6:00 PM Worship Service
February 23, 2020
At 3100 Covenant Rd
“Stars hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires"
- William Shakespeare, Macbeth
“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
CALL TO WORSHIP Isaiah 41:8-10
But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
you whom I took from the ends of the earth,
and called from its farthest corners, saying to you,
"You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off";
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
HYMN OF ADORATION No. 94 How Firm A Foundation
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. Let everyone who is godly offer silent prayer to the Lord while he may be found.
All: (Sing) No. 486 God Be Merciful To Me
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins, hear his words of pardoning grace in the gospel and give thanks: All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Leader: This is the good news!
All: Thanks be to God!
HYMN OF THE GOSPEL Psalm 73(Indelible Grace Music)
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 19:16-25
SERMON "The Sin Of Greed" Rev. Jim Wilkerson
HYMN OF RESPONSE May The Peace Of God(Getty)