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Liturgy

The Purpose for the weekly Liturgy

Each week, the pastors craft a distinct liturgy that weaves into the text that will be preached on Sunday morning; every song, every scripture, every prayer is meant to drive the truth of that particular text deeper and deeper into our hearts and minds.

Take some time this weekend to read, pray, and quiet your mind. Consider the following theme and Scriptures. Pray expectantly that God would move our hearts and bring unbelievers to faith in Christ. We hope that this weekly liturgy serves you and your family well and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning as we gather to worship our living Lord.

Sunday’s Theme

True faith is to take Jesus at his word

Call to Worship

(Psalm 147:1-5 ESV)

1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.  

Confession of Sin

(Hebrews 11:8 ESV)

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Assurance of Pardon

(Romans 10:9 ESV)

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Sermon

(John 4:43-54 ESV)

43 After the two days he departed for Galilee. 44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast.
46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” 49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household. 54 This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea to Galilee.

Benediction

(2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ESV)

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Songs

  1. I Sing the Mighty Power of God
  2. The Perfect Wisdom of Our God
  3. Come Praise and Glorify
  4. Show Us Christ
  5. Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Sermon Information

Sermon Title: An Illustration of Faith
Text: John 4:43-54
Big Idea: True faith is to take Jesus at His word

Sermon Outline

Three responses to Jesus that clarify the nature of true faith
   (1) A signs-based welcome: (43-45)
   (2) A desperation-based appeal: (46-49)
   (3) A word-based faith: (50-54)