Dear IBC Family,

I hope you are having a wonderful, sunny weekend.

We’re getting closer to being able to worship together again on the Lord’s Day, but for tomorrow we will still have to have home worship.

We’ve selected an older sermon from Pastor Nathan for you to listen to as part of your home worship. Hopefully it will be helpful for us in thinking through current events from a biblical perspective. The title of the sermon is “Sexual Sins” and it is from Leviticus 18, so be aware in case you feel it would be better not to have your kids listen.

As always, the Spotify Playlist has been updated with new worship music to help you meditate upon the Lord and his goodness with your family, roommates, or by yourself. Sing along with the recordings of some of these songs or find and print the music to sing acapella or with accompaniment if you can.

The prayer for this week comes from Thomas Reade – “On the Blessedness of a New Heart.”

Oh! divine Redeemer,

out of whose inexhaustible fullness I would daily draw

a rich supply of grace into my needy soul,

be pleased to impart unto me an undivided heart;

that to please You, may be my greatest happiness,

and to promote Your glory my highest honor.

Preserve me from false motives, from a double mind, and a divided heart.

Keep me entirely to Yourself,

and enable me to crucify every lust,

which would tempt my heart from You.

Enable me by Your grace to walk

in one uniform path of holy, childlike obedience.

When tempted to turn aside to the right hand or to the left,

may I keep steadily Your way,

until brought before Your throne,

I see Your face, behold Your smile,

and fall in ecstasy at Your feet,

lost in wonder, love, and praise.

For the Memory Verse, try to recite all of Psalm 1 again without looking.

For Kids’ Corner…

Story: “Jars of Oil” (pages 222-225 of The Beginners’ Bible if that’s helpful)

Songs:

1. “My God Is So Big”

2. “The B-I-B-L-E”

Please remember that our online Town Hall for members will be at 11:15 AM.

And don’t forget that if you would like to meet with one or both of us for lunch or a walk, please email us at elders.

Praying for you all,

Pastor Theo