I. Opening Song
Song:“I Need Thee”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Revelation 5
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “Come Thou Fount”
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!
Oh wretched man that I am! Who will deliver us from this body of death? The curse of sin is all-encompassing. It has locked us away in the dungeon of guilt and shame; it has coiled the chains of death and deceit around our necks. Sin is a cruel tyrant. His commands are death, and his prisoners are dehumanized with each step. We know where freedom is found, yet we continue to obey the cringing screams of sin. We have been given victory, yet we live as victims. We have been given hope, yet we find more security in the arms of despair. We cope by persuading ourselves that we are righteous and free, but our internet browsers, text messages, playlists and recently watched items testify against us. Our sins are ever before us, and this reminds us of our need to repent. So we come before the throne of grace confessing our sins.
Response: Father, forgive us.
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Trapped in the dungeon of guilt and shame by the chains of death we find ourselves in need of rescue. Who will deliver us from this body of death? There is only one who could enter into this prison not as a slave, but as a conqueror, for the dungeon was not strong enough to hold him. There is only one who could bear the weight of the heavy chains of death not as a victim, but as the victor. For the chains of death could not keep him. King Jesus has come to conquer all that would keep us in sins grip. Jesus has taken us from slaves to sin to be sons of God. Jesus has taken us from the dungeon of guilt to the throne of grace. He has clothed us with his righteous garments and now presents us fully vindicated in the presence of God. Church this is what our King has done for you, and it is by the great and powerful name of King Jesus that I can declare to you with utmost confidence, your sins are forgiven!
Response: Praise be to God!
Song:“Drenched In Love”
The Gospel of Mark | Mark 15:1-15 |
Pastor Kyle Lammott
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.
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:“Better Is One Day”
Call: 2 Corinthians 5:14-1,
14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.