Message Series: The Book of James: Faith Does

Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12

Dear friends of Crestview. Starting this Sunday, October 18, Crestview will be gathering together for church fellowship Indoors. All COVID-19 safety precautions will be in effect and can be reviewed here.

Reservations to attend a service in person can be made here.

We are offering a livestream of the service which will start at 9:30 am Sunday morning.

Click the red button for the Crestview Channel. Select the “Live” video for the Sunday livestream video. Should the livestream fail, refresh the Crestview channel page and a new livestream should begin again shortly.

Message Audio, Taming the Tongue, Sunday 10/18, 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

Scripture Passages and Lyrics to worship songs

Call to Worship:

Leader: God, giver of all good things, your desire is for us to have life, and have it abundantly.

People: God, we have questions about COVID-19. As we wear masks in worship, as we battle our fears, as we see a tally of those who have died.

Leader: We trust in your promises and believe that you make everything beautiful in its time, and yet we live in the midst of a hurting and broken world.

People: Grant us patience, that we may wait in hope for your healing and redemption.

Leader: We pray for those who are lonely and seeking relationship – who desire incarnational friendship and connection.

People: Be present in our waiting, and may our loneliness and longing be met by your love.

Blest Are They David Haas

Blest are they, the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of God.
Blest are they, full of sorrow; they shall be consoled.

Refrain: Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

Blest are they, the lowly ones: they shall inherit the earth.
Blest are they, who hunger and thirst; they shall have their fill.
Blest are they, who show mercy; mercy shall be theirs.
Blest are they, the pure of heart; they shall see God!
Blest are they, who seek peace; they are the children of God.
Blest are they who suffer in faith; the glory of God is theirs.
Blest are you, who suffer hate, all because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, yours is the kingdom of God; shine for all to see.

In Christ Alone   Keith and Kristyn Getty  

In Christ alone my hope is found.  He is my light, my strength, my song​
This cornerstone, this solid ground.  Firm through the fiercest drought and storm​
What heights of love, what depths of peace.  When fears are stilled, when strivings cease​
My comforter, my all in all.  Here in the love of Christ I stand  

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh.  Fullness of God in helpless babe​
This gift of love and righteousness.  Scorned by the ones He came to save​
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died.  The wrath of God was satisfied​
For every sin on Him was laid.  Here in the death of Christ I live  

There in the ground His body lay.  Light of the world by darkness slain​
Then bursting forth in glorious day.  Up from the grave He rose again​
And as He stands in victory.  Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me​
For I am His and He is mine.  Bought with the precious blood of Christ  

No guilt in life, no fear in death.  This is the pow’r of Christ in me​
From life’s first cry to final breath.  Jesus commands my destiny​
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man.  Can ever pluck me from His hand​
‘Til He returns or calls me home.  Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand  

No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man.  Can ever pluck me from His hand​
‘Til He returns or calls me home.  Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand 

Morgan’s Sermon notes for last Sunday, 10/11