PRELUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & 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.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – Galatians 5:19-23

Now the works of the flesh are evident:

sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.

But the fruit of the Spirit is

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Galatians 4:4-7

When the fullness of time had come,

God sent forth his Son,

born of woman, born under the law,

to redeem those who were under the law,

so that we might receive adoption as sons.

And because you are sons,

God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,

crying, “Abba! Father!”

So you are no longer a slave, but a son,

and if a son, then an heir through God.

Song –

No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

EVERYONE:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q52

What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

That we will live with

and enjoy God forever

in the new heaven

and the new earth,

where we will be freed from all sin

in a renewed, restored creation.

Song –

Your Great Name” by Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 8:9-17

SERMON – “The Spirit and Sonship”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

O My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

OFFERING

Song –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

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PRELUDE – “There Is No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 113:1-3

Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord

from this time forth and forevermore!

From the rising of the sun to its setting,

the name of the Lord is to be praised!

Song –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Amos 5:21-24

“I hate, I despise your feasts,

and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,

I will not look upon them.

Take away from me the noise of your songs;

to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

But let justice roll down like waters,

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 130:3-4

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,

O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness,

that you may be feared.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q51

Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension?

Christ is now advocating for us

in the presence of his Father

and also sends us his Spirit.

Song –

Father I Adore You” by Terrye Coelho

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 8:1-13

SERMON – “Life in the Spirit”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Entitlement” by Beautiful Eulogy

PRELUDE – “The Spirit of Life” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 32:3-5

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer…

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:1-2

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Song –

No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

PRAYER – Psalm 32:6-7

Therefore let everyone who is godly

offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

surely in the rush of great waters,

they shall not reach him.

You are a hiding place for me;

you preserve me from trouble;

you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q50

What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us?

Christ triumphed over sin and death

so that all who trust in him

are raised to new life in this world

and to everlasting life in the world to come.

PREPARATION – Psalm 32:8-10

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,

which must be curbed with bit and bridle,

or it will not stay near you.

Many are the sorrows of the wicked,

but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 8:1-13

SERMON – “No Condemnation”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Hallelujah What a Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

OFFERING

RESPONSE – Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,

and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Song –

No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “How Can It Be?” by Lauren Daigle

PRELUDE – “Nail My Glory” by Doxa

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Deuteronomy 10:14-15a (NIV)

To the Lord your God belong the heavens,

even the highest heavens,

the earth and everything in it.

Yet the Lord set his affection on you.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

CONFESSION OF SIN – “Yet I Sin” from The Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

ETERNAL FATHER, Thou art good beyond all thought,

But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;

My lips are ready to confess,

but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend.

I bring my soul to thee; break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.

Unmask to me sin’s deformity, that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.

My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against thee;

as a rebel I have misused my strength, and served the foul adversary of thy kingdom.

Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly,

Grant me to know that the way of transgressors is hard,

that evil paths are wretched paths, that to depart from thee is to lose all good.

I have seen the purity and beauty of thy perfect law,

the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns,

the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls,

yet I daily violate and contemn its precepts.

Thy loving Spirit strives within me,

brings me Scripture warnings, speaks in startling providences, allures by secret whispers,

yet I choose devices and desires to my own hurt,

impiously resent, grieve, and provoke him to abandon me.

All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them cry pardon.

Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;

Give me the fullness of a godly grief that trembles and fears, yet ever trusts and loves,

which is ever powerful, and ever confident;

Grant that through the tears of repentance

I may see more clearly the brightness and glories of the saving cross.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

God will sustain you to the end,

guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God is faithful,

by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Song –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q49

Where is Christ now?

Christ rose bodily from the grave

on the third day after his death

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 7:13-25

SERMON – “The Christian and Sin”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Thankful” by Caedmon’s Call

PRELUDE – “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Exodus 19:16-20

On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings

and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast,

so that all the people in the camp trembled.

Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God,

and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain.

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke

because the Lord had descended on it in fire.

The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln,

and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder,

Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.

The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain.

And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

Song –

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN

(1) You shall have no other gods before me.

(2) You shall not make for yourself images to worship.

