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Church at the Chip Worship Service

January 15, 2023

Welcome to Online Worship at Church at the Chip
If it’s your first visit, a special “Howdy” to you! You are among friends: relax and enjoy our casual cowboy setting.  Grab a Bible, light a candle, and prepare your personal Lord’s Supper elements. We trust today’s service will encourage you in your relationship with God.

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God bless you,
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 143

1   Hear my prayer, O Lord;
        give ear to my pleas for mercy!
        In our faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
2   Enter not into judgment with your servant,
        for no one living is righteous before you.

3   For the enemy has pursued my soul;
       he has crushed my life to the ground;
        he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4   Therefore my spirit faints within me;
       my heart within me is appalled.

5   I remember the days of old;
       I meditate on all that you have done;
        I ponder the work of your hands.
6   I stretch out my hands to you;
       my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.      Selah
7   Answer me quickly, O Lord!
       My spirit fails!
     Hide not your face from me,
        lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8   Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
       for in you I trust.
     Make me know the way I should go,
       for to you I lift my soul.

9  Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
       I have fled to you for refuge.
10 Teach me to do your will,
       for you are my God!
     Let your good spirit lead me
       on level ground!

11 For your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
       In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12 And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
       and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
       for I am your servant.

Higher Ground

I'm pressing on the upward way
New heights I'm gaining every day
Still praying as I'm onward bound
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground"

   Lord, lift me up and let me stand
   By faith on Heaven's tableland
   A higher plane than I have found
   Lord, plant my feet on higher ground

My heart has no desire to stay 
Where doubts arise and fears dismay
Though some may dwell where those abound
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground


I want to live above the world
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled
For faith has caught the joyful sound
The song of saints on higher ground


Graves Into Gardens

I searched the world but it couldn't fill me
Man's empty praise and treasures that fade are never enough
Then you came along and put me back together
And every desire is now satisfied here in your love

   Oh there's nothing better than you 
   There's nothing better than you
   Lord there's nothing
   Nothing better than you

I'm not afraid to show you my weakness
My failures and flaws 
Lord you've seen them all
And you still call me friend

'Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
And there's not a place
Your mercy and grace won't find me again


You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty to ashes
You turn shame into glory
You're the only one who can
You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You're the only one who can
You're the only one who can

   Chorus (2x)

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy my righteousness and freedom
My steadfast love my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his 
Oh how strange and divine I can sing all is mine
Yet not I but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side the Savior he will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing 
For in my need his power is displayed

To this I hold my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh the night has been won and I shall overcome
Yet not I but through Christ in me

No fate I dread I know I am forgiven
The future sure the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And he was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released I can sing I am free
Yet not I but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me 
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me ending
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I but through Christ in me
Yet not I but through Christ in me

A Different Gospel
The Gospel Changes Everything: A Study in Galatians
Galatians 1:3-12
Steve Gilbertson

Paul is clearly angry. Unlike all his other letters, his initial greeting contains
no friendly words of encouragement. Instead, he scolds them from the start.
Why is he so upset? And what are we to learn from this? We'll take a look at
that this morning.

Galatians 1:3-12 (ESV)

1 Paul, an apostle-not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God
the Father, who raised him from the dead- 2 and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave
himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of
our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of
Christ and are turning to a different gospel- 7 not that there is another one, but there
are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or
an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to
you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is
preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man?
If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not 
man's gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from any man, not was I taught it, but I received
it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

“ecclesia song”

Words and Music by Steve Gilbertson


"Higher Ground”

Words and Music by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, Johnson Oatman Jr.

Public Domain


"Graves Into Gardens”

Words and Music by Brandon Lake, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hudson

© 2019 Brandon Lake Music

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917


“Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”

Words and Music by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson

© 2018 CityAlight Music (Admin. by Integrity Music)

Used by Permission. CCLI License #11389917