The Prevailing Power of a Supreme Love
Every week, Emmaus leadership creates a liturgy that reflects the truths and themes found in the sermon text. All of the songs, readings, and prayers are meant to thrust us into greater joy and love for God and His Word. Take some time this weekend to read, pray, and quiet your mind. Consider the following theme and scriptures, focus your heart on Christ, pray for your brothers and sisters, prepare for the Sunday morning gathering.
The church’s maturity depends upon a united Spirit-empowered experiential awareness of the magnitude of Christ’s love.
Call to Worship
8 O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD. – Psalm 26:8-12
Confession of Sin
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
Assurance of Pardon
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:6-8
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-21
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Jude 21
Title: The Prevailing Power of a Supreme Love
Text: Ephesians 3:14-21
BI: The church’s maturity depends upon a united Spirit-empowered experiential awareness of the magnitude of Christ’s love.
Three instructive components of Paul’s prayer
(1) Paul’s Approach (14-15)
(2) Paul’s Appeal (16-19)
(3) Paul’s Ascription (20-21)
- O Worship the King
- Our Great God
- Not What My Hands Have Done
- The Love Of God
- O the Deep, Deep Love Of Jesus
- Pray for Luke as he prepares to preach God’s Word
- Pray for your own heart and mind to receive God’s Word with humility