(3) You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

(4) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

(5) Honor your father and your mother.

(6) You shall not murder.

(7) You shall not commit adultery.

(8) You shall not steal.

(9) You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

(10) You shall not covet.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Galatians 2:16

We know that a person is not justified by works of the law

but through faith in Jesus Christ,

so we also have believed in Christ Jesus,

in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law,

because by works of the law no one will be justified.

EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES:

Amen. Praise be to God!

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q48

(Kids Corner is available for kids ages 0-6)

What is the Church?

A community elected for eternal life and united by faith,

who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together.

Song –

No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 7:7-13

SERMON – “The Law and Sin”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “What Shall We Say, pt. 2” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 96:1-4

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley

CONFESSION OF SIN

EVERYONE:

Almighty and merciful God,

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are repentant,

according to your promises declared to the world

in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Galatians 4:4-7

When the fullness of time had come,

God sent forth his Son,

born of woman,

born under the law,

to redeem those who were under the law,

so that we might receive adoption as sons.

And because you are sons,

God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,

crying, “Abba! Father!”

So you are no longer a slave, but a son,

and if a son, then an heir through God.

Song –

No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q47

Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work?

No,

Christ died once for all.

Song –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 7:1-6

SERMON – “Freed From the Law”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

OFFERING

Song –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Romans 7” by Streetlights Bible

PRELUDE – “God in Flesh and Blood” by LifePoint Music

LIGHTING OF FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 1:1-6

Long ago, at many times and in many ways,

God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,

whom he appointed the heir of all things,

through whom also he created the world.

He is the radiance of the glory of God

and the exact imprint of his nature,

and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

After making purification for sins,

he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

having become as much superior to angels

as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son,

today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

“I will be to him a father,

and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Song –

Angels We Have Heard On High” by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Chadwick

Angels from the Realms of Glory” by Henry Thomas Smart and James Montgomery

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Timothy 1:15

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners!

Song –

Joy to the World” by George Frideric Handel and Isaac Watts

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

(Kids Corner is available for kids ages 0-6)

Song –

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” by Edmund Hamilton Sears and Richard Storrs Willis

SCRIPTURE READING – Isaiah 9:1-7

SERMON – “Jesus’ Government”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Good Christian Men Rejoice” by John Mason Neale

And/or “Go Tell It On the Mountain” by John W. Work, Jr.

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN’S PLAY

POSTLUDE – “Hallelujah Chorus” by George Frideric Handel

PRELUDE – “Exult in the Savior’s Birth” by Matt Boswell

LIGHTING OF THIRD ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 22:13, 20

I am the Alpha and the Omega,

the first and the last,

the beginning and the end.

Surely I am coming soon.

EVERYONE:

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Song –

O Come O Come Emmanuel” by John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Colossians 1:19-22

In [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

and through him to reconcile to himself all things,

whether on earth or in heaven,

making peace by the blood of his cross.

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind,

doing evil deeds,

he has now reconciled in his body of flesh

by his death,

in order to present you holy and blameless

and above reproach before him.

Song –

Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q44

What is baptism?

Baptism is the washing with water

in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Song –

O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Lewis Henry Redner and Phillips Brooks

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:15-23

SERMON – “Slaves to Righteousness”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Silent Night” by Lauren Daigle

Every December we take up a special offering that goes directly to International Missions. It’s called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

We will be collecting the offering on Sunday, December 24th. Would you pray about directing some of your year-end giving to enable missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God? More information will be shared this Sunday.

PRELUDE – “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Sara Groves

LIGHTING OF SECOND ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:6

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Song –

O Come All Ye Faithful” by C. Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 2:4

God’s kindness is meant

to lead you to repentance.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 8:34-36

Truly, truly, I say to you,

everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

The slave does not remain in the house forever;

the son remains forever.

So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q43

What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Baptism

and the Lord’s Supper.

Song –

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:15-23

SERMON – “Slaves to Righteousness”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Take My Life (Holiness)” by Scott Underwood

I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin

OFFERING

Song –

Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “What Shall We Say, Pt. 1” by Psallos

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