6:00 PM Worship Service
March 24, 2019
At 3100 Covenant Rd(Petersen Hall)
“Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.” - Psalm 4:4
“What angry people are sure of is that the problem lies in the object of their anger, not themselves. The general rule for angry people is that the more extreme the anger, the more confident they are of their rightness and the more unaware they are of both their anger’s sinful roots and destructive disposition.” - Ed Welch
CALL TO WORSHIP Isaiah 42
Leader: And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.
All: Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
HYMN OF ADORATION No. 128 God Moves In a Mysterious Way
CORPORATE 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 new life in us.
All: We have sinned secretly and openly, half-consciously and deliberately, in attitude and in action, against your law and your love. But now, O God, let your face shine upon us to give us pardon and freedom! Plough your grace deep into us until we become a garden of holiness and joy in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
PRIVATE CONFESSION OF SIN
ASSURANCE OF THE GOSPEL
Leader: If you are trusting in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and acceptance with God, these are words of God’s good news of pardoning grace: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. - Psalm 103:8-10
All: Thanks be to God.
HYMN OF THE GOSPEL No. 307 Nothing But th Blood of Jesus
INTERCESSORY PRAYER AND THE LORD'S PRAYER
SERMON "God's Wisdom For This Life: Anger"
HYMN OF RESPONSE Walk With Me