I. Opening Song
Song: “Jesus Is Alive”
II. Call To Worship
Reading: Psalm 115
Call: This is the Word of the Lord.
Response: Praise be to God
Song: “A Mighty Fortress”
Song: “Lord, I Need You”
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 are glorious and awesome, your power and strength cause the mightiest of men to tremble. You are worthy of all our praise, yet we have allowed our affections to wander, and our hearts have bowed before another. Oh Lord, we are changed into that which we worship, and rather than being transformed into the image of your Son, we have become brutish and ignorant; like a beast before you. We have set our hearts against your throne as we have longed for that which you despise, craved that which you detest, and have bow before that which you will destroy. Have mercy on us, oh Lord, lest we perish. For apart from your covenant faithfulness we will melt like wax before your throne; we will be destroyed under the weight of your glory. We come before you now confessing our sins, clinging to the finished work of Christ on our behalf.
Response: Father, forgive us.
IV. Assurance of Pardon
Church, your prayers have not failed, for your confession has ascended to the right hand of the Father where the Great High Priest has now interceded on your behalf. Therefore, 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 King. 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: “I Will Not Fear”
Pastor Bill Smith
Cornerstone Reformed Church
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.
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: “Drenched in Love”
Call: Colossians 3:16-17
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.