November 18th, 2018

I. Opening Song

Song: Be Thou My Vision"

 

II. Call To Worship

Reading: Psalm 96

Call: This is the Word of the Lord. 

Response: Praise be to God

Song: Is He Worthy"

 

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: 

Lord, we come before you as broken sinners in need of your mercy. We have rebelled against you this week, with our words we have set whole forests ablaze, with our hands rather than building up we have destroyed, and with our minds, we have thought evil toward others, we have schemed, and we have lusted. Oh God, our shame is ever before us! Like Adam and Eve, we look for fig leaves to hide behind. We make excuses and blame others for our own depravity. We have willingly been lured and enticed by evil desires and have failed to remain steadfast. Lord, we recognize our need for your grace, and we confess our sins before you this morning. By the blood of Christ we seek your mercy.  

Response: Father, forgive us.       

Song: Your Mercy"

 

IV. Assurance of Pardon

Corporate Call: 

Yes, we have tried to hide behind the fig leaves of self-righteousness thinking our sins were covered. However,  when we come before the Ancient of Days, his holiness exposes every vain attempt of virtue. Our most righteous acts are seen as filthy rags, and the fig leaves of our self-righteousness are consumed like chaff by the fire of God’s holiness. However, our Father has not left us exposed. He has clothed us with the robes of his righteousness, he has washed us clean with the blood of Son, and he has made us new through the power of the resurrection. The shame of your depravity has been removed, and the guilt of your sin has been atoned. Through the power of Christ, you have been made into a new creation for the old has passed away. So Church, 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: Jesus Paid It All"

 

V. Sermon                  

“The Book of James: New Creation ”

James 1:12-18 | Pastor Kyle Lammott

 

VI. Communion

As a child of the King, you may 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: In Christ Alone”

 

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: King Of My Heart"

 

VII. Benediction

Call: 1 Thessalonians 5:23–24,

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

You are sent!