October 21, 2018

I. Opening Song

Song: Behold Our God"

 

II. Call To Worship

Reading: Psalm 150

Call: This is the Word of the Lord. 

Response: Praise be to God

Song: Great Are You Lord"

 

III. Confession

Individual Call: Psalm 139:23-24,

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!

 

Corporate Call: 

Father, you sent your son to die so that your people would be made one. You have come to bring together that which sin has torn apart. You made us into one people, with one faith, one baptism, who serve one King. However, this week we have found no rest in what you have brought together. We have given in to the lies that call us to tear ourselves away from that which you have joined together. Our anger creates fractures; our gossip divides, our pride recoils, and our selfishness separates us from your people and from your peace and joy. Lord, we need your grace. We need your righteousness and your truth. We need you to bring us back together. So we come into your presence with confidence in the unifying blood of Christ to confess our sins.

Response: Father, forgive us.       

Song: I Will Not Fear"

 

IV. Assurance of Pardon

Corporate Call: 

We serve a God who takes that which has been broken and puts it back together. He takes the sick and makes them well, he takes the angry and gives them love.  He takes the guilty and makes them righteous, and he takes the dejected and gives them joy. On the cross, Jesus took upon himself everything that would drive us away from the presence of God, so that by his blood we could be brought into the family of God, adopted as sons and daughters who, by the blood of Christ, feast with God at his table. By the blood of Christ you have been brought into the family of God, by the blood of Christ you have been given a new life, and by the blood of Christ, we have been made into a new people.  Church, this is who you are, blood-bought sons and daughters of the King! So hear these words, by the great and powerful name of Jesus I declare to you that your sins are forgiven!

Response:  Praise be to God!

Song: I Stand Amazed"

 

V. Sermon                  

The High Priestly Prayer

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

John 17:6-19 | Pastor Kyle Lammott

 

VI. Communion

As a child of the King, please come forward to eat and drink at the table He has prepared for you. Together we shall celebrate His victory & proclaim His death until He returns to feast with us again. Take heart; He has not forgotten you.

Song: Before The Throne Of God Above”

 

VII. Offering: (You may place your Connect Cards in the offering basket)

Call: 

Now may we respond by faithfully and generously giving of our resources to advance the work of the Gospel and God’s kingdom on earth.

Song: Love Shines"

 

VII. Benediction

Call: Lamentations 3:22-24,

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;  23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore [Exodus Church] will hope in him.”

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