Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 6/8/14
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 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Song: “Alive” by Steve Cook and Vikki Cook
Song: “The Father’s Love” by Joel Sczebel
Responsive Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.
He did this by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
Song: “All The Poor and Powerless” by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Luke 15
Sermon: The Lost Sheep, Coin, and Son; Luke 15
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: “I Will Arise and Go to Jesus (Come Ye Sinners)” by Dan Hamilton, Taylor Johnson, Ryan Owens, and Robbie Seay
Song: “All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin
Announcements and Prayer
Song: “The New Song We Sing” by Meredith Andrews, Jason Ingram, and Keith Smith
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 leaders followed by the exhortation to “Go and be the church!”