The Church & The Churches — pt. 6 (05-30-21)


Breathing Out My Sorrow

Words: Albert B. Simpson
New Melody: Ian Konopinski

O Lord, breathe Thy Spirit on me,
Teach me how to breathe Thee in;
Help me pour into Thy bosom
All my life of self and sin.

I am breathing out my sorrow,
Breathing out my sin;
I am breathing, breathing, breathing,
All Thy fulness in.

I am breathing out my own life,
That I may be filled with Thine;
Letting go my strength and weakness,
Breathing in Thy life divine.

Breathing out my sinful nature,
Thou hast borne it all for me;
Breathing in Thy cleansing fulness,
Finding all my life in Thee.

I am breathing out my sorrow,
On Thy kind and gentle breast;
Breathing in Thy joy and comfort,
Breathing in Thy peace and rest.

I am breathing out my sickness,
Thou hast borne its burden too;
I am breathing in Thy healing,
Ever promised, ever new.

I am breathing out my longings
In Thy listening, loving ear;
I am breathing in Thy answers,
Stilling every doubt and fear.

I am breathing every moment,
Drawing all my life from Thee;
Breath by breath I live upon Thee,
Lord, Thy Spirit breathe in me.

Great Are You, Lord

By: David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan

You give life, You are love,
You bring light to the darkness;
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken;
And great are You, Lord.

It’s Your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise,
We pour out our praise;
It’s Your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise to You only.

And all the earth will shout Your praise,
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing:
“Great are You, Lord!”

All Who Are Thirsty

By: Brenton Brown, Glenn Robertson

All who are thirsty,
All who are weak,
Come to the Fountain,
Dip your heart in the Stream of life;
Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away
In the waves of His mercy,
As deep cries out to deep.

We sing,
Come, Lord Jesus, Come!
Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

Won’t You come,
Won’t You come;
Nothing but Your will for me,
I am only free when You come.


“The Church & The Churches — pt.6”

Message given by Rex Beck on May 30, 2021

— The church is a matter of spirit and vision

Revelation 1:10-13
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man …

— There is one church in one city

Acts 14:23
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

Titus 1:5
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you

Romans 15:7
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

— The church is God’s farm, God’s building

1 Corinthians 3:3-15
For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.