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October 23, 2016 Worship

Posted by Ryan Shelton on

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Order of Service

Spotify Playlist

Gathering

Come Christians Join to Sing (Bateman)

Adoration & Praise

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Boswell, Papa, and Bleecker)

Shout to the Lord (Zschech)

Confession

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 46:10-11

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
 
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah"
 
 
Prayer
 
O Lord our God,

You are our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.
But we confess Lord that we seek our security in other rocks,
we are lulled into comfort by other pretend fortresses.
 
We have sought peace in our jobs and in our checking accounts,
and we have looked for happiness in our houses and cars and phones.
O Lord, forgive us.
 
We have searched for security in our government and elected officials,
and we have trusted our constitutions and our laws to keep us safe and prosperous,
O Lord, forgive us.

We have tried to find identity in our marriages and friendships,
and we have used our brothers and sisters to serve our needs, rather than serving in love.
O Lord, forgive us.

When all appears to be going well, we are often so blind to our false fortresses and secret saviors,
So we thank you, God, for your kindness when our sinful
securities are taken away from us.
 
We thank you, Father, for your loving discipline:
When our jobs and finances fail us,
When our leaders betray us,
When our relationships falter.
Not because we delight in suffering,
but because in the valley you show yourself to be our shepherd,
 
When the shifting sands of time give way, we cling to the rock of ages:
Be our refuge, O God. Be our fortress, O God of Jacob.
 

 

Rock of Ages (Hastings and Toplady)

Gospel & Thanksgiving

Scripture Reading: Psalm 46:4-5

"There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns."
 

 

All I Have is Christ (Kauflin)

Word

Sermon Text:  Romans 8:9-11

"You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ
does not belong to him.
 
But if Christ is in you,
although the body is dead because of sin,
the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
through his Spirit who dwells in you."

 

Offertory

Show Us Christ (Kauflin and Plank)

Sermon: God's Glorious Gospel: The Righteousness God Requires

"Past, Present, and Future Assurance" (Keith Doyle)

Response

By Faith (Getty and Getty)

Benediction
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