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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

To be truly satisfied, we must feast on Jesus.

Call to Worship

(Psalm 107:1,2,9 ESV)

1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble

9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Confession of Sin

(1 John 2:15-17 ESV)

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Assurance of Pardon

(1 John 2:1-2 ESV)

1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Sermon

(John 6:1-21 ESV)

1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5 Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.

14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!”15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

Benediction

(Romans 11:33 ESV)

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Songs

  1. O Worship the King
  2. O God our Help in Ages Past
  3. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
  4. Abide with Me
  5. Come Ye Sinners

Sermon Information

Sermon Title: A Feast for the Ages
Text: John 6:1-21
Big Idea: To be truly satisfied, we must feast on Jesus.

Sermon Outline

Jesus sets the table in three surprising ways:

  1. He satisfies the hungry (1-13)

  2. He rejects the crown (14-15)

  3. He reveals His glory (16-21)