I. Opening Song
Song: “Come Thou Fount"
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 93
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “Be Thou My Vision"
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!
God, we confess our sins to you now. You tell us to write your words on the tablet of our hearts, to write your law on the doorposts of our homes, to bind them on our fingers, and bind them on our necks. Lord we confess that if we knew your word more perfectly, if we dedicated as much time to the study of your revelation as we do to our own pursuits, we would live more faithfully as new creations in Christ. Instead we open our hearts to the temptations of sin, we proclaim with our doorposts that social status is more important than your grace, we likewise bind worship devices to our fingers and without realizing it they become millstones around our necks. We allow the influence of the world to dismiss the love story of the Scriptures as folk-tales; antiquated and irrelevant. Our faith is weakened by unbelief when we doubt your love and replace your will with our desires. We are prone to think more about living for you than actually living for you. Our sin is ever before us Lord, and we need you this morning
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “Your Mercy"
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Although we are beset with sinful hearts, we have a joy set before us, made real in Jesus through his life, death and resurrection. The truth of God’s word is our joy. Joy is the assurance that our faith is redeemed, restored, and renewed in Christ and for his glory. Scripture tells us that Jesus has accomplished on our behalf what we could never do. His atoning work on the cross was his coronation and now he sits at the right hand of the throne. His authority is absolute in heaven and on earth, and strength is his belt. The Lord Jesus on high is mighty. He went to the cross and the grave, broke the curse of sin to pardon us and we rejoice that our God reigns!
Response: Praise be to God!
Song: “Seas of Crimson"
"In The Real World:
A Look at Biblical Faith"
Hebrews 11 & 12 | Jamie Stinemetz
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: “Jesus Paid it All"
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: “Jesus At the Center"
Call: Hebrews 13:20-21
“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”