Weekly Liturgy

Weekly Liturgy

Purpose

This weekly liturgy is meant to help you prepare your heart and mind for the Sunday morning gathering. Take some time this weekend to read, pray, and quiet your mind. Consider the following theme and scriptures to focus your heart on Christ and prepare for our Sunday morning gathering. 

Theme

Because the character of God drives all he does, our prayers will grow in confidence and effectiveness the more we come to understand him.

Call to Worship 

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. – Psalm 63:1-3 

Confession of Sin 

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:8-9 

Assurance of Pardon 

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. – Romans 5:8-9

Sermon Text 

To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary. Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts. Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward. Because they do not regard the works of the Lord or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. Blessed be the LordFor he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed. Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. – Psalm 28 

Sermon Outline

The Character of God…

  1. drives prayer (1-2)
  2. ensures the judgment of unbelief (3-5)
  3. overflows praise (6-7)
  4. ensures the salvation of the faithful (8-9)

Benediction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. – 2 Corinthians 13:14

Congregational Songs

  1. Our Great God
  2. Glorious Christ
  3. Jesus, I Come
  4. In Christ Alone
  5. On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand   

Prayer Points

  1. Pray for Matt Fudge as he prepares to preach God’s Word
  2. Pray for your own heart and mind to receive God’s Word with humility
  3. Pray that our congregation would be focused on Christ, who deserves all glory, honor, and praise