I. Opening Song
Song: “Only King Forever”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 138:1-8
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “All Creatures Of Our God And King”
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, you have created us as worshipers. You have called us to bow down and devote our lives and everything we have to your Kingship. You demand our time, our money, our energy, and our relationships. We confess with our mouths that you are Lord of our lives, but in our hearts, we are rebels plotting ways to usurp your authority. We clutch the sewage of selfishness as if it were the most exquisite treasure. We cloak our indifference to your church by masquerading as busy disciples. You bid us to come and die, to pour ourselves out to advance your kingdom, to love and serve your bride. However, this life of faithful discipleship exposes our cowardice, it reveals our selfishness, and it illuminates our self-worshipping hearts. God, we need your grace. For we are hypocrites, and our faithlessness rots within. We need your sustaining mercy which is why we confess our sins to you.
Response: Father, forgive us.
Song: “Have Mercy On Me”
IV. Assurance of Pardon
The good news of the gospel declares that Jesus has entered into the darkness and the guilt of your depravity, and by the power of the cross and resurrection, he has freed you from sin’s shame. He has not left you alone, but he has called you to himself. Jesus has called you to be holy because he is your holiness. The Scriptures call you to pour your life out for the gospel because Christ has promised to fill you back up. He has called you to be faithful because we are saved by his faithfulness. He is your strength, and he is your righteousness, he is your joy and peace. Church, this is good news; Jesus has done everything that needed to be done to bring you to himself. 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: “Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)”
Psalms: Book II
“Help Us, O LORD”
Psalm 44 | Kyle Waters, Deacon
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: "How Great Thou Art”
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: “Living Hope”
Call: Ephesians 3:20-21,
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”