I. Opening Song
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 8
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “10,000 Reasons"
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!
Lord, you are worthy of all our praise, you are deserving of our undying adoration, and our unfailing allegiance. Yet, before your glorious presence, we are undone by our depraved hearts. Lord, our praise is distorted, our adoration is deviant, and our allegiance is debilitated and debased. Oh God, as sparks fly upward we are prone toward trouble, our selfishness and pride burn like fire, and the flames of our affections scorch the beauty of your creation. We are in need of your grace oh God, for our sinfulness is great. We are in need of your mercy oh God, for our hearts are malicious. We confess our sins before you this morning and plead for your forgiveness at the foot of the cross.
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Church, hear what Christ has done for you: In his birth, God himself entered into our world. He entered the darkness, the muck, and the filth of man’s sin and depravity. He was born as the only begotten Son of the Father, and he came to save his people from their sins. In his life, Jesus fulfilled all righteousness; he was the perfect man, the second Adam, the exact imprint of the nature of God. He lived a perfect life and inaugurated the kingdom of God. In his death, Jesus took upon himself the wrath, the guilt, and the shame that your sin deserved. As he hung upon that cross, he abolished your condemnation, crushed the head of the serpent, and put the powers of darkness to open shame. And in his death, he died the death you deserved. But the grave could not hold him. Death was not strong enough to conquer the King of kings and Lord of lords. For after three days Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, and in his resurrection he resurrected us. He has given you new life, he has forgiven your sins, and he has seated you in the heavenly places where you are no longer an outcast or rebel, but you are a bride, adorned for her husband. 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!
“Advent In The Psalms: Hope For the Coming King”
Psalm 47 | Pastor Kyle Lammott
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: “O Holy Night”
VII. Offering: (You may place your Connect Cards in the offering basket)
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: “Go Tell It On The Mountain"
Call: Jude 24-25,
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”