Download: Readings and Song Lyrics for April 2, 2023
Fullness of Grace
Fullness of grace in man’s human frailty,
this is the wonder of Jesus.
Laying aside His power and glory,
humbly He entered our world.
Chose the path of meanest worth:
Scandal of a virgin birth.
Born in a stable, cold and rejected:
Here lies the hope of the world.
Fullness of grace, the love of the Father
shown in the face of Jesus.
Stooping to bear the weight of humanity,
walking the Calvary road.
Christ the holy innocent
took our sin and punishment.
Fullness of God, despised and rejected:
Crushed for the sins of the world.
Fullness of hope in Christ we had longed for,
Promise of God in Jesus.
Through His obedience we are forgiven,
Op’ning the floods gates of heav’n.
All our hopes and dreams we bring
gladly as an offering.
Fullness of life and joy unspeakable:
God’s gift in love to the world.
Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend
©2004 Thankyou Music
Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Call to Worship
Psalm 113 (CSB)
Give praise, servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and forever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
let the name of the Lord be praised.
The Lord is exalted above all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God —
the one enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the trash heap
in order to seat them with nobles —
with the nobles of his people.
He gives the childless woman a household,
making her the joyful mother of children.
Our Sung Call to Worship
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
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.
Our Spoken Confession
Psalm 32:3-6 (CSB) + Traditional Confession
When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was drained
as in the summer’s heat.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to you immediately.
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole hearts;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We justly deserve your present and eternal punishment.
For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.
Forgive us, renew us, and lead us,
so that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways
to the glory of your holy name.
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
Romans 5:1, 8-11 (CSB)
Remember the Gospel!
Since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
God proves his own love for us
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
How much more then,
since we have now been justified by his blood,
will we be saved through him from wrath.
For if, while we were enemies,
we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son,
then how much more, having been reconciled,
will we be saved by his life.
And not only that, but we also boast in God
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received this reconciliation.
Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Jesus, My Sovereign, Jesus, My Friend (Distribution Song)
My sins are many, from God I’ve fled.
Though hell-deserving, I have no dread.
My debt is canceled and death is dead—
For Christ, in dying, has crushed its head.
My flesh is groaning to be set free.
Though pain engulfs me, I still believe.
My life is certain; this is my plea—
If Christ is risen, he will raise me. (Chorus)
Christ is my death. Christ is my life.
In Jesus, I’m buried. In Jesus, I rise.
He is my present. He is my end.
Jesus, my sovereign. Jesus, my friend.
My friends betray me, I am disowned.
Though all reject me, I’m not alone.
My Friend and Sovereign sits on the throne—
Yes, Christ my Savior, made me his own. (Chorus)
My life is fading, the end draws near.
Though death approaches, I have no fear.
My hope is certain, so I have cheer—
The day is coming when Christ appears! (Chorus)
Words and Music by Eric Schumacher and Ashley Hoobler.
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
The Power of the Cross
Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood. (Chorus 1)
This the pow’r of the cross;
Christ became sin for us.
Took the blame, bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross.
Oh to see the pain written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Ev’ry bitter thought, ev’ry evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow. (Chorus 1)
Now the daylight flees, now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life
‘Finished!’ the vict’ry cry. (Chorus 1)
Oh to see my name written in the wounds,
For through Your suff’ring I am free.
Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live
Won through Your selfless love! (Chorus 2)
This the pow’r of the cross
Son of God slain for us.
What a love, what a cost
We stand forgiven at the cross.
Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
©2005 Thankyou Music
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.
Matthew 3:13-17 (CSB)
3 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to stop him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?”
15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.”
Then John allowed him to be baptized.
16 When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.”
This is the word of the Lord.
The grass withers and the flower falls but the word of the Lord endures forever.
Matthew 3:13-17 (CSB) – The Obedient Son of God – 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.
Jesus Paid It All
I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.” (Chorus)
Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.
Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone. (Chorus)
For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb. (Chorus)
And when, before the throne,
I stand in Him complete,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
My lips shall still repeat. (Chorus 2 X’s)
Words by Elvina M. Hall, Music by John T. Grape
2 Corinthians 13:13 (CSB)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
Scripture text for next Sunday: Matthew 4:1-11, 28:1-10