Order of Worship
Hear God call you to worship through his Word:
The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name!
Holy is he!
Let’s worship God together.
Song 1 – From the Inside Out
Song 2 – King of Kings
Song 3 – Lead me to the Cross
Song 4 – Nothing But the Blood
Our welcome team members will pass an offering basket during this song.
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Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
As we continue in our gathered worship, we will now take a moment to confess our sin together before God and each other. Our Holy and Perfect Father assures us, with the words of First John chapter one, that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
So let us now humble ourselves before the Lord and pray together this prayer of confession to our holy and glorious Lord
Confession of Sin
as long as I am apart from you,
I am self-satisfied,
because I have no standard
by which to measure my low stature.
But when I come near to you,
there for the first time I see myself.
In your light
I behold my darkness.
In your purity
I behold my corruption.
My very confession of sin
is the fruit of holiness.
Oh! Divine Man,
let me gaze on you more and more
until, in the vision of your brightness,
I loathe the sight of my impurity;
until, in the blaze of that glory
which human eye has not seen,
I fall prostrate, blinded, broken,
to rise again a new man in you.
Assurance of Forgiveness
According to second Corinthians chapter 5 verses 21 and 17, “for our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
This is the Word of the Lord
1 John 2:1–2 (ESV)
1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
Joy in the Pursuit of Holiness
– 1 John 2:1-2
1. Jesus Our Advocate: praying for us in the midst of sin
2. Jesus Our Advocate: Paying for the Penalty of our sin
3. Jesus Our Advocate: Enabling us to Pursue holiness
Song 5 – Come Thou Fount
Song 6 – Good Good Father
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
-Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
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