Service Preview for February 16
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 135:1-6, 13-14 (CSB)
Praise the name of the Lord.
Give praise, you servants of the Lord
who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
sing praise to his name, for it is delightful.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel as his treasured possession.
For I know that the Lord is great;
our Lord is greater than all gods.
The Lord does whatever he pleases
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all the depths.
Lord, your name endures forever,
your reputation, Lord,
through all generations.
For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.
Our Sung Call to Worship
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Lament
Based on Mark 14:38; Romans 7:18; 8:32; 7:25 (ESV)
Saints of Grand, do you always rejoice in the Lord?
No, we do not.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
Why is this?
We know nothing good dwells in us,
that is, in our flesh.
For we have the desire to do what is right,
but not the ability to carry it out.
For what then do you long?
We, who have the first fruits of the Spirit,
groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons,
the redemption of our bodies.
Who shall save us from this body of death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION
Our Sung Confession
Is He Worthy?
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
From Romans 8:1-4 (CSB)
Saints of Grand, let us remember the Good News this morning!
There is now no condemnation for those
in Christ Jesus,
because the law of the Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus
has set you free from the law of sin and death.
God condemned sin in the flesh by sending
his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin offering,
in order that the law’s requirement would
be fulfilled in us
who do not walk according to the flesh but
according to the Spirit.
Hallelujah! Christ has set us free!
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
In Christ Alone
Thanksgiving and Petition
We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.
We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.
On the first Sunday of each month we have two offerings—one for the general fund and a second one for the benevolence ministry of our church.
We Give Thanks in Song
Faith’s Review and Expectation (Amazing Grace)
Hosea 6:1-3 (ESV)
1 “Come, let us return to the LORD;
for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
3 Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.”
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Hosea 5:8 – 6:3 – “Yahweh Heals His Broken Bride” – Pastor Michael Felkins
Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in both song and spoken word.
All I Have Is Christ
From Romans 15:33 (ESV)
May the God of peace be with you all.