I Am

    I want to be near, near to Your heart,
    Loving the world, a light in the dark
    I want to see dry bones living again
    Singing as one   (Chorus)

    Bridge: The mountains shake before You
    The demons run and flee
    At the mention of Your name, King of majesty
    There is no pow’r in hell or any who can stand
    Before the power and the presence of the Great I Am,
    the Great I Am (3X)

    All Glory

    Holy, Holy, You are God Almighty
    And You reign victorious over all the earth
    Holy, Holy, You are God Almighty
    Yes, You reign victorious over all the earth

    Chorus:   Let Your Kingdom come, and Your will be done
    Here on earth as it is in hea – ven
    And to Your renown hear our hearts cry out
    Singing “Holy is the Lord”

    God of Glory, see Your victory story
    In the lives of those who gather at the cross
    Rock of ages, be adorned with praises
    As Your people raise their voice in thanks and love (Chorus)

    Bridge:   All Glory, all Honor, all wisdom strength and power
    All Glory, all honor, are Yours alone, forever

    Before the Throne of God Above

    Before the throne of God above, I have a strong, a perfect plea
    A great High Priest whose name is Love, who ever lives and pleads for me
    My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on His heart
    I know that while in heav’n He stands
    No tongue can bid me thence depart, no tongue can bid me thence depart

    When Satan tempts me to despair, and tells me of the guilt within
    Upward I look and see Him there, who made an end to all my sin
    Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free
    For God, the Just, is satisfied
    To look on Him and pardon me, to look on Him and pardon me

    Behold Him there, the risen Lamb, my perfect, spotless Righteousness
    The great unchangeable I AM, the King of glory and of grace!
    One with Himself, I cannot die – My soul is purchased with His blood
    My life is hid with Christ on high,
    With Christ, my Savior and my God, With Christ, my Savior and my God

    Be the Centre

    Jesus, be the centre
    Be my source, be my light, Jesus

    Jesus, be the centre
    Be my hope, be my song, Jesus

    Be the fire in my heart
    Be the wind in these sails
    Be the reason that I live – Jesus, Jesus

    Jesus, be my vision
    Be my path, be my guide, Jesus

  4. MOPS@Hope Registration is Closed

    We are currently full for the spring semester, but feel free to contact Hala if you want more information about how you can connect with the MOPS at Hope program.

  5. Judges – Overview

    Judges 3:9-10. Othniel 

    The Lord raised up a deliverer….. the spirit of the Lord was upon him…

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    New to Hope? We’re glad you’re here!  Text the word WELCOME to 512-645-1980
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    Link to Full Sermon –Worship Hope Chapel Austin Texas  www.hope.org