Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 5/11/14
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 23:3-4; Hebrews 10:22
“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.” Although we are sinful people who are far from clean and pure, Christ has offered himself as our sacrifice. So “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: “And Can It Be” by Charles Wesley and Scott Roley
Each year, on Mother’s Day, we have the privilege of coming alongside and partnering with new parents as they commit to pray for their children, teach them God’s Word, discipline them in grace, and seek gospel change.
Song: “Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson
Song: “Man of Sorrows” by Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood
The Preaching of God’s Word
Sermon: Jesus: A Greater Priest (part 2), Hebrews 4:14-16
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: “Your Great Name” by Michael Neale and Krissy Nordhoff
Announcements and Prayer
Song: “You Have Been Raised” by Mark Altrogge, Ken Boer, and Bob Kauflin
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
Our benediction for this Sunday will be spoken by one of our worship leaders followed by the exhortation to “Go and be the church!”