Call to Worship
1 Chronicles 16:23-29,”Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens.Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him!Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”
Almighty God, Who knows all and sees all, We confess our constant striving for righteousness, acceptance, and approval from sources that leave us empty.
We ask Your forgiveness,and we renew our hope in Christ alone, Who offered Himself to appease Your wrath and forgive our sins.
We find all comfort in His wounds,and we have no need to seek or invent any other means to reconcile ourselves with You,than this one and only sacrifice which justifies believers forever—Jesus Christ. Amen.
Titus 3:4-7,“…when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Romans 5:1,”Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer
Galatians 2:20 & Romans 6:11, All: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”Leader: “So go and live a life dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”