Sunday, February 7, 2016
Order of Worship
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Sovereign Grace Music)
Adoration & Confession
Psalm 62 (Keyes)
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:20-21
Now the law came in to increase the trespass,
but where sin increased,
grace abounded all the more,
so that, as sin reigned in death,
grace also might reign through righteousness
leading to eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are a people who like to cover our tracks and hide our sins.
Ever since our parents hid under fig leaves,
Denial and blame-shifting infect us to the core.
But right now, in the gathering, we all bear many burdens and weights,
That we have been doing our best to explain a way
To cover the truth from others, and even from our own selves.
But as we hear these promises from your Gospel,
We take all our sins together, and pile them into a heap,
And call that hill “sin abounds.”
But no matter how high this wretched mound grows,
It has been eclipsed by a much greater mountain,
Called “Grace abounding all the more”
So we sing, “Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love!”
Jesus, You took our penalty on the hill Golgotha
So the pile of our sins has been leveled under your pierced feet.
So now, by the Holy Spirit, we ask that you would give us hearts of faith,
That don’t shrink and try to hide failures,
But rather, give us hearts that can boldly confess to you,
Knowing that your grace has swallowed our frailty and our rebellion entirely.
Gospel & Thanksgiving
The Power Of The Cross (Getty)
Sermon Text: Romans 3:5-9
"But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? ( I speak in a human way.) By no means! For then how could God judge the world? But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come? —as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin."
I Will Not Be Shaken (Walker)
Sermon: God's Glorious Gospel: The Righteousness God Requires
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Watts)
I Want to Walk As A Child Of The Light (Thomerson)