6:00 PM Worship Service
November 18, 2018
At 3100 Covenant Rd(Petersen Hall)
“All have sinned” - Romans 3:23
“For any sin, we all suffer. That is why our suffering is endless.
- Wendell Berry
Hymn of Praise In Christ Alone(Getty hymn)
*Call to Worship Psalm 103
Leader: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Congregation: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
Leader: Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
All: Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
*Invocation and Prayer of Praise
*Hymn of Praise No.648 My Jesus, I Love Thee
Confession of Sin
Leader: Let us come to the Lord in his majesty and mercy, confessing our sins, trusting in his grace for forgiveness and his renewed life in us.
All: Holy Father, you see us as we are, and know our inmost thoughts. We confess that we are unworthy of your gracious care. We forget that all life comes from you and that to you all life returns. We have not sought to do your will with our whole hearts. We have not lived as grateful children, nor loved as Christ loved us. Apart from you, we are nothing. Only your grace can sustain us. Lord, in your mercy, forgive us, heal us, and make us whole. Set us free from our sin, and restore us to the joy of your salvation now and forever. Amen.
Silent Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and acceptance with God, hear these words of his pardoning grace: The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John bore witness: "I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God." - John 1:29-34
All: Thanks be to God.
*Hymn of Response No. 457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon "Sin" Rev Jim Wilkerson
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
*Closing Hymn Walk With Me