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Tomorrow – Friday the 12th – is DO ONE THING DIFFERENTLY at 6:45 PM at The Meeting Place. See you there!

“When we set ourselves to think about Christian money management, in whatever connection, from buying groceries to supporting missionaries to investing in industry to financing a holiday, the first thing we have to get clear on is that the money that is ours to manage is not ours, but God’s. Yes, we have been given it to use, but it remains his. We have it as a loan, and in due course we must give account to him of what we have done with it.” – J.I. Packer

PRELUDE – “Taste and See” by Israel Houghton

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:1-3

I will extol the LORD at all times;

his praise will always be on my lips.

My soul will boast in the LORD;

let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

Glorify the LORD with me;

let us exalt his name together.

Songs –

Let Everything That Has Breath” by Matt Redman

I Exalt Thee” by Pete Sanchez, Jr.

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 34:4-8

I sought the LORD, and he answered me;

he delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant;

their faces are never covered with shame.

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;

he saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,

and he delivers them.

Taste and see that the LORD is good;

blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Songs –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

Better is One Day” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 42

How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, and practice it in our lives.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:3

SERMON – “A Life of Growth”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

OFFERING

Song –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Thou Loving Source of True Delight” by Indelible Grace

Wherever you’re at in your understanding and practice of financial stewardship, you can always do one thing differently. Next Friday (6/12) we’ll be hosting a seminar on money from a biblical perspective and get ideas for how to better budget, save, spend, etc… It’s at 6:45 PM at The Meeting Place. Please consider coming and spread the word. This is designed for believers and non-believersnd all levels of exposure to the concep

PRELUDE – “Love Lead the Way” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 133

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,

running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.

It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.

For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

Song –

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” by Edward Hodges, Henry Van Dyke, Ludwig van Beethoven

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-14

The LORD is compassionate and gracious,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve

or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children,

so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

for he knows how we are formed,

he remembers that we are dust.

Songs –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

Unchanging” by Chris Tomlin

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 42

Q – How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

A – With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, and practice it in our lives.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 1:22-25

SERMON – “A Life of Love”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

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