Spirit and Truth: Frankfort 2/8/15
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.
Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-3
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
by Steve Cook and Vikki Cook
Responsive Prayer of Confession: From Psalm 25
- Leader: Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
- People: Do not remember the sins of our youth or our transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember us, for your goodness’ sake, O LORD!
- Leader: Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
- People: For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon our guilt, for it is great. Turn to us and be gracious to us, for we are lonely and afflicted.
- Leader: Relieve the troubles of our hearts, and bring us out of our distress.
- People: Consider our affliction and our trouble, and forgive all our sins. Amen.
Song: “Precious Children”
by Meghan Baird, Abbott Jones, and Joel Sczebel
Song: “Come Thou Fount”
by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson
The Preaching of God’s Word
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Sermon: An Enlightened People; Ephesians 1:15-23
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: “Behold Our God”
by Stephen Altrogge, Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, and Ryan Baird
Song: “Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery”
by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker
Announcements and Prayer
Song: “Christ Is Risen”
by Mia Fieldes and Matt Maher
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: Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Go and be the church!