Service Preview for July 5

Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 145:1-7

ALL:
We will extoll You, our God, O King
And we will bless Your name forever and ever.

MEN:
Every day we will bless You
And we will praise Your name forever and ever.

WOMEN:
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable!

CHILDREN:
One generation shall praise Your works to another
And shall declare Your mighty acts.

ALL:
We will meditate on the glorious splendor of your Majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.

MEN:
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts.

WOMEN:
Women shall declare Your greatness.

CHILDREN:
Children shall utter the memory of Your great goodness.

ALL:
And all shall sing of Your righteousness!

Our Sung Call to Worship
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Chorus
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul,
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul,
I’ll worship Your holy name.

Verse 1
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning;
It’s time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes. (Chorus)

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger,
Your name is great and Your heart is kind;
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing,
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come;
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending,
Ten thousand years and then forevermore. (Chorus)

(Chorus)

Ending
I’ll worship your holy name,
Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name.

By Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin
©2011 Shout! Publishing (ASCAP) (admin.in the US and Caanda at EMICMGPublishing.com)/Thankyou Music (PRS)

Confession
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession
From Psalm 51:1-4a; 10-12

Have mercy on us, Oh God,
according to Your lovingkindness;
according to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
blot out our transgressions.
Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity and
cleanse us from our sin.

For we acknowledge our transgressions,
and our sin is always before us.
Against you, You only have we sinned and
done this evil in Your sight.

Create in us a clean heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within us.
Do not cast us away from Your presence
and do not take Your Holy Spirit from us.
Restore to us the joy of Your salvation
and uphold us by Your generous Spirit.

Time of silent confession.

Our Sung Confession
In Christ Alone

Verse 1
In Christ alone, my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

Verse 2
In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For every sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

Verse 3
There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

Verse 4
No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

By Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
CCLI Song #3350395
©2001 Thankyou Music

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
Adapted from the writings of Octavius Winslow

Beloved church, Jesus undertook all,

and accomplished all because He loves you!
He has:
assumed your nature,
discharged your legal obligations,
endured your punishment,
repaired your ruin, and
brought you to glory!

The love of Jesus to you, His Church, is the love of the most tender husband. It is:
exclusive,
constant,
affectionate,
matchless,
wonderful.

Jesus sympathizes with us,
nourishes us,
provides for us,
clothes us,
watches over us, and
indulges us with the most intimate and enduring communion.

Oh what a time of splendor and of rejoicing will that be when Jesus, arrayed in His nuptial robes, descends to make us His own; and we, “prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” will go forth to meet Him. Then will be heard the song of angels,

“Let us be glad and rejoice and honor Him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself.”

Yes! “Blessed are we who are called to the
wedding feast of the Lamb.”

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
I Stand Amazed

Verse 1
I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder how He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean. (Chorus)

Chorus
How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be;
How marvelous! How wonderful!
Is my Savior’s love for me!

Verse 2
For me it was in the garden
He prayed: “Not my will, but thine.”
He had no tears for his own griefs,
But sweat drops of blood for mine. (Chorus)

Verse 3
In pity angels beheld him,
And came from the world of light
To comfort him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night. (Chorus)

Verse 4
He took my sins and my sorrows,
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calv’ry,
And suffered and died alone. (Chorus)

Verse 5
When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
‘Twill be my joy thro’ the ages
To sing of His love for me. (Chorus)

By Charles H. Gabriel. Public Domain

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.
You may give electronically at gabcames.org/giving or place your offering in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary or send a check in the mail.

Scripture Reading
1 Peter 2:4-12 (ESV)
4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be
put to shame.”
7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
8 and
“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

Sermon
1 Peter 2:11-12 – The Reward for Mansoul – Pastor Michael Felkins

The Lord’s Supper
This morning we will be observing the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal for the people of God whereby we remember the person and work of Christ on the cross to redeem us from our sin. It is a time to reflect, remember and repent. It is also the application of the sermon whereby we confess our sin and continually turn to Jesus for grace.

If you have trusted Christ as your Lord and Savior, have been baptized by immersion and are a member in good standing of a local church we invite you to share in this covenant meal with us.

We also ask that everyone who takes this covenant meal with us remember the warning given by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:27-29, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.” So we ask that you examine your heart and your relationship with God through the person and work of Christ.

If you are not able to receive the Lord’s Supper with us, please use this time to meditate on one of the following prayers.

A PRAYER FOR THOSE SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH
Lord Jesus, You claim to be the Way, the Truth and the Life. If what You claim is true, please guide me, teach me and open me to the reality of who You are. Grant that I might be undaunted in my pursuit of knowing You. Give me an understanding of You that is coherent and convincing, and that leads me to the life in You. Amen.

A PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CONFESS FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Lord Jesus I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever dared admit, but through You I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank You for paying my debt on the cross, taking what I deserve in order to purchase my complete forgiveness. Knowing that You have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive You as My Savior and Lord. Amen.

A PRAYER OF COMMITMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONFESSED FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Lord Jesus, You have called us to follow You in baptism and in a life of committed discipleship in Your church. Grant that I may take the necessary steps to be one with Your people, and live in the fullness of Your Spirit in a local community of Christ followers. Amen.

adapted from D. A. Carson, ed., Worship by the Book (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002)

Gluten free elements are available for those with this dietary need.
Please dispose of your Lord’s Supper cup in the waste receptacles near the doors.

Sending
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.

Sending Song
The Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavn’ly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

By Thomas Ken and Louis Bourgeois. Public Domain

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