6:00 PM Worship Service
January 19, 2020
At 3100 Covenant Rd
“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.” - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
“C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel-humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person, Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble. They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less. Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. Not needing to connect things with myself. It is an end to thoughts such as, ‘I’m in this room with these people, does that make me look good? Do I want to be here?’ True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self-forgetfulness brings.”
-Timothy Keller, The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 149:1-4
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation.
HYMN OF ADORATION No. 122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory
CORPORATE CONFESSION OF SIN AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: In Christ, in the presence of Almighty God, let us with humble hearts confess our sins, so that we may be granted forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.
All: (Sing) Psalm 6:1-4(Sing Psalms) Tune: MARTYRDOM
Leader: Let everyone who is godly offer silent prayer to the Lord while he may be found.
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, hear his words of pardoning grace and give thanks: The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer…For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." - Psalm 6:9; Romans 9:15
Leader: This is the good news!
All: Thanks be to God!
HYMN OF THE GOSPEL Still, My Soul, Be Still(Getty)
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING Daniel 4:24-37
SERMON "The Sin Of Pride" Rev. Scott Dinkins
THE SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 642 Be Thou My Vision