Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 10/26/14
Call to Worship
We begin each week with a 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.
- Leader: As we are called into worship today, it is sobering to remember that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus, most of the world did not recognize him and therefore did not worship him. Today we ask for the faith that will open our eyes to see Jesus for who he is, that we might worship him in truth. People of God, behold and see your God!
- All: We open our eyes to see his glory. We open our ears to hear his wisdom. We open our hands to offer him gifts. We open our mouths to sing his praise. We open our hearts to offer him our love. He is Lord!
Song: “Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson
Corporate Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-7
- Leader: And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
- People: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Song: “Made Alive” by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger
Song: “May Your Power Rest On Me” by Joel Gerdis, Eddy Morris, and Neil Robins
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:10-17
Sermon: Killing Sin –Part 1; Romans 8:10-17
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: “We Have Been Healed” by Rich Gunderlock and Bob Kauflin
Song: “O My Soul Arise” by Eric McAllister and Charles Wesley
Announcements and Prayer
Song: “Absent from Flesh” by Jamie Barnes
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, our benediction will be spoken by one of our leaders, followed by the exhortation to “Go and be the church!”