Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 4/06/13
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: Hebrews 10:19-22
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Song: “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)” by Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown
Responsive Prayer of Confession
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: “And Can It Be” Words by Charles Wesley; Music by Scott Roley
Song: “10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
Song: “When You Move” by Steve Cook and Vikki Cook
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Jonah 4:1-11
Sermon: The God Who Deals With The Heart; Jonah 4:1-11
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 believers gratefully acknowledge the death of Christ as the fully payment for our sin.
Song: “Before The Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook
Announcements and Prayer
Song: “He Is My Fortress” by Andi Rozier
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
This week, the Benediction will be given by one of our pastors, followed by the exhortation to “Go and be the church!”