1/5/2020 | Individualism and the Gospel
A Word on Worship Worship is a cry of desperation and dependency. "...At that time people began to call upon the name of the Lord." (Genesis 4:26) In light of Abel's murder, Eve was desperate for redemption. The first family eagerly awaited the one who would crush the serpent's head. Each new birth brought both hope and disappointment. Would Seth be the redeemer? Maybe Seth's son? But alas, human reproduction would not bring redemption. There was only One who could rescue them from the curse...so they finally swallowed their pride (albeit temporarily) and called on his Name. In the same vein, when we call on the Lord, we acknowledge our desperate need of Him.
Call to Worship Psalm 135:5-7 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
Adoration - How Great Thou Art
Confession - Come Ye Sinners
Assurance - There is a Fountain
John 6:53-56 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
Thanksgiving - O Praise the Name
Benediction - We Exalt Thee