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Church at the Chip Worship Service

July 31, 2022

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The Church at the Chip family

ecclesia song

We are called to faith, gathered in love
Sent with hope to change the world
We are called to faith, gathered in love
ecclesia, ecclesia, Church at the Chip

   Called to Faith, Gathered in Love,
   Sent with Hope – ecclesia!

Psalm 119


1   Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
        who walk in the law of the Lord!
2   Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
        who seek him with their whole heart,
3   who also do no wrong,
       but walk in his ways!
4   You have commanded your precepts
       to be kept diligently.

5   Oh that my ways may be steadfast
       in keeping your statutes!
6   Then I shall not be put to shame,
        having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7   I will praise you with an upright heart,
        when I learn your righteous rules.
8   I will keep your statutes;
        do not utterly forsake me!


9   How can a young man keep his way pure?

        By guarding it according to your word.
10  With my whole heart I seek you;
        let me not wander from your commandements!
11  I have stored up your word in my heart,
        that I might not sin against you.
12  Blessed are you, O Lord;
        teach me your statutes!
13  With my lips I declare
        all the rules of your mouth.
14  In the way of your testimonies I delight
        as much as in all riches.
15  I will meditate on your precepts
        and fix my eyes on your ways.
16  I will delight in your statutes;
        I will not forget your word.


17  Deal bountifully with your servant,

        that I may live and keep your word.
18  Open my eyes, that I may behold
        wondrous things out of your law.
19  I am a sojourner on the earth;
        hide not your commandments from me!
20  My soul is consumed with longing
        for your rules at all times.
21  You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
        who wander from your commandments.
22  Take away from me scorn and contempt,
        for I have kept your testimonies.
23  Even though princes sit plotting against me,
        your servant will meditate on your statutes.

24  Your testimonies are my delight;
        they are my counselors.


25  My soul clings to the dust;
        give me life according to your word!
26  When I told of my ways, you answered me;
        teach me your statutes!
27  Make me understand the way of your precepts,
        and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

28  My soul melts away for sorrow;
        strengthen me according to your word!
29  Put false ways far from me
        and graciously teach me your law!

30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I set your rules before me.
31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;
let me not be put to shame!
32 I will run in the way of your commendments
when you enlarge my heart!


33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes;
     and I will keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
     and observe it with my whole heart.
35 Lead me in the path of your commandments,
     for I delight in it.
36 Incline my heart to your testimonies,
     and not to selfish gain!
37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
     and give me life in your ways.
38 Confirm to your servant your promise,
     that you may be feared.
39 Turn away the reproach that I dread,
     for your rules are good.
40 Behold, I long for your precepts;
     in your righteousness give me life!


41 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord,
     your salvation according to your promise;
42 then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me,
     for I trust in your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
     for my hope is in your rules.
44 I will keep your law continually,
     forever and ever,
45 and I shall walk in a wide place,
     for I have sought your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings
     and shall not be put to shame,
47 for I find my delight in your commandments,
     which I love.
48 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
     and I will meditate on your statutes.


49 Remember your word to your servant,
     in which you have made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
     that your promise gives me life.
51 The insolent utterly deride me,
     but I do not turn away from your law.
52 When I think of your rules from of old,
     I take comfort, O Lord.
53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
     who forsake your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs
     in the house of my sojourning.
55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord,
     and keep your law.
56 This blessing has fallen to me,
     that I have kept your precepts.


57 The Lord is my portion;
     I promise to keep your words.
58 I entreat your favor with all my heart;
     be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think on my ways,
     I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60 I hasten and do not delay
     to keep your commandments.
61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
     I do not forget your law.
62 At midnight I rise to praise you,
     because of your righteous rules.
63 I am a companion of all who fear you,
     of those who keep your precepts.
64 The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;
     teach me your statutes!


65 You have dealt well with your servant,
     O Lord, according to your word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
     for I believe in your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
     but now I keep your word.
68 You are good and do good;
     teach me your statutes.
69 The insolent smear me with lies,
     but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
70 their heart is unfeeling like fat,
     but I delight in your law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,
     that I might learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is better to me
     than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


73 Your hands have made and fashioned me;
     give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
     because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous,
     and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your steadfast love comfort me
     according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
     for your law is my delight.
78 Let the insolent be put to shame,
     because they have wronged me with falsehood;
     as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me,
     that they may know your testimonies.
80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
     that I may not be put to shame!


81 My soul longs for your salvation;
     I hope in your word.
82 My eyes long for your promise;
     I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
     yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84 How long must your servant endure?
     When will you judge those who persecute me?
85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
     they do not live according to your law.
86 All your commandments are sure;
     they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth,
     but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your steadfast love give me life,
     that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.


89 Forever, O Lord, your word
     is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
     you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91 By your appointment they stand this day,
     for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
     I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
     for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours; save me,
     for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
     but I consider your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
     but your commandment is exceedingly broad.


97 Oh how I love your law!
     It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
     for it is ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
     for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
     for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
     in order to keep your word.
102 I do not turn aside from your rules,
     for you have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
     sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
     therefore I hate every false way.


105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
     and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
     to keep your righteous rules.
107 I am severely afflicted;
     give me life, O Lord, according to your word!
108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,
     and teach me your rules.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
     but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
     but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever,
     for they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes
     forever, to the end.


113 I hate the double-minded,
     but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
     I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
     that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
     and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
     and have regard for your statutes continually!
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
     for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
     therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
     and I am afraid of your judgments.


