I. Opening Song
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 19
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)”
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!
Like the dead from long ago, oh Lord, we have chosen to dwell in darkness. The chains of ignorance and foolishness are heavy, yet we continue to carry them along the dark paths of wickedness. Those who would lead us astray wait for us along this path to devour us and bring us to shame. Oh Lord, you have provided us with the light of your holy word, yet rather than pursuing wisdom and understanding, we flinch our faces away from your truth and embrace the arms of the foolish. Even this week, we have consumed the poisonous lies of the wicked like rich wine, and we have become drunk in the ignorance of those who enslave us. Lord, we need you to rescue us from this pit, and we need your forgiveness for our foolishness. Oh Lord, we come into your presence longing for the truth of your love, and the freedom of your law.
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “Living Hope”
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Church, these chains of ignorance and foolishness are more than we can bear. And the snares of wickedness are far more clever than we realize. Though we have fallen into the darkness let your soul continually remember, and bow down within you, and therefore have hope that the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; for Christ is the great king, the faithful one! By his blood, he has washed you clean from your shame. And on the cross, he removed your guilt as far as the east is from the west. Church, our hope is not in our ability to remain pure, for in that there is only despair. Our hope is in the person and work of Jesus Christ who has entered into the darkness of our wickedness in order to bring us into the light of his glory. 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: “Man Of Sorrows”
The Book of James
“Wisdom from Above”
James 3:13-18 | 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: “Before The Throne Of God Above”
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: “The Stand”
Call: 2 Cor 13:11,
“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”