Message Series: The Book of James: Faith Does


Who Can Boast?
James 4:13-17

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Message Audio, Who Can Boast?, Sunday 11/8, Pastor Mark

Message audio can also be found on the Messages by Date and Messages by Series: The Book of James: Faith Does pages later the same day.


Crestview Church Message Playlist

Order of Worship

Pre-service: – Gathering music… Jeff – others 

Welcome and Opening Prayer: Jeff


Song: “Everlasting God”

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord (repeat)

Our God, You reign forever

Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God

The everlasting God

You do not faint

You won’t grow weary

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord (repeat)

Our God, You reign forever

Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God

The everlasting God

You do not faint

You won’t grow weary

You’re the defender of the weak

You comfort those in need

You lift us up on

Wings like eagles


Song: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet

Sung by flaming tongues above

Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it

Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer

Here there by Thy great help I’ve come

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure

Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger

Wandering from the fold of God

He, to rescue me from danger

Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let that goodness like a fetter

Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it

Seal it for Thy courts above


Responsive Reading: Jeff (Proverbs, Jeremiah, the Sermon on the Mount, and James)

Leader: Do not worry about what you will eat or drink, or what you will wear.  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  

People: Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Leader: See how the flowers of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.       

People: If this is how he clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and gone tomorrow, will he not much more clothe you?    

Leader: Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  And do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.         

People: Here is what we ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  Let the one who boasts, boast in this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.     


Prayer: Mark

Message: Faith Does: Who Can Boast?   James 4:13-17 


Song response: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father

There is no shadow of turning with Thee

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be

Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside

Great is Thy faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me


Blessing: Mark 


Closing Song: “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


Closing Announcements and Parting Blessing:  Pastor MarkSpecial offering for Nov – Bethany

Morgan’s Message notes for 11/8