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Do Not Be Afraid . . . Remember! - Worship Guide

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TOday's Announcements

Good morning Mercy Hill! Before you get started with this Sunday’s message, please check out the announcements brought to you courtesy of John Lugo.  The two critical resources he mentions can be found below.  Please do pay special attention to the last "Gospel Opportunity" mentioned regarding serving our city.  We'd love to see our neighbors reached through these Neighborhood Care Cards.  Remember, you can either print and cut your own or email Jill LeMoine at  to order some already prepared for you!  Let's move out in love for our city, even while maintaining the appropriate social distance ; )

Today's Sermon

Do Not Be Afraid . . . Remember!
Text: Deuteronomy 7:17-19
Preacher: Nick Weber

Pause Points

Pause Point #1:

  • How have you personally been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic this week?  How has your stress level been?  What has been tempting you towards fear and worry?  Have you experienced a bit of this "fear of the unknown"?  Explain. 
  • Why do you think people are panic-buying and hoarding?  What are they trying to accomplish?  How might Jesus free us from this sort of thing?
  • When you are struggling with fear and anxiety, do you have any go-to verses/promises from Scripture that you often "remember" and call to mind?  Explain.

Pause Point #2:

  • How does the fact that God is faithful to His word help us face this current COVID-19 crisis without fear?  How have you experienced His faithfulness to you personally through the years?  How might remembering that help you as you step out into the unknown of tomorrow?

Pause Point #3:

  • Reconsider the Footprints in the Sand poem and the idea that God is carrying us even now "as a man carries his son" (Deuteronomy 1:31).  Do you feel carried or do you feel abandoned?  Be honest.  Where do you think God is in your current situation?  How has He been mercifully at work even in the hard things?  How does remembering the cross give us confidence that God is will never leave or forsake us?

Pause Point #4:

  • Read Psalm 77.  Note how the Psalmist does precisely the things encouraged by Moses in our text.  What speaks to you from this Psalm?  Have you ever felt similar?  How can we learn from the ways he handles his fears? 
  • What would it look like to carry the truths we've remembered about our God this morning (that He is faithful, merciful, and stronger) into this next week?  How can these things walk out into the details of our life?  

Call to Response



If you need prayer in any way, please either: (1) post your request to our Mercy Hill Community Facebook Group; or (2) email us at We’d love to be lifting you up and caring for you in this time!


If you’d like to give an offering this morning, please check out our Give page to find the best option for you!

Have a Wonderful Week!

Don't forget to check out our Prayer Room for midweek connection!

Mercy Hill Kids

While difficult, this pandemic does create a wonderful chance for parents to step towards their God-given call as chief disciplers of their kids.  We know this may feel overwhelming and that is why we want to help!  Parents of Mercy Hill children should have already received an email from the Director of Mercy Hill Kids, Christina Lugo, regarding ways you can utilize the Gospel Project curriculum at home.  This information has also been included on our blog here.  Beyond this, each Sunday, we are also looking to host an online worship gathering for our kids.  You can check here for more details.  We'd love to have you join us!

If you have any questions or need help in any way, don't hesitate to reach out to Christina at    

Posted by Nick Weber