Worship Guide :: Sunday June 14

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Call to Worship:
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  (Hebrews 4:14-16)

Prayer:
Our Father and God, because of Jesus, we do draw near to your throne of grace this morning seeking exactly that – your grace and mercy.  Oh, Lord, we need it in abundance this day for we do feel the weight of this earthly life.  Father, we feel the weight of a fallen world and all it entails.  We are anxious and distraught and filled with uncertainty and so, once again, cast ourselves upon you – the all-knowing, all-powerful, sovereign God who loved us enough to enter into our broken world in the person of Jesus and redeem us.  And, so, Lord, once again we look to and trust your redemptive work and purposes and ask for your encouragement and empowerment, through your Spirit, this morning.  In Jesus name, amen.

Songs:
“Boldly I Approach” – Rend Collective

“His Mercy is More” – Keith and Kristyn Getty

Call to Confession:
“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
(1 Timothy 6:11-12)

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, we once more approach your throne of grace and ask forgiveness, this day, for our sins.  We reflect on the words of Paul to Timothy in these verses as he reminds him of the Christian life – pursuit of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness – and we are reminded of where in that pursuit we fall short.  We thank you for the perfection of Jesus in those things and for his righteousness imputed to us by faith.  We cling wholly to that, not looking to ourselves.  Thank you for your faithfulness in the face of our faithlessness.  You alone are worthy.  We pray all this in Jesus name, amen.

Assurance of Pardon:
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”  (Isaiah 55:6-7)

Songs:
“Only a Holy God” – CityAlight

“You Are Life” – Hillsong Worship

Prayer:
Merciful Father, once again we thank you for drawing us to yourself in worship, this day.  We continue to thank you that though we are apart physically, we are together in Spirit.  We thank you for hearing our prayer and receiving our worship, wherever we are found, for you and your presence are everywhere.  There is not a single square inch of creation that does not belong to you.  That being so, we do implore you Lord to bring your peace to this earth.  Lord, we see and feel the tension and frailty of this world in increasingly pronounced ways.  We ask Lord for your healing, your justice, your peace, your grace and love to reign.  We ask Lord that you would allow the Gospel of Jesus Christ to go out in ever more powerful and profound ways, so that lives and hearts and by extension, communities would be transformed.  Lord, you are our only hope.  You are the only true source of goodness, and so we pray for the world to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, that true peace and righteousness might reign.  Lord, as we turn briefly now to your word, would you bless us and guide us, we pray, in Jesus name, amen.

Reflection:

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25


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