I. Opening Song
Song: “Better Is One Day"
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Revelation 7:9-12
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “Our God is Greater"
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!
O Lord, how often do we call you “Lord,” but do not obey you? We have believed the lie of the ancient serpent, we have rebelled against you and have chosen for ourselves what is good and evil. Our calendars testify against us. Our cell phones know the truth. We spend more time on ourselves then we do building your church and advancing your gospel & kingdom. We treat the great commission like an optional extracurricular activity. Our hearts no longer break for our lost neighbors and co-workers. You have set us free from the slavery of sin, and we have used our liberty to become our own God, to determine our own future, and then ask you to bless us in our rebellion. O Lord, how often do we call you “Lord,” but do not obey you?
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “I Need Thee"
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Oh, praise the Name of the LORD our God! Praise His Name forever! For though we were dead in our trespasses and sins, he has made us alive in Christ Jesus. Though we have walked in rebellion to his lordship, he has suffered for our treason and has shown us great mercy. Shall we continue to sin so that grace may abound? By no means, for we are dead to sin and alive in Christ Jesus. How then shall we use our liberty? To serve him as King. How will we remain faithful? Not by power and not by might, but by my Spirit, says the LORD. Church, receive this morning the assurance of pardon, though your sins are as red as crimson, King Jesus has washed them as white as snow. Your sins are forgiven!
Response: Praise be to God!
Song: “In Christ Alone"
"Build the Church"
Exodus Church | Haggai 1 & 2 |
Pastor Zach Ritz
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.
Call: 1 Peter 2:4-9,
4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.