– -Liturgy for Sunday, February 1, 2015- –
“The doctrine of propitiation is precisely this: that God loved the objects of His wrath (the world) so much that He gave His own Son to the end that He by His blood should make provision for the removal of His wrath. It was Christ’s so to deal with the wrath that the loved would no longer be the objects of wrath, and love would achieve its aim of making the children of wrath the children of God’s good pleasure.”
—John Murray, The Atonement
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
Prelude: Jesus I Come (William True Sleeper/Greg Thompson/Indelible Grace Music)
Gathering Song: Come Praise And Glorify (Sovereign Grace Music)
Call to Worship – We believe God is who calls and enables us to worship Himself rightly, in Spirit and truth, so we go to His word and prayer in seek of that…
Psalm 86:5, 8-13
Leader: There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All: All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
Leader: For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
All: Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
Leader: For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
All: I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
Prayer of Invocation
Great Are You Lord (All Sons & Daughters)
O Help My Unbelief (Isaac Watts/Justin Smith/Indelible Grace Music)
Call to Confession:
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Mark 9:24 “I believe; help my unbelief!”
(time of silent confession)
Assurance: (Lamentations 3:22-26, 55, 57)
Leader: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
All: “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
Leader: The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
All: It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
Leader: “I called on your name, O LORD,
from the depths of the pit;
All: You came near when I called on you;
you said, ‘Do not fear!’
Song of Response: Jesus Paid It All (John Thomas Grape, Elvina M. Hall, and Alex Nifong)
(Prayers for our City, Offering, and Doxology/Word of Praise)
Hearing the Word: Galatians 4:1-7 (sermon audio posted separately)
Celebration of Communion
Sending: The Solid Rock (William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote)
Benediction: (Numbers 6:24-26)
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.
Go in that peace!