Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 11/24/13
Call to Worship
We begin each week with a scripture reading known as the Call to Worship. This serves as a reminder that all true worship begins with God –He is the one who initiates this divine conversation with His people and we respond.
Scripture Reading: from Revelation 15:3-4
Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.
Song: “How Great Thou Art” by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine
Welcome and Prayer
O Holy God, we confess that we have sinned against you.
In the moment of our sinning, we have loved our sin more than You.
We have often forgotten the price you paid to set us free from sin and death.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus Christ humbled Himself to the point of death, even death on a cross.
He became sin that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He became a curse for us in order to redeem us from the curse of the law. Through His death on the cross, He has reconciled us to God and brought us peace.
Since He has taken our sin upon Himself, we pray that we, through the power of His Spirit, might die to sin and live to righteousness. Amen.
Song: “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue
Song: “Great Things” by Steve Cook, Vikki Cook, and Fanny Jane Crosby
Song: “Lord I Need You” by Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Jesse Reeves, and Kristian Stanfill
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:3-11
Sermon: Knowing Christ, Philippians 3:3-11
Worship through Response
After the sermon, we respond in a number of ways –through singing, prayer, the Offering, and the Lord’s Supper.
The Offering: As followers of Christ and as members of The Point Community Church, we joyfully participate in giving a portion of our income in a regular sacrificial way.
The Lord’s Supper: As a church, sharing the Lord’s Supper is a significant event where we gratefully acknowledge the death of Christ as the fully payment for our sin.
Time of Reflection and Prayer
Song: “Your Great Name” by Michael Neale and Krissy Nordhoff
Prayer for DNA (Discipleship, Nurturing, Accountability) Groups
Song: “The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote and William Batchelder Bradbury (Arranged by Austin Stone Worship)
Every week before we leave, we receive a benediction, or blessing, from God’s Word. Just as the worship gathering begins with God’s call, it ends with God’s promise of his blessing over us as we leave to go and be the church.
Benediction and Sending: Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Go and be the church.