121 I have done what is just and right;
     do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Give your servant a pledge of good;
     let not the insolent oppress me.
123 My eyes long for your salvation
     and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
     and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding,
     that I may know your testimonies!
126 It is time for the Lord to act,
     for your law has been broken.
127 Therefore I love your commandments
     above gold, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right;
     I hate every false way.


129 Your testimonies are wonderful;
     therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
     it imparts understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
     because I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
     as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
     and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from man's oppression,
     that I may keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine upon your servant,
     and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes shed streams of tears,
     because people do not keep your law.


137 Righteous are you, O Lord,
     and right are your rules.
138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness
     and in all faithfulness.
139 My zeal consumes me,
     because my foes forget your words.
140 Your promise is well tried,
     and your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised,
     yet I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is righteous forever,
     and your law is true.
143 Trouble and anguish have found me out,
     but your commandments are my delight.
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever;
     give me understanding that I may live.


145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord!
     I will keep your statutes.
146 I call to you; save me,
     that I may observe your testimonies.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help;
     I hope in your words.
148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
     that I may meditate on your promise.
149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love;
     O Lord, according to your justice give me life.
150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose;
     they are far from your law.
151 But you are near, O Lord,
     and all your commandments are true.
152 Long have I known from your testimonies
     that you have founded them forever.


153 Look on my affliction and deliver me,
     for I do not forget your law.
154 Plead my cause and redeem me;
     give me life according to your promise!
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
     for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Great is your mercy, O Lord;
     give me life according to your rules.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries,
     but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
158 I look at the faithless with disgust,
     because they do not keep your commands.
159 Consider how I love your precepts!
     Give me life according to your steadfast love.
160 The sum of your word is truth,
     and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Sin and Shin

161 Princes persecute me without cause,
     but my heart stands in awe of your words.
162 I rejoice at your word
     like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor falsehood,
     but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you
     for your righteous rules.
165 Great peace have those who love your law;
     nothing can make them stumble.
166 I hope for your salvation, O Lord,
     and I do your commandments.
167 My soul keeps your testimonies;
     I love them exceedingly.
168 I keep your precepts and testimonies,
     for all my ways are before you.

169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
     give me understanding according to your word!
170 Let my plea come before you;
     deliver me according to your word.
171 My lips will pour forth praise,
     for you teach me your statutes.
172 My tongue will sing of your word,
     for all your commandments are right.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me,
     for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, O Lord,
     and your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live and praise you,
     and let your rules help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
     for I do not forget your commandments.

This I Know

Up on the mountain
Where your love captured me
Where finally I am free
This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you taught my soul to sing
Amazing grace, the sweetest thing
This I know

And then the storm rushing in
And here I am again
This I know

   Take me up to where I was
   When I never wanted more than you
   Lift me up to feel your touch
   It wouldn't be that much for you

   This I know
   This I know
   This I know
   This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you took me by the hand
Taught me to dance again
This I know

Up on the mountain
Where you took this heart of stone
Put life back in these bones
This I know


God is So Good (You Are Worthy)

No height or depth can separate
Your steadfast love who can escape

Your faithfulness an endless sea
So full of grace and mercy

   We sing God is so good
   God is so good
   God is so good
   He's so good to me

Haunted by the past no more
My innocence as been restored
Forgiveness flows from your veins
Your kindness shown in all your ways


(Oh there's) never been anyone like you
Never been anyone like you
You are worthy you are worthy

Hope is rising like the sun
The old is gone the new has come
I fix my eyes on Christ alone
My Rock, my Shield, my Cornerstone


God is so good
He's so good to me

My Worth is not in What I Own

My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone

But in the costly wounds of love
At the cross

My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose, in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed
At the cross

   I rejoice in my Redeemer
   Greatest Treasure, Wellspring of my soul

   I will trust in him, no other
   My soul is satisfied in him alone

As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by

But life eternal calls to us
At the cross

I will not baost in wealth or might
Or human wisdom's fleeting light

But I will boast in knowing Christ
At the cross


Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed, my ransom paid
At the cross


Managing the Master's Resources
Matthew 25:14-30
The World's True King: A Study in Matthew

Steve Gilbertson

Moving toward the end of his famous "Olivet Discourse," and indeed, his earthly
ministry, Jesus concludes with a series of parables and warnings to his followers
in every age. Last week we saw that to be ready for the Master's return is to be
"faithful" and "prepared." In today's parable Jesus continues by telling us that we
must be faithful with the resources God has entrusted to us.

Matthew 25:14-30 (ESV)

25 "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to
meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the
foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with
their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at
midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 7 Then all those
virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of
your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not
be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while
they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to
the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying,
'Lord, lord, open to us.' 12 But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13 Watch
therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

14 "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them
his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according
to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and
traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made
two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid
his master's money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts
with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more,
saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.' 21 His master
said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you
over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward
saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.' 23 His master
said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you
over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' 24 He also who had received the one talent came
forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering
where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here,
you have what is yours.' 26 But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew
that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have
invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with
interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone
who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what
he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there
will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"This I Know”

Words and Music by David Crowder, Seth Philpott

© Inot Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


"God is So Good (You are Worthy)”

Words and Music by Ben Smith, Daniel Bashta, Pat Barrett

© 2017 Capitol CMG Genesis

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“My Worth is not in What I Own”

Words and Music by Graham Kendrick, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty

© Getty Music Publishing

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917