Weekly Liturgy

Saved by Grace

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

We deserved God’s wrath but were made trophies of grace so we might live the life God has called us to live.

Call to Worship 

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! – Psalm 117:1-2

Scripture Reading

 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” – Luke 15:8-10

Sermon Text

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:1-10

Sermon Outline

This passage answers 3 necessary questions to properly understand salvation

  1. What were we apart from Christ? Spiritually Dead (1-3)
  2. What are we with Christ? Spiritually Alive (4-7)
  3. What was it all for? God’s glory (8-10)

Congregational Songs

  1. Come Though Fount
  2. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  3. How Deep the Fathers Love
  4. All I have is Christ
  5. Doxology

Prayer Points

  1. Pray for Luke as he prepares to preach God’s Word
  2. Pray for your own heart and mind to receive God’s Word with humility