I. Opening Song
Song: ”King Of My Heart”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 46
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “Great Are You Lord”
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!
Lord, you have promised that the knowledge of your glory will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea, you have commissioned to bring the gospel to the nations, and you have called us your ambassadors. Rather than passionately being about your mission, rather than humbly submitting to your rule, our hearts have become cold to your grace, and the feet you have given us to bring good news to the lost have become heavy with self-indulgence. The tongues you have given us to proclaim your goodness have become instruments of self-praise. The hands you have given us to create and serve have found purpose in ‘clicking’ and ‘swiping’ for self-glorification. Lord, you have created us in your image, yet the image we seek to reflect is that of a rebel, lazy to your call. We come before you now confessing the lethargic idleness that keeps us from your mission.
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “The Stand”
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Church, it is true that our desires drip with guilt, and our motivations fail to echo the praise of God’s due glory. However, the good news of the gospel is that the river of life flows from the throne of our Creator. And the waters of God’s holy temple bring renewal and cleansing to the hard hearts of God’s people. For the thirsty, there is living water that washes away the guilt of our wicked desires and restores the heart that has become cold. For Christ himself has called you to come and drink from the springs of his mercy and bathe in the flood of his redeeming grace. For through his atoning sacrifice we find healing for our brokenness and forgiveness for our wickedness. Church, there is no reason to despair; instead, lift up your hearts and receive this assurance of pardon: 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: “How Deep The Fathers Love”
The Missio Dei
“The Temple & Living Water”
Ezekiel 47:1-12| 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: “In Christ Alone”
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: Revelation 22:1-5,
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”