Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 3/23/14
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: Psalm 96:1-4
Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
Song: “The New Song We Sing” by Meredith Andrews, Jason Ingram, and Keith Smith
Welcome and Prayer
Song: “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue
Responsive Prayer: Love Shines at Calvary; adapted from the Valley of Vision
Enlarge our hearts, stir our affections, let us see that your Love shines at Calvary.
There grace removes our burdens and heaps them on your Son;
There your infinite attributes were magnified, and infinite atonement was made;
There infinite punishment was due, and infinite punishment was endured.
Christ was cast off that we might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy that we might be welcomed as friends,
wounded that we might be healed,
made a shame that we might inherit glory.
Go forth, O conquering God, and show us the cross,
mighty to subdue, comfort, and save. Amen.
Song: “Love Shines” by Matt Carter, Philip Edsel, and Aaron Ivey
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Jonah 1:7-17
Sermon: The God Who Saves The Godless; Jonah 1:7-17
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 believers gratefully acknowledge the death of Christ as the fully payment for our sin.
Song: “All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin
This Sunday morning, we have the privilege of hearing from one of our own who has been serving in Cambodia.
Song: “Made Alive” by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger
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
May God the Father who planned our salvation, God the Son who accomplished our salvation, and God the Spirit who applies our salvation give us grace to walk in newness of life as we go and be the church!