The Book of James

I. Opening Song

Song: ”Doxology”

 

II. Call To Worship

Reading: Psalm 47

Call: This is the Word of the Lord. 

Response: Praise be to God

Song: Great Are You Lord”

 

III. Confession

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!

 

Corporate Call: 

Oh Lord, we are a confused people. The echo of our ignorance to our ears sounds like wisdom, the reflection of our jealousy to our eyes looks like humility. We pursue the desires of our flesh with little hesitation, and when we struggle to find satisfaction, we fight and quarrel with murderous intentions. We have ignored your love, and have whored after another. We are reminded of your grace through your faithful presence, yet we abuse such a gift and exercise our selfish passions with license. Though we are blind, wandering in darkness, the light of your glory calls us to your presence. We come to you as men and women who drip with guilt and are in need of your mercy. So by the power of the cross, we confess our sins and seek your forgiveness.

Response: Father, forgive us.       

Song: How Deep The Fathers Lover For Us”

 

IV. Assurance of Pardon

Corporate Call: 

Though we drip with the guilt of our sin, and we fear the light of his holiness, Jesus has entered into the darkness of our depravity and has called us to himself.  The sin scarred hands of Christ have taken hold of you, he has washed away your guilt and has cleansed you from the stench of your shame. He has come near to you and calls you his own. His covenant faithfulness is everlasting, his redeeming grace is abounding, and his restorative mercy is astounding. Church, though the passions of your flesh wage war within your soul, do not forget who you are, who he has declared you to be; you are the wife and bride of the Lamb, you are holy saints, partakers of his glory, you are the imago Dei, you are loved, and you are precious in the sight of our King. You are a forgiven people, redeemed by his love and forgiven through his blood. 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: This Is Amazing Grace”

 

V. Sermon                  

The Book of James

“Friend of God or Friend of the World?”

James 4:1-12 | Pastor Kyle Lammott

 

VI. Communion

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: Jesus Paid It All ”

 

VII. Offering: (You may place your Connect Cards in the offering basket)

Call: 

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: “Heart Won’t Stop”

 

VII. Benediction

Call: Romans 15:5-6,

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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