Download: Readings and Song Lyrics for February 5, 2023
How Great Is Our God
The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty,
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice. (Chorus)
How great is our God, sing with me,
How great is our God, and all will see,
How great, how great is our God.
Age to age He stands, and time is in His hands,
Beginning and the end, beginning and the end.
The Godhead, three in one: Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.
Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise,
My heart will sing
How great is our God. (Repeat)
Words and Music by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash
©2004 Rising Springs Music, Vamos Publishing, worshiptogether.com songs, Wondrously Made Songs
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
Psalm 103:2,19, 21 (CEV)
God has set up his kingdom
in heaven, and he rules
the whole creation.
All of you thousands
who serve and obey God,
come and praise your Lord!
With all my heart
I praise the Lord!
I will never forget
how kind he has been.
Our Sung Call to Worship
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
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.
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)
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. (Chorus)
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 )
Worship your holy name,
Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name.
Words and Music by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin
©2011 Atlas Mountain Songs, sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music, worshiptogether.com songs
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
Blessed Jesus, you offered us all your blessings when you announced:
Blessed are the poor in spirit
but we have been rich in pride.
Blessed are those who mourn
but we have not known much sorrow for our sin.
Blessed are the meek
but we are a stiff-necked people.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
but we are filled to the full with other things.
Blessed are the merciful
but we are harsh and impatient.
Blessed are the pure in heart
but we have impure hearts.
Blessed are the peacemakers
but we have not sought reconciliation.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness
but our lives do not challenge the world.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you
and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me
but we have hardly made it known that we are yours.
Your Law is holy, and your benedictions are perfect,
but they are both too great for us.
You alone are blessed.
We plead with you to forgive our sins
and give us the blessing of your righteousness.
Time of silent confession.
Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Remember the Gospel
Based on Psalm 32:1-2, 5; Colossians 1:13-14 (CSB)
Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
In him, we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Man of Sorrows (Distribution Song)
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God,
By His own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid.
Silent as He stood accused,
Beaten mocked and scorned,
Bowing to the Father’s will,
He took a crown of thorns. (Chorus)
Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah,
Praise and honor unto Thee.
Sent of heaven, God’s own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree. (Chorus)
Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full
By the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed. (Repeat)
See the stone is rolled away,
Behold the empty tomb.
Hallelujah, God be praised,
He’s risen from the grave.
Praise and honor unto Thee.
Words and Music by Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood
©2012 Hillsong Music Publishing Australia
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Build My Life
Worthy of every song we could ever sing.
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring.
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe.
We live for You. We live for You.
Jesus, the name above every other name.
Jesus, the only one who could ever save.
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe.
We live for You. We live for You. (Chorus)
Holy, there is no one like You,
there is none beside You.
Open up my eyes in wonder
and show me who you are
and fill me with Your heart
and lead me in Your love to those around me.
(Repeat Vs 2 & Chorus)
I will build my life upon Your love;
It is a firm foundation.
I will put my trust in You alone,
and I will not be shaken. (Repeat)
Words and music by Brett Younker, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple, Matt Redman & Pat Barrett.
©2016 Kaple Music, Capitol CMG Genesis, Housefires Sounds, Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music, Vamos Publishing, worshiptogether.com songs, Martin, Karl Andrew, Bethel Music Publishing
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 a Mission Moment to highlight the different missions giving
opportunities we have at Grand. Members are encouraged to give to GABC Missions to support these missions.
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.
Isaiah 63 & 64 (CSB) (Only 64:1-12 will be read)
63:1 Who is this coming from Edom in crimson-stained garments from Bozrah— this one who is splendid in his apparel, striding in his formidable might? It is I, proclaiming vindication, powerful to save.
2 Why are your clothes red, and your garments like one who treads a winepress? 3 I trampled the winepress alone, and no one from the nations was with me. I trampled them in my anger and ground them underfoot in my fury; their blood spattered my garments, and all my clothes were stained. 4 For I planned the day of vengeance, and the year of my redemption came.
5 I looked, but there was no one to help, and I was amazed that no one assisted; so my arm accomplished victory for me, and my wrath assisted me.
6 I crushed nations in my anger; I made them drunk with my wrath and poured out their blood on the ground.
7 I will make known the LORD’s faithful love and the
LORD’s praiseworthy acts, because of all the LORD has done for us— even the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, which he did for them based on his compassion and the abundance of his faithful love.
8 He said, “They are indeed my people, children who will not be disloyal,” and he became their Savior.
9 In all their suffering, he suffered, and the angel of his presence saved them. He redeemed them because of his love and compassion; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past. 10 But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he became their enemy and fought against them. 10 But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he became their enemy and fought against them. 11 Then he remembered the days of the past, the days of Moses and his people. Where is he who brought them out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he who put his Holy Spirit among the flock? 12 He made his glorious strength available at the right hand of Moses, divided the water before them to make an eternal name for himself, 13 and led them through the depths like a horse in the wilderness, so that they did not stumble. 14 Like cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.
You led your people this way to make a glorious name for yourself. 15 Look down from heaven and see from your lofty home—holy and beautiful. Where is your zeal and your might? Your yearning and your compassion
are withheld from me.
16 Yet you are our Father, even though Abraham does not know us and Israel doesn’t recognize us. You, LORD, are our Father; your name is Our Redeemer from Ancient Times.
17 Why, LORD, do you make us stray from your ways?
You harden our hearts so we do not fear you. Return, because of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.
18 Your holy people had a possession for a little while,
but our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
19 We have become like those you never ruled, like those who did not bear your name.
64:1 If only you would tear the heavens open and come down, so that mountains would quake at your presence— 2 just as fire kindles brushwood, and fire boils water— to make your name known to your enemies, so that nations would tremble at your presence!
3 When you did awesome works that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains quaked at your presence. 4 From ancient times no one has heard, no one has listened to, no eye has seen any God except you who acts on behalf of the one who waits for him. 5 You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right; they remember you in your ways. But we have sinned, and you were angry. How can we be saved if we remain in our sins? 6 All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind. 7 No one calls on your name, striving to take hold of you. For you have hidden your face from us and made us melt because of our iniquity. 8 Yet LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we all are the work of your hands. 9 LORD, do not be terribly angry or remember our iniquity forever. Please look—all of us are your people! 10 Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 11 Our holy and beautiful temple, where our ancestors praised you, has been burned down, and all that was dear to us lies in ruins. 12 LORD, after all this, will you restrain yourself? Will you keep silent and afflict us severely?
This is the word of the Lord.
The grass withers and the flower falls but the word of the Lord endures forever.
Isaiah 63 & 64 – A Watchman’s Prayer – Pastor Michael Felkins
Sermon Discipleship Questions
1. What encouraged you?
2. What convicted you?
3. Is there anything in your life that needs to change?
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.
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy, holy is He.
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat. (Chorus)
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come.
With all creation I sing, praise to the King of kings,
You are my ev’rything and I will adore You.
Clothed in rainbows, of living color,
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder,
Blessing and honor, strength and glory,
And power be to You the only wise King. (Chorus)
Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name.
Jesus, Your name is power, breath and living water
Such a marv’lous mystery yeah. (Chorus)
Words and Music by Jennie Lee Riddle
©2004 Gateway Create Publishing
Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
Scripture text for next Sunday: Isaiah 65 & 66