I. Opening Song
Song: ”This I Believe (Creed)”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 8
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “How Great Thou Art”
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, we come before you now making no excuses for our sins. For when we see the light of your holiness, the depths of our depravity is exposed. Before you, we are a people undone for our deplorable desires testify against us. You alone are worthy of worship, yet our hearts long for the praise you alone deserve. Your power and glory cause the bravest of men to tremble in fear, yet with smirks on our faces we magnify ourselves as the words of our mouths drip with arrogance and disdain. Oh Lord, our selfish hearts are exposed when rather than adoring you as the author and perfecter of our faith, rather than bowing before you as the reigning King worthy of all praise, we live as fools indifferent to your majesty. Instead of seeing you for who you are we relegate you to a place of servitude for an hour on Sunday mornings hoping you will make us feel better about ourselves. Oh Lord, we acknowledge the hardness of our hearts, and we admit our debased desires. We confess our sins seeking the mercy provided by the blood of Christ.
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “Your Mercy”
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Church, let no one condemn those whom Christ has forgiven! For you belong, both in life and death, to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. The shackles of your guilt and the disgrace of your shame have been removed. The unbearable weight of your condemnation has been lifted, and every accusing scream has been silenced before the throne of the Risen Savior. For Jesus has not left you to dwell in the wasteland of your sin and condemnation, but rather by the blood of his cross and the power of his resurrection he has brought you to the table of his peace, and he has invited you to feast on the glories of his grace. He has taken the rags of your depravity and buried them in the earth, and he has raised you in the glory of his eternal covenant where you are made sons and daughters of the King, heirs of the new creation. 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: “Death Was Arrested”
“A Unique Gospel?”
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | 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: “Heart Wont Stop”
VII. Offering: (You may place your Prayer Requests 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 Is Better”
Call: Jude 24-25,
